IELTS and TOEFL Fake Document Scandal

Turkish Students Ace IELTS and TOEFL!

If your English isn’t so good, you can always think about cheating in the exam. But now, the security for IELTS and TOEFL exams is very strict following a few cheating scandals in the last few years, so maybe NOT such a good idea.

The easiest way, apparently, is to simply get a fake TOEFL or IELTS certificate to show your level of English. That's what various Turkish students at Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in Ankara did.

It was reported yesterday, 02 December 2013 that an investigation into hundreds of students providing fake English certificates to exempt them from the end of year English exam would be undertaken by the rector’s office.

Around 400 students reportedly bought counterfeit (fake) IELTS or TOEFL test result documents from a gang allegedly responsible for selling other counterfeit educational dimplomas.

The students involved have had their English score annulled and are not aloowed to continue with their educatin until they pass the prepatory year English exam. Some students may face being expelled from the university. The inverstigation is ongoing.

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