Degree Mills--Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center 919 W. Illinois St. Urbana
Alan Ezell will define the major characteristics of a Degree Mill, and discuss why DMs are a problem, why we have them, what types exist, and how to identify their red flags. He will include a history of the FBI's DIPSCAM taskforce and the federal statues used in the investigation. Included in this detailed picture of DMs will be a close look at academic accreditation, the specific example in Miami concerning fraudulent academic credit for school teachers, and a look at who sets up shop in our nation's capital. Ezell will discuss which states have strong laws/enforcement, and those that do not, a look at Credential Services, who counterfeit degrees and transcripts from legitimate universities, and what you can do to stop this lucrative criminal enterprise.
WILL-AM580 FOCUS interview with Allen Ezell
Co-author of Degree Mills: The Billion-Dollar Industry That Has Sold Over a Million Fake Diplomas