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    Derina is offline Registered User
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    Here Comes Victor Town University

    Got an email today:
    We are pleased to inform, that you have been selected as a recipient of our Halloween Financial Aid Program 2017 by Victor Towns University’s Scholarship Committee.

    Victor Towns University is an accredited institution under the policies of Education Department - USA, offering an online and on campus education at 3325 Marvin Sands, NY 14424, USA

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    The only Victor Towns University I've heard of was an Axact clone.
    Character be like belle, una no fit hide am forever.

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    The only mention of this thing that I could find on the internet was a Facebook page. That in turn provided a .ac url (Ascension Islands) that didn't work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Derina View Post
    Victor Towns University is an accredited institution under the policies of Education Department - USA, offering an online and on campus education at 3325 Marvin Sands, NY 14424, USA
    New York State runs a very tight ship regarding who can and can't award degrees from New York addresses. I didn't see any mention of this thing on their list of authorized institutions.

    Regents Institutional Accreditation
    Last edited by heirophant; 11-04-2017 at 09:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heirophant
    "We are pleased to inform, that you have been selected as a recipient of our Halloween Financial Aid Program 2017..."
    That's what you get in your plastic pumpkin, for trick-or-treating in bad neighbourhoods, Heirophant! Exactly how much cold, hard cash are they offering? I say - take the cheque - but only if it's certified.

    J.

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    There is a website: Victor Towns University. As Mbwa Shenzi notes, it definitely looks like Axact's work. Checked Whois. More danged privacy screens than the CIA, or Kim Jong Un's Bureau 91 (Government-trained hackers). No clues there. Site registered about a year ago. Yes, .ac is the country code for Ascension Island, but there's some debate out there. Other posters say that it's mostly just a fake Commonwealth-orbit .ac (academic) and there is no connection whatsoever to Ascension Island.

    Like cockroaches, these critters will outlast us all, by thousands of years. They will eat from nuclear waste dumps - and still reproduce.

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    I had a look at Victor Towns U's PDF brochure. Some text is identical with other stellar, known Axact "schools" - e.g. Waxen U., Baytown U., Anchor Point U., Kennedy U., Hill U., and Grant Town U. among them. Yeah - I checked...

    Holy pandemics, Batman! It's an Axact infestation! Call the exterminators! Oh, right -- you ARE the Exterminator.
    Just another Axact day in Karachi-town. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along....

    J.
    Last edited by Johann; 11-04-2017 at 12:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    That's what you get in your plastic pumpkin, for trick-or-treating in bad neighbourhoods, Heirophant! Exactly how much cold, hard cash are they offering? I say - take the cheque - but only if it's certified.
    Oops. Sorry, heirophant. Sorry, Derina. I mis-attributed Derina's quote, saying it was heirophant's. Apologies to both posters.

    J.

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    It's an Axact clone alright, and I doubt it's anywhere near 3325 Marvine Sands Drive in Canandaigua, which happens to be the address of a campus of Fingerlakes Community College.
    Character be like belle, una no fit hide am forever.

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    "Halloween Financial Aid Program"?

    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LearningAddict View Post
    "Halloween Financial Aid Program"? LOL!
    The Registrar is the guy in the duck costume. The Chancellor is wearing the clown outfit. Wednesdays, they switch.

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    Their accreditation statement reads, "Our offered programs are accredited from top reputed accrediting bodies. So our students study without any stress."

    Which accrediting bodies?

    Wonderful to study with no stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAM PhD View Post
    Which accrediting bodies?
    RAM, if you had read the accreditation page, you'd have seen that Victor Towns U. claims accreditation from the following five bodies:

    • Universal Accreditation Consortium of Engineering and Technology
    • Global Accreditation Council for Distance Education
    • Gulf Consortium of Higher Education
    • European Board of Business and Management
    • Pan African Board for Computer Science .

    These "accreditors" all have websites and can be reached from links on the Victor Towns accreditation page. They ALL have the typical appearance of Axact-generated sites and I'm not wasting any more time on them. If you want to, go ahead. I think I'm done, here.

    J.
    Last edited by Johann; 11-19-2017 at 11:28 AM.

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