Fake degrees

1 Fake degrees: Exposing Canadians with phoney credentials (Marketplace)

Gepubliceerd op 15 sep. 2017

Fake university degrees are being purchased by hundreds of Canadians. CBC Marketplace’s investigation exposes the business of phoney degrees.To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4279513

2 Pakistan’s Fake Degrees | 101 East

Gepubliceerd op 2 mei 2019
Students usually work for years to gain a university degree, but a network of shady online institutions is offering degrees without any study or exams.

Hundreds of thousands of people from around the world are taking up this too-good-to-be-true offer. Alarmingly, some of them then use these fake qualifications to get jobs as doctors, teachers and engineers.

101 East exposes the sales tactics used by these fictitious online universities, with alleged links to Pakistani company, Axact.

After media reports exposed how Axact’s network appeared to be profiting from bogus degrees, the company’s founder, Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, was arrested and charged with fraud.

Police raids at the company’s headquarters in Karachi found lists of fake universities, blank degree certificates, names and phone numbers of their customers and call recordings of Axact staff trying to extract money from them.

But Shaikh insists his company is only running a call centre to render services to the fake universities.
Meanwhile, there are fears that people who have bought fake degrees are now working in professions where extensive training and knowledge is critical.

“It could be a huge disaster,” says Atta Ur Rahman, a former official of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission.

“You have medical doctors who are practising medicine without knowing medicine. There are accountants in the field of accountancy without knowing anything about accounts and this applies across various fields.”

101 East follows the case against Axact and its founder, as it stalls in Pakistan’s courts amid accusations of witness intimidation and bribery.

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3 The Fake Diploma Scam | Fraud Squad TV – Real Crime

23 jul. 2019

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Fraud Squad is an investigative, informative and totally addictive tv series aimed at bringing awareness to the public about the global problem of fraud. This hosted series interviews real people who have been the victims of a fraud as well as experts in the field who offer inside tips on how to avoid becoming a victim. Dramatic recreations help reconstruct the cases, bringing scams of all kinds to life for the viewer.

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4 Whistleblower Reveals Fake Degree Epidemic in the Middle East, India and Dubai

17 jul. 2020

Loy Machedo has a crazy story to tell. He found himself in the UAE with not many options and ended up being employed by a massive organization pumping out fake degrees.

5 Fake degrees: Exposing Canadians with phoney credentials (Marketplace)

16 sep. 2017

Fake university degrees are being purchased by hundreds of Canadians. CBC Marketplace’s investigation exposes the business of phoney degrees.To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4279513
For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

6 Fake Britain Investigates Degree Fraud

25 jun. 2014

Is lying about qualifications becoming a serious problem? Prospects looks into the issue for Fake Britain.
To find out more visit: https://hedd.ac.uk/

7 – 16×9 – Dubious Degree: Worthless diplomas for Chinese students?

13 apr. 2012

British Columbia’s Douglas College is an institution offering Canadian degrees to students in China. But as a 16×9 investigation found out, some are saying the degrees aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. Patrick Brown reports.

8 Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk

18 sep. 2012

In this revealing documentary, veteran correspondent John Merrow takes you behind the ivy-covered walls of our colleges and universities to see if they are delivering on their promise.
Debunking commonly held notions about the rite of passage known as the college experience, this PBS documentary follows 30 students and their teachers along the path of higher education, from admission to graduation, and exposes the disappointment, disorientation and deflation many students feel — in both public and private schools. This revealing study also addresses the quality and readiness of America’s future work force.


9 Teen Arrested for Impersonating a Doctor | EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Gepubliceerd op 18 feb. 2016

Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, who calls himself “Dr. Love,” is accused of grand theft and fraud.

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10 Florida Teen Accused of Posing as a Doctor Denies Diagnosing Patients

Gepubliceerd op 19 feb. 2016

Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, is charged with practicing medicine without a license, grand theft larceny and fraud.


