Sheepskins and False Hopes: Financial Fraud Alleged Against the Academy of Art University

  Can anyone really make a career as a professional artist?  According to the folks at the Academy of Art University, that is the “revolutionary principle” that has taken enrollment through the roof from 2,200 to 16,000, while bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenues from starry-eyed art students subsidized by federal … More Sheepskins and False Hopes: Financial Fraud Alleged Against the Academy of Art University

Possible Debt Relief for Victims of For-Proft College False Advertising

DeVry University is one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges with nearly $2 billion dollars a year in revenue and over $1 billion dollars in market capitalization.  Now, the government is accusing the school of deceiving consumers about the likelihood of finding a job. The Federal Trade Commission is suing DeVry for misleading consumers about the employment and … More Possible Debt Relief for Victims of For-Proft College False Advertising

New Rate Caps for Prison Phone Calls

Prison and jail phone calls, which typically cost much more than non-prison calls. Loved ones and friends have had to pay up $1 per minute to talk to an incarcerated parent.  This is because many prisons and jails profit by granting monopoly telephone contracts to the company that will charge families the most. Prison phone contracts are based … More New Rate Caps for Prison Phone Calls

Modern Day Slavery: A $150 Billion Business

Human trafficking is the fastest growing means by which people are enslaved, the fastest growing international crime, and one of the largest sources of illegal profits. (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime). $150 billion: ILO report, “Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour” (2014) available for download here. According to the International Labour … More Modern Day Slavery: A $150 Billion Business

The TCPA: Telemarketers Could Be Paying You $500 to $1500 Per Junk Text or Fax

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) Federal and state laws prohibit using an automated telephone dialing system to make or send unsolicited telemarketing calls, texts, and faxes.  You could be entitled to $500 to $1,500 per call from any telemarketer who violates the TCPA.  The law specifies several technical requirements for telemarketers to lawfully use … More The TCPA: Telemarketers Could Be Paying You $500 to $1500 Per Junk Text or Fax