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She never Passed Class 12 but had a Medical Degree! Jul 26, 2016

She had a medical degree, a licence to practice and all the relevant documents. What she didn’t have is a pass mark in the Class 12 board examination.

On Tuesday, the Tamil Nadu State Medical Council removed her from the medical register and she has been placed under suspension until further orders on charges of impersonation. She had been living under a different name and the documents were arranged by her Father. The actual person whose identity she was living with died in 2003

 (Times of India)

Analysis and Recommendations

Have you ever come across news piece like the one above and were shocked/surprised/bewildered because you were under the assumption that these kind of things happen only in heist movies but not in real life? If we tell you that this is not the first such case nor will it be the last, would you believe us? Let me give you an example of two sisters. One of them got a job offer from a reputed brand and she was meant to join the organisation after a month. She passed away in the interim period. On the day she was supposed to turn up for new job, someone else walked in claiming to be her. It was her sister. She worked in the company for two years before they found out about her impersonation. Cases like this are a norm world over where people forge documents and assume fake identities and apply for loans and jobs with this fake identity.

It is hard to find out the real identity of these kind of people. You need some serious investigative skills and a plenty of time. Most HR personnel of the companies are so busy and have limited time. If the top management of any company assumes that their HR with limited resources and time will be able to investigate forged documents and fake identities, then we would like to believe that they live in a parallel universe where everyone and everything is perfect. According to Norton Cybercrime Report 2011, globally 431 million adults experienced cyber-crime in 2011 and more than 1 million plus adults became victims every day. As per the report, India is fast emerging as a soft target for organized cyber-crime with four in five online adults have been victims of identity theft in 2011. According to a report shared by CPP India, most identity theft victims don’t realise the fraud until long after the incident and dismiss possible indicators.

So what are organisations doing if the statistics of Identity theft are so alarming? And what are the common people on ground doing about it, if their own identity is stolen by someone.

 

AuthBridge designed a solution called IndiaVerify, an online verification service has been designed for the individual customer. With the wealth of screening experience, especially in the Indian market, the team at AuthBridge understood the need for verification services for the independent user. It is better to be safe than sorry. It is better to keep self-verifying yourself from time to time to ensure your identity is not compromised.

So what are you waiting for then? Hurry up and get yourself verified before it will be too late. 

 

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Better Now Than Never! Jun 28, 2016

Case

The Central Crime Branch officials recently cracked down on a distance learning centre in Tilak Nagar that was offering fake graduation and post-graduation certificates and marks cards. 

The CCB received reliable information that the centre was offering these fake certificates and marks cards to gullible students within 30 days. Based on the tip off, a team of CCB officials raided the centre and arrested a 25 year old woman, who was running the centre. The accused would charge the students anywhere between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000, make them write exams at the centre and issue certificates and marks cards within a month, he said.

(The Hindu)

Let us take a moment to absorb the above news piece and think about the number of people with fake degrees who got away and are working now in private or public sector. We need to ask ourselves a fairly simple question, when and who will verify their credentials before they become a potential threat to our companies?

Analysis and Recommendations.

The Indian education sector is highly unorganised and chaotic. A considerable number of educational establishments keep mushrooming up in every nook and corner of the country. And there are always silent murmurs about their longevity and potential because of their perceived inadequate resources. The market feels that most of these institutions lack the ability to produce highly skilled labour. This is a key concern and a challenge that India faces today. Most of these institutions are unable to entice the majority of students who are unable to pursue a degree at their dream college. To keep up with their running costs and balance the books, these institutions start offering online and distance learning (ODL) degrees through agents or study centres. However, they are unable to meet the criteria set up by UGC to get these ODL degrees recognised. Some students, unbeknownst to them about the registration of these courses end up joining while others in order to advance their careers use these kind of services to get a degree. When the lid is blown off of these degree mills, government bans these educational establishments resulting in a setback to those students who are pursuing an education from their campuses or ODL degrees, reducing them to a category that we can call ‘unable to hire’.

AuthBridge came up with a solution to this problem with self-verification. It is an innovative and technology driven solution that enables candidates to verify their educational credentials, to ascertain whether the institution they received their education from is genuine or not.

So rather than sit back and wait for some government agency to sort this mess up, “shouldn’t you get your credentials verified today? So what are you waiting for then?”

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