Fake Diplomas: So Easy a Dog Could Do It
September 25, 2009
Getting a fake degree online from a diploma mill is so easy, even Chester the pug could do it. No offense, Chester. The aforementioned pooch just received his MBA from Rochville University. Check out the story below. Some one might want to perform a background check with an Education Verification.
How’s this for “hounding” diploma mills?
GetEducated.com, an online-learning consumer group, managed to purchase an online M.B.A. for its mascot, a dog named Chester Ludlow.
The Vermont pug earned his tassles by pawing over $499 to Rochville University, which offers “distance learning degrees based on life and career experience,” according to a news release from GetEducated. He got back a package from a post-office box in Dubai that contained a diploma and transcripts, plus a certificate of distinction in finance and another purporting to show membership in the student council.
GetEducated.com belives Chester is the first dog to get a diploma for life experience. But his bow-wow M.B.A. isn’t the first canine college degree: Witness this 2007 story about a police-department dog’s diploma.
Here’s GetEducated.com’s video about the stunt: “Dog Earns Online MBA: A Cautionary Tail.”