Predatory School Scams Exist to Exploit our Desire to Learn
Higher education, whether it’s career or technical colleges, trade schools, online colleges, etc, has long been the path of success for many Americans. Unfortunately, there are educational institutions and online schools that are willing to exploit this. While most for-profit schools provide valuable, meaningful education, some are established to do one thing – make money. These predatory institutions exist to exploit our desire to learn and better ourselves and these predatory institutions do a great job of convincing us to pay large sums of money for what often ends up being a misrepresented, inferior education.
Common Fraudulent Practices of Fraudulent Education Institutions
Some common ways for-profit schools manipulate and defraud victims are:
- Inflating job placement statistics
- Fraudulent or misleading financial aid practices
- False claims of accreditation
- False claims of credit and course transferability
- Misrepresenting the actual costs
- False claims about probably salary upon graduation
- Overall misrepresentation of the quality and value of the education provided
Keep in mind; these are just a few of the most common types of fraud. These schools and their commissioned sales people will often say or do whatever it takes to get their hands on your hard-earned money – even if that means damaging your financial future. If you have found yourself a victim of this type of fraud an experienced education fraud attorney can help. Many students do not even know they are being victimized until it is too late.
Online College Scam Lawyers
The number of online colleges that are scams is sky rocketing month over month. Fortunately, there are some warning signs that can alert you to the fact that an online school may not be all it claims to be. Some online schools will blatantly sell fake degrees, while others trick students into thinking that the degree offered is legitimate when really it is useless. You can learn how to recognize the signs of online college scams, and make sure that you choose an accredited school for your online studies. The number one thing to look for in an online college is whether it is accredited by an official nationally recognized accrediting agency. The U.S. Department of Education has an online database that you can check to see if the schools you are looking at are accredited. If an online school offers extremely low prices, a flat rate for the entire degree, or negotiable rates, you may want to think twice before you sign on the dotted line.
Today, more students than ever are choosing to take college courses online. There are many benefits to distance education and learning at home. Studying at home can save you a great deal of time and money. However, it is important to thoroughly research online courses and schools so that you do not end up paying your hard-earned money for a fake degree or a scam course. Lawsuits have been filed against some of the well known colleges online and cases of this type are on the increase. An education scam attorney can help recoup losses if you have fallen victim to this predatory fraudulent practice.
Deliberate & Illegal Actions to Make a Profit
Misrepresentations and omissions concerning tuition costs, accreditation status, transferability of credits, job placement opportunities, salary expectations, and the role and qualifications of admissions representatives are serious offenses which are deliberate actions to make a profit from education seeking victims.
The Time to Act is NOW
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