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QuestionStupid question about legitimacy of mails Pin
Eddy Vluggen29-Jan-21 12:45
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When looking for a job, you ever ran into a company that asked for social security number and a copy of your ID/passport, whilst not asking for your resume?

I worked some jobs crossing the border, this never came up. Even the German Arbeitsambt doesn't go that far, and they had a lot of forms to sign.

The mails I get contain three languages (kinda normal here), but there's spelling errors in each of the languages. They claim they need my social security number because they need a "unic" identification for the "data base" (she mails in English, as if it her first language).

Asked a former co-worker and after two lines of explanation she asked if it's a scam. Am I just paranoid again, or is this outside the usual? It smells wrong.
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