New forms of fraud keep emerging but a gang arrested on Thursday managed to stun everyone with their ingenuity. The gang cloned the thumb prints of online examination candidates for the Constable admission exam in Rajasthan and used them to provide expert proxy examination solvers to answer examination papers on behalf of the real candidates. The SOG has arrested a village service worker and the mastermind along with 3 other members of this gang. Their revelations are even more astonishing. This same method is being used to clone thumb prints and provide proxies for 25 candidates in 7 examination centres. The methods used to bypass biometric checks for appearing for the exam. Obtaining a thumbprint clone using fish oil, wax and fevicol The accused learned to clone fingerprints on youtube. First, they applied fish oil on the applicant's finger. They then pressed the finger on a piece of warmed and softened wax to obtain the reverse of the thumb print. Then, they applied a film of Fevicol on the reverse fingerprint to obtain the clone once the Fevicol had dried and could be peeled off. Aadhaar verification was used to test the quality of the cloned fingerprint Before the cloned fingerprints were used by the expert proxies to appear for exams, they were tested by verifying the applicant's Aadhaar number. To do this, they affixed the cloned prints onto another person's thumbs and used them to verify the applicant's Aadhaar. Only when the thumb print was proved accurate in authenticating…
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