As I mentioned in my 24.1.11 post where can i buy an accredited overseas phd?, a request by the CSU owner, Zahid Yazdanie, to register California South University as a federal trademark was denied for obvious reasons. The most obvious is that it is in violation of section 89005.5 of the California Education Code, which
provides that the name of the California State University belongs to the institution and cannot be appropriated by others: The name “California State University” is the property of the state. No person shall, without the permission of the Trustees of the California State University, use this name, or any abbreviation of it . . . . Notwithstanding this statute, the CSU name has from time to time been used without proper authority, creating confusion and the potential for complicated legal battles. Moreover, there are certain other institutional identities, which also have considerable value and help identify the CSU to the public — e.g., campus names, nicknames, mascots, internet domain names — which are not necessarily protected under the statute.
(Source: Trademark Handbook, prepared by the Office of General Counsel, The California State University, December 2008)
An E-mail from Arthur Miller (no, not THAT Arthur Miller)
One of my contacts received an e-mail from “Arthur Miller” (see below – yes, I’m not kidding; no, you can’t make this stuff up) , president of CSU, whose address (14731 Comet St Irvine CA 92604) is identical to that of a certain Zahid Yazdanie of Punjab, Pakistan and Irvine, CA. The “president’s residence” is a 2326 square ft.6 bedroom, 4 bath single family house in Orange Country built in 1970. It last sold for $819,000 in January 2007. Not too shabby for the president of a diploma mill who believes in diversifying his businesses. (This address is also the “headquarters” of the California Honey Honey Products Company, among other businesses.)
Here are some of the most common questions and answers,which will help you to understand the process of award of degree from world renowned California South University.
How do I apply for a experience based degree ?
The first essential step is to fill free evaluation form .This is essential step and you will be required to attach your CV/Resume on this form . we will not be able to proceed without evaluation.
Will my degree allow me to use a professional title or a post nominal letter?
As all the degrees provided at California South University are fully accredited and recognized worldwide, you will be allowed to use all the professional titles and post nominal letters according to your degree, such as MBA, PhD, etc.
How can I get my credentials certified?
If required by your employer or institute, we can provide services for Apostille and Embassy Legalization whenever you want ($495/each document). The documents will be attested and can be sent directly to your employer/institute. You can also use an outside company American Apostille.
Will degrees and transcripts mention words like ” Life experience” or “On line”.
No, we do not mention these words.
Can I view sample copies of degree and transcripts?
Yes, Scroll to middle of page http://calsuni.com/faqs.php and you will see pictures. Click on these pictures ,and you can view all the documents.
How long it takes me to get all documents ?
We mostly ship by FedEx or DHL. It takes 15 days to get all documents shipped to you from the day the payment is confirmed. If for any reason ,the documents are lost,we will send another set free of cost.
How much each program cost?
Click fees to see all charges.
Ok, now I dont have credit card . How can I send you the payment?
International students can send bank wire from any bank of their country.We will send you bank wire instructions in your approved evaluation form.Or email Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you still have any questions ,you can Annie by phone at 1-949-954-7464 (Monday to Friday) 9 am to 5 pm , Pacific USA time.
Note: Pl hit “reply” on your email,when replying email.
Credential Certification (The Fat Lady Hasn’t Sung Yet)
The “outside company,” American Apostille is very much an “inside company” owned by (you guessed it) Zahid Yazdanie. (The domain name is registered under that name with “President Miller’s” address: 14731 COMET ST, IRVINE. CA 92604 US.) In addition, to make it even easier for those with an interest in such matters to put 2 & 2 together, the contact address for American Apostille is (yes, right again!) 14731 Comet St., Irvine, CA. No doubt putting one of the 6 bedrooms to good use.
Can You Spell F-R-A-U-D?
1a : deceit, trickery; specifically : intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right b : an act of deceiving or misrepresenting : trick
2a : a person who is not what he or she pretends to be : impostor; also : one who defrauds : cheat b : one that is not what it seems or is represented to be
My question(s) to the California Postsecondary Education Commission, General Counsel, California State University, California Tax Service Center, Internal Revenue Service – are you listening? Will you do anything about it? When?