This article explains how employers can combat the rise of fraudulent resumes during the hiring process. According to the National Human Resources Association, as many as 40% of resumes and job applications contain false information. Employers can take steps to protect themselves from the dangers of hiring unqualified applicants by conducting background and credit checks and drug screenings. Companies should also have rules in place requiring job applicants to provide verifiable references. Additionally, employers can look for red flags in resumes that may indicate potentially fraudulent information, such as extraordinary claims of accomplishments or a sudden jump in job title. Employers should also look for language in resumes that does not fit the industry they are in, as applicants are often trying to hide their true experience. Finally, companies should create a thorough hiring process that thoroughly investigates job applicants before making a job offer.