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I just realized my partner has faked her qualifications in terms of degrees (Bachelors and MBA) with the firm... should I be quiet or let someone know?

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PwC has a rigorous background checking process. However, if you believe she is lying about her education you should escalate to the ethics hotline. Be prepare to explain why you think she is lying. It will be an easy check for them. You are also protected from retaliation.
Note, that as others have pointed out, that there might be a logical explanation why she did not appear as a graduate under her current name. People change their names due to marriage, divorce or personal reasons. Could also be cultural reasons behind the discrepancy e.g., in Mexico people have both their parents last names but their degree, if awarded in another country, maybe under only one of the last names. In this case the university may incorrectly tell you that person did not graduate from their program.
In addition, note that, in general, when people are lying they usually stick to the same story. If the discrepancies are minor it might be that she genuinely forgot a specific detail. What I am saying is be critical of what you perceive as evidence before you report your suspicions.

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Honestly, the responses on this topic baffle me. If a partner can lie about her qualifications and many don’t seem to care, they should leave consulting immediately!! The term trusted advisor is a prestigious designation to have and it starts with personal values.

It’s also a dent on the HRs capabilities to find credible candidates. This is why we have the maddoffs of the world.

I’m sorry but minding your business over something like this is crazy. If I found out my physician was a fraud, it doesn’t matter how he successfully managed my surgeries in the past. It only take one mistake to end a life. And yes it’s that serious because people’s lives are involved

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Jk. I just really wanted to say that phrase. No one likes a narc

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Sounds like a real life Suits show

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That’s a tough ethical dilemma to be in. All the best.

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I’m coming for you

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This is not an attack since I’m not sure what I would do if I were in OP’s situation. I’m just finding it interesting that nobody seems to care much about credentials and more importantly, honesty and ethics in the professional world. 🤔

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You actually called the school to confirm? That is so not your role and sounds like you kind of have it out for her...

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I’m just shocked Magnet360 is on here.

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I’d tread carefully on this one.

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Surprised that you caught it and the firm didn’t.

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Had that happen with my team once, turns out he was in witness protection

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Sing like a canary

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I don't want to say which degree is fake but one of them is since that will probally outline who it is. The individual in question and I also don't get along very well I found out through numerous dinners where they would say different things about their education.

I then verified with the school that the person did not attend there.

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I know pwc is a big firm and all, but how many partners at pwc fake their bachelor's and MBA? Are you sure this partner isn't on here and doesn't know that you know? Definitely tread very carefully.

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Why expose her. Career wise, I don’t see how it would hurt you if they’re able to perform their job well. Ride the wave and go with the status quo till you quit. That is, unless you have a more personal reason.

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She could’ve gotten married in college and divorced / remarried. Therefore degree not under married or maiden name. Also could’ve been from a satellite campus.
How much does degree matter? I’m a director who went to a community college and never got my MBA.

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To the people saying "who cares as long as she can do the job" - that's not the point at all. It's 100% the ethics of lying on a resume. What else would they lie about for convenience? What kind of risk does that put on the firm? What signal does it send to junior practitioners?

That being said, I would be shocked if this is really the case. It seems much more likely to be a name change issue (maiden name, past marriage, go by their middle name, etc)

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What do you gain by coming forward? You may have a lot to lose. I say live and let live.

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You don’t become partner without significant due diligence and scrutiny from compliance and partner matter folks. Educational qualifications among the first things that would be checked. And any client she ever worked with that required a background check, would have surfaced any discrepancy. So it more likely that it is a maiden name issue or there is some explanation, rather than fraud. But you never know

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Are you absolutely sure? Maybe she got her degrees under a maiden name, or another name. There could be an awful lot you don’t know about the situation....how/why has this even come up?

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