Differences Between a Diploma Mill and a company Selling Fake Diplomas
A diploma mill (also known as a degree mill) is a company or organization who claims to be a higher education institution but which offers illegitimate academic degrees and diplomas for a fee. These degrees may claim to give credit for relevant life experience, but should not be confused with legitimate prior learning assessment programs. They may also claim to evaluate work history or require submission of a thesis or dissertation for evaluation to give an appearance of authenticity. Diploma mills are frequently supported by accreditation mills, set up for the purpose of providing an appearance of authenticity. The term may also be used pejoratively to describe an accredited institution with low academic admission standards and a low job placement rate. An individual may or may not be aware that the degree they have obtained is not wholly legitimate. In either case, legal issues can arise if the qualification is used in resumés.
A Fake Diploma Company is a company or organization that offers fake diplomas and fake certificates for sale. They tell you on their site that the diplomas are fake. Any person that buys a fake diploma and thinks it is real would have to be illiterate.