As many parishes around the country are attempting to help their unemployed parishioners, they and the parishioners need to be careful about stumbling into identity theft fraud. As this story in Businessweek points out: Identity Thieves Target Job Seekers
Fraudsters are hacking into corporate job sites, e-mailing as a potential employer, and creating fake job sites to collect personal data.
"Never mind landing the job. Now people on the lookout for employment have another cause for worry: identity theft. As the joblessness rate soars, scammers are ginning up fake Web sites or posing as recruiters to trick job seekers into giving up sensitive personal information."