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How To Buy A Fake University Degree

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mqp7fk5MQ0

Marie Theriault-Sabourin is a manager in the registrar's office at Algonquin College in Ottawa. She has a master's degree in business administration.

Quami Frederick used her bachelor's degree to get into Toronto's Osgoode Hall law school and was offered a job articling with a Bay St. law firm.

Armed with his Ph.D in political science, police tactical trainer Augustus Michalik counts various Canadian and U.S. law enforcement agencies as his clients.

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The problem is, their university degrees are fake.

They are among at least 220 Canadians with bogus academic credentials uncovered in a recent probe. Worldwide, fake degrees are a billion dollar industry, even threatening government security, investigators say.

Last week, an undercover Star investigation exposed Peng Sun, a York University grad who forges university degrees from real Canadian universities for $4,000. Sun's client list was not available, but the Star obtained a list of Canadians who bought fake degrees from an American diploma mill busted three years ago by the U.S. Secret Service and Homeland Security.

St. Regis University, which granted degrees under various names, was a complete fake. Canadians on its "buyers list" gave the Star one of three explanations: some admitted the degrees were bogus, some claimed they submitted course work (but did not provide proof to the Star), and others thought they were awarded real degrees for life experiences.

https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2008/12/13/phony_degrees_catch_up_to_buyers.html

With competition still fierce in the jobs market, some people might be tempted to beef up their resume by buying a fake degree.
The problem of fake degrees is nothing new, but the Internet has made it easier than ever to obtain a bogus qualification.

George Gollin, a board member of the U.S.-based Council for Higher Education Accreditation, told CNN he estimates that more than 100,000 fake degrees are sold each year in the U.S. alone. Of those, around one third are postgraduate degrees. He added that a bogus degree will typically cost $1,000.
By trade, Gollin is a physics professor at the University of Illinois. He first became interested in degree mills after being spammed with offers of fake college degrees.

According to a story in Wired Magazine, his interest turned to outrage after he stumbled upon news of a forensic psychologist who had purchased her degree. "Here's this person who's untrained doing therapeutic interventions," he told Wired. "I thought, 'Jesus, this is really bad.'"
The institutions that sell these fake qualifications are known as either diploma mills or degree mills. Diploma mills issue fraudulent diplomas supposedly granted by real universities, while degree mills pose as real universities.

According to Gollin, setting up a degree mill is simply a matter of creating a Web site that looks like it belongs to a genuine university. The Web site includes a way for customers to pay for their qualifications online and a place for prospective employers to contact to verify the degree is genuine.
Some degree mills award degrees on the basis of the buyer's supposed "life experience," while others require a small amount of coursework. One degree mill required about a week's worth of coursework to earn a masters degree.

Gollin said this token coursework is largely for the customers' benefit -- to help them convince themselves they have earned their qualification.
While some people might be duped into believing they are obtaining a legitimate qualification, Gollin said that almost everyone buying from a degree mill knows they are getting a fake.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/01/11/fake.college.degrees/

I had no idea this was going on or so prevalent!  lol  I hope my Doctor is really a doctor lolololol

 

You guys have a good day,

-T

 

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LOL that's an epidemic / pandemic in South Africa

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640 SA public officials allegedly have fake degrees

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says that as many as 640 public sector officials have misrepresented their qualifications, and should be discharged without delay.

Senior officials exposed this information at this week’s Portfolio Committee of Public Service and Administration.

The Department did however refuse to reveal the names and positions of the individuals who were found to have lied about their qualifications, the DA said.

An increasing number of civil servants are lying about their qualifications, the communications department said on Wednesday (4 March).

“The incidents of misrepresentation, which appear to be on the rise, will not be tolerated as they impact negatively on the reputation of the country, its institutions and the credibility of the National Qualifications Framework,” acting director general Donald Liphoko said.

All government departments, their entities and agencies needed to implement public service regulations to deal with the problem decisively, he said. Forging qualifications was illegal, he warned.

“We would like to caution people who are embellishing their CVs with fraudulent academic qualifications that the government is committed to rooting out such behaviour.”

There have been a number of scandals recently over public officials’ misrepresenting their academic qualifications.

These include senior member of the African National Congress and former MP Pallo Jordan, former SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala, and South Africa’s ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko.

Pheko claimed she received her PhD from the American La Salle University in 2000. However, the university closed in 1996 when it emerged it was selling degrees and other academic qualifications via the internet.

Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate.

In December, Tshabalala resigned after she was unable to provide proof of her qualifications following an inquiry by a parliamentary committee.

Jordan resigned from Parliament and the ANC’s national executive committee last year after revelations that he had lied about having a PhD.

Liphoko urged South Africans to be aware of unscrupulous higher education institutions that were not registered with the department of higher education, nor accredited by official quality assurance bodies.

 

 

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This bugger is now still in the position after three court cases - he is currently making crazy "laws" with regards to broadcasting news etc.

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SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng claimed to have passed high school in his interview for a position at the SABC.

The Public Protector was asked to investigate the claim, and found that Motsoeneng lied about his qualifications.

Despite a recommendation from the Public Protector that he should be removed from his position, he is still serving as the SABC’s COO.

Source: Don’t punish Motsoeneng for lying: SABC

 

Some of his shenanigans..

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Mmm, huh, have we ever seen Obama's college transcripts?

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4 minutes ago, grav said:

Mmm, huh, have we ever seen Obama's college transcripts?

they don't exist do they?

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3 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

they don't exist do they?

If I told you, I'd have to kill you. Sorry.

Remember Loretta Fuddy, the hospital administrator who died suspiciously during a fuss over BO's birth certificate? It listed a hospital whose name had not been changed until after he was born. And his father was from a country that did not exist at that time. Oh, hush, you birthers, thruthers, flaterfers. Crazy conspiracy idjits

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About 5 or 6 years ago I watched a program about the way most of the huge corporations hire people now. They do not care if you have a degree and say you are qualified for the position. They started giving exams and found that the majority of the people who scored the highest were those who had no degree at all, so it was that group they hired from.

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52 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

they don't exist do they?

Obama was given an "affirmative action" free ride to the best schools, and of course Bill Ayers helped him because he knew Obama would be a perfect shill for the agenda.  Obama's transcripts are hidden because grades for "diversity students" are totally meaningless.

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1 hour ago, Cryptic Mole said:

About 5 or 6 years ago I watched a program about the way most of the huge corporations hire people now. They do not care if you have a degree and say you are qualified for the position. They started giving exams and found that the majority of the people who scored the highest were those who had no degree at all, so it was that group they hired from.

WE have a standard "test" we need prospective employees to do.  I can vouch for this method.  In many cases people have theoretical knowledge but fail to apply that in practice.

Developers will know the one question we include. "When will you use a left-outer-join and why?"  I have found guys / girls with a degree who look at you like - WTF?

Another small ting that trips up a lot of "clever" graduates - Write a small program to automate naughts&crosses game.  Here the innovation and logic of the developer is quickly visible.  I do not employ code-monkeys - you need people who are innovative, quick and 100% on integrity etc.

 

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