Talent Acquisition

Safeguarding Recruitment: Combating the Rise of Impersonators in the Digital Era

As technology continues to evolve, it can be both a shield for protection and a weapon for harm. Responsible utilization of cutting-edge solutions is crucial to intelligently detect and deter impersonators at the earliest stages.

by Vishnuvardhan M, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Berribot


In today’s fast-paced world, technological advancements have brought about significant changes in various industries, including recruitment processes. However, along with the benefits, there is also an alarming increase in the presence of impersonators in #virtualinterviews . This article explores the impact of this growing challenge and emphasizes the importance of implementing effective solutions to protect recruitment integrity.

The Evolution of Recruitment Challenges:

In the pre-COVID era, face-to-face interviews were the norm, ensuring authenticity and minimizing the risk of fraudulent candidates. However, with the shift to remote work during the pandemic, virtual interviews became the new standard, presenting both opportunities and challenges in the IT landscape.

The Rise of Impersonators:

Virtual interviews, introduced in 2010, have now become a breeding ground for impersonators. What was once a minor concern has evolved into organized crime, with deceptive individuals offering interview services on behalf of candidates. Techniques such as lip-syncing, scripted responses, and other tactics are employed to deceive virtual panels. As a result, unqualified candidates slip through the cracks, negatively impacting businesses on multiple fronts.

Consequences and Risks:

The consequences of allowing impersonators to infiltrate the recruitment process are far-reaching. Trust with clients is jeopardized, brand reputation suffers from social media backlash, and the integrity of ethical employees is compromised. Additionally, the security and confidentiality of company information are at risk, valuable time is wasted interviewing fake candidates, and onboarding costs and time investments go down the drain. These repercussions can cripple a company, costing millions and eroding trust that may take years to rebuild.

The Urgency of Combating Impersonators:

Recognizing the urgency of this issue, industry leaders, HR professionals, and C-suite executives are actively seeking tools and processes to proactively defend against fraudsters. It is essential for organizations to understand that even if they believe the impact is minimal, the pursuit of numbers should not overshadow the need to protect against the unexpected.

Technology as a Shield, Not a Weapon:

As technology continues to evolve, it can be both a shield for protection and a weapon for harm. Responsible utilization of cutting-edge solutions is crucial to intelligently detect and deter impersonators at the earliest stages. Berribot, a problem-solving company, offers tailored solutions to safeguard recruitment processes.

Join the Mission to Safeguard Recruitment:

Berribot, as a dedicated team of product developers and problem solvers, understands the root causes of the existing issues surrounding impersonators in the recruitment process. By collaborating with Berribot, organizations can take proactive steps to safeguard their recruitment processes, protecting their brand reputation, and ensuring the integrity of their employees.


In the digital era, safeguarding recruitment processes against impersonators is paramount. The rise of fraudsters in virtual interviews poses significant risks to businesses. By recognizing the urgency of this issue and implementing cutting-edge solutions, organizations can protect themselves from the detrimental consequences of hiring unqualified candidates. Berribot stands ready to assist in this mission and invites organizations to reach out to them to learn more about effective solutions for combating the rise of impersonators in the digital era.

Originally submitted on LinkedIn

About the Author:

Vishnu is the COO and Co-founder of Berribot, a global AI HR Tech firm. Vishnu With 8+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition, Talent Management & Engagement, Marketing, Sales & Product Management, Vishnu held various Automation lead positions at Cognizant. His entrepreneurial spirit and ideas have led him to co-found two startups—an AI-Tech company and an Ed-tech & consulting firm. Vishnu’s expertise and achievements have earned him recognition from renowned investor groups.

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