The Fine Art of Fighting Fakery

Admissions officers and credentials consultants increasingly have to check documents for forgery

Even to an untrained eye, the transcript from a Welsh university looked fishy. Maybe it was the gaping space between "was" and "awarded," where the registrar seemed to be contemplating whether or not to bestow the degree. Or an equally conspicuous gap between "was" and "successful in his examinations."

It didn't take Margit A. Schatzman long to realize that the student seeking