I think people who buy degrees from degree mills are NOT the victim of scams. They know exactly what they are doing, and are trying themselves to scam employers. Sometimes this could be dangerous depending on the area. How would you like your pastor to have a ThD from Almeda or the likes? Those who use these bogus degrees as well as those who operate these institutions are committing a fraud and should be thrown in jail. It really clouds the picture from legitimate degrees on line. Very few purchase these degrees in ignorance. They know exactly what they are doing. Martin has a very good handle on this. Why do the authorities allow this to continue?