Police Warn Job-Seekers Of ID Theft Scam

September 25, 2018 - 6:00 am

PALOS PARK (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Police in Palos Park are warning job seekers about a fake website. 

Chief Joe Miller says a resident came to them this week after applying over the weekend for what he thought was a job at Community Health Systems.

The applicant figured he may have been scammed, after going on an E-interview and completing paperwork that asked for a lot of personal information, Miller says.

The chief says the man then contacted the real Community Health Systems and the Tennessee-based hospital chain said other people had complained to them about a fake website.

Scammers were using real names of employees, but fake contact information. 

The company suffered a data breach back in 2014. 

Miller suggests anyone who thinks they may have had their identity stolen should put a credit freeze or a fraud alert on their report.