Friday, April 23, 2021

The Homeless and Dead Apply for Student Aid

The Grand Rapids Press reports that Raymond Coleman allegedly obtained personal information of homeless people by falsely claiming to represent an agency that helps the homeless. He is accused of then using that information to apply for federal student loan assistance. The article also...

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...

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...

Fair Game

Higher education degrees are expensive. Thankfully, federal student loans make the dream possible for many, but to date, there are more than 44 million student loan borrowers with about $1.3 trillion in debt. Some of that debt is due to criminals who have fraudulently...

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...

Student Loan Scam Unravels

College is expensive. The costs add up quickly? books, tuition, and food – students have to eat – and room and board can easily reach into the thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, per year. If you've ever been a student or...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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