Hi everyone, sorry if this post is in the wrong place but I am currently wondering if anyone has any information on making and selling "fake/novelty" degrees in China.
Is it illegal? Can I get in trouble? What if I had a disclaimer stating that they are only for novelty purposes?
I googled some information on it and there was a case in Beijing but that was selling fake degrees to people as real degrees and defrauding them out of money, none of which I would do.
Please let me know if you have any information regarding this matter.
Methinks you are joking as commonsense suggests the answer is it would be definitely illegal. One might question your motives. Certainly the PSB would find it hard to believe it was for fun.
If you were to use a genuine University then that would infringe on their ownership of logo and reputation and much else.
Already there are people faking degrees and many using them to find jobs. I know several who do so. Photoshop makes it rather simple.
The law says that anyone faking degrees or using them faces jail, large fine, deportation and banned from returning to China for ten years.
Next you might consider forging the 100rmb note with a disclaimer.
@Wisedragon... Wise indeed! Methinks the older I get, the more it appears many people are devoid of any common sense.
As you stated, the Chinese news has been full of highly publicized cases, many who WERE high-level government officials using fake degrees/diplomas including Phd's on their CV/Resume`. However, if one is considering doing this, they probably don't pay attention to the news!
A few famous old adages and quotes come to mind;
"Forewarned is forearmed" AND "Stupid is as stupid does."
Oh, what the Hell! Just do it!! Tell us how it all worked-out after the trial!
Trial.... first they put 2, very, tall policemen on either side of you whilst standing in front of the judge. Be forewarned; do not say the witnesses are mad or bad. As you are already guilty admit to everything. Being bi-polar is not an acceptable excuse. If deemed deranged you will be confined to a padded cell in Outer Mongolia along with 40 other miscreants and allowed one box of wax crayons and a ouija board. No makeup or deodorant to sniff. One way to pass the years quickly is to read out loud the millions of digits of Pi after the decimal point.
Study online with: http://www.london.ac.uk/distance_learning.html
Come out with a genuine degree ! No not photocopy it for sale. If incarcerated for enough time you can even do a Masters Degree. Best choose Philosophy to give some idea of the purpose of life.
I trust this will be of use in your decision making.
Best regards, WiseD, the Devil's Advocate.
Not sure about Inner or Outer Mongolia, but a prison in Dongguan has 500 foreigners and counting!
Always room for one more!
Just so you guys feel no more need for mockery, I present you this:
Oh, whats that? Fake degrees on Taobao!
About forging a 100 note with a disclaimer:
Oh look, it's been done.
Didn't come here looking for a comedy act.
I came here looking to see if websites like this:
would be legal to operate in China, as it is very legal to produce them in America.
Thanks for nothing guys, if you can actually help, please feel free to chime in!