credential embellishment
n. The inclusion of false or exaggerated credentials (degrees, jobs, activities, awards) on résumé.

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The phenomenon of credential embellishment has paid off for Ed Andler, the acknowledged dean of a burgeoning field known as 'credential verification.'
—Dan Barry, "Cheating Hearts and Lying Resumes," The New York Times, December 14, 1997

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