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Degree Mill Spam

Many online and hybrid distance learning institutions are doing a great job filling a huge educational need.  In the great tradition of Degree Mills, there are many shady operators using Spam to market V1agra, C1al1s and Masteers degrees.  I was cleaning out my Spam filter today and ran across this one.  The number changes, but the message is pretty much always the same.  Maybe I'll call and order a PhDD in a fieldd of my choice.


No Exams/Books/Tests/Interview/classes     
100% No Pre-School qualïfication required!       
   
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Inside USA: 1-305-390-XXXX      
0utside USA: +1-305-390-XXXX       
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Bacheëlor, Dêgreë, MasteerMBA, PhDD (non accredited) available in the Fieldd of yoür choice so you can
even become a doctor and receive All the benefits That comes withh it!     
     
Please leaavee below 3 Infö in Vooiçemail:     
   
1) Yourr naame       
2) Youur country   
3) Your phonè no. [please include Countrycode]   
       
Call Now!! 24-hours a day, 7-Days a Week waiting For your call 
   
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IInside USA: 1-305-390-XXXX    
0utside USA: +1-305-390-XXXX   
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Our Staff will get back to You in 1-3 working dayss

 

Update 11/13/2008:

Here is an example of another "winner" that hit my Spam filter today.

Subject: MBA-Degreees not for sale- get it.
Friday, November 14, 2008 12:49 PM
From: "Mohamed xxxx" <xxx@xxx.org>
To: xxx@spectrox.com

No Exams/Books/Tests/Interview/classes    
100% No Pre-School qualíficatioñ requìrèd!      
  
------------------------------
Inside USA: 1-305-390-XXXX      
0utside USA: +1-305-390-XXXX      
------------------------------    
      
Bacheelor, [>egree, MasteerMBÅ, PhDD (non accrêdited) available in the Fiield of your choice so you can
even become a doctór and receive All the benefits That comess with it!    
    
Please leave below 3 Info in Voicemail:    
  
1) Your náme      
2) ¥ourr country  
3) Your phoõne no. [please include Countrýçôde]  
      
(all Now!! 24-hours a day, 7-Days a Weeek waiting For yóurr call
  
------------------------------      
Inside USA: 1-305-390-XXXX    
0utsidé USA: +1-305-390-XXXX  
------------------------------    
      
Our Staff will get back to You in 1-3 workiingg days

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