Romanian websites still selling CPCS theory answers

20 December 2016 - CITB, CPCS - admin - 1 Comment

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Romanian websites are still selling answers to CPCS tests according to the CITB fraud investigation team.

Th tests are taken as part of construction’s plant operator skills card scheme in order to prove the competency of workers, despite the CITB spending nine months trying to shut them down the website is still live.

The website is undermining the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) which covers thousands of machinery operators across the industry.

It is relied on by contractors to prove that operators are qualified to drive kit like excavators and dumper trucks.

A website started-up early this year based in Romania selling the right answers to the theory part of the tests for less that than £10.

Scheme owners the CITB have shut down three versions of the site but another has now sprung-up.

Ian Sidney, Fraud Investigator at the CITB, commented saying: “Despite continuing efforts, it’s proving tricky to put a stop to these illegal websites – but we won’t be deterred.

“Three websites have already been shut down as a result of the CITB Fraud Squad’s efforts, but a fourth has been opened under a different domain name.

“We are working with our solicitors and looking at other options to have those responsible cease and desist.

“The process is lengthy but we are determined to stop fraudsters from bringing the industry into disrepute and putting lives at risk.”

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