Small ways to look legit.

If you Google Sabrina Taylor University Washington you’ll probably find this:

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Well, she’s probably too busy to upload papers, you might think, because she is studying Medical Anthropology and Japan Area Studies and has tagged 21 psychology studies group. That lady in her kitchen selfie totally looks legit.

And within minutes I also looked legit!

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Now, don’t worry, I’m not going to try and get money off you. Nor am I going to follow enough people to make sure I get some automatic follow backs from a percentage of folks to make myself look legit and THEN try and get money off of you. I did try to use my free membership to report Sabrina but the site kept crashing…so I had to be content with using “contact us” and attaching the school information we DO have on her. Who knows. it’s a for-profit site that is probably more concerned with paying folks than a scam artist. I

And THAT is another small tip to looking legit…when you’re not.

-Kathryn

Update:

Unfortunately I was right about Acedemia.Com

There were follow-up emails and here is where it ended.

Kathryn: The terms of service I feel Sabrina Taylor’s profile is in opposition to:
You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. Academia.edu reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Account if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current or incomplete.

Sabrina Taylor lists University of Washington as her school. She is neither a student nor staff at the University. She once attended for a few months before dropping out. Isn’t that inaccurate information on her profile then?

Hannah of Adademia.edu: Thanks for following up with us on this issue. We do offer the ability for users to list universities that they attended, even if they did not attend them for a significant period of time. We also offer the alumni title, if that applies.

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Her few months at UW Seattle: Either a summer program not requiring acceptance or she was accepted and quickly dropped out.

 

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