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11 Exclusive interview with teen accused of practicing medicine without license

Gepubliceerd op 16 feb. 2016

An 18-year-old from West Palm Beach was arrested Tuesday, accused of practicing medicine without a license. Subscribe to WPBF on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1qfxvbX

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12 Watch Teen Allegedly Posing As Doctor Give Clinic Tour When It Opened

Gepubliceerd op 17 feb. 2016

A Florida teen who police say posed as a doctor has been arrested and charged with practicing medicine without a license. Inside Edition had exclusive access inside the New Birth New Life Holistic And Alternative Medical Center where his name is still on the door and there is a sticker covering up the letters M.D. after his name. A dental hygienist working the building says the teen offered her a job. Last month when his clinic opened he gave a tour to local news.

13 Dr. Love Arrested For Fake Doctoring AGAIN

Gepubliceerd op 31 aug. 2016

Dr. Love has been arrested for pretending to be a real doctor. Again. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/join 
“Can’t stop, won’t stop — Malachi Love-Robinson just can’t quit practicing medicine, even though he is a teenager and lacks the requisite license, and even though the long arm of the law keeps trying to hold him back. The
19-year-old dreamer was arrested for larceny and fraud — posing as a doctor, which he is not — Monday during a previously scheduled court appearance. The self-appointed Dr. Love allegedly racked up between $20,000 and $100,000 in ill-gotten gains, as well as passing a bad check, offenses for which he was thrown in Palm Beach County Jail.”*

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14 Tom Zijlstra over affaire Jansen Steur: ‘Bestuurlijke medeverantwoordelijkheid kun je niet ontlopen”

Gepubliceerd op 4 apr. 2016


Het is grootste medische strafzaak ooit in Nederland: de zaak Jansen Steur. Jarenlang stelde de neuroloog die verbonden was aan het Medisch Spectrum Twente verkeerde diagnoses, vermoedelijk door zijn medicijnverslaving. Tom Zijlstra was als bestuurder van het MST betrokken bij de zaak en schreef er een boek over. “We moeten lering trekken uit deze grootste medische strafzaak ooit.”

Bekijk het hele bericht op: http://www.rtvoost.nl/nieuws/default…..

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15 Dan Rather Reports – A National Disgrace

14 jan. 2012

This special two-hour report documents a pivotal year and a half in the Detroit Public Schools, set against a backdrop of history and the plight of one student desperate to succeed despite the odds. “A National Disgrace” is part historical documentary, part investigative report and part personal profile detailing the political strife, corruption, and systemic breakdown during the tumultuous 2009-2010 school year when the state of Michigan imposed new leadership on the school district. The result is a searing portrait of a local tragedy that asks the question, does the situation in Detroit demonstrate how we view public education? Is the real “national disgrace” the fact that something like this could happen at all? http://illuminati.me.pn

16 A Fake Passport That Works, sort of

Gepubliceerd op 26 jan. 2019

Camouflage Passports have a unique purpose and they have been successful in fulfilling it. People carry these in order to fake their nationality in emergency situations. These passports are made in the name of countries that no longer exist or in the name of parts of countries that don’t hold the rights to issue a passport.

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17 Fake Britain on ID fraud 1 of 3

Gepubliceerd op 25 jul. 2010

From the BBC FakeBritain series – which we regard as a public service that deserves the widest possible audience. Important insights into the ease with which identity can be compromised – even in Britain’s surveillance state. 1 of 3

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18 Steve Kroft’s last 60 Minutes piece


Gepubliceerd op 9 sep. 2019

Kroft’s coda on the broadcast was an investigation into bank fraud—and what could be the biggest money-laundering scheme in history. See the full report on Kroft’s retirement, here: https://cbsn.ws/2k9DsRF

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19 Financial advisors: Hidden camera investigation (CBC Marketplace)

Originally broadcast February 28, 2014 Marketplace is putting financial advisors — the people you trust with your cash — to the test. We talk to ordinary Canadians who’ve felt the bite of bad financial advice, and use hidden cameras to catch outrageous promises from some big institutions. We’ll show you the tactics to watch out for and give you tips on figuring out who to trust with your money.

