Phi Beta Cons

‘Jijinging’ the GMAT

For $30 a month, at Scoretop.com, Lei Shi promoted questions code-named jungle juice, JJs, or “jijings,” i.e., real questions to the high-stress GMAT, the exam that opens the door to prestigious business schools. Scoretop.com is now being combed through for users who either posted live questions after finishing their exam or posted a message indicating they had seen Scoretop material on the test. Exam-takers pledge that they will not reveal material on the exam.

The FBI is investigating Shi and the 6,000 or so other Scoretop users who acted unethically. Most are thought to be in the U.S., and could end up with their scores canceled, permanently excluded from retaking the test.
Some cyber crime, it would seem, does not pay.

Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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