Degree Selfies Could Increase Fraud

Tuesday, 12th June 2018 at 6:55pm

According to iNews, new graduates are being urged not to share images of their degree certificates on social media, as they could be used to fuel the million pound fake degree trade.

In a survey of students about to graduate, it was found that 69% were planned to post pictures of their official certificates online.

Prospects Hedd, the official system for degree and university authentication in the UK, warns that the latest designs can be easily copied onto fake certificates, with new details, and passed off as genuine certificates to employers.

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