Did you know there’s a “deception service” you can pay to lie for you? Lies and deception is apparently big business these days – especially for job seekers! Apparently, one former private investigator put his own skills out there as an entrepreneur to start a company that fulfills a market need.
- Paladin Deception Services have been referred to as “professional liars” by CNN.
- MSN Money says, “Need a job reference? Hire a liar“
- The Denver Post says, “Retired private detective runs professional deception business” – Liar-for-hire Tim Green will tell anyone anything — for a fee.
Paladin Deception Services offers:
Is lying illegal? This is a troubling dilemma for some, but the above mentioned business will not go around the law to provide services, And yes, there’s a caveat – you MAY get fired from your job if caught lying. Is it really worth looking over your shoulder to keep up the façade? Can you remember and keep track of your lies/stories?
Paladin isn’t the only disinformation service out there. CareerExcuse.com, The Reference Store and Fake Your Job offer to span the gaps in employment, and cover your hide to smooth out any resume wrinkles that might be a red flag.
I know the job market is tight, and businesses are failing…but many businesses are starting, too. I’m out in the job market looking myself, but I wouldn’t lie or deceive to get my next job. Karma is a you-know-what, and I don’t need any hellhounds on my trail!