>>>"Is it really your contention that the respective hiring manager should need an HR person to tell them that degrees purchased for $500 on the internet aren't "real" degrees? Because honestly that doesn't sound "100% the domain of HR " it sounds like a sloppy excuse from a lazy hiring manager." Most hiring managers I've worked have no clue WHICH Universities are fake, especially with the proliferation of real and bogus online degrees. I think it is HR/Compliance job to identify these instances and educate the manager. If you have to say anything more than "it's a $500 degree bought off the internet with no work", then it's on the manager.