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Students go 'Mission: Impossible' to cheat on entrance exam

Prospective med students at Rangsit University in Thailand have been caught using smartwatches and glasses with hidden cameras to cheat on an exam.

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3,000 students will need to re-sit an incredibly competitive entrance exam for medical school at Rangsit University in Bangkok, Thailand after a high-tech cheating scam was uncovered.

The university says that three students were caught filming the exam paper on tiny cameras concealed in their glasses. In a plot like something from "Mission: Impossible," the video feed was transmitted to an outside team who solved the questions, and sent the correct answers to three other students' smartwatches.

The Bangkok Post is reporting that the cheating students were on the hook for 850,000 baht (around $24,000) to those forwarding them answers if they passed the exam.

The university's rector, Arthit Ourairat, publicized the scam on Facebook, where it was shared thousands of times.