Friday, June 29, 2012
Department Of Veterans Affairs Seizes Website
The Department of Veterans Affairs is seizing a commercial website that it said defrauds veterans. VA will take over GIBill.com and shut it down. The company agreed to transfer the site to settle an investigation by several state attorneys general. The site is run by a marketing company called QuinStreet. The attorneys general said it defrauded veterans and servicemembers' benefits by channeling them and their GI benefits dollars to for-profit schools that paid to advertise on the site. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said many of the courses offered were more expensive and of lower quality than GIs and veterans could obtain at community colleges. As of this morning, the site carried no display advertising.
at 6/29/2012 09:23:00 AM