Most excellent point, only the most blatant degree mills are obviously operating illegally. Even when they are operating illegally, there are still academic frauds running around saying that they are operating legally, take St. Regis University as an example. It took years for Liberia to officially state the SRU was operating illegally and SRU still won't admit that they are illegal. There's even an example of an "illegal" degree mill that had the owner sent to jail because it was proven in court that he was a bad guy and the institution continued to operate! LaSalle/LaSalle/Orion!