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    30 fake schools closed in the UK

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    Encouraging news, even if 80% of the 30 are based outside the UK and will hardly be affected. I'd love to see a list, but none was provided.
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    This is the organization that did all the work

    https://www.hedd.ac.uk/

    I have contacted them to see if the list is available.
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    No need to wait. HEDD's list of bogus universities is near the end of this document, which outlines their various anti-fraud programs. They say most "schools" on this list have been shut down and provide much detail in some specific cases.

    http://cdn.prospects.ac.uk/pdf/HEDD%...ee%20fraud.pdf

    Wait a minute! Many of these seem pretty old - names from years back. HEDD says these are a sample and more still are operating. I hope they closed some that aren't on here. We'll see, I guess.

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    I got a very nice response from HEDD saying that they do not keep a list per se, they rely on the media to keep track. He pointed me toward this article

    Investigation launched into online university offering £35k degrees - but officials can't find a single trace of it - Manchester Evening News

    which is something we have previously discussed.
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