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    Default Education Department deploys ‘mystery shoppers’ to check for fraud

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    Education Department deploys 'mystery shoppers' to check for fraud - Washington Times

    “The issuance of this task order will help the department identify misrepresentation and fraud … the department has instituted a mystery shopping program that will potentially expose deceptive practices and misrepresentations by higher education institutions,” the task order states.

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    [Regarding a similar GAO program]
    “Undercover tests at 15 for-profit colleges that found that 4 colleges encouraged fraudulent practices and that all 15 made deceptive or otherwise questionable statements to GAO’s undercover applicants,” the report concluded, adding that the results cannot be projected across the industry.

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    Might work better if they didn't announce what they were doing ahead of time.
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    Actually they didn't. The paper just found out about it by analyzing records.

    The undercover operation to root out student-aid fraud went unannounced by federal education officials, but spending records show it began last summer not long after the Department of Health and Human Services scrapped its own mystery shopper program.

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    After completing all but 4 gen eds for the BSBA CIS I switched to comp sci.

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    CCAF: AAS Comp Sci
    CLEP (10): A&I Lit, College Composition Modular, College Math, Financial Accounting, Marketing, Management, Microecon, Sociology, Psychology, Info Systems
    DSST (4): Public Speaking, Business Ethics, Finance, MIS | ALEKS: College Algebra/Trig/Stats
    TESU (11): English Comp, Business Law, Macroecon, Managerial Accounting, Strategic Mgmt (BSBA Capstone), C++, Data Structures, Calc I/II, Discrete Math, BA Capstone
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