Trio charged in English proficiency exam scam

March 13, 2014

Police in London, ON have charged 3 people for allegedly using fake passports to write English proficiency exams for foreign students, who paid $7,000 for the service. The 3 people in custody are all Greater Toronto Area residents, and have been charged with “possession of a forged passport, possession of a forged document, personation at examination and personation to gain advantage.” The Canadian Border Services Agency will also be reviewing any possible misrepresentation by students who have applied for study permits. This past December, a woman was given a 2-year prison term for a similar immigration scam that helped international students get around language requirements. London Free Press