Category Archives: Employment Screening

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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Support Worker Banned For CV Lies

The Press & Journal website reports that a would-be support worker has been banned after her web of lies was uncovered to try and land a job working with children.

Lisa McDonald attempted to secure a job with national charity Action for Children with a fake reference, a forged signature and manufactured qualification certificates.

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UK Employers Fall Victim To Degree Fraud

According to an article on the BDaily website, almost half of UK employers have fallen foul of degree fraud, yet many do not take steps to safeguard their business.

A recent survey found that 49% of large businesses and 48% of SMEs have encountered a candidate who had lied about their degree qualifications.

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