For example: I had 2 versions of a CV – one 3 years old, the other brand new, from someone on our database looking for an external sales position. When I compared the two, the gentleman had completely omitted 8 months stint at his 2nd most recent company and added that time period on to his current employment tenure, knowing that it is difficult for recruiters to verify current employment details. It was a huge red flag for me. Why did he do it? When something as obvious as that is picked up, it makes one question every detail in the document.
Please take the time to meticulously verify the CV of the candidate whom you would like to employ. It is just another safety check to do before taking someone on full-time.