Two Chinese Women Caught for Being Paid to Take TOEFL Exams

 | Tue 17 Oct 2017 05:56 ICT

CityNews – Two Chinese women were arrested for using fake passports to participate in TOEFL exams.

On October 16th a TOEFL examiner, the vice dean of Faculty of Humanity, Chiang Mai University, reported a suspected fraudulent use of identity to the police. The vice dean recognised the two women registering for a TOEFL exam as having previously used different names to sit in another examination. Tourist police and an officer from Immigration Office arrived at the exam room and caught the two Chinese women, Jing Xu, 22 and Xiaoying Zuo, 26, with fake passports under different names.

Both women confessed and revealed that they are employed by an agency in China to take English exams for other people in many countries. The payment is around 10,000 to 20,000 yuan or around 50,000 to 100,000 baht per exam. They are being prosecuted for forging passports.

There were five other suspects taking the exam who fled the scene. An investigation is underway.