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August 21 2019

Conman sentenced for selling forged exam certificates

A conman who sold fake exam certificates online has been sentenced to 80 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay costs of £567.97. Ofqual discovered the conman’s website where certificates bearing the Ofqual branding and logos were being sold.

Michelle Meadows, Executive Director for Strategy, Risk & Research at Ofqual said: “Fake certificates for qualifications will not be tolerated and we have ensured that the website no longer provides these. We want people to feel secure in the knowledge that a qualification accredited by Ofqual is valid. People who are found to be selling fake certificates for qualifications or using the Ofqual logo illegally will face legal action”.

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