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Masters in the art of fraud

A reliance on ghostwriters is fuelling Thai students' global reputation for cheating on university entrance forms, prompting closer scrutiny by US admissions boards

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  • Newspaper section: Spectrum
  • Writer: Nattha Thepbamrung and John Arterbury
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Paying 15,000 baht for 500 words of flawless English seemed excessive, but Ms Pang insisted it would be money well spent and there was no chance the deception would be detected. 

“I guarantee you,” she said, smiling calmly. “None of our customers have a had problem after filing applications written by us. The university will never know.”

But that guarantee is less than convincing — universities do know, and are becoming increasingly frustrated with Thai students employing professionals to ghostwrite their English-language application forms.

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