Saturday, October 24, 2020

A Fake Institution

The term ''Diploma Mill'' refers to an unaccredited institution of higher learning that offers a degree, diploma or certificate for a fee. The credential received usually requires little or no work and is generally worthless. According to an article in the San...

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....

Lightening Can Strike Twice

According to Argonne National Laboratory, the chance of being struck by lightning once is about 1 in 600,000. The probability of being stuck twice is about 1 in 360,000,000,000. (Provided you survive the first strike.) In the world of identity fraud, once your...

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...

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...

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!)...

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...

Back to School Scam

Just as students have to compete against each other to gain admittance into their educational institutions of choice, universities, colleges and trade schools also compete to attract the best students. One key benefit that prospective students look for when choosing a school is the...

Fraud at a Distance

Distance learning is big business, and many accredited universities and learning institutions offer a variety of degrees and certificate programs online. The benefits of online programs are numerous, including convenience, flexibility, cost and choice. Distance learning students do not have to be physically present...

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...
- Advertisement -

Get Your Fraud Fix!

Five days a week wake up to the most current fraud article in your inbox.