How widespread is degree fraud?
One of the biggest formerly occurred but the high-profile case should serve as a warning to employers worldwide.
Axact, a software company, was exposed for selling fake academic degrees through more than 370 diploma mill websites. According to The New York Times, Axact had more than 2,000 employees, some of whom pretended to be educational officials and worked in shifts to keep the company open 24 hours per day.
Many of Axact’s fake universities had fully functional websites. Many of these non-existent universities and colleges had Western-sounding names, like Columbiana University and Queen City University, while a few of them sounded Middle Eastern, like Al Khaleej University and Al Arab University.
Unqualified employees pose a serious risk to your business. With EmploySmart, our background screening experts scrutinise educational degrees and credentials, verifying their authenticity and legitimacy.
How do you know when a potential employee’s credentials are too good to be true?
In a competitive job market, candidates may bend the truth in an effort to stand out. Can you verify their education, training, work experience and other résumé claims? How can you be certain of the integrity, background and personal history of each candidate?
CRI Group is here to help. With a wide network of experts spanning the globe, EmploySmart (our pre- and post-employment background screening services) gathers information that traditional screening services cannot. And in response to recent “diploma mill” scandals, we scrutinize education degrees to ensure they are accredited and legitimate.
EmploySmart solutions provided by CRI Group:
- Address checks and physical verifications
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- Employment verification
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- Reference verifications
- Local-language media/public domain searches
- Credit and financial history verification
- Integrity due diligence checking
- Compliance and regulatory checks
- Identity documentation verification
- Immigration status verification
- Bankruptcy research
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