Some lawmakers and advocates are urging the VA to get the website back because they are worried the status of the site could prompt a group to try again to take advantage of student veterans.

“It is imperative VA immediately secure,” said Carrie Wofford, president of Veterans Educations Success, an advocacy group. “There are bad companies that get paid by for-profit colleges to trick veterans into handing over their GI Bill for a subpar education, just like there were in 2012 when VA first took away from a bad company. We didn’t lead this fight in 2012 only to concede progress eight years later.”

Read the full story at Stars & Stripes, “VA has lost rights, and some worry it could prompt scammers to target student vets” published October 15, 2020.