ORI Seminar - Fake Professors, Unreal Universities & Predatory Publishers: Exposing Scams Targeting Academia

Why would someone create a fake university? In 2017, Dr. Grover set out to answer that question. What started as an inquiry into an unusual email he received, ended up revealing a complex web of stolen identities and fake science. In this talk, Dr. Grover will show that there are whole “ecosystems of fraud” growing around predatory journals and conferences. By providing the appearance of legitimacy, these ecosystems trick unsuspecting academics into wasting their time and money on fake academic journals and conferences.  In exposing these frauds, his goal is to not only warn academics to be on the lookout for these schemes, but also encourage a conversation about how we can defend legitimate universities from these attacks.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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