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September 3, 2014

Topics include: Changes to Maryland's Sex Offender Registry. New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo has signed a law that requires all volunteer firefighters to be checked against the state’s sex offender registry. New Jersey is the 13th state to ban the box.

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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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