- Getting Help with Online School Fraud
- April 4, 2013 | Author: Jeffrey H. Rasansky
- Law Firm: Rasansky Law Firm - Dallas Office
Some cases of online school fraud are very complex and others are very simple. For example, a young woman profiled in ABC News told the story that she received a multiple-choice test from an online college and, upon successfully completing a multiple-choice class, she received a solicitation that she could get a medical degree based on her life experience for $1400.
For many people, this would seem like a scam on the face of it. It's important to remember, however, that people who run scams typically do not try to engage the logical part of your brain. They engage you with false hopes, with the idea that you can get something difficult quite easily or with the promise that you can vastly improve your life with very little effort. It's easy to fall for this seduction, no matter how intelligent you think you are.
Every day, there are more victims of online school fraud. This type of fraud has been made possible largely by the fact that there are good and reputable universities that do allow students to take courses online. In fact, it is entirely possible to get a valid degree by taking almost nothing but Internet courses. You have to exercise a little bit of common sense when you're taking a look at these offers, however, lest you become the victim of one of these scams.
Check the School
Remember to check out any school that you are considering attending online. Make sure that it's an actual school that you're dealing with. Some of these alleged schools are really not schools at all but are merely businesses that are set up to provide people with diplomas for nothing more than paying a fee. The quality of the classes is low and the degrees are generally not honored by any legitimate learning institutions or by any employers.
If you need online school fraud help, one place you can turn is to an attorney. A good attorney may be able to help you by filing a lawsuit against the school that ripped you off and could help you get your money back. If you believe that you have been the victim of outright fraud, it's not a bad idea to contact the authorities about the matter, as well. Remember that, simply because a fraudster is posing as a school doesn't mean that they are not guilty of simple fraud. Between a good attorney and help from the authorities, it is possible to rectify the situation.