Degree fraud affecting nearly half of UK businesses - Global Education Times (GET News)

Degree fraud affecting nearly half of UK businesses

A survey by Prospects has found that half of UK employers have been victims of degree fraud.

The Prospects study also found that many of these employers do not take sufficient steps to protect their business against further fraud.

The survey revealed that as much as 49% of large businesses and 48% of SMEs in the UK have faced candidates who have lied about a degree qualification (for example, individuals who were found to be inflating a grade or even falsely claiming to possess a degree).

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