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Some names and details have been changed to protect the innocent (and avoid breaking any NDAs), but the situation goes something like this:
My dad was a senior vice-president with a well-known electronics company. He left about a year ago to spend more time at home, but he's recently accepted a position with the same company as a consultant. His area of work is very specialized, and they weren't able to find anyone to fill his position until just now. Because he's consulting in the same branch of the company that he used to work in, he's still on a lot of the CC lists from his old office.
So the other day my dad gets an email from his old boss announcing to everyone that my dad's old position has finally been filled. The boss shares a few kind words about the new hire, including the new guy's past experience, and his educational background. My dad didn't recognize the name of the new guy's alma mater -- Ashwood University -- and decided to Google it, expecting it to be "a small liberal arts college in New Jersey or something".
It turns out that Ashwood University is an internet-only "life experience" program that will get you a master's degree in "seven days or less".
Now my dad has been pretty clear that the situation will "take care of itself" given a few weeks, but he's open to the possibility of exposing the guy outright if someone can present him with a reasonably hilarious way of doing so. I'm a child of the 80's, so nothing makes me happier than life imitating sitcoms. And most importantly, there's an opportunity here to teach someone a valuable lesson about bogus credentials.
H/A, how would you guys put the F, U and N back in "fraudulent misrepresentation"?
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BTW, I got a message from Obs that equated installing OS X on a PC with car theft, murder and rape. Is he normally like that?