The British Ministry of Internal Affairs temporarily banned the conduct of ETS tests, which were developed by Educational Testing Service. This decision was made because of the increased frequency of fraud in testing centers.
These cases were recorded by journalists in the English language test. As it turned out, the test was done by frontmen, and sometimes the examiner himself told foreigners the right answers aloud. Journalists caught agents who help immigrants extend their visas or take a TOEIC test.
Great Britain temporarily stopped testing immediately after the criminal activity of this group was shown on television. However, in other countries, the centers did not cease to conduct tests TOEFL.0
The activities of the criminal group were told in the program "Panorama", in which they showed footage in which the act of fraud was taken by a hidden camera. In the capture of criminals involved immigrants who live in the country absolutely legally and work under the supervision of the police. They told scammers that they want to stay in the UK illegally, and they know English very badly.
A student who supposedly does not know English well, came on an ad to a consulting agency. It worked even with those foreign citizens who spoke English very badly. The service cost 3 times more expensive than TOEIC. When the girl came to pass the test, it was not required to pass it - for her passed a front man. The student had only to take a photo to prove her visit to the center.
A few days later the same student again came, but this time she was given blank forms with questions, and the answers were dictated by the examiner in person. All the tasks the group of testers performed in a few minutes. A week later, this student received a certificate in her hands, which officially indicated the passing of the TOEIC test to the highest score.
The TOEIC test was and remains the most sought-after one for determining the level of knowledge of the English language.