BBC news has previously highlighted the issue with fraudulent degrees being on the rise when thousands of UK nationals bought fake degrees from a multi-million-pound diploma mill in Pakistan, documented on BBC Radio 4’s File on Four programme investigation.

The same programme confirmed that whilst purchasing a fake diploma was not illegal in the UK, using one to apply for employment constituted fraud by misrepresentation and could result in a 10-year prison sentence.

The Department for Education also confirmed that it was taking ‘decisive action to crack down on degree fraud’ and the General Medical Council (GMC) confirmed that it was the responsibility of employers to verify any qualifications additional to medical degrees.

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