In mainland China, students who are discovered to have employed someone else to take the IELTS test for them are barred from taking the test again - and I don't suppose anybody is too shocked by that revelation. But that rule does not, apparently, apply in Hong Kong with the result that there is - reportedly - a thriving business in having the IELTS test sat by a double.
Today's article in "The Standard" reports:
The mainland media cited a source on a website called Xianfengdaikao as saying a firm has arranged for mainland doubles to take the test in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia for more than 40 candidates since July.
Not just a few mavericks, it would seem to be an industry.