Tuesday, April 20, 2021

“F” Is for Fraud

Federal student aid provides financial assistance so that higher education can be more readily available to students. Some fraudsters seek to exploit federal aid programs by fraudulently taking out loans using other’s names. (Fraudsters seeking to take advantage of Federal student loan programs receive...

The Worst of Intentions

Some people can have the best of intentions. For instance, you might remember a month in advance that your spouse's birthday is coming up. You may have the best intention of making fine dining reservations, booking a babysitter and wrapping a special gift. Then...

Quick Study

While the Department of Education distributes around $150 billion in student financial aid on an annual basis, tens of millions of dollars go to fraudsters who apply for student aid using stolen identities. (To say that is a lot of money is an understatement.) A Danville,...

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...

Couple Indicted in Student Loan Fraud Case

Students work hard to get into college. And, once accepted, they know they need to pay for it. Some work multiple jobs and/or rely on loans from family members to foot the bill. Many rely on the Department of Education's student...

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...

When Fraud Becomes Fashionable

Listen to this Story</strong? Every year, millions of college students go to class with the goal that if they work hard, they will someday have a good job and a prosperous future. Today's fraudsters thought they deserved the material benefits...

Facing Fraud

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly $11 billion was spent on more than 10 million cosmetic procedures during 2012. How far will someone go to fund the cost of these procedures (which cost a mint)? United Press International (UPI) posted...

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...

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...
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