Resume Lies & Fraud Enablers


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This is a must for anyone in the hiring, recruiting or staffing of new employees.

•Stories of the most outrageous resume lies and scams.

•We will name the most common websites that enable fraud and show you how to protect against being hood-winked.

•Insider secrets will be revealed, yes, names of websites that help con men and scam artists do their thing, you won’t believe your eyes!

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  • Thank you for the information. It was very useful to hair new employees. Resume keywords are way more important than resume formats. Because recruiters conduct keyword searches during the initial sourcing process in Applicant Tracking Systems. You're not found if your resume doesn't contain the exact keywords. But it's a pain to find those keywords from the job descriptions. I found the site Jobscan that identify keywords for your. All you do is paste in your resume plus the job description, then Jobscan analyzes your job description for you automatically and identify the most important keywords for you. It literally takes seconds and it so worth the copy and paste. Saved me so much time AND I got more interviews using Jobscan! I recommend it as well.
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Resume Lies & Fraud Enablers

  1. 1. Outrageous Resume Lies, Fraud, and Employment Scam Artists Kevin Connell, CEO & Founder September 9, 2010 11:00 AM EST 800-689-2228 1 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  2. 2. Legal Disclaimer  I am NOT an attorney, nothing in this Webinar should be construed as a legal opinion.  This Webinar is not intended as and should not be interpreted as legal advice or a legal opinion. Do not act or rely upon the information in this communication without seeking the advice of an attorney. 800-689-2228 2 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  3. 3. 800-689-2228 3 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  4. 4. Agenda 800-689-2228 3 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  5. 5. Agenda  New Updated Top 7 Resume Lies 800-689-2228 3 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  6. 6. Agenda  New Updated Top 7 Resume Lies  Resume Liars & their stories 800-689-2228 3 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  7. 7. Agenda  New Updated Top 7 Resume Lies  Resume Liars & their stories  Websites that Enable Resume Fraud 800-689-2228 3 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  8. 8. Agenda  New Updated Top 7 Resume Lies  Resume Liars & their stories  Websites that Enable Resume Fraud  Solutions: How to Prevent & Detect 800-689-2228 3 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  9. 9. Agenda  New Updated Top 7 Resume Lies  Resume Liars & their stories  Websites that Enable Resume Fraud  Solutions: How to Prevent & Detect  Q&A 800-689-2228 3 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  10. 10. Background Info: • Newton, Massachusetts • The 3rd of 8 Children • Ohio Wesleyan University • Procter & Gamble • • Thursday, September 9, 2010
  11. 11. Remember 9/11 Victims & Their Families: Doug Cherry, Ohio Wesleyan University ‘85 “Yes, I am with you always, until the very end of time.” 800-689-2228 5 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  12. 12. High Profile Examples of Resume Fraud Person Position Resume Fraud Al Dunlap Former CEO, Sunbeam Left out two jobs he was fired from Sandra Baldwin Former Chair, U.S. Olympic Falsely claimed to have a Committee Ph.D. Joseph Biden Current Vice President of the Lied about class standing in United States law school George O’Leary Former Notre Dame coach Falsely claimed a Master’s degree Ken Lochar Former CFO, Veritas Software Falsely claimed an MBA from Stanford Ronald Zarella CEO, Bausch & Lomb Falsely claimed an MBA from NYU Marilee Jones Former Dean of Admissions, False claimed college 6 MIT degrees Thursday, September 9, 2010
  13. 13. “Trust, but verify.” "Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.“ Phaedrus “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.“ Winston Churchill 800-689-2228 7 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  14. 14. Annual Top 7 Resume Lies Report  1.) Job Title (Rank)  2.) Education (Bogus Degrees – Diploma Mills)  3.) Criminal Records  4.) Salary  5.) Dates of Employment  6.) Professional Licenses  7.) Ghost “Shell” Companies 800-689-2228 8 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  15. 15. Fraud Triangle 800-689-2228 9 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  16. 16. “When I grow, I want to be a ___” “ Few People begin their careers with the goal of becoming Liars, Cheats, and Thieves. Yet that turns out to be the destiny of all too many.” Joseph T. Wells Founder & Chairman Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Thursday, September 9, 2010
  17. 17. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER INTEGRITY Thursday, September 9, 2010
  18. 18. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER INTEGRITY FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS All 19 of the hijackers in the 9-11 attacks had Social Security numbers, and 13 hijackers had obtained them legally. The hijackers and their accomplices committed identity theft and used false SSNs to blend into American society while planning the attacks. Thursday, September 9, 2010
  19. 19. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER INTEGRITY FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS One of the hijackers used a social security number that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has traced back to a Social Security Administration employee in Los Angeles, who was prosecuted and imprisoned in 2000 for selling social security numbers. Thursday, September 9, 2010
