What does a cheat detection alert mean?

Character Replacement, Hidden Characters Alerts & AI Content Alerts

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.


For more information on Hidden Characters cheating see our page here.


For more information on Character Replacement cheating see our page here.


For more information on AI Content Detection results see our page here.

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).