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Questions tagged [fraud]

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Applicants clearly not having the skills they advertise

I work in a small (~25 FTE) ICT company related to energy infrastructure in Germany, Europe. I've recently been promoted to Department leader due to the people above me moving on, and thus have ...
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9answers
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My employer faked my resume to acquire projects

I joined a company in India two months ago as my first job. I was pulled into the project within a month. I am comfortable working as a shadow for the project. Recently I as well as others with 1-2 ...
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Innocuous change to help client “cook their own books” [closed]

A colleague and I who work at Company A have been asked to update the website and description of Company B. The relationship between A & B is that Company B is a separate legal entity owned by ...
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1answer
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Forced resignation/sexual + religous harassment + injury [closed]

I applied and got a job around Thanksgiving, but I turned down the offer. The company gave my resume to a manager from a different company anyway. I was contacted a week before Christmas of 2018 ...
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How to respond to third party (vendor) theft and fraud? [closed]

Our organization acquired a software from a software engineer (Alice). Alice designed the software to take 2% off the top of all transactions and place it into her bank account. If we complained to ...
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0answers
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What to do? Just realized my employer is a fraud [closed]

I've been on the job going on 7 months and my employer has yet to give me hiring papers or sign IRS forms. He's said that he hired me as an Independent Contractor but no 1099 and he pays me thru ...
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2answers
672 views

Fraudulent ex colleague hired at current employer [duplicate]

I've recently learned of a former colleague being hired at my current employer. From multiple sources news came to me regarding his termination. This was due to fraud and he was subsequently fired on ...
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6answers
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Not paid for work, contract promised but not given

My partner recently was offered a job at a corner store which she was delighted about - and I was too, she's been struggling to find work for months now (art graduate, lack of available art jobs). ...
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2answers
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What to do upon discovering fraud being committed by a CEO of a company I am invested in? [closed]

I have some stock in a company I used to work for so am subscribed to the investor's update letters. In the most recent investor's update the CEO announced some very impressive statistics for the ...
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2answers
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USA IT industry - How to deal with coworker who was found to have fake resume? [closed]

I work as a junior QA engineer in a big IT company in USA. My manager informed me that they discovered that one senior (yes, "senior") full-time, QA engineer in my team had actually lied on his resume ...
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1answer
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Can employees be asked to pay back company money lost to a scam? [closed]

Our shift leader received a call from someone who she thought was from Corporate. She was told that money was missing from our store and a federal investigation was going on. She was asked to send a ...
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1answer
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Delayed Entry Reserves and Job Seeking [closed]

I am legally-speaking a servicemember. I am in the Delayed Entry Reserves, hence only "legally-speaking." Several months ago, I went seeking a better career. I applied at several locations, and after ...
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5answers
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Ethical obligation after finding fraudulent applicant? [closed]

Acme Co. screens and places candidates at other companies including those fictionally-named Bravo and Tec2. Candidate J. Doe applies for a role with Bravo, including a resume citing a lot of ...
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2answers
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Unethical behaviour in a work place, possible fraud [closed]

Recently, I started growing a suspicion that the management in my company can accept certain sources of profits from shady customers. Let's say that to me it seems to be a fraud, to management it is a ...
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5answers
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How to deal with a subordinate constantly being in semi-professional chats

I constantly see one of my subordinates chatting in a semi-professional chat during her working hours. With "semi-professional" I mean that the chat is targeted towards frontend developers (which is ...
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4answers
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Faked accent in interview [closed]

About a year ago, I got invited for an interview for, what I saw at the time as my dream position. I don't know what possessed me to do it -- maybe it was nerves or I just didn't think I'd get the job ...
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6answers
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Am I allowed to perform a background check in one employee in Germany

We are in a Software company, and I am managing a development team. One of our senior developers has shown a weird performance, making simple mistakes, and lacking some knowledge on basic topics. I ...
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2answers
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What should I do about a person who's used my name to fake a reference for someone else?

One of my friends asked me to be his reference for a job he applied. He told me that he's put my details as a reference and that I should be expecting a call from the company he applied for. Due to ...
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How to avoid being cheated by some fake recruiters as a newbie?

Currently I'm searching for job in IT as a fresher. I registered on many job portals like Monster.com, naukri.com and a few others. I have been receiving calls from various local job consultancies. ...
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How to react if a coworker pretends to have forgotten about my property but actually didn't? [closed]

The case is the following. Over 6 months ago, a coworker required a USB stick for work related stuff but we hadn't one ready for use. By coincidence, I had a private one with me which had no data on ...
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9answers
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How can one mitigate cheating on a pre-interview technical test?

One strategy to screen out inappropriate candidates in a technical field is to give them a programming test, and only invite candidates who perform well. For example, if I wanted to employ a ...