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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 Tough Lesson to Learn

Let's face it – getting into college is competitive and times are tough. Most students can't rely on the promise of scholarships. Instead, they apply for federal financial aid. That's where fraudsters come in. They use the system put in place to help kids...

California Dreaming and Scheming

The ''California Dream'' is associated with the notion of becoming wealthy and famous in a short period of time. The idea is linked to the Gold Rush of 1849, where many opportunists traveled West in hopes of ''striking it rich.'' (California, here I come!)...

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....

Subject to Detention

It's back to school time. Children and people of all ages are headed to learning institutions across the nation to increase their knowledge, some more willingly than others. An article published in The Annandale Patch tells about a man and a woman who were...

They Never Learn

Some fraudsters never learn. They frequently commit the same crime over and over again until one day, they make a mistake. A Georgia woman almost carried out a successful student loan fraud scheme worth $500,000, until she mistakenly signed her own name instead of...

The Scientific Process of Student Loan Fraud

During the years of grade school and college, test day likely produced anxiety and dread in students. Whether you stayed up all night studying or never opened the book, the moment that test was placed on your desk, it was ''game on.'? According to...

Did You Learn Anything?

Did you ever come home from school and have your parents ask you? ''Did you learn anything today?'? If so, they were probably attempting to teach you that we learn something new every day, whether that ''new thing'' is big or small, or barely...

Family Connection

There are times when a family connection is helpful. (It doesn't hurt to have a personal reference when applying for a job or entrance into an institution of higher learning.) An article published in the Merced Sun-Star tells about a family connection to a...

Ex-inmate Sentenced for Student Loan Fraud

According to the KSDK.com article, Michelle Owens—an ex-inmate from the South Carolina Correctional Institution—used her prison job in the educational office to gather other inmates' personal information. She then used that information to apply to be a student at Webster University, where she...
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