Fake Diplomas: So Easy a Dog Could Do It

Nick Fishman

Diploma Dog

Diploma Dog

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.

Unmuzzling Diploma Mills: Dog Earns M.B.A. Online

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.”

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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