An investigate reporter from the Straits Times, reported how he obtained two fake university degrees
in one week. He obtained one in Criminal Justice and one in Journalism in just one week. When they are that easy to obtain in so short a time period, they are probably fake. A Fake University awarded fake university documents
in criminal justice and True Diploma gave him the degree in journalism, both for US$349. There was no studying or tests involved in obtaining the degrees.
Before buying the degree from Fake University, the reporter called them. He was told that they was properly accredited and legal and that their degrees were accepted all over the world. All that was required for the fake college degree
was relevant life experience or an online equivalency test that would take less than an hour.
Lim reports that the fake University degree
package was quite impressive. In addition to the degree, there were also fake transcripts
and grades for the different modules. There is an authentic looking embossed university seal on the degree. All of this was obtained without any courses or examinations.
The reporter states that the fake diploma
problem is so prevalent in the United States, that it is a national security threat. A May 2004 audit revealed that 463 federal employees had fake degree certificates
. Some were high ranking with security clearances. This illustrates how much of a big business the fake degrees
are. It is a billion dollar business selling thousands of fake university diplomas
online every week.
Most employers check the qualifications of the prospective employee by calling the university. This may not reveal all of the diploma mills
since many of them will provide phone verification. They will tell the employer that the individual is a graduate of the school he claims to have attended.
This doesnt mean that all online college and university programs are fakes. There are many legitimate schools that offer online programs. Anyone that is interested in obtaining a quality fake online diploma
should spend time checking out the online school. The prospective student can check with local education authorities to avoid becoming involved with an online swindle.