Can't we all agree that college students should be real?
Are we paying off their loans too?
Are these fake students also voting? Cali had a ton of money in Covid relief - this is a great way to redistribute these funds... it was in the 100's of millions of dollars.
I don't understand how it would be possible to get those financial aid funds directly? even if you sign up for courses and created a fake account to the school you don't automatically receive aid right? first you have to file with FAFSA which uses your person info like name DOB SSN to verify you as a person and your level of income, then if they say you need aid they notify the school, then the school receives those funds and apply them to your tuition balance.
so how would you get the financial aid directly to a personal account? the only time i know that you can get financial aid "refunded" to your personal account if when your tuition bills are already paid in full, then the aid is considered you paying over so they send it to your account, but a scammer would have to pay for the entire tuition upfront to then receive the same money back? this article feels like exaggerated BS to me.
at least the part about getting access to millions in financial aid, seems super difficult and highly improbable unless they were able to fake and bypass almost every system put into place to prevent this exact thing, which if done would mean tons of people would have to drop the ball at their jobs and scammers would somehow have to accurately steal peoples entire identity almost just to even begin this scam. seems unlikely.
Some people just sign in to get an .edu-e-mail, which gives them a lot of free digital products at google, amazon, etc. It can save hundreds of dollar a year. the only verification for the companies is the .edu-e-mail. These e-mails are sold in hacking-forums.
Hi, this is BioSig-ID, mentioned in the last paragraph. If you would like to know more about this issue and what can be done to stop it, please contact us at email@example.com 877-700-1611.
"So "Not my yob" is stopping people who COULD strip out fakes from cleaning the roles?
What happened to "Well, that's not right. I'll just fix it!"?
And we think the problem is dishonest "students"?
Now let’s dig into the Ivy endowments. Let’s dig into this years college admission stats - what do you bet we see huge increases in international students? All cash while American kids are denied.
I support your efforts to hold the irresponsible responsible.
Is there anything, a single thing, that is not corrupt in some way in this country?
Thank you for exposing this corruption
Wow, incredible. That's a big problem.
Isn't it time we called these funding crimes exactly what they are: money laundering by the CA Democrat-Rino crime syndicate. Whether it's millions going to fake students, fake bullet trains, or fake mask purchases from China when better goods are made in the USA, or billions going to fake applicants for unemployment $$$, we'd be foolish to believe these fraudulent expenditures are driven by random hackers as opposed to an organized top-down effort to redirect our tax $$$ to the Deep State criminals who control California. If we Californians don't like this state of affairs, we need to stop voting for criminals. That means we need to know who we are voting for and not just vote for a "D" or an "R", as both parties are still filled w/ candidates and elected officials who benefit from their own criminal behavior, while assuring you, the voter, that they are there to serve you.
Any state that forces tax payers to pay for students to go to Community College should put yearly audits in place because I am sure this is happening in other states too. Just another scheme for criminals to take advantage of. Whenever government money is concerned crime follows. Students and their parents should pay for college not the tax payer/state government.
As long as this is confined to California, I don't care. They deserve what they get.
When I taught at community colleges in NJ and NY, we had to take attendance every class. Wouldn’t that weed out the bots?
Yikes. A bad situation compounded by the fact that fixing it would actually harm the college.