We find and expose illegal websites that seek to trick the military community into enrolling in predatory colleges. Our work led the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to shut down some deceptive websites (Army.Com, Air-Force.Com, NavyEnlist.Com, MarinesEnlist.Com, and others) and to require Victory Media, Inc. (“GI Jobs”) to fully disclose its pay-to-play “Military Friendly Schools” ranking and cease its illegal practices.

Most of our work with law enforcement agencies is confidential. Here is what’s public:

OUR WORK

Our Letter to FTC Regarding Fake Military Recruiting Websites

28 Veterans and Military Leaders ask US Federal Trade Commission to release the names of the schools that participated in fake military recruiting websites   Related letter to US Congressional Armed Services Committees requesting their work to ensure future military recruitment is not disrupted by fraudulent college lead [...]

Piercing the Veil of Covert For-Profit Colleges

Recent efforts by certain predatory for-profit colleges to convert to nonprofit status1 raises the question of whether the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can continue to exercise jurisdiction over those entities’ misleading and deceptive recruiting practices. The Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 41-58, grants the FTC enumerated powers [...]

Our Letter to FTC Regarding “Military Friendly” Schools

19 Veterans and Military service organizations' public comment on US Federal Trade Commission's proposed settlement with Victory Media's "Military Friendly Schools"   Additional comments by Student Veterans of America Additional comments by Education and consumer groups Additional comments by U.S. Senators

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OUR WORK ON FAKE MILITARY WEBSITES

We brought to FTC’s attention fake military websites that pretended to be a place where Americans could join the Armed Forces, but never gave the information to the Armed Forces, instead selling patriotic Americans’ personal information to bad actor colleges that bombarded them with deceptive and aggressive recruiting. Some of the websites even wrongly promoted certain bad actor colleges as endorsed by the military.

OUR WORK ON DECEPTIVE “MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOLS”

We brought to FTC’s attention the problem of a company’s “Military Friendly Schools” scheme, wherein it charged schools for the designation of “Military Friendly Schools” and also sent aggressive and deceptive e-mail solicitations to service-members and veterans on behalf of schools that paid.

FTC REPORTS & ACTIONS

FTC Files Suit Against DeVry University for Deceptive Recruiting

Defendant DeVry Education Group Inc. (DEG) is a publicly traded Delaware corporation with its principal place of business at 3005 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, Illinois. DEG was formerly known as DeVry Inc. DEG transacts or has transacted business in this district and throughout the United States. At all times material [...]

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OUR WORK WITH THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Veterans Affairs

Defense Department

Education Department

Consumer Financial Protection Agencies

Federal Trade Commission