liked John when we meet. He was smart, had an MBA, and had worked as a management
consultant. He also told me that he was a qualified accountant. I hired him and
we worked well together.
me references but I did not contact them before I hired John. Then one day I
was looking at LinkedIn and went to see John’s entry. The CV that was there was
very different from the one he gave me. I was especially concerned that one of
the references/employers he gave me was not on LinkedIn. I decided I needed to
find out what was going on.
the university where John said he got his MBA. They had no record of him being
a student. The college where he said he got his accounting qualifications said
he never completed the program. I realized the business and I could have gotten
into severe legal trouble if I had trusted his accounting advice and it turned
out to be wrong.