Fake College Degrees: The Problem of Diploma Mills and Its Damaging Effect On the Public and Businesses

June 19, 2013
Hosted by D. Anthony Miles, Ph.D.

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The job market is competitive and many employers want potential job candidates with education credentials. The pressure to have a college degree has caused many job applicants to turn to diploma mills that sell fake college degrees. This has cause the rise of diploma mills or fake colleges that sell college diplomas for a price. Many diploma mills charge a fee ranging from $50 to $5,000 for a bachelor's, master's, Ph.D. or other such degree. Diploma mills have a long history that dates back to the 1930’s. Diploma mills have become a huge problem in the job market. Often, buyers only have to provide money to get a professional-looking diploma and transcript for verifications for potential employers. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has gotten involved in shutting down these diploma mills. This show will address these questions: What is a diploma mill? Why do people go to diploma mills? How do diploma mills hurt individuals, the public and businesses? We will be joined by expert, Dr. John Bear, co-author of Degree Mills: The Billion-dollar Industry That Has Sold over a Million Fake Diplomas. You don’t want to miss this show! Come join us at Game On ® Business Talk Radio with D. Anthony Miles

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D. Anthony Miles, Ph.D.

Dr. Miles is from San Antonio, Texas. He is CEO and founder of Miles Development Industries Corporation®, a consulting practice and venture capital acquisition firm. He is a leading business expert in entrepreneurship, management, and marketing. His experience includes over 20 years in the retail, banking and financial services industry. He has held positions with Fortune 500 companies, and has consulted several start-up ventures and small, medium, and large-sized businesses and companies. Dr. Miles developed a business and strategic plan for Brooks City-Base, a former military base that was under Base Realignment Closure. He conducted research on minority contract awards trends with the City of San Antonio Government's Economic Development Department. Dr. Miles’ certifications include: Management Consultant Professional, Registered Business Analyst, Certified Chartered Marketing Analyst, and Master Business Consultant. His published books are “Risk Factors and Business Models: Understanding the Five Forces of Entrepreneurial Risk,” and “Entrepreneurship and Risk: The Five Forces of Entrepreneurial Risk: Forces That Cause Business Failure and Discontinuance,” and academic journals including Academy of Business Research Journal, Southern Business and Economic Journal, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management Research, and others. He holds a Ph.D/MBA in Entrepreneurship and General Business, MBA in Management and BBA in Marketing/Management.

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