Person A is in the job market, far beyond entry level, requiring education and experience in the field. Person B, a good friend of A, hears of opportunities at company C. B is in contact with C, as they are doing work for B. B tells both parties about each other.
A tells B that he is going to apply.
Later in the week B sends an email to an employee at C for a different matter, but actually wants to make sure that C knows that the application they have gotten from A is from the person he knows and told them about. B says in the email that he has heard A has sent an application. The employee at C says that they haven't received anything.
A hasn't sent an application yet, and is now portrayed as less than truthful.
Can A somehow save this? And how?
(This is not about the legality of the actions, as in some juriditions it might be illegal to ask about or divulge informations about applicants).