Category Archives: Employment Screening

Graduating Students’ Selfie Warning

According to the FE News website, a degree fraud service is warning students that sharing photos of graduation certificates on social media drives the multi-million pound trade in fake degrees.

Fraud experts fear a surge in graduation selfies appearing on social media such as Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter as students look for ways to mark their achievement online.

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Teacher Faked Qualifications

The Yorkshire Live website reports that budding science teacher’s career is over after he used fake documents to get himself a job.

Following concerns about Muhammad Hussain’s teaching methods, school leaders contacted his former employers to check his NQT assessments.

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Teacher Banned For ‘Crude’ Fraud

The BBC News website reports that an unqualified teacher has been banned after setting up fake email addresses in a “crudely executed fraud”.

Claudia Malley told her employer that she had become fully qualified and claimed to have received emails from university and Wigan Council to support her claim.

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Care Home Thief Spared Jail

The ‘News in Brief’ section of the Metro website reports that a thief who stole £500 from a 97-year-old in a care home has been spared jail to turn his life around.

Samuel Mwangi had lied about his CV and a police caution to get the carer job, admitted handling stolen property and two counts of fraud.

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Pilot Lied To Bag BA Job

According to the Metro website, a pilot has been charged with fraud after allegedly lying about his flight experience and qualifications to get a job with British Airways.

Craig Butfoy is accused of giving false details on his CV, including that he had held a private pilot’s licence since 1998, and fabricating documents, including a training course certificate.

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Students Should Avoid ‘Cert. Selfies’

As reported on the Lynn News website, a leading fraud expert is warning students against sharing pictures of their certificates online.

Fraudsters can find these images and then use the information on them to create fake certificates that can be bought for as little as £7.

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