Degree Mills: The Billion-Dollar Industry That Has Sold Over a Million Fake Diplomas

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Prometheus Books, 2012 - Education - 466 pages
When the first edition of Degree Mills was published, fake universities and counterfeit degrees were already a significant problem. Fueled by the Internet, this scam continues to grow--now more than half of all people claiming a new PhD in fact have a fake degree.

In this updated edition, experts Allen Ezell and John Bear go beyond exposing these fraudulent practices to provide detailed recommendations--for government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals--on what can be done to rid us of them. This eye-opening and definitive guide shows how degree mills operate and how to check the validity of anyone's degree--an indispensable reference book.

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About the author (2012)

Allen Ezell founded and was the head of the FBI's DipScam diploma-mill task force. He is also the author of Counterfeit Diplomas and Transcripts and Accreditation Mills.

John Bear, PhD, former head of new business development for Pearson's educational division, is the author of the bestselling Bears' Guide series of educational books, plus numerous books on consumerism, computers, and other topics.

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