OIG LAUNCHES NEW PORTAL FOR SCHOOLS TO REPORT DISTANCE EDUCATION FRAUD RINGS

The U.S. Department of Education’ s Office of the Inspector General has a new website to use for reporting suspected fraud rings in distance education programs. The new portal is encrypted and will allow institutions to submit referrals securely and electronically. To assist schools in reporting information about specific individuals they believe are engaging in fraud rings in distance education programs, the OIG and FSA have released an updated fraud ring reporting spreadsheet which can be securely loaded onto the portal. Check out this electronic announcement from the OIG for more information. And remember if you suspect fraud related to Tittle IV, just call the OIG hotline at 1-800-MIS-USED (1-800-647-8733).