This reprint of a 1985 report from the US House of Representatives covers phony diplomas, degrees, and academic credentials . It contains information on the FBI's "Operation Dipscam," which in the past few years has shut down dozens of diploma mills in the US.
The report contains reproductions of advertisements from diploma mills, and photos of phony degrees purchased through the mail. It goes into considerable detail on how doctors and other professionals use these fraudulent credentials, with many fascinating case histories.
"The FBI has found that an individual could obtain credentials from a wide selection of institutions by the meeting of one single requirement - the payment of a fee ranging from $25 for a meritorious citation to $28,000 for a medical degree complete with transcripts and letters of recommendation... The FBI found that fraudulent diplomas may be issued in the name of the diploma mill itself or they may be falsified duplicates of diplomas issued by legitimate colleges and universities. During raids closing one diploma mill, FBI personnel have confiscated thousands of falsified diplomas identical to those conferred to graduates of such reputable institutions as Harvard, Yale, Emory, and the University of Alabama as well as those of nonexistent 'sound-alike' schools." Fascinating reading for anyone interested in the "problem" of Fraudulent Credentials!
1985, 6 x 9, 83 pp, illustrated, soft cover.