Talk:Job fraud

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Personal information exposed in job résumés (CVs)[edit]

It concerns me that job applicants put down rich personal detail about their lives, addresses, education, etc., and then email it to people they do not know and with whom they may have no more than the briefest of contacts. A very great deal of trust is being placed in job agencies and potential employers. Fraudsters could easily set themselves up as a job agency, create pretend job vacancies, and harvest a lot of valuable personal information from innocent applicants. The information can easily be copied and passed on in any way the recipient likes. Has any attention been paid to this issue? Are there ways to reduce the risk? For example, rather than send one's résumé as a Word document, which is easy to modify, is there any advantage in converting it to a pdf file first, to make it slightly more difficult to falsify? Can the information be set to self-delete after a certain date? Would encrypting it be relevant? Is it wiser to send out hard copies only, by snail mail? And what about offering résumés with reduced personal details on first contact, and offering to send fuller details at a later stage? UBJ 43X (talk) 11:10, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

There is no advantage gained by enforcing format (i.e. pdf), but there is an advantage to enforcing verifiable digital signing, which is readily applicable to any format. Most email programs support signing, and an attached resume or cv would be signed along with the email, in situ. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.215.115.31 (talk) 23:44, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Criminal or civil?[edit]

Article states, "... these violations may be grounds for criminal prosecution for civil damages." I always thought a criminal prosecution and a civil action for damages were different. 198.103.162.158 (talk) 21:52, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Time Fraud[edit]

I suggest adding a section or note about time fraud. This is where an employee arrives late, or leaves early, and records a different time in their time sheet; or does not keep a time sheet at all (where they are required to).

This type of fraud is rampant in certain types of jobs; many of the 'sayings' about certain types of 'service' are true.

The cost to the organisation can be significant. It is possible to salami slice 30 minutes a day which over a few years can result in months of time lost to the organisation.

On a related note, regarding time, perhaps a footnote or reference could be added about claiming oncall (overtime / restriction) allowance.. where the actions stated have not occurred or had no business reason. For example "I came in at 2am on Sunday to fix x" where problem x either doesn't exist or could have waited until Monday to fix. Rampant behaviour in work places that set minimum payment hours for on call over time payments. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 49.176.240.17 (talk) 02:42, 5 October 2011 (UTC)