Phone masking helps protect your identity, but only if you use it correctly
"Criminals need just 3 of the 8 pieces of key information to commit identity fraud,
which are found on the average CV". Your personal phone number is one of them
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes - a
controlled research project
that we conducted has shown that jobseekers are increasingly exposing themselves to
the threat of CV Identity Fraud. Thankfully there are some simple ways to protect
yourself against it.
Phone masking allows you to protect your identity and receive calls without publishing
your private numbers to the web.
Here are some tips on how to make the most of this service:
Ensure your Word or PDF CV is updated with your new masking number. This enables
you to track who has been calling and will allow you to quickly identify any unknown
contacts that have gotten their hands on your CV.
Redistribute your CV with your secure masked numbers to all your known contacts. The
beauty of an iProfile online CV is that anytime you update your contact details -
your online connections only have access to your latest secure phone numbers.
Make sure you publish your masking number when you apply for a job through a job board
or any professional networks as it gives you greater security.
The consequences of CV ID Fraud are incredibly serious and phone masking is just one
way to protect yourself against this danger. For more tips on how to safeguard your CV,
read the full report.
Our recent research on the importance of securing your CV against CV ID Fraud has been
picked up by a number of sources including the Sunday Times, the Mirror, and the BBC
along with a number of online IT Publications:
Computer World UK
PC World India.