Knoxville woman questions: Job application or identity theft?

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) While unemployment rates in Tennessee are at a 20 year low, finding a job can still be tough. Now, a Knoxville woman says the search for that job could lead to identity theft.

"You think it can never happen to you, but now I know," Franchesca Sellas said.

Sellas believes someone stole her identity from applications she filled out for server positions over the past few months. She believes crooks didn't just go after her name and address, but also swiped her social security number.

Sellas had three iPhone 7 devices bought in her name and delivered to her door. She said AT&T told her the thief used her name, address and social security number to buy them.

"They must have picked it up, they must have sat outside my door and waited for it to be delivered," Sellas said.

When it comes down to it, Sellas said she won't write down her Social Security Number on documents anymore; instead, she will write, "upon request."

Sellas is on a mission to make sure others don't make the same mistake she did, but she also said employers have to watch out where they put their applications.