Internet Cheating Grows

The Boston Globe says that answers to “hundreds of professional qualifying exams in fields from school-bus driving to medical technicians” are available for $4 and up “at a thriving network of cheating Websites.”

As examples, the Globe lists:

• answer keys for computer technician tests for $30;

• answers to pharmaceutical license exams for $100; and

• answers for a business school admissions test for $30.

“The trade in crib sheets has emerged as a lucrative and well-organized global black market,” the Globe asserts. In additon, the paper also reports that “tens of thousands of soldiers obtained answers to tests in a range of military skills from Websites.”

But private-sector certification groups say they, too, are increasingly finding the answers to their exams available on the Internet. 

The Boston Globe says that answers to “hundreds of professional qualifying exams in fields from school-bus driving to medical technicians” are available for $4 and up “at a thriving network of cheating Websites.”

As examples, the Globe lists:

• answer keys for computer technician tests for $30;

• answers to pharmaceutical license exams for $100; and

• answers for a business school admissions test for $30.

“The trade in crib sheets has emerged as a lucrative and well-organized global black market,” the Globe asserts. In additon, the paper also reports that “tens of thousands of soldiers obtained answers to tests in a range of military skills from Websites.”

But private-sector certification groups say they, too, are increasingly finding the answers to their exams available on the Internet. 

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