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A university degree in 10 days!

Monday, July 8, 2013

I saw an advertisement on Facebook that promised a university degree in 10 days. It was in the sponsored section.

Like that also can. Facebook must hide face.
The shady site:

That Facebook does not screen advertisers (aka sponsors) unsettles me.


EY said...

Hi AK,

How about a degree in 3 days? Just top up with $30 Express shipping and the degree is yours in record time!


I frown at degree mills. Totally disgusted! This is an issue very close to my heart cos I have been constantly fighting people who think that a degree is merely a piece of paper.

Education is priceless and deserves more honour than this.


AK71 said...

Hi Endrene,

3 days? No, no, no. Cannot.

A degree in 3 days? Sounds like a fake one. Real degree takes longer to get. 10 days. Must be at least 10 days.

I am a bit upset that I took 4 years to get mine. Sigh. I am such a slow worker. :(

Singapore Man of Leisure said...

Hi AK,

Quite sometime back, out of the blue, there were quite a few "bo tak cheh" CEOs from our listed companies suddenly adding a "Dr" to their names.

They all make "contributions" to "earn" these "honourary doctorate degrees".

One US graduated CEO even fell for it, but he stopped using the Dr title once he saw so how many other CEOs are using it too. He laughed it off as one of his silly moments of vanity...

And yes, it's a degree mill from the States. No need 3 days. It's instant!

But I can empahtise. Some people wear high heels, some dye their hair, some wear a toupee...

We all have some insecurities we want to compensate.

AK71 said...


You don't wear a wig or toupee! You don't have any feelings of insecurity! You are my idol! :D

Singapore Man of Leisure said...

I suck in my pot-belly whenever a hot babe walks by :(

I think Freud is right. Everything we do is for the opposite sex!


AK71 said...


And I thought the only pot you have is the one you use to cook Maggi noodles in. ;p

EY said...

Hi AK and SMOL,

You both are really funny!

I wear high heels. Must be really insecured to be strutting around in 3 to 4 inches heels? :P

Oh, I'm actually training to become a stilt walker. Convincing enough? Haha.

SMOL, maybe you wanna explore wearing a girdle. Then no need to suck in pork belly. Ooopss...I mean pot belly. :P


AK71 said...

Hi Endrene,

3 to 4 inches heels? That sounds really painful! Ouch!

EY said...

Hi AK,

It's a matter of getting used to. Besides, I'm in a deskbound job. No need to walk much. :)

On the days that I don't wear my heels, I feel short. SMOL nailed it. It's insecurity! Haha. BTW, I'm 1.64m. :P


Anonymous said...

You can "buy" the papers, but they will not be recognized. End of the day, truth will be out.

But thinking about it, do HR really screen through all degrees? How many fake degrees are floating in Singapore?

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