unethical spam to get certifications without studying

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Jim Kennedy

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Jan 24, 2004, 11:50:43 AM1/24/04
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I received a Spam the other day offering the opportunity to get valid certs
for MS, Cisco, Oracle, Sun, and Comptia. Basically, you paid for the exam
and then $150 to $500 for the guarantee you would pass. They would have
someone take the exam for you at their own testing center. (in India) I
view this whole thing as unethical.

I don't want to debate the value of certifications. Does anyone know anyone
in those organizations that I can contact with this information? (Of course,
after I become a fully certified MS Engineer, Oracle Master, Cisco Engineer,
Sun Administrator... Should only take a month and $1,200 I wonder if they
take Visa...)


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Jim Kennedy

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Ray Higdon

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Jan 24, 2004, 12:11:21 PM1/24/04
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And I'm sure you could trust them with your Visa info.

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Ray Higdon MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA
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Jim Kennedy

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Jan 24, 2004, 12:15:53 PM1/24/04
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> And I'm sure you could trust them with your Visa info.
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> Ray Higdon MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA
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Oh, I'm sure they would use it! Chaching!
Jim

Bernie

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Jan 24, 2004, 3:18:49 PM1/24/04
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On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 16:50:43 GMT, "Jim Kennedy"
<kennedy-downwit...@attbi.net> wrote:

>I received a Spam the other day offering the opportunity to get valid certs
>for MS, Cisco, Oracle, Sun, and Comptia. Basically, you paid for the exam
>and then $150 to $500 for the guarantee you would pass. They would have
>someone take the exam for you at their own testing center. (in India) I
>view this whole thing as unethical.

I doubt if you paid it that you would ever see the certification. It
sounds more like a good 'ol fashioned scam than a ethical problem.
Scams originating from foreign soil are proliferating because they are
so difficult to prevent or prosecute.

>I don't want to debate the value of certifications. Does anyone know anyone
>in those organizations that I can contact with this information?

Probably the FBI. If it is a scam like I suspect, that is who you
need to contact. If they are actually delivering certifications, then
you should contact the respective vendors.

>(Of course,
>after I become a fully certified MS Engineer, Oracle Master, Cisco Engineer,
>Sun Administrator... Should only take a month and $1,200 I wonder if they
>take Visa...)


--Bernie

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