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scary(?) thought [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2007, 20:53
I've just read someone asking that if you don't like your score in the test that you took years ago, can't you just create a new account at and start your record fresh?? :shock:

This way, you could create as many accounts as you wish (given the fact that there are people with identical names in the world) and fool the adcom by making it appear as if you got 700+ on your first shot.

I've never taken the actual thing yet so I don't know if test regulators take certain measures to prevent this (i.e. take down your SSN or something..) at the test site.

I just hope GMAC knows about this and has measures to prevent such cheating from happening.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2007, 23:56
I don't think it can work. They do require a couple of ID #s (passport, etc.) so they can narrow down your identity. They even take a picture of you (the test taker) which is added to your report.

Now, if someone managed to get different IDs or something I guess they could attemp it. This is most likely a felony everywhere, so I'd assume anyone attempting this should have differente career choices than an MBA. If, however, it was the work of a small time crook looking for a US visa (via a B-school admit), I'm sure (s)he would struggle to obtain a visa with such a dodgy record. Plus there's a 9 in 10 chance (s)he would not score 700+ anyway.

When filling in apps. I was wondering why B-schools required such extensive data on parents and everything. I first though it was to assess the candidate's background and claims (if he wrote about defeating odds, etc.). But I was told by someone it was actually supposed to help adcoms properly identify candidates. In some countries, there are lots of people with similar names, etc., and the extensive data (city of residence, age, parents' names, occupations, etc.) are supposed to help them properly identify their applicants.

So, yes, there might be a chance, but, the odds are very weak.

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