A College degree can help you land a good job, but a phony diploma from an organization granting worthless college degrees that require you to do little, if any academic work, but gives you large credit for your “life experience” is just a diploma mill that can, in fact, hurt your chances of getting a job. There also are easy to recognize scams that just lure people into being a part of the scam by selling you counterfeit diplomas of legitimate colleges. Either way, you should avoid these education scams. Some states, such as Oregon have even made it a crime to use a diploma from one of these phony colleges.
“What’s in a name?” If you studied Shakespeare in college, you would know that quote comes from “Romeo and Juliet.” Always check the name of phony colleges because the names may be quite similar to legitimate colleges. Columbia State University is a diploma mill. Columbia University is an Ivy League college. Check out the school at the U.S. Department of Education’s website at www.ope.edu.gov/accreditation to see if the particular institution of higher learning is an accredited college.