Don’t let ID thieves hijack your job hunt

May 18, 2009, 4:22 PM UTC

As if looking for work weren’t tough enough in this economy, here’s one more thing to keep in mind: Every three seconds, someone’s identity is stolen, writes Fortune’s Anne Fisher in her May 18 Ask Annie column. And ID thieves often prey on job hunters, she writes.

Have you ever applied for a job that turned out to be a scam? Has anyone ever attempted to use information you revealed in a job search to steal your identity? Ever run across any “recruiting” tactics that seemed fishy? What’s the best way to avoid being scammed?