Does your school have one of
THE FIVE SIGNS OF FRAUD?
The education fraud attorneys of Antonelli Law Ltd. have successfully obtained settlements for hundreds of defrauded students. We continue to prosecute many cases involving suspected fraud or 'scams' at career schools of all stripes.
Five Signs Your School Set You Up For Fraud:
“FOR PROFIT is a vibrant portrayal of “the exploitation of
the American student,through the lens of an unwilling admission adviser at a
For Profit institution”.
This one man play is a vivid account of the exploitation of hopeful students and the American Dream by for-profit colleges in America.
Please take a look and, if possible, consider going to see it live.
We have found many instances of education fraud at for-profit schools including college credits transfer fraud, accreditation fraud, and professional certification fraud. Many students are told by the school's sales representative ("admissions counselor") that their credits will transfer and the school is "accredited." But when they try to transfer their credits to a community college or traditional university they are shocked to find they can't transfer credits when they need to.Why is This Happening and What Needs to Be Done?
A new 176 page report
from the US Senate HELP Committee and Chairman Senator Tom Harkin states: “The investigation found that most for-profit companies devote more
resources to attracting students than they do to instructing them.”
The Report makes numerous recommendations, including:
Contact our law firm by phone or the “Contact Us” link at the top of this site if you have similar complaints. Please prepare to send us a copy of your Enrollment Agreement, Course Brochures, School Catalog and, if possible, copies of your receipts and payments to our office address.
Reform is needed, not just lawsuits
Contact US Senator Tom Harken to tell him your experience attending or working for a poorly performing (or fraudulent) for-profit school. Senator Harkin is the Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. His website states:
"Senator Tom Harkin has launched a broad-based oversight effort to better understand how well for-profit schools, many of which are highly profitable publicly traded corporations, are serving students and taxpayers. As part of this effort, Senator Harkin has led five hearings and collected internal document from 30 for-profit schools."
law firm has no relationship with the Senator or the H.E.L.P.
Committee, but everyone affected by the experience of working or
attending a poorly performing (or fraudulent) for-profit college is
encouraged to contact his office.
Illinois Attorney General Press release on Westwood College lawsuit
Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli has investigated and filed lawsuits against schools committing alleged fraud for a number of years. If you believe your inability to find a job may be due to being misled by your school in some way, do not delay. Legal deadlines apply and waiting too long may allow the school to get away with it. See this 2008 media story of what could happen to you: http://articles.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008-11-22/news/28512262_1_students-abrupt-closure-loop-school