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    Coronado Pacific University

    A degree mill based in Pakistan. Brett Loebel and Almeda get a mention.

    Coronado Pacific University sued for racketeering | San Diego Reader

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    As long as there are customers, there will always be diploma mills. And as long as employers and others don't make these distinctions, there will always be customers.

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    Back on July 15 2015, our Presiding Guru of DL, Dr. John Bear, mentioned Coronado Pacific.

    Fake Diplomas from Pakistan

    John opined that Coronado Pacific might basically be just a name-change for California Paramount U. - also known as Paramount California U. in some quarters. This school had been linked to Axact (Pakistani fraud ring) in the media and its site had suddenly been pulled from the Web. Paramount California degrees were reported to have cost up to $200,000 when "brokered" through Axact offices. Both these schools claimed addresses in San Diego.

    Thank goodness Google didn't have a data crash like DI. I couldn't find any of this with the DI search gadget!

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    Decent name, at least.

    It's no University of South Chicago but it isn't bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuhaus View Post
    It's no University of South Chicago but it isn't bad.
    No - not bad at all. But if I were going to name a University after a Conquistador, I'd go full-bore. I'd use Coronado's full name, Universidad Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján, or maybe choose one of his expedition-leaders. I can see it now:

    Universidad García López de Cárdenas - coming to a casilla postal (post-office box) near you. He discovered the Grand Canyon - but had nothing, as far as I know, to do with Grand Canyon U.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    No - not bad at all. But if I were going to name a University after a Conquistador, I'd go full-bore.
    When I hear 'Coronado' in the San Diego context, I think of the upscale San Diego suburb right across from downtown San Diego. A very desirable place to live. Several military installations (North Island Naval Air Station, the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado etc.) but no universities, as far as I know.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronado,_California
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    John opined that Coronado Pacific might basically be just a name-change for California Paramount U.
    I'm of the same opinion, actually. Coronado Pacific and Paramount California had a lot in common. They also had a lot in common with two (or one, it's a matter of definition) schools in the UK, which in turn easily can be mistaken for Axact clones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bear View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbwa shenzi View Post
    schools in the UK, which in turn easily can be mistaken for Axact clones.
    Don't know why I wrote that: I should have written "which in turn are very similar to some Axact clones" or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bear View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    John opined that Coronado Pacific might basically be just a name-change for California Paramount U. - also known as Paramount California U. in some quarters. This school had been linked to Axact (Pakistani fraud ring) in the media and its site had suddenly been pulled from the Web. Paramount California degrees were reported to have cost up to $200,000 when "brokered" through Axact offices. Both these schools claimed addresses in San Diego.
    Well, it seems Paramount California University is operating out of a virtual office in Sydney, Australia now: 26/44 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000. phone +61 1800 440 932

    Here's some archived information about PCU: [Archive '2014] Office of the President| Paramount California University
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbwa shenzi View Post
    Well, it seems Paramount California University is operating out of a virtual office in Sydney, Australia now: 26/44 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000. phone +61 1800 440 932
    Yes - I found this page of Google ads for PCU Australia: https://plus.google.com/+PcuEduAustralia - but no website (yet). Nice building ... Hey, it looks JUST like the Sydney Opera House!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosborne48 View Post
    Picky, picky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
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    Well you should accord them more respect you know. After all, they are using the Sydney Opera House as a campus!
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