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Diploma Mills Shut Down

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 11/14/2012

We have always tried to educate our clients on issues that affect their background screening.  One of the long running problems has been diploma mills.  We have some good news – several well known mills have been under scrutiny and have faced sanctions ranging from fines to being completely shut…

FAQ Unaccredited Schools and Diploma Mills

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 07/27/2012

We get questions from clients regularly regarding unaccredited schools and diploma mills.  These are the most common: What is a diploma mill? A diploma mill is an organization that awards academic degrees / diplomas with substandard or no academic study and without recognition from by an official educational accrediting body. …

The Education Verification Process

Posted in News Articles on 06/21/2012

BackTrack understands how important education verification is to our clients.  We allow each client to choose the level of education verification that is most relevant to their hiring process.  • College Degree – We are able to obtain verification of any level of college degree, including PhD, MBA, Bachelors or Associates. …

Diploma Mills

Posted in News Articles on 01/14/2011

With all the news stories over the past year regarding diploma mills and falsified educational backgrounds, one would think that the incidences of these turning up in background checks would be shrinking.  Unfortunately, that is not the case. Google “diploma mill” and over 343,000 results are returned.  Do the same…

Employment Mills

Posted in News Articles on 05/01/2010

In the past we have talked about Diploma Mills and how candidates can buy their diplomas on the web.  Did you know that there are also companies out there who will, for a fee, falsify someone’s employment credentials as well? There are several companies available through the internet that will…

Diploma Mills

Posted in News Articles on 04/13/2009

Last month we talked about the competition for jobs and the temptation of applicants to “fluff” their resumes to get jobs.  One of the most common areas of fabrication on resumes tends to be in the education.  Many applicants stretch the truth about receiving degrees, their majors, and even attending…

Protection from Unaccredited or Diploma Mill Schools

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 08/02/2007

With the advent of the internet, there has been an explosion in the number of unaccredited or diploma mills schools.  With the proliferation of sites on the internet promising “degrees for life experience”, “degrees without setting foot inside of a classroom,” “earn the degree you deserve in six weeks,” and others,…

Diploma Mills – Accreditation Report

Posted in News Articles on 10/03/2006

“Earn your degree in six weeks!” “Get the degree you deserve based on life experience!” Emails containing these promises arrive daily in your inbox and the inboxes of your candidates. As these “schools” become more prevalent, BackTrack is committed to helping keep your hiring authorities informed. When a candidate claims…