Resume Fraud Steals Your Job

If you’re generally honest and are not comfortable with inflating your resume, you are in a group getting smaller by the day.  We’ve had two issues with fraud this week alone.  Both are a serious indicator of the path we are on as a global society unless real solutions surface in the mainstream.

What if you knew the person who received a job over you was outright lying on their resume?  But besides that you knew about collaboration of a network of conspirators committing document fraud or practicing collusion to confirm false information of a person competing for your job?

This week I was approached by a concerned citizen in this very position.  I really am not happy about explaining on a blog how this can happen and how a person may “beat” a general background check so I’ll not explain the particulars of this new sophistication among those committing this type of fraud.

What I will say is resume fraud is a type of theft without many consequences.  What’s the worst thing which happens?  The offender gets fired from a job [once the fraud is brought to light] they never would have received in the first place?  As our society’s compass of right and wrong erodes, this issue increases.

So a fraud alert from an unfairly affected job applicant was one fraud issue.  You may be affected by this every time you receive a job and just not know about directly.  The second one was a finding of a “front” employer.  The front “employer” has everything to gain by changing an employment start date to show a consultant “employee” has more experience than they really do.

You may be asking what you can do about this?  Stay tuned for a public profile version of egoCertified with the solution.  Your participation will be the reversal of this trend and the honest applicant will shine above the resume fraud.


3 Comments to “Resume Fraud Steals Your Job”

  1. Fraud on your own information is a criminal case as its like lying to the people who you really are. That is why all or most employer this day is using screening process to see whether an applicants information is based on facts and eliminate fraud.

  2. It’s impressive that you are getting thoughts from this article
    as well as from our dialogue made here.

    • Sharon Sutila // September 7, 2013 at 4:34 am // Reply

      Thanks for your comment. We encourage dialog so that your questions about background checks are answered. Soon we will have an “Ask Cluso” addition to our blog so that the everyone can participate in getting answers from our team of investigators.

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