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20 Insurance loopholes: What you need to know about car, home and travel insurance (CBC Marketplace)

11 sep. 2014

Originally broadcast December 6. 2013
You think you’re covered… but what if you’re not? Ordinary Canadians are in financial ruin after discovering they lacked the coverage they thought they were paying for. Marketplace gives you a a crash course in insurance as we check the fine print, reveal the loopholes and show you how – for travel, your home and your car – you may not be covered.

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21 Fake Britain 14May-2013 09.15

14 mei 2013

ATM and bank fraud edition. Another BBC show that deserves a much wider than a UK-only audience.

22 Leaked documents reveal UK banks helped fraudsters and money-laundering – BBC News

20 sep. 2020

Leaked documents have revealed how some UK banks have helped criminals, money launderers and Russians under sanctions – and have also failed to stop crime when they suspected it. 
The documents – known as the FinCEN files – were leaked to Buzzfeed News and shared with the BBC by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. 
They show that London is a hub for money laundering – with billions of pounds worth of suspected dirty money moving through the banking system. 
Mishal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Richard Bilton, for BBC Panorama.

23 Thailand’s Master Forger | 101 East

10 jan. 2020

He has created new identities for many people.

An expert at crafting fake passports, the man, known as “the Doctor”, has helped drug dealers, criminals and terrorists move freely across borders.

Thai police have called his forged passports the “best on the market”.

Now behind bars in a Thai prison, the Doctor is speaking out for the first time, revealing the secrets of his trade in this exclusive interview.

“My job could fool the immigration and any agent in the airport and pass through, no problem,” he boasts.

For years, he operated in the shadows in Thailand. International security experts say the country is a hub for transnational crime, bringing the Doctor a steady flow of criminals who want new identities.

“Even his customers didn’t know who the Doctor was. He was able to hide in Thailand for 20 years,” says Major-General Surajade Dhammadamrong. “Each person in his network didn’t know each other, making sure they never met. Criminals operating like that are very hard to track down.”

But authorities eventually closed in on him as part of a crackdown on passport forgers.

He may now be behind bars, but the Doctor is not yet ready to give up all his secrets – Thai authorities concede his true identity remains a mystery.

101 East traces the hunt for the master forger.

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24 SwissLeaks – the HSBC money laundering machine | Made in Germany

25 feb. 2015

In what has been dubbed the “SwissLeaks” case, serious allegations have been made against the Swiss division of British-based banking giant HSBC. The bank is accused of systematic involvement in tax evasion and money laundering to the tune of more than 100 billion euros. Jan Fritsche discusses how the tax evasion and money laundering practices worked.

25 HSBC files: how secret Swiss account data detailing misconduct came to light | Guardian Explainers

9 feb. 2015

A massive cache of secret HSBC Swiss private banking account files was hacked by computer engineer Hervé Falciani in 2006.
The files reveal more than $100bn in cash and assets held by HSBC clients that tax authorities in their home countries knew nothing about. The cache has been shared with tax authorities across the world, sparking investigations into tax avoidance, tax evasion and money laundering, and revealed six main tricks used by HSBC clients. 
More on the HSBC files ► http://www.theguardian.com/news/serie…

26 SwissLeaks – the HSBC money laundering machine | Made in Germany

25 feb. 2015

In what has been dubbed the “SwissLeaks” case, serious allegations have been made against the Swiss division of British-based banking giant HSBC. The bank is accused of systematic involvement in tax evasion and money laundering to the tune of more than 100 billion euros. Jan Fritsche discusses how the tax evasion and money laundering practices worked.

27 Winter Wonderland Elevator Prank


20 dec. 2012


You don’t need to drive into the mountains to find yourself in a winter wonderland, just find this elevator and it will magically take you there! Much to the surprise of the people riding in the elevator, when it reaches their floor, the doors open to a snowy scene as a skier whisks by!

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