Umalusi clamps down on 2 websites selling fake matric certificates and degrees

Umalusi has condemned the alleged sale of fake matric certificates through two websites it has identified.

The sites offer matric certificates, diplomas, degree certificates, driver's licences, birth certificates and death certificates.

Umalusi CEO, Dr Mafu Rakometsi, told Ray White on the Midday Report that they could not determine when these websites started.

It is only when we are alerted to their existence that we can say that these things are going on.

Dr Mafu Rakometsi, CEO of Umalusi

READ: 20 teachers working with fake qualifications - SACE report

In the past, we've had different types of websites, different from these ones. Once they are identified, they shut down and open other ones.

Dr Mafu Rakometsi, CEO of Umalusi

The suspicions we have is that they are the same people who change from one website to the other but still pedalling the same kind of fraud.

Dr Mafu Rakometsi, CEO of Umalusi

ALSO READ: Umalusi needs to show evidence for adjusting matric marks - DA

They don't look authentic, those that I have seen at face value... you can see that this is a forgery because our certificates have unique security features.

Dr Mafu Rakometsi, CEO of Umalusi

Umalusi has identified the two addresses as:

http://fakematricandcertificate.co.za http://www.registermatriccertificates.co.za

Listen to how you can spot if the certificate is fake or not...


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