The “selfie generation” of students who are about to graduate have been urged not to post pictures of themselves posing with their diplomas online to stem the trade in fake certificates, The Times UK reported.

“The number of forgeries is estimated to have risen by up to 30% in the past year. The most accurate, which are sold online for about £220 ($289) and can be used to deceive prospective employers, are considered such a threat that 20 universities, including Cardiff and Imperial College London, are offering digital certificates that cannot be faked,” reports the daily.

Graduates give companies a login to access a copy and check the credentials.

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