Job applicants are increasingly lying about the degrees they've earned, warns Edward Andler, whose company, Certified Reference Checking Co., does background checks.
One out of 12 job candidates lies about a college degree, contrasted with one in 15 three years ago, Andler says. Many liars get away with it, but others trip themselves up.
Andler recalls one applicant who was caught claiming he went to the University of Colorado in Denver. The school is actually in Boulder.