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Tag: award

  • The Albert Einstein Award of Excellence: another ABI scam

    Last year’s post on the Great Minds of the 21st Century award continues to attract attention from people who want to find out more about the American Biographical Institute (ABI) and its vanity awards. Surprisingly, there are still people clueless (shameless?) enough to list vanity scams like this on their CVs. Thankfully, the ABI decided […]

  • Great Minds of the 21st Century: an ABI scam

    Just got this letter, on official-looking paper with an official-looking stamp: Dear Mr. Dingemanse: You have been nominated to appear in Great Minds of the 21st Century, a major reference directory including just 1,000 of the world’s top thinkers and intellectuals. (…) The ABI is contantly engaged with research centers throughout the world as well […]