Between 2003 and 2012, the man sold up to $5 Million worth of fake degrees and diplomas for fake schools that he created. None of the colleges that he made diplomas for had any faculty or courses, and none were officially recognized by the US Department of Education.
The man also created a fake accrediting body that was meant to accredit the fake universities.
The making of the fake degrees took place in Connecticut, but the 7 different websites that provided fake diplomas targeted customers around the world. The package for an Associate Degree was $475, a Bachelor’s Degree was $495, Masters Degree was $525, and a Doctoral Degree was offered for $550. If the customer bought several degrees, then a discount would kick in.
Source: Aaron Katersky, “Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Churning Out Fake College Diplomas,” ABC News, May 8, 2014.