BY: Melanie Swan
ABU DHABI // Students have been warned not to fall for scam advertisements on social-media websites offering bogus online degrees from non-existent universities.
Facebook and LinkedIn are two sites being used to promote fake courses, which often claim to be accredited to ministries or even real universities abroad.
One scam in a Facebook advert promotes a “gulf engineering degree” which, its creators claim, is accredited by the Gulf Ministry of Higher Education and affiliated with the University of Glasgow.
But the ministry does not exist and authorities at the Scottish university said it had no connection to the course. Read more: UAE students warned against fake university courses