Job application fraud extends far beyond an applicant embellishing or completely lying on their resume in order to secure a lucrative position for which they are not qualified. Modern technology has opened new doors for fraudsters to create elaborate webs of deception through digital disinformation.
The unemployment rate – now at its lowest since 1969 – is a contributing factor to the problem. In a tight labor market, businesses are fighting for available talent. Employers, desperate to fill open positions, speed through the hiring and onboarding process, creating opportunities for savvy applicants to cheat the system.