Tuesday, 27 March 2012
The International Biographical Centre - more fake awards
Does he really think we won't find out that these are prizes you can buy for money from the "International Biographical Centre"?
Just to check this out I went to the web site of the "International Biographical Centre". On their site you can submit your own details and see if you're entitled to one of their fabulous awards.
Here's my confession. I lied. I made up an entirely fictitious identity, qualifications and experience and guess what? I got a letter. Sorry, my fake identity received a letter.
All I have to do to receive my award is send them $255. I can also get a "Suite of diplomas", a "Citation of Meritorious Achievement" and "Medal of Intellect", all for more money.
The Department of Commerce in the Government of Western Australia states that this bunch produce no more than "phone books with fake leather covers" and that the "awards" are "an ego boost which isn’t necessarily worth the paper it is written on".
I agree. This is a scam and the people who pay for these bogus awards are bogus themselves.