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Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Typical fraud in China

The application came from one of the biggest Chinese agencies, with 20 offices, and reports sending 26,000 students abroad in 2011. It’s not the first time we’ve found fraud from this company, and likely not the last. The agency is also AIRC accredited.

The student comes from one of the top high schools in Hunan province. His final high school marks average over 96%, and his ’613′ Gaokao score gets him into most of China’s first tier universities.

Suspicions were raised from the “gap letter” which outlined the period post high school graduation. It came with certificate for employment issued by a very small company. It’s almost unheard of that a Chinese student with high Gaokao results would choose a small company over a top university. Perhaps for a summer break, but not for eighteen months as full-time staff.

However, our verification found the Gaokao and Huikao results were not official documents. They came as printed with a stamp of the high school and missing the exam date of the Gaokao.

A call to the company revealed they had no such employee and had never heard of the student.

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