Category Archives: Employment Screening

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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John Lewis Salesman Lied On CV

According to the Northamptonshire Telegraph website, the former CEO of a trust which ran nine county schools made ‘more than one substantial false claim’ on his CV.

Johnson Kane’s resumé showed that he had been invited to join the board of BAA, had run a venture capital bank and was high up in John Lewis.

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NHS Boss Committed CV Fraud

The Personnel Today website reports that a senior NHS boss gained his job by falsely stating he had a degree.

Peter Knight – who was paid up to £135,000 in 2017-18 – was reported via an anonymous tip-off to the NHS trust’s CFO and it was subsequently found that he did not have the classics degree he had declared on his CV.

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