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False References: How Concerned Should Employers Be?

When a false reference goes undetected, the company faces the risk of insider threat, which could lead to reputational, regulatory and/or monetary consequences. A person who falsifies information could easily make mistakes that could have a detrimental effect on the business, its customers, and suppliers.


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How Verifications Stop Application Fraud

Employing people who have lied on their application or resume can lead to poor performance, financial losses, and a damaged reputation. Employment, education, and credential verifications are all important and each has its own important role. Employment verifications include dates of employment and job titles, while education verification covers educational institutions, dates of enrollment or […]

What Job Seekers and Employers Need to Know About Resume Fraud

Employers understand that individuals often exaggerate or lie about skills and competencies listed on their resume and that some stretch the truth about dates of employment, the reason for leaving, and job titles. Job seekers and employers should know that lies will come out during the background screening process and employers should continue to cross-reference […]

How to Spot a Fake Job Applicant Online

HR departments can take several steps to identify fake applicants during the online interview process. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created a website specifically intended to train people to identify deepfakes. Laura Mazzullo of East Side Staffing recommends Googling photos on platforms like LinkedIn to check for inconsistencies, as well as using reference-checking software. […]

Stolen Personally Identifiable Information Being Used to Apply for Remote Work and WFH Positions!

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint (IC3) Center has released an alert entitled “Deepfakes and Stolen PII Utilized to Apply for Remote Work Positions,” in which it describes the latest fraud attempts. Specifically targeting remote positions within tech companies, the warning claims “Complaints report the use of voice spoofing, or potentially voice deep fakes, during online […]

Impersonation During Interviews. How Are You Protecting Your Company?

Remote work has become commonplace since the start of the pandemic and with that has come a new risk: impersonation. Happening more often in the IT industry, the rise in impersonation has been occurring during virtual interviews and automation and the decrease in personal interaction with HR is a big part of the problem. Falsification […]

Desperate Employers and Remote Hiring: A Recipe for Candidate Fraud?

Technology is at the center of today’s remote hiring process, which has opened employers up to more opportunities to be the victim of fraud. More and more businesses are introducing job-matching technologies for recruiting and more than one-third are offering both in-person and virtual interviewing, according to HireVue’s Global Trends Report. Technology can also help […]

BioID Shares Encouraging Research on Deepfakes and Biometric Liveness Detection with EAB

Although deepfake images and videos pose a significant threat to biometric systems used for remote identity verification, liveness technologies can help detect them. At a recent presentation hosted by the European Association for Biometrics (EAB), Ann-Kathrin Freiberg of BioID touched on basic tips for spotting deepfake videos, such as observing the transition between different areas […]

Deepfakes and Stolen PII Utilized to Apply for Remote Work Positions

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a warning of an increase in complaints reporting the use of deepfakes and stolen Personally Identifiable Information (PII) when applying for a variety of remote work and work-at-home positions. Scammers are particularly focused on work in information technology and computer programming, database, and software-related job functions. […]

FBI Warning: Crooks are Using Deepfakes to Apply to Remote Tech Jobs

According to a warning issued by the FBI, scammers and criminals are using deepfakes and stolen personally identifiable information during online interviews for remote roles, particularly in technology-related fields. Reports to the agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) have included the use of voice deepfakes during online interviews with potential applicants, but victims have also […]


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