Fake College Degrees

 It never ceases to amaze me the number of scams and the number of victims that line up for a fake college degree online. Don't get me wrong, I know there are websites that sell “novelty” degrees to hang on your wall to impress friends and family. Some of these sites make it completely clear that they are offering nothing more than a nice looking diploma and transcript. If that's what you want and you know what you're getting, fine, that's your business. But, there are too many professional rip-off artists that prey and pounce on unwary victims that are innocently looking for an education—but end up with nothing more than a fake degree and a broken dream.

Fake college degrees are not always as easy to spot as one would believe. Not every prospective student knows about accreditation. And, accreditation in the United States is not always so easy to understand. In the US we have regional accrediting agencies the set a very high standard of quality, but there are many other quite reputable accrediting organizations—but, unfortunately, far too many fly by night organizations.

Still, verifying that an online university is properly accredited should be one of the first steps in the process of selecting a reputable distance learning degree program. It's not the only factor, of course, but it is absolutely essential if you wish to avoid ending up with a worthless, fake college degree.

With the advent of the Internet, fake college degree online scams have increased dramatically. New online colleges and universities seem to open up daily with one mission and one mission only, to cash in on unsuspecting degree seekers who want only to improve their lives and career prospects.

But don't despair, there are many reputable online colleges offering a real opportunity to obtain a real College Degree at Home. A fake college degree online will cause you nothing but heartaches. If your goal is to enhance your career prospects in all likelihood you'll never achieve your objective and your degree will not be acceptable to prospective employers. Earning a fake college degree can cost you not only a lot of time and money, but the loss of your reputation as well—and that is something not so easily restored.

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Truly, such fake college degrees, online or offline, are not worth the paper they are written on, are they?

They good news is that you have now been enlightened and I have some more good news for you too, there are hundreds of reputable and fully accredited online colleges in the United States and throughout the world. Many of these distance learning universities, for example, Phoenix Online University , offers nearly every course and academic discipline imaginable, while other programs such as Concord Law School specializes in offering an online law degree and the opportunity to become a practicing lawyer.

Final word: There are too may reputable and prestigious online colleges and universities. Save your time and money and avoid being the victim of a fake college degree.  

About the Author
Peter J. Loughlin, J.D., LL.M. achieved his dream of becoming an attorney using only distance learning and online resources. Now he helps others achieve their online
college degree dreams at http://www.MaxStudy.com and how to become a lawyer at http://www.LawSchoolBible.com . Avoid being the victim of a fake college degree.