Welcome to the Internet home for the definitive book on degree mills, diploma mills, and fake academic credentials.
A PERSONAL LETTER FROM THE AUTHORS, FBI SPECIAL AGENT ALLEN EZELL (ret'd) & JOHN BEAR, Ph.D.
Thank you for coming to our website.
• If you came here because you were searching for a fake degree to buy, we urge you to think again, and avoid the terrible risks of, as we say, "putting a time bomb in your resume."
• If you came here to learn more about degree mills and fake credentials, our book is a great place to begin. You can learn a lot more about the book, and the field, on this site (see the list to the left).
• And if you came here to buy the book, thank you. We'd be happy to sell you one, but honesty requires us to tell you that you can buy it for less on Amazon.com. If you do buy it from us, we'll both autograph it for you. If you buy it from your local independent bookstore, you'll pay a bit more, but you'll be helping this dying breed to survive. Your choice entirely. (Thanks.)
This book is for:
- Anyone considering buying (or who is already using) a fake degree.
- Anyone who has identified someone else (friend, co-worker, boss, celebrity, etc.) who may be using a fake degree (or who wants to check up on people).
- Human Resources professionals and corporate executives who worry (or should worry) about the liability of employees with fake degrees.
- Investigative reporters.
- Lawyers and lawmakers.
- And anyone who enjoys reading stories about clever scams, frauds, and their perpetrators.