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October 15, 2014

This week's topics include:

  • Protecting children of the military
  • Obey the FCRA or be prepared to pay
  • New OSHA rules affect thousands

 

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Education Verification: Fake Degrees are a REAL Problem

Just how important is education verification?  Unfortunately, in today’s world, it is essential.  Google “fake degree” and hundreds of sites promising diplomas and transcripts pop up.  Choose your school and your degree and you are ready to go!

In their 2012 publication “Degree Mills: The Billion Dollar Industry That Has Sold Over a Million Fake Diplomas,” Allen Ezell and John Bear estimated that fake degree sales easily exceeded the billion dollar mark in just a decade.

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