Education can open doors to better opportunities and a higher quality of life. There’s a growing demand for education, and numerous colleges are springing up to meet this demand. However, due to the lack of stringent regulation and misinformation, many people fall victim to online college scams. In this article, we’ll provide you with resources to help you get justice if you’ve encountered online school fraud.
How Can I Tell if an Online School is Legit?
There are numerous opportunities available to people seeking education from the comfort of their homes. A cursory Google search produces hundreds of options, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. As a rule of thumb, most legitimate online schools have regional accreditation from the education authorities within their state. Please make sure to ask for a valid accreditation certificate when looking to enroll with these colleges. If you find that the school is only nationally accredited, beware that these credits will likely not be transferable. You can also use the U.S. Department of Education database to determine if the college is indeed accredited.
I Was Scammed. Where Do I Start?
If you’ve been scammed and are only realizing that the degree which you received from your online school isn’t worth anything, you may be confused with regard to the first steps to take. To begin with, you’ll need to contact the school’s administration and demand that they refund your registration and tuition money back. If they refuse (which they will almost every single time), you can send them a registered letter detailing the deception they put you through as well as false advertising and aggressive marketing tactics that they used on you and other students to get you to enroll. You can also call our law firm and we may be able to do this for you.
Can I Get Legal Help?
Absolutely! If your online school doesn’t respond to your demands or registered letter, you should get in touch with an education fraud attorney such as one of the partners at Rasansky Law Firm.
How Much Does Legal Help Cost?
Rasansky Law Firm won’t charge you a cent for representation. We’ll only charge you if we win your case for you, meaning that you’ll go into this without having to pay anything. This will give you the peace of mind knowing that you won’t have to worry about legal fees from the get-go.
What’s The First Step?
Gather all the evidence you can find and keep records of payments. You should also get the names of the individuals who were instrumental in deceiving you and speak to other students to get their experiences.
You don’t have to sit back and be a victim while these colleges continue deceiving other hardworking individuals. By taking action, you’ll help yourself and others and you’ll have a higher chance of getting the compensation and justice that you need and deserve.