UK degree fraud: 85 fake university websites taken down in five years


It is likely there are more fraudulent institutions than genuine ones, says head of fraud detection

Eighty-five fake UK university websites have been shut down over the past five years as part of a government crackdown on degree fraud, according to Jisc, the technology and IT agency for British higher education.

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Fake degrees are a growing problem as job candidates seek to set themselves apart in a competitive labour market.

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