Graduates who post selfies with their degree because they cannot celebrate at face-to-face ceremonies risk fuelling fraud, the higher education watchdog has warned.
University leavers have been urged not to publish photographs of themselves on social media brandishing their degree certificates as it alerts counterfeiters to the latest logos, signatories and wording.
The warning comes amid concerns that graduates will be more likely to share pictures online since they are being denied their usual graduation photo opportunities due to face-to-face ceremonies being cancelled this year.
Prospects, which runs the Hedd Degree Fraud Service on behalf of the Office for Students, has issued the warning as it expects the number of graduates posting selfies to rise.
Graduation officers have returned to campuses across the UK to post out degree certificates to students who spent their