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This is going to sound crazy - has anyone ever encounter another person showing up for the job on day one? 😕 I really don’t think this is the guy we interviewed on Zoom (for an IT position).
I’ve kept it to myself so far. We are now on day three. Don’t know what I should do.

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Turns out my SO did something a somewhat similar. When she graduated (2009) and couldn’t land a job she faked a couple of years of experience on her resume (her brother owned that business but she never actually worked there) and got the job by pretending to be an experienced resource. 12 years later she is doing very well and still working for that company that hired her on fake resume. Unethical and super risky yes but worked out for her.

This isnt the same thing as having someone interview in your place.

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I had this happen years ago. Convinced this employee interviewed and sent her sister in on day 1.

Great story actually…
After a few weeks of poor performance, I did all the necessary HR stuff for reviews etc because this company never wanted to fire people because of possible legal action.

They asked me to task her with fixing a report she was responsible for and that it would be due on a Monday so that she could have documented failure.

Task was assigned Friday and SHE offered to work over the weekend. We granted her office access as well.

I happened to have my bachelor party in Atlantic City that weekend so I went on my trip (whole other story) and after a fun weekend my crew went to the hotel brunch buffet.

One of my groomsmen was a coworker and noticed a woman with a pair of thigh high boots across the restaurant. This employee wore these boots 4x a week and they were very distinctive.

He says “hey look, someone else has [employee name]’s boots!]

We continue our meal and go up for seconds when all of a sudden she bumps into us with some guy and my friend says “ [employee name]?!?” And points at her face saying “shouldn’t you be at work?!l”

Watched this woman totally die inside.
To this day we aren’t sure who interviewed, who came to work and who we bumped into.

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I heard it happening before. Some scam IT vendors use the experienced folks for interview but then sends people who they quickly trained and took money from. You should talk to your manager and if the person doesn’t have the skills then oh well

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Please give an update if this was the candidate you interviewed this is amazing! I have been doing HR for over 25 years and it gets crazier and crazier

*Update*
So I asked my teammate ( I couldn’t take it) and she said she noticed as well! but thought it was just her.
But she doesn’t feel comfortable saying anything either. 😕

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please say something. It hurts other people trying to get jobs on visas by shedding bad light on us.

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https://youtu.be/47mfohGyeBg

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Would the theory be that someone more competent interviewed on their behalf? That’s a bold move lol

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Yup, interview fraud happens often from what HR told me

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Yes, it’s happened before. Interview fraud is real. You should immediately voice your concerns to HR.

Deloitte uses a specific Interview platform, not Zoom. The interviews are recorded and they can be pulled up.

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Ah, good to know. Thanks.

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You gotta tell us what happened next!

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You should definitely say something. Not only for the company’s sake and performance reasons but also for your own SAFETY.

This random person has not been vetted or gone through a background check and could be an axe murderer for all you know.

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Reports are confidential. Take someone who has interviews him as well. And approach the partner and let him know as well to help have this confidential with HR. If by any means this guy is take then police will be called as well.

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This has happened to my team! Working remotely though, it took us a week to figure out. Just thought he was being non-responsive at first, he would join meetings on mute and be a no-show for 1:1s..

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I'm invested in this story. Let us know the outcome!

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*Update 2*
Hey guys, I’m getting a lot of direct messages. Some even claiming they’ve done this because they are horrible in interviews. 😳
Anyway, I just posted this on Wed. Yesterday was Veterans Day and hardly anyone in the office today. Hopefully I’ll have an update by next week. Yes, I’m still thinking on it. 😕

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Wow so sorry people are bugging you over this and trying to give the scammers side!! Everything about this screams unethical, you are doing the right thing when you report it.

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Were you expecting a partner and got a Senior Consultant instead? If so, that's normal.

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Is he Mike Ross caliber? #suits

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Ask him a bait question about the interview. Make it so that his response is a giveaway that he wasnt at the interview...

Either something specific only they would know if they were at interview.

Or something that wasn't at interview but you pretend it was and he fakes that it was but wasnt

but maybe the double recorded it and this fake studied the interview

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**Update 3**
Yea, so… 😐.
I reached out to an old boss of mine for his input (SVP level) and he suggested I leave it alone. He said if I was at a higher level, absolutely speak up. But for my job level right now, just mind my business. If could look at the recorded interview myself, absolutely. But he doesn’t like the fact that I have to go to someone higher to just even look at the interview (I called HR and they told me a SM or higher can only request the recording), because there is a slight chance I could be wrong. Even though I’m sure I’m not.
So I’m taking this advice.
I know everyone is not going to agree. But I thank everyone for their input! 🙏

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Are companies so desperate to get workers that they don’t even care if there is fraud? Just…. Unbelievable.

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You need to say something to HR. My friend has his own firm and this happens all the time. He gets informed of his zoom interviews being forwarded, people join then switch out and someone else comes back into the call. It’s crazy and fraud! It will cost everyone when this person can’t perform. You only need to tell HR.

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Tell us what happens!

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I’m surprised no one else asked, but any update now that it’s 4-5 months later? Did the person ever get flagged/fired/or is now doing a good job?

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Is it possible that HR got confused and extended the offer to the wrong candidate?

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EY1: I never said scamming is not wrong. Please read what I said. Also, the original commenter has deleted the comment where he/she said most of the Indians are scammers which is not true.. that’s all my point. Just because some of the country members do something doesn’t make it correct to say that most of the same country members do that. I believe that’s where racism starts. Please be responsible for what u call out in public

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You got duped. I’ve had a phone interview candidate flake, when asked for a zoom interview. Had the best pride resume, but zero Linkedin network or presence.

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Yes!! This has happened and is actually pretty common 😬

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