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ABUSE OF THE STUDENT ROUTES Martin Vernon. 2 ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES THE MAIN THREATS Threats AffiliationsForgeryCorruptionAgentsExploitation.

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1 ABUSE OF THE STUDENT ROUTES Martin Vernon

2 2 ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES THE MAIN THREATS Threats AffiliationsForgeryCorruptionAgentsExploitation

3 3 ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES FALSE AFFILIATIONS Disreputable organisations may claim affiliations with well known institutions Claims They may put college logos on their letterheads or websites Logos Certificates taken but awarded by a different institution may be claimed as affiliation Exaggeration

4 4 ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES FALSE AFFILIATIONS Clarity on websites Claims Vigilance Logos Making rules clear Exaggeration

5 5 ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES FORGERY & COUNTERFEITING ‘Blanks’ and security paper have currency Valuable materials Genuinely issued documents may be altered Forgeries Simple or printed designs are easily copied Counterfeits

6 6 ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES FORGERY & COUNTERFEITING Control Valuable materials Security Counterfeits Forgeries

7 7 ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES PARTNERSHIPS WITH AGENTS & OTHERS Approach with offer to find students, organise tests or visa clearance Contact May suggest partnering or delivering specific skills courses off-campus Courses Students actually selected on will to pay rather than on ability or testing Selection

8 8 CRIMINAL ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES PARTNERSHIPS WITH AGENTS & COLLEGES Vetting Contact Risk management Courses Checking and monitoring Selection

9 9 ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES STAFF CORRUPTION Personal gain Blackmail, threats or coercion Naivety Motivation Administration staff Academic staff Security, contract or cleaning staff Personnel with access Use of PO boxes/ addresses Business cards Illusion of authority

10 10 ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES STAFF CORRUPTION Insight Motivation Vetting Personnel with access Controlled access Illusion of authority

11 11 ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES EXPLOITATION Even migrants who are aware that they are not genuine students can become victims Victims Many students will have paid large sums of money to unscrupulous agents Scams They can be controlled by threats, blackmail or violence Exploitation

12 12 ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES EXPLOITATION Pastoral care Victims Reporting Scams Vigilance Exploitation

13 13 If you suspect :tell us. ABUSE OF STUDENT ROUTES


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