The man who conned his way into Harvard - Inspiration or Cautionary Tale? Watch
- 19-12-2010 14:11
(Original post by PortiaLovesMcqueen)
- 19-12-2010 15:10
There is a guy I know who bought a certificate to say he gained 4 grade A A Levels when he actually got ABCC.
He bought them off the internet and got into UCL to study Politics.
He is in 3rd year now and is yet to get caught. I doubt he will.
Thousands of people, particularly independent UCAS applicants and Internation students do this a year without getting caught.
The key is for them to use realistic grades that most people in the institution would have gotten saying you got 10 A Levels is over stepping the mark BIG TIME.
When he told me I asked him how he got away with it. He bought the degree and made sure he enrolled at the busiest time of the day when people aren't really particular. The lady asked him to photocopy his ID, student loan letter and qualifications which he did.
In the photocopies all the documents look the same they never check as most of the students attained the same grades.
Don't know about the US but this is very easy in the UK.Last edited by Bubbles*de*Milo; 19-12-2010 at 15:11.
- 19-12-2010 15:21
I can see this man working for MI5.
To hell with qualifications, this man is cunning!
- 19-12-2010 19:06
Whoever told you that.
The course is Politics and Eastern European Studies BA.
I know 3 people who have done this course.
- 19-12-2010 19:10
Clever guy.. but I wouldn't like to be the genuine applicant who missed out on a place because someone had lied their way in.