Job scams stealing personal data on the rise

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Job listing scams as a way to steal personal data and defraud individuals are on the rise, ProPublica reports. Cybercriminals are posting ads, including large sites like Facebook, Indeed and LinkedIn, offering lucrative wages from fake or impersonated companies in exchange for an application full of personal information, including Social Security numbers. In March, a reported 2,900 scam listings were found. That number skyrocketed to 18,400 by July, and is now 36,350 as of October. 
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