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Faking Unbelievable

Postby MGV12 » Mon May 18, 2015 8:43 am

Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions

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Seen from the Internet, it is a vast education empire: hundreds of universities and high schools, with elegant names and smiling professors at sun-dappled American campuses.

Their websites, glossy and assured, offer online degrees in dozens of disciplines, like nursing and civil engineering. There are glowing endorsements on the CNN iReport website, enthusiastic video testimonials, and State Department authentication certificates bearing the signature of Secretary of State John Kerry.

“We host one of the most renowned faculty in the world,” boasts a woman introduced in one promotional video as the head of a law school. “Come be a part of Newford University to soar the sky of excellence.”

Yet on closer examination, this picture shimmers like a mirage. The news reports are fabricated. The professors are paid actors. The university campuses exist only as stock photos on computer servers. The degrees have no true accreditation.

In fact, very little in this virtual academic realm, appearing to span at least 370 websites, is real — except for the tens of millions of dollars in estimated revenue it gleans each year from many thousands of people around the world, all paid to a secretive Pakistani software company.

Full story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/18/world ... 31730&_r=0
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Re: Faking Unbelievable

Postby Roger Ramjet » Mon May 18, 2015 11:01 am

MGV12 wrote:Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions

The New York Times missed a couple: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_un ... _education
And there's even talk about one here in Thailand that is affiliated to an American University and charges massive fees. The Dean is either Indian or Pakistani and there are untold millions missing. There's also a few Thai "universities" that fail the grade and still pump out thousands of "graduates" each year.... for a price. The best rort though is the teacher not showing up for class and then the student having to pay for the same teachers "cram" school on weekends and they pack them in, over 60-70 students each class.
The best university, they say, is along Kow San road. I think at last report it was an hour for each "degree".
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Re: Faking Unbelievable

Postby Roger Ramjet » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:43 pm

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Thursday "red flagged" Thailand for failing to solve significant safety concerns (SSC) on aviation standards within the 90-day deadline after receiving...
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... y-standard
The full story is remarkable. Europe has also red flagged Thailand, but the President of Thai Airways says that even though they are the only international carrier from Thailand, it doesn't matter because it won't apply to them. The fact that a red flag on a carrier means that the airline is banned doen't seem to have sunk in yet. Just where will Thai Airlines operate in the future?
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Re: Faking Unbelievable

Postby MGV12 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:09 am



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_a ... t_diplomas

QI XL comes highly recommended by me ... lots on YouTube ... but then I do like that sort of thing.

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Re: Faking Unbelievable

Postby Roger Ramjet » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:29 pm

MGV12 wrote: but then I do like that sort of thing.

Look at all the money these people wasted on their dogs and cats when all they had to do was go to Kow Sahn Road (dunno how to spell it, only been there once to exchange books) and within two hours could have walked away with "real" degrees from reputable universities.
Of course the numbers on the degree would be slightly phoney, and if someone were to check with the University, they would never have heard of "you", but look how impressive they would have looked on your feature wall in the study, if you had one.
Think of the look on your parents face who had thrown you out of the house for drug dealing and calling you a waster, no hoper and other uncomplimentary names; when you suddenly sent them some years later 3 or 4 phoney degrees from Oxford or Cambridge, or whatever country you didn't come from and knew they wouldn't ring (compliments of Kow Sahn Road, where you were making a drug deal) and then arriving back in a new shiny BMW a month later when the drug deal went through and telling them being thrown out was the best thing that happened to you...... well no, not really, not a good idea, especially if an undercover police vehicle was sitting just across the road.
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Re: Faking Unbelievable

Postby Roger Ramjet » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:03 pm

I just finished reading this article and shuddered. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-01/b ... eg/6586274 The photo tells a thousand lies. This new commissioner, with no service in the Australian Armed Forces is wearing two medal on the left side of his uniform, denoting he has 15 years service in the armed forces (Parramatta medal) and also another medal I've never seen, but believe to be a Federal Police medal of some sort and both should be worn on the righthand side. When this site http://www.anzmi.net/ gets hold of the photo they will have him charged, by none other than the Federal Police, the organisation he came from.
He also has had a chequered career: http://www.smh.com.au/national/top-cop- ... -4nf9.html http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/07/31/pol ... nt-matter/ But ideally suited to the job because of his political connections.
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