Hundreds of Canadians likely have fake credentials: CBC

September 12, 2017

As many as 800 Canadians have purchased fake credentials from just a single online diploma mill, reports CBC Marketplace. During a CBC investigation, a team of researchers spent months combing through thousands of degree transactions to determine the number of fake degree buyers. Former FBI agent Allen Ezell points out that those who purchase false credentials and enter professions such as engineering and health care can put many people in danger. “All of us can be harmed by any professional that … does not have the full extent of training that his credentials purport that he has,” says Ezell, adding that these false degree also devalue legitimate degrees that people spend many years earning. CBC