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Fake degree qualifications could be misleading recruiters

Fake degree qualifications could be misleading recruiters

Thousands of Brits have bought fake degrees from so-called ‘diploma mills’, a BBC Radio 4 investigation has found, raising fears they could be used to mislead recruiters and hiring managers.

One degree mill, named Axact, operates a network of hundreds of fake online universities run by agents out of a Pakistan-based call centre. Fake degrees appear to be issued from bogus universities, with names such as ‘Baychester’, ‘Brooklyn Park’ or ‘Nixon’.

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