(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating an employment scam that could lead to identity theft, and warns that the unemployed should be more cautious when applying for jobs online.
The LAPD says victims are applying for jobs they find online and are told they need to pay an upfront fee for a background check. Job seekers are also asked to provide personal information like driver's license info and Social Security numbers.
L.A. police say you should never pay fees to apply for a job and never give personal data to a possible employer online whom you've never met.
Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio