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January 31 2017

Fake degree providers prove immortal

The Education Ministry has asked the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to track down online sellers of forged educational certificates, but admitted that the illicit business continues endlessly in the country.

According to Chaipreuk Sereerak, permanent secretary for education, received reports that forged degree certificates, ranging in cost from 2,500 and 7,000 baht, were being sold on a Facebook page with a Thai name meaning "cheap certificates for all educational levels".

The page encouraged "sharing" and "liking" for the chance to win a free bachelor's degree.

Those who use such certificates would be liable to a jail term of up to five years and possible fines up to 10,000 baht.