October 24, 2012
Exam cheats have answers sent to mobile phones disguised as watches
Exam cheats in Bangladesh have been caught receiving answers on mobile phones that were disguised as wrist watches. Brisbane Times reports.
Police officers paraded 10 handcuffed masterminds behind the scheme along with several of the electronic devices that had been used in university admission exams and in job application tests.
The criminal organisers bribed teachers or education officials to get the questions shortly before the tests, and then sent the answers via text message to students inside the exam hall, police said.
"A student in a test for a top university or recruitment to a bank or government office would get answers through this hi-tech device after paying 120,000 taka ($1438) or more," deputy police commissioner Moshiur Rahman said.
The gang leaders told police they had brought 120 pieces of the tailor-made device from China and has been renting them out since 2009.
Read full article. Image: Bangladesh police parade alleged members of hi-tech exam cheats who use watch-like mobile phones to help examinees pass university and job recruitment tests.
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