Selling legitimate degrees

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  1. BA1

    BA1 New Member

    I just saw where some Russian officials where arrested for selling degrees from legitimate fully accredited universities. Anyone no if this is true or not and what other countries does this happen in?
     
  2. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    Can you provide the link?

    I am curious what is your real agenda and why?
     
  3. BA1

    BA1 New Member

    Vinipink, no disrespect to you but what type of agenda I'm suppose to have. I have a question I post a thread, thats all. No agenda just someone who wants answer.
     
  4. Ruble

    Ruble New Member

    So where did you see this, what officials, what schools? Vini posted his reply because your post was vague and smells of a troll. I concur.
     
  5. Woho

    Woho New Member

    There are always these rumors around about degrees for money in developing countries. Nothing really new...
     
  6. lawrenceq

    lawrenceq Member

    I want to buy a degree from a legit university - does anybody know of any websites that sell them?
     
  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, here's a listing

    http://univ.cc/

    Oh, there's just one or two small conditions. You have to make your payments over a period of time, perhaps four years. You also have to read a whole bunch of books and then answer some pretty complicated questions about what's in the books. Then you can have your degree.

    It's really no big deal. I bet you can do it.
     
  8. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    There are several sites on the internet that will sell you a "fake" diploma and associated items with the names of real schools.
     
  9. lawrenceq

    lawrenceq Member

    I'm a student at this website called Fort Hays State Univerity, and my advisor told me I can have a degree after I complete 45-hrs.
     
  10. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    I remember an article in the WSJ a little while ago about this often happening in Italy.
     
  11. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    From the same grammatical error in several of your posts I assume you live in, or come from, a non-english speaking country.
     
  12. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    Well this is the part I am supposed to be nice and welcome you to the board. I am sorry if I hurt your feelings (people here needs to grow a rubber skin). But it is important when you post a question in this board, to be clear, you have posted several questions, that seems to me vague and very general. The approach seems like you want to ask something but at the same time like you don't want to ask it. If you have a legitimate question(s) you should have no problem from me or the other regulars in getting an answer(s). I hope you understand my position and again; if, I hurt your feelings accept my apologies, but remember if your intentions are not genuine, we are watching, especially me.

    Sincerely,

    Vini
     
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  13. bazonkers

    bazonkers New Member

    He might be trolling but he is actually referring to something I had seen before a while back. These were legit universites that would sell you one of their degree for cash. They were accredited, OK, well as accredited as a university can be in Russia. Hmm, let me check.

    EDIT: Here is something but this was back in 2004. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/degrees-for-sale-corruption-scandal-engulfs-russias-leading-university-535282.html

    Regardless, money talks in Russia and I bet it could still be done. I did find a reference from someone saying the practice goes on in Indonesia as well. Still looking.

    EDIT #2: Here is more related info: http://www.vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=79386
     
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  14. Tech_Guy

    Tech_Guy New Member

    If you have enough money then you can have your accredited degree complete with transcripts, college mailing address, and contact numbers.. It's really an underground cottage industry. Not surprising...money talks.
     
  15. Henry White

    Henry White New Member

    How about a little closer to home? Like Marilee Jones, Dean of Admissions, MIT, caught a couple of years ago with multiple instances of bogus credentials updated on her CV and college records over the past 28 years?
     
  16. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Yep, this happens. I would assume this happens in many other countries, with widely varied frequency. There is a English term for this kind of things: C R I M E. But then again, this is no news is it?
     
  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    What does this mean? Russia has some excellent universities. Moscow State University is one example -- SJTU's 2008 rankings lists then at number 70 in the world.

    -=Steve=-
     
  18. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    45-hrs is unusual for a degree - did you transfer some previously earned credit to FHSU?
     
  19. blaterson

    blaterson New Member

    You do seem to pick a lot of fights on this board:

     
  20. lawrenceq

    lawrenceq Member

    Yes, I transferred a ton of prior college and military credits.
     

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