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June 5, 2023

Fake GCSE and A-level exam papers sold on Instagram and TikTok

  • Social media scammers are selling students what they claim to be leaked GCSE and A-level exam papers.
  • These papers are likely to be fakes, with exam boards saying that it is extremely rare for genuine papers to be leaked.
  • These scams are becoming more common, with fraudsters charging their victims between £7.50 and £4,000 per paper.
  • One student reported that students are falling victim to this scam due to less support for pupils sitting exams in England.
  • Ofqual chief regulator Jo Saxton told students not to rely on “fraudsters on the internet” ahead of exams.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

WhatsApp launches new ‘security hub’

  • WhatsApp has launched a new Security Hub mini-site which provides an overview of the platform’s safety and security tools.
  • The tools mentioned include two-step verification and tips on avoiding fake version of the app, unwanted attention and how to spot scams and spam.
  • For more, please visit the Social Media Today website.

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Number of at-risk children being killed or seriously injured increases

  • Dudley had some of the highest rates of serious child abuse incidents in England last year.
  • Seven serious incidents recorded were recorded in relation to the welfare of children, which is an increase from 4 recorded incidents the year before.
  • They estimate 10.2 incidents per 100,000 children, meaning these are among the highest rates in the country.
  • A serious incident refers to when a child suspected of being neglected or abused has been seriously harmed or has died.
  • The NSPCC has described these figures as a “catalyst” for the Government to transform the child protection system.
  • For the full story, please go to the Express and Star website.