Copyleaks: What does Cheat Detection Alert mean?

A Cheat Detection Alert will appear in the similarity report when a scan has detected an abnormality in a submitted document. These abnormalities are usually present due to a student's efforts to cheat or "fool" a plagiarism scan. The three forms of cheating that our scans can detect are called Character Replacement, Hidden Characters & AI Content.

Hidden Characters
Character Replacement
AI Text

Please note that these alerts are intended as a flag for possible intentional cheating. Documents should always be reviewed before confirmation of cheating and discussion with your student(s).

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