Indian media outlets are reporting the arrest by Rachakonda police of seven members of a gang who were operating a fake education/degree certificate scam. The accused reportedly admitted to selling over 100 fake certificates to job seekers and “those seeking to go to foreign countries for higher studies.”

In a press conference, the Commissioner of Rachakonda Police, D.S Chauhan, said the gang sold certificates at ₹3.5 lakh (approximately US$4,800) each.

In raids on the gang, police seized fake degree certificates, fake academic transcripts, and fraudulent migration documents.

Commissioner Chauhan issued a warning following the arrests:

Please do not believe fake educational consultancies, mediators or agents of other state universities who make false promises of providing education certificates through backdoor means. If anyone is involved in illegal activities, they may have to face legal consequences.

D.S. Chauhan, Rachakonda Police Commissioner

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Source: Deccan Chronicle