Concern over websites selling fake Scottish degrees

Degrees from the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University can allegedly be obtained for as little as £200 (US$266), complete with university emblems and gold seals – and it has emerged that copies of Robert Gordon University degrees even contained faked signatures from Chancellor Sir Ian Wood and former principal Professor William Stevely, writes Kirsten Robertson for The Press and Journal.

Other institutions being targeted include the University of St Andrews, the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh. Member of the Scottish Parliament for Aberdeen and Donside Mark McDonald said: “The ability of people to purchase scam qualifications purporting to be from well-regarded universities such as RGU and Aberdeen University is a real concern.”

The information has come to light after a Sunday newspaper claimed that one website sold over 3,000 fake qualifications from various education establishments to UK-based buyers between 2013 and 2014. These included degrees and PhDs.
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