Chinese Website Selling Fake University Degrees Under Investigation
Want a degree from a UK University? Well, you can have one from a Chinese website, but sorry to tell you it will be fake.
Govt is currently investigating a Chinese website that sells many fake degrees from UK universities.
For only £500, you can be a graduate.
Govt is hoping that Chinese authorities will make efforts to shut it down. On the other hand, the website says their diplomas are for novelty and are for those who have lost the original certificates.
The Higher Education Degree Datacheck checks degrees from 22 institutions across England including Surrey and Sussex.
HEDD found out that this website offered fake degrees from not only UK, but from China and US as well. Spokesperson, Jane Rowley said:
They are breaking the law in a number of countries We have been in contact with colleagues at the Ministry of Education in China to ask if they are able to act. They do have an agency responsible for this in China and they are going to investigate further so they should be able to shut down the website.
Rowley believes that degree fraud damaged the reputation of many universities across US, China and UK.
She further said that HEDD is in contact with Chinese authorities. They will investigate the matter as the website is breaking several laws in China. Website is expected to shut down in the near future.
HEDD wants to protect graduates and make sure they aren’t denied opportunities due to such frauds.
More updates on the matter are expected soon. You can check back with us for more on this developing story.
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Source: BBC News