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Student Loan Fraud – A National Problem Gone Global

Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 enables qualified students to receive grants and loans so they can achieve their educational dreams. While government financial aid can help college students to have a better future, it also is an opportunity for...

A is for Accountable, F is for Fraud

'Straw students'' are people who sign up for college classes, but do not have the intention of ever attending. The deceptive practice is used to collect financial aid funds, while skipping out on the learning part. (Even a dunce would know that's not a...

Listen Up Students

The days of punishing students with detention may quickly be changing to prison time. You mean to say that students will serve jail time for skipping classes? No, not quite; however, college students seeking to defraud the government through student aid programs could face...

50-50 Split

Splitting things ''50-50'' refers to fairness. Each person gets or takes responsibility for an equal share. For example, spouses can divide household chores – one partner does the dishes and the other one takes out the trash on a regular basis....

Customer Satisfaction

Listen to this Story If a business wants to stay in operation, a customer satisfaction policy is a ''must.'' (If a customer is not satisfied with the service received, they will most likely go elsewhere to get what they...

Beauty is Only Skin Deep

The phrase, ''beauty is only skin deep,'' suggests that a person's character is more important than how they actually look. A woman who ran a cosmetology school in Fort Wayne, Indiana used her beauty school to hide an ugly $3 million student loan scam. The...

Report Card: ‘F’ for Fraud

Listen to this Story For many, student loans mean the difference between going to college and not going. Not so for this ''Fraud of the Day'' example, found in a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch The article tells of...

A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

It's amazing what criminals can do with just a few bits of incomplete personal data. According to an article published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a little bit of information went a long way towards one fraudster gaining $52,000 in student loan funds he...

Identity Crisis

An ''identity crisis'' can occur at any time in life, especially when going through change. The developmental psychology term refers to a point in life where an individual begins to seriously search deep within themselves for answers to questions, such as? ''Why am I...

School of Hard Knocks

If you want to lose the respect of your peers, steal their personal information and use it to apply for student loans you don't deserve. That's what today's fraudster did to fund her doctorate degree. A 64-year-old retired high school teacher stole and used the...
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