[conspire] Interesting recruiting develoipment

Elise Scher elise.scher01 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 14:36:29 PST 2020

I don't like giving out my birthday either - even minus the year. One
employment agent said I could use a fake one. So I did that time.


On Mon, Jan 13, 2020, 2:26 PM Deirdre Saoirse Moen <deirdre at deirdre.net>

> On Mon, Jan 13, 2020, at 2:16 PM, Texx wrote:
> For a number of years, recruiters have asked for month and day of birth
> and
> last 4 or 5 digits of SS#.
> Im not too worried about the end cl;ient knowing this but some recruiter
> in a Bombay cellar
> could make a tidy sum selling this info for identity theft.
> Taking Ricks advice, I now use a fictitious DoB and have adopted a
> different 4 digits.
> In the last month, they are now asking for a copy of drivers licence
> instead.
> I recall that drivers licenses are public record.
> Any thoughts on the security implications of this?
> Hmm, off the top of my head:
> 1. Selling the photos off the licenses.
> 2. Selling the license numbers.
> 3. You can see race (so EEOC violations possible).
> 4. If someone doesn't have a driver's license but an identity card, then
> there are possible ADA issues.
> IMHO, a bigger HR nightmare (as well as possible security nightmare) than
> the prior questions. Especially for those of us who never present our
> driver's license on job applications (I use my passport).
> Deirdre
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