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Resource ID: #17590
Subject: Fraud
Source: WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge, La.)
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Date: May 11

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WBRZ-TV investigates e-mails promising "a degree by mail" and discovers that "more and more people are getting solicited." The report reveals that organizers offer fake diplomas in any field, while "students don't do anything at all" and only pay to get the bogus papers. The story sheds light on the gullibility of some employers who accept fake diplomas without scrutinizing them. The investigation also finds that the organizers of the scam are hard "to track down, because their only trace is a phone number that keeps changing."

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