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Hello everyone,
I am an associate HR and recently joined a Company. I am into BGV team and I have the following queries, please guide me.
How do Companies identify fake profiles after candidate joining?
I have heard some cases where Background verification have given clean chit and after candidate join the company like IBM or Infosys, they identified the candidate as fake after 5 or 6 months of tenure and asked him to resign. How do they normally identify these candidates? Suppose if the candidate is extremely good in work and conduct, and there is no reason to doubt him, how come they are identified?

From India, Hyderabad
Dear Pavitra,

It is very important that an organization opts for pre-emp checks before hiring a candidate especially employment & education checks. Employers can get a confirmation from the Candidate\'s erstwhile supervisor about his/her duties & responsibilities. This check will help the HR to know if the Candidate has fudged his/her profile.

Employers should check if a Company is fake (NASSCOM has fake companies list). They should also opt for site audit as there are many companies who issues fake certificates to Candidates.

Site audit should also be done for few universities who issue fake certificates.

Please do revert,if you have further clarifications.


Smitha Chanchal

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From India, Hyderabad
I donot wish to take direct names of companies, but there was an incident that came to light when a background verification company was issuing fake letters with stamps saying that they have completed the verification and the candidate has passed the process.
Many times such cases are identified on a case to case basis. Sometimes an ex colleague joins the same company and it comes to light. Sometimes the HR staff have their own networking and such candidates can be identified.

From India, Mumbai
Dear Pavitra,

Faking can normally be of two types:

1. An employee adds experience on his / her CV that he / she does not have. However, the company mentioned by the employee is genuine

2. An employee states that he has worked for a non existent company and obviously the experience gained there is also fake.

For the first, one needs to contact the organisation concerned and enquire whether or not the person has the experience he / she claims to have. This work is normally done by Background checking companies. As a safeguard, some organisations have a sample of resumes cross verified. This means that a small percentage (say 5%) of resumes that have already been verified by a background checking company are given to another background checking company and the results are compared. If there is a trend (of too many exceptions surfacing) in respect of a specific background checking company then corrective action would need to be taken.

For the second, most background checking companies of good standing maintain a list of fake companies. Usually this list is created from their experience of having identified such companies during the process of background checking over a period of time.

The other option is to check the website of Ministry of Corporate Affairs ( where you can input the name of the company and search to determine if the company is genuine or not.


Raju Bhatnagar

From India, Bangalore
40% of people have gap after education or after some unavoidable incidents in life resulting Gap.
Company's do not or very less considers gaps. Most annoying part is they not even shortlist candidate, than how they will know if candidate has skills or not.
So last option left for most people is to ad some experience and face interview.
It has (+ve) as well as (-ve) sides. Still feel free to contact me for career gap help guidance. Ad me on hangouts

From India, Vadodara
Dear Pavitra,

One of the best ways to identify fake profiles of candidates is by performing past employment verification of employees, and when it comes to conducting past employment verification, it is viable to count on an online tool to save time, money and resources. Yes, there are different online tools that can help you validate employment details of your job applicants. One such tool is Verified Resources.

This online tool for past employment verification enables you to verify a candidate's work experience, last withdrawn salary, status of exit formalities, and whether he'she served the notice period or not. The details are directly verified by your candidate's previous employers thus you can rest assured of accurate results and make the right decisions.

As an HR, I also faced the problem of identifying fake employees initially, but thankfully, Verified Resources made things easier for me. You too can use it to verify employment-related details of your current and potential employees.

Here is the link



From India, Chandigarh
Brainsoft Consultancy Services Pune provide Fake experience letters
Hi All, Brainsoft Consultancy Services based in Pune is providing fake employment,
salary slips and resume to their students.
They are taking just Rs. 10, 000 from students to get this fake
experience and getting placed in big companies. Please ban this organization asap.
BrainSoft Consultancy Services
Brainsoft Group
B-23 (6th-floor),
Rohan Enclave,
Old Mumbai Pune Highway,
Dapodi, Pune-411012
Maharashtra, India
Phone No : (020)60509991
Email :
for Sales:
for Jobs :
Mumbai Address :
Shankardham Apt.,
Behind SBI, Dattawadi,
Kharegaon-KalwaMaharashtra, India.
Phone No : (+91) 9892984744,9421389604

From India, Mumbai
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