Sam was really really uncomfortable in disclosing their actual biographic data such as the town of birth (similar to Gaza). Sam felt that they will be discriminated.
There was no option to "prefer not to say", or "unknown".
I don't think such biographical info will have anything to do with academic qualifications.
Will Sam get caught and what is the common consequence of this practice?What is the consequence on purposely lying on grad-school application (town of birth)