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Saturday, November 01, 2008

GMAC reacting to US based GMAT cheaters but can't go beyond that.

Back in July 08, GMAC reported that they had seized a Chinese GMAT cheat resource from a Chinese immigrant named Shi. I applaud GMAC for this action, but GMAC is sorely lacking in this area when it comes to reaching outside the U.S. borders. The infamous JJ cheat docs found on many Chinese GMAT cheat sites is one example of a completely broken security of the GMAT questions and answers.

I'd really like to see GMAC reporting how they seized stuff from China or other foreign countries. GMAC cannot backup a clean security of the GMAT material and thats truly sad. I don't blame GMAC per se, but the truly corrupt owners of so many GMAT testing sites as well as some students who bring in video camera glasses or 007 level cameras attached to their hats and jackets.

Some years ago, I reported on GMAC's actions to stiffen GMAT testing security throughout Asia, but this has had little to no affect. After all that effort, all we get is, "we got Shi". Yeah so what. How about "we got Shi and the ring of 200 people involved in a dark GMAT cheating system?" Anyway, here is the source article excerpt from GMAC....


GMAC Shuts Down GMAT Cheat Site
July 2008
GMAC sued Shi for distributing copyrighted GMAT-related materials, including test questions, without GMAC’s permission. Shi, who was living in the United States at the time the suit was filed and has since returned to his native China, is also the subject of a criminal investigation by US federal law enforcement authorities with whom GMAC worked extensively.
As part of its efforts to collect on the judgment, GMAC seized assets owned or controlled by Shi, including a computer hard drive that contains information about the individuals who participated in Scoretop’s unlawful activities, either as employees or agents of Shi or as “members” of the Scoretop site. GMAC also seized the Scoretop domain name, which it now owns and controls.
GMAC is reviewing contents of the hard drive and other materials to determine if individuals have violated its testing policies through their participation in Scoretop. Violators may have their GMAT scores canceled, and business schools will be notified of those cancellations. The FAQs that follow this article provide more details.
“GMAC vigorously protects its intellectual property rights in order to protect the integrity of the GMAT exam,” said GMAC President Dave Wilson. “This case is just one example of our continued pursuit of those who fail to respect our intellectual property rights and our testing policies.”
Wilson also noted that GMAC is “committed to reporting to schools any unethical behavior that we uncover regarding our testing policy and lack of compliance with that policy by candidates for admission who are sending their scores to schools.” He says that GMAC may refer appropriate cases to law enforcement authorities for criminal investigation, as it did in this case, in addition to canceling the GMAT scores of individuals who violate GMAC testing rules.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what the big joke is? Scoretop wasn't the SOURCE of all the "JJs". Check out MBA8.com - a chinese website. Check this out (google translated version): http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mba8.com%2Fjijing%2Fcontent.php%3Faid%3D27918&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=zh-CN&tl=en

Hit one of those links - oh wait, what are those? JJs! Stone from scoretop used to COPY the jjs from this site onto scoretop. THIS IS THE SOURCE FOR ALL OF SCORETOP'S JJS! Keep snooping around this website - you'll find a monthly archive of JJS, that looks eerily like scoretop (Oct - November Mathematics ie JJs, etc). FYI - "Machine" = actual test in google translate terms. "Mathematics by the machine" = Math JJs.

I find it funny that GMAC publicizes how they shut down scoretop and with the help of the FBI, investigated them for years before bringing down this "cheating ring". MBA8.com is still up! They don't even mention it. What are they going to do about this site? Don't be surprised if a bunch of 700+ scores start coming from China.

GMAC is a bunch of idiots. They haven't fixed anything.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Dave for MBA said...

It's my understanding that Scoretop is based out of China. So what can GMAC do? Such an apparent lost cause.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scoretop is not based out of China - its owner was from China. Hence the reason why they could shut it down. I'm not sure what GMAC can do for copy right infringement in China or any other country for that matter. They have trouble stopping DVD piracy in China - I doubt GMAC has any grounds to stop mba8.com from continuing the cheating. But it makes you wonder, is it right that GMAC was so hard on scoretop users when they aren't doing anything to punish cheaters in China using mba8? That doesn't seem quite fair does it? Should GMAC not allow GMAT to be taken in china? Or discount Chinese test takers scores?

I think business schools should get rid of the GMAT all together.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might want to remove the url to Scoretop tests on this blog

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah that google link translation is not working for some reason. I don't see anything but a blank page. where is it you guys talking about?

12:40 PM  
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