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Success without college

How cheaters prosper using fraudulent credentials

Abstract

Credential fraud involves the use of phoney degrees and other academic documentation to obtain jobs, promotions, and higher salaries. Frauds use scanning technology to produce different kinds of documentation. Some frauds simply exaggerate their academic achievements. A reference check is not necessarily infallible. Fraudsters have a variety of ways to deal with investigations. Few who engage in credential fraud are prosecuted.

Keywords

Credential

Credential fraud

Fraudster

Academic degrees

Scanning technology

Personal website

MBA

PhD

Human Resources

Job applicant

He looked good. He sounded convincing. He impressed the CEO, and earned promotion after promotion ...

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