Accredibase Uncovers More Illegal Education Institutions

In the past the world has seen a multi-million dollar fake degree operation shut down in Beijing, both India’s and Tanzania’s national media call for fake degrees to be ‘stamped out’, a legitimate college’s Principal in the UK arrested for giving fake degrees to students to aid visa applications, a New York ‘doctor’ in court for fraud and using a fake degree, and Pakistan giving a prison sentence to yet another Government minister for a using a fake degree! On top of this, U.S. President Barack Obama has declared he will combat disingenuous degree providers from targeting military veterans. It seems the fake degree market is very much alive and well.

Within this time Accredibase, the global database of diploma and accreditation mills, has reported 6,042 suspected and confirmed mills globally. Accredibase utilizes information given by law enforcement agencies throughout the world, and its own in-house research team to ascertain the legal status of both institutions and accrediting agencies.

Read the latest Newsletter from Accredibase for details on these events.


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