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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 9to5destroyer, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. 9to5destroyer

    9to5destroyer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    got a new posiition with my day job but because its management they need to run a background check not really concerned but for some reason they want my personel email for the check can't really work out why?
    just out of interest really
     
  2. itzcorky

    itzcorky Junior Member

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    Yeah this happens a lot even in lower positions. For me a couple of years back when I signed on at Honda they had to run a background check and then wanted an email listed.
     
  3. 9to5destroyer

    9to5destroyer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i would assume they use the email to look through deep web databases to check your not a spy from a other company or something
     
  4. welly_59

    welly_59 Power Member

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    its usually for contact details for the bureau who are conducting the check. they will send a copy of the report to you as well as your employer
     
  5. Roparadise

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    Create a fresh email address,and give that to them. They won't be able to tell that one isn't your personal email address.
     
  6. 9to5destroyer

    9to5destroyer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    it doesn't really matter if they have my current email i fail to see what use it would be when they search for stuff
     
  7. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    I'm wondering if its part of the background investigation itself... often times if you type someone's email address into Google it will return some interesting results... sites you are a member of, etc. If you've had an email address for a long time, there is probably a lot to be revealed just by a simple search.
     
  8. 9to5destroyer

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    probably i reckon if they did a deep web search with the right software they could get quite a bit of info.
     
  9. wrangler

    wrangler Regular Member

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    Just something to watch out for: while I like the "create a new one and give them that" idea - what happens if they find that you typically / usually use a different one, that you didn't tell them about? Are they asking for "all" or "usual" personal email address?

    Or, you could just decline. I've done that before when checks have required things I thought inappropriate or invasive. Simply decline. Though, of course, you risk the job I guess - but I've never had any problem. In my experience people will push to get whatever they can. I mean, really, why should you have to provide them with your personal email address?
     
  10. 9to5destroyer

    9to5destroyer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    like i said what are they going to see "A big fan of electrical goods of ebay lol" i really don't do much with my main email it's not a issue.

    i am more curious about the techniques on how they would get information with my email i mean a simple google search wouldn't return much.