Umalusi condemns websites that sell FAKE matric certificates

It has come to the attention of Umalusi that there are websites that sell fake matric
certificates to the public. Umalusi has identified the following websites
http://fakematricandcertificate.co.za/ and
http://www.registermatriccertificates.co.za/ that are involved in this illegal activity.
This is illegal and constitutes a criminal offense which is punishable by law. Umalusi
condemns this fraudulent activity in the strongest possible terms.
The misrepresentation of qualifications causes potential damage to the image of
Umalusi, the country’s education system and by extension undermines
government’s efforts to eradicate corruption. Therefore, all members of the public
are urged to vigilantly report these unscrupulous individuals and entities to the South
African Police Service or alternatively report them anonymously on Umalusi’s
national fraud hotline 0800 000 889.
All public and private entities that want to ascertain the credentials of their
employees are advised to visit Umalusi website www.umalusi.org.za and go to the
verification page for the names of verification agencies that have contracts with
Umalusi. Various verification agencies can be used for the verification of
qualifications issued by Umalusi. Please note that verification agencies charge
varying fees for verification services. You are therefore advised to request prices
from more than one agency before requesting the verification of your qualifications.
In his response to the alarming increase in the number of fraudulent qualifications,
the CEO of Umalusi, Dr Mafu Rakometsi, said “it is appalling that the people who
manage these websites continue to do it with impunity. I want to assure South
Africans that the law will be extremely harsh to those who are found guilty of
producing fake matric certificates.”