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Avoiding work at home scams

We don't usually write about issues surrounding paying for the attachment parenting lifestyle or career choices, work at home options, etc., but I was reading an article at SF Gate about the dangers of leaving your resume online and it dawned on me that one of the scams they mention might well be something that well-meaning AP parents might fall into.

At this point, we're all familiar with the fact that bad guys are constantly trying to rip off credit card data or personal identity data so that they can apply for credit cards under assumed identities, but since many of these criminals are in Eastern Europe, I've never really figured out how they'd use the credit cards.

The article explains exactly how, though. Foreign nationals from countries like the Ukraine and Belarus recruit people to...