  20. 20. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER INTEGRITY In 1935, the Social Security Act authorized social security numbers as part of a new system to track the earnings of employed Americans. When an individual applies for an original or replacement social security number, the Social Security Administration requires the applicant to provide acceptable documentary evidence of age, identity, and United States citizenship or lawful alien status. Given today’s technological advances, counterfeit official documents can be made with surprising accuracy. Thursday, September 9, 2010
  21. 21. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER INTEGRITY About 75 percent of immigrants come to the United States legally, many to join close family members. The INS estimates there are approximately 8 million undocumented immigrants in America. The INS estimates the number of undocumented immigrants continues to grow by about 275,000 individuals each year. Some enter legally with a student, tourist, business, or other temporary visa and become “illegal” when they stay in the United States after their visas expire. Thursday, September 9, 2010
  22. 22. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER INTEGRITY Common Ways to Obtain False Social Security Numbers 1) Counterfeit or fraudulently issued SSNs; 2) Legitimately issued SSNs that have been stolen from individuals; 3) Identity thieves often search the internet or newspapers for death lists; and the most difficult to detect -- 4) Legitimate SSNs issued by corrupt SSA employees a) Processing false SSN applications b) Selling legitimate SSNs c) Printing counterfeit SSN cards Thursday, September 9, 2010
  23. 23. Fake ID’s  800-689-2228 18 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  24. 24. 800-689-2228 19 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  25. 25. Fake References 800-689-2228 19 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  26. 26. Fake Degrees  Diploma Mills – Estimates are that there are 700 diploma mill companies in the U.S. and as many as 3,000 mills are in operation worldwide. – Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Washington, D.C., maintain lists of accredited colleges and universities. (Tip: Have your employment screening firm verify that an applicants degree is from an accredited school?) – Two types of mills—ones that issue degrees from bogus or nonexistent schools and ones that sell fake degrees from legitimate and well-known colleges. Thursday, September 9, 2010
  27. 27. Dear Kevin, Further to our telephone conversation, I am pleased to be able to confirm the following: You will receive: M B A Degree Your degree package will include: •* Your diploma •* A laminated, wallet-sized copy diploma •* Transcripts •* Two Letters of recommendations from Professors In addition, and most importantly, you will receive unlimited support from us, which includes verification of your credentials to prospective employers. Your total investment is US $2000.00. (Including your $500.00 discount for the scholarship pro gramme)However have managed to get you an additional scholarship of $1150,00.Therefore your full price for the MBA WILL ONLY BE $850 The diploma is patterned after;and looks very much like UCLAs in its design.This diploma as i explained to you would have been done on line for the last few years and you have now completed the on line degree.The dates of your graduation will be tailored to your needs. My phone number is 001 646240 4276 If you have any questions please feel free to call me 24 hours a day or e-mail me at the above address. I will phone you in the next half hour. Find attached samples. Our web site is Best Regards Pete Miles Thursday, September 9, 2010
  28. 28. Diploma Mills Thursday, September 9, 2010
  29. 29. Diploma Mills: “Those of you WHOM are already with us at…” Thursday, September 9, 2010
  30. 30. 800-689-2228 24 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  31. 31. Diploma Mills 800-689-2228 24 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  32. 32. Diploma Mills  800-689-2228 24 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  33. 33. State Laws & Diploma Mills In 2003, Oregon became one of the first states to pass a law making it illegal to use or sell bogus degrees. Anyone in Oregon who uses a false academic degree to obtain employment violates state law and can be subject to a fine and sometimes imprisonment. Seven other states followed Oregon’s lead with laws either outlawing diploma mills or limiting use of bogus degrees. Thursday, September 9, 2010
  34. 34. Phony Credentials  Verification services –Several degree mills provide official-looking transcripts and a toll-free number to confirm attendance and course completion. Thursday, September 9, 2010
  35. 35. Fake Resume 800-689-2228 27 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  36. 36. Fake References  Thursday, September 9, 2010
  37. 37. Fake References Thursday, September 9, 2010
  38. 38. Solutions  ALWAYS Verify the information provided  Pull out all the stops and inspect  Remember, that you are in control over the Interview Process  When in doubt, put the burden back on the applicant 800-689-2228 30 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  39. 39. The Truth “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Buddha 800-689-2228 31 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  40. 40. Next Webinar  October 13, 2010 @ 2:00 PM EST  “The 5 Key Mistakes that Rookie HR Managers Make with Workplace Violence Prevention” 800-689-2228 32 Thursday, September 9, 2010
  41. 41. Contact Information E-Mail: 800-689-2228 33 Thursday, September 9, 2010