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article imageBug-killers: Police bust group selling high-tech exam answers

By Anne Sewell     Oct 25, 2013 in Crime
A bunch of people who helped students cheat on their exams by providing the answers on high-tech listening devices have been busted by Spanish police.
According to the Spain's National Police (Spanish language), investigations have uncovered the fact that 12 people who sat exams recently in Spain's Galicia region used tiny high-tech earpieces and a hidden receiver in their clothing, in order to receive the answers to their exams from a remote location.
Apparently the students paid around €5,000 ($6,900) to increase their chances of passing the exam, which would allow them to operate transport businesses.
According to police, the students had to pay €1,000 upfront to the gang organizing the deal. On the day of the test, the examinees had to pay a further €4,000 before receiving an almost undetectable earpiece and a receiver, concealed in their clothing.
One of the scammers then passed the correct answers to them from a remote location during the exam.
Four people have been arrested for their part in the crime, which not only allowed students to cheat, but of course first involved stealing copies of the exam. Police also seized 25 radio transmitters along the corresponding ear pieces and €15,000 in cash.
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