If you're in charge of finding new hires for your company, boy, do I have a story for you!
MSN Money reports there are now a growing number of organizations who will vouch for job applicants and potential tenants by providing fake references and basically making up favorable lies about them and their experience!
One company named in the article charges $65 per inquiry from a potential employer that they field on your behalf.
Obviously, this is completely unethical. It points out how key it is to call more than 1 reference when you have an applicant for anything. You need to call several and try to figure out a pattern.
But even more, just think about this: A person who would go to that length to hire a professional liar on their behalf…what are they going to do to your business if hire them?