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A Little Online Education

Do you remember the days when students had to actually go to class? The? couldn't sit on the couch in sweats, pop open a can of soda and watch sports while logging on to class. As technology developed, the birth of online classes has...

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...

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...

The Fraud is in the Details

Fraudsters usually take great care to bury their illegal actions within the minutia of a scheme, but ironically that is where the majority of mistakes are made. In an article published by the Ledger-Enquirer, a Georgia woman was able to hide the details of...

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...

A Circus of Ring Leaders

Signing up for college classes can be a tedious process. The stress of picking the right classes, the right times and the right teachers may seem like a lot to juggle for some students. For a couple fraudulent ring leaders in South Carolina, signing...

Joining the Ranks of Prisoners

Here's a hypothetical question? if an individual works with others in a plot to steal money and one of his or her partners in the hypothetical crime is already in jail – do you really think it will end well? According to authorities three...

Fraudsters Scam Community Colleges and Feds out of Student Aid

Remember the days when students applied to college, filled out a hard copy of their student loan application and sent it in by mail? Those days are long gone, but students still need financial aid. The difference is that today they apply for it...

Life Lessons

Life can teach some hard lessons. The bottom line is that life can be difficult, especially when an individual continues to make bad decisions. A Euclid, Ohio woman was recently taught a very hard life lesson when caught for committing student loan fraud. Through an elaborate...

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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