“Diplomas, Transcripts & Certificates – Sellin’ Like Hotcakes!” Revisited

cheating next exitMore intrigue in the blog that promises (and delivers!) Information, Insights & (Occasionally) Intrigue.  Sometimes, like articles, these posts just write themselves.  I’m just the humble medium.  I received a comment last week from someone in the biz, the fake certificate biz, that is, in response to 2013 post entitled Diplomas, Transcripts & Certificates – Sellin’ Like Hotcakes! about the buying and selling of fraudulent educational credentials.  No, it wasn’t an erudite comment but rather a come-on for folks to buy “registered” IELTS, TOEFL, ESOL and CELTA/DELTA (and other!) English language certificates.  Why earn ’em when you can buy ’em, right?  Here’s one of the “money sentences”, pun intended.

After your order is placed it takes just few days for us to get your details in the system Once your details are imputed in the system it will be in the IELTS or TOEFL web sites/system once for ever and will appear real, legit and verifiable for ever.

THIS I’d like to see.  Show me what u got, boys and girls!

This company also “does” work permits, driver’s licenses, passports and visas.  You want it, you need it, they got it!  Free enterprise is alive and well in the sleazy world of fake educational credentials.

Drum roll…  here it is in the original sloppy (i.e., unedited) form with the contact information redacted.  (I don’t want to generate more business for this outfit.)

MAA

Buy Registered IELTS certificates without attending the Exam

fakeWe sell registered IELTS & TOEFL, ESOL, and CELTA/DELTA and other English Language certificates.

Buy Registered IELTS & TOEFL, ESOL certificates without attending the Exam

We deal and specialize in the production of registered TOEFL, IELTS, ESOL, CELTA/DELTA & other English Language Certificates. Please note that Our IELTS & TOEFL Certificates are Original and registered in the data base and Can be verified.After your order is placed it takes just few days for us to get your details in the system Once your details are imputed in the system it will be in the IELTS or TOEFL web sites/system once for ever and will appear real, legit and verifiable for ever.
contact email ——@outlook.com

WE can also help you to get valid Work permits,Driver’s license ,second passport and Visas to European ,USA,Canada and Australia.

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Diplomas, Transcripts & Certificates – Sellin’ Like Hotcakes!

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Get ’em while they last!  (The only limit is the one your bank imposes on you…)

Boost Your Job!  (Just pray your current or prospective employee doesn’t check on the authenticity of your spanking new – and very fake – sheepskinDegree verification services, anyone?)

Get Your Degree!  Why earn one when you can buy one!  Take advantage of our 25% discount!  Hell, we even sell “Ged Diplomas”!  You want a transcript!  Look no further!  We’ve got ’em for just $300.  (That’s 1/5 of Vietnam’s annual per capita income in 2012, by the way.)

Degree 

Price

Sales   25%

Ged Diploma

799$

599$

Associate Degree

1199$

899$

Bachelor’s Degree

1199$

899$

Master’s Degree

1499$

1124$

Ph.D Degree

1499$

1124$

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This is what it’s all about!

Memo to the Realdegree Company:  A 2-year degree should be cheaper than a four-year degree.  Less time=less value.  (A company called Realdegree Company selling fake credentials.  Isn’t that what’s called an oxymoron?, defined as “a combination of contradictory or incongruous words, e.g., cruel kindness.  “Peace is war.  Freedom is slavery.  Ignorance is strength,” 1984.) 

Degrees, transcripts and certificates as commodities – literally.  This Google website, created on 15 June 2013, bills itself as a Canadian company but the domain is registered to HHH in HCMC.  Maybe Vietnamese-Canadian or a Vietnamese national in cooperation with a V-C or Canadian associates aka partners in dishonor?  (Check one of your friendly domain name lookup sites if you want to find out HHH’s address, phone number and email address.  I want to keep you in the game, dear reader!)

Like Mike Sestak’s visa scam, this fake credential company is definitely a short-term endeavor.  Make as much as you can in as short a time as possible before you have to pull the plug.  Ride the wave!  Nailing these companies is sometimes a bit like playing Whac-A-Mole.  (If you’re weren’t around or of age in the 1970s or ’80s, google it.)  Like faux institutions of higher education, most have more lives than a cat.  Speaking of cats, dispensing with them on the Internet can be a bit of a cat-and-mouse game.

money-back-guaranteeDon’t know English and need it for a job?  No problem!  You can buy an IELTS certificate.  The higher the score, the higher the price!  (Duh!)   A 5.0 will cost you $600 while a 8.0 will set you back $1200.  (Ouch!)  Q:  What happens when a prospective employer asks you a question in English and you can’t string two coherent sentences together?  (Double ouch!)

Drum roll…  Below is the top 20 List of University, College, Institute All Over the World.  Check it out for a good laugh and/or cry.  (Can I buy a spelling cerrtifacate, too?)  Memo to Triple H & Company.  You know this gig won’t last forever so enjoy it while you can.

MAA

LIST OF UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, INSTITUTE ALL OVER THE  WORLD  

1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY
2 YALE    UNIVERSITY
3 COLUMBIA    UNIVERSITY
4 UNIVERSITY   OF PHONIX
5 TROY   UNIVERSITY
6 UNIVERSITY   OF CALIFORNIA (LOS ANGELES)
7 UNIVERSITY   OF CALIFORNIA (SAN DIEGO)
8 UNIVERSITY   OF CALIFORNIA (BERKELEY)
9 CALIFORNIA   STATE UNIVERSITY
10 STANFORD   UNIVERSITY
11 MASSACHUSETTS   INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
12 CALIFORNIA   INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
13 GEORGIA   INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
14 KENSTATE   UNIVERSITY
15 BOSTON   COLLEGE
16 AUSTRALIA   NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
17 UNIVERSITY   OF SYDNEY
18 UNIVERSITY   OF QUEENSLAND
19 UNIVERSITY   OF MELBOURNE
20 BOND   UNIVERSITY

The importance of being honest

This is the title of an editorial piece that appeared in the “Talk Around Town” section of Việt Nam News the a few days ago.  It’s about the booming business in fake certificates and the broader issue of corruption in the Vietnam’s educational system…  Who reads Việt Nam News?  Mostly foreigners

I discuss the issue of corruption in two posts from April and October 2010:

“Shady education practices corrupt young minds”  and

“Fighting corruption in education sector an uphill battle”

Dennis McCornac, a US professor who’s quoted in the above Việt Nam News article, wrote an essay in 2008 entitled Corruption in Vietnamese Higher Education (PDF), which appeared in the International Higher Education, the quarterly newsletter of the Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE).
Let Me Count the Ways

Below is a partial list of examples of educational corruption:

  • cheating during exams
  • “rent-a-student” services
  • fraudulent research and plagiarism
  • bribery for entry/admission
  • use of fraudulent credentials (e.g., degrees, certificates)
  • bribery related to the recruitment and promotion of teachers
  • extra (illegal) fees for teaching
  • theft of materials from construction projects
  • kickbacks for the purchase of  supplies/equipment

There are many ways to skin a cat, as the expression goes.

Finally, here is a link to a very informative report from a UNESCO/IIEP on corruption in education in Vietnam held from 11-13 October 2010.

MAA