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How to Get a Doctorate in Six Weeks

I assume this is only a coincidence but still, it’s a good one.

Shortly after putting out the first half of our “Freakonomics Goes to College” podcast, which included a segment on the market for fake diplomas from counterfeiters and diploma mills, I got the following piece of spam. It appears to be from a Norwegian e-mail domain:

And here’s the offer:

I hope they also give you a fake grammar course to go with the fake diploma. This is one of the worst-written pieces of spam I’ve ever read — and it’s not even from Nigeria!