Category Archives: Employment Screening

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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Recruitment Fraud Costs UK £23bn

An article on the People Management website claims that the annual cost of recruitment fraud to UK businesses is a whopping £23.9 billion.

Research carried out by Crowe UK in conjunction with the University of Portsmouth, found that out of 5,000 CVs checked, over three-quarters contained dicrepancies.

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Big Increase In Fake Online Courses

The This Is Money website reports that there has been a surge in scammers selling fake online courses during the COVID-19 lockdown, as more households take up learning whilst in isolation.
The online learning market has become the new Wild West, where learners can easily be hooked by increasing numbers of cowboys.

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Doctor Lied About Qualifications

According to the Glasgow Live website, a doctor has been suspended from practising for lying about her qualifications and submitting false information to the General Medical Council.

Dr Hoda El-Mahrouki altered dates on her CV of when she had completed assessments necessary for a top consultant post.

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