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Is Buying a Fake Diploma Legal?

Is Buying a Fake Diploma Legal?

Are you looking for ways to get your hands on the second copy of your current diploma? Do you want to get a gag gift for yourself or a loved one in the form of a fake diploma? If so, then you need to learn about where to get a fake diploma.

There are a few ways that you can use a fake diploma. You could use it as a replica of your true diploma and hang it in public while keeping the other one safe. As previously mentioned, you could use it as a gag gift. 

But is it legal? See below for an answer to that question and several more covering a fake diploma.

Why Would I Buy a Fake Diploma?

For some of you who came across this article, we're willing to bet that there's one prominent question on your mind: "Why on earth would I need a fake diploma?" 

Believe it or not, there are several credible reasons to purchase a fake one, and no, it's not so that you can use it to falsely represent your educational history; more on that in a moment!

Some of the most logical reasons for buying a fake diploma include:

  • Purchasing one as a prop (for a play, a short movie, a skit, etc.)
  • To show off your college education while keeping the real diploma safe and sound 
  • So that you can have a copy to hang up in your office, at-home office, lobby, etc.
  • You're buying it as a gag gift for a loved one (giving the know-it-all in your life a degree in "rocket science" from "Big Head University")

The options are virtually endless. We find that people use them as jokes more than you might initially think. We've also had clients purchase them as props for a Halloween costume, and pretty much anything else you can think of; we've seen it all!

Is It Illegal To Buy a Fake Diploma?

To answer this question literally, no. It is completely legal for you to create, buy, and even show off (display) a fake diploma.

That said, there are certain situations in which using a fake diploma could be illegal. Generally speaking, it's illegal to use a fake diploma any time that you're trying to represent false information about your education.

For example, let's say that you lied on your application or resume about having an MBA of some kind (this is much more common than you'd think). To cover your tracks, you might try to purchase a fake diploma and double-down on that "MBA" that you received from a prestigious university. 

In that context, a fake diploma is illegal because you've used it to claim you have a higher level of education to get a raise, land a job you aren't qualified for, and so on.

However, if you were to purchase a fake diploma for a bachelor's degree in witchcraft and wizardry, then the fake diploma would be entirely legal. You might also use it to get a fake diploma for a die-hard fan of one college team to their rival's school. You get the idea!

How Can I Create a Fake Diploma?

Now that you know that creating and buying fake diplomas is entirely legal (as long as the intention is good), you're probably wondering how you can make your own. 

The process is simple when you use RealisticDiplomas.com. Simply click on whether you prefer to create a degree or transcript. From there, you'll enter in all of the necessary information that we need, such as:

  • The name of the school
  • The city and state that the school is located in
  • The name of the graduate
  • The date that you/they graduated
  • The degree and major

From there, you can select the size of the paper, whether or not you wish to purchase a padded folder, any additional prints you want to add, and so on. Once you're done, click "Add to Cart" and finalize the purchase!

Can You Use a Fake Diploma to Replace the Real One?

Perhaps you've misplaced the real diploma that you received from your alma mater. Maybe you never received the real diploma because of an unpaid campus parking ticket from 10 years ago.

Whatever the case might be, you might be interested in buying a fake diploma to replace it. Is that legal?

Again, the answer is "yes", as long as you don't intend to use it for personal gain. As long as the fake diploma is being hung or stored, it's legal.

What If I'm Making an Exact Copy of a Diploma I Earned?

If you've misplaced your real diploma, you might be wondering if you can make an exact copy of it and use it for applications. 

The answer is no, that would be crossing the line. Fortunately, most employers don't request to see a physical copy of your diploma during the hiring process, so it's unlikely that this would affect your opportunity anyways.

When in doubt, don't use the fake diploma. Purchase it for fun or to display proudly, but never as a replacement for a real diploma in a hiring scenario.

Purchase a Fake Diploma for You or a Loved One Today

Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on whether or not buying a fake diploma is legal, be sure to purchase one for you or a loved one.

Take the time to read this article for more information on nine reasons you should get a realistic diploma. To get started, simply visit our website and shop for the diploma you wish to create!


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