I never lied in an interview. I am currently unemployed but I have done many jobs and had many interviews. I am still relatively young and it does help in getting hired, unless you are very qualified for the job, where the doors might be opened wide at any time. I mean, their job is to judge you, right? I mean, they have to make a quick opinion about the people they meet. I'm not gonna say I am not going to lie at some point. Still, it would have to be on a technicality and something that hopefully wouldn't be brought up, because it's something insignificant.
In all honesty, if you're in a wary situation where, you expect to losing everything or not being able to eat, I would say to just go with the flow and try to make your way in.