IntegriShield Study on Infringement

False affiliations and online ad fraud are still the leading violations impacting IntegriShield’s small dollar lenders.  As of November...

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Five Compliance Missteps of Financial Bloggers

Compliant digital content has become a hot topic in many financial blogger circles. We recently sat down with Phillip...

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Going the Extra Mile in Employment Verification

Student outcomes are an increasing focus point for accreditors and the Department of Education. The final chapter in the...

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Placement Verification Playbook

Download this playbook now to learn how to evaluate whether your placement verification is optimized. Gain insight on key...

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How the Good Get Punished: Online Marketing

“Turn left in 100 feet-”“Make a U-Turn-““Recalculating…”Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. As thralls to technology, we tend to...

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EDU Compliance for Email Marketing

(As originally published in Career Education Review)Email marketing is an important strategy to maximize your marketing ROI. Unfortunately, many...

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Employment Verification: Going the Extra Mile

Student outcomes are an increasing focal point for accreditors and the U.S....

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Trump Administration vs. Student Loans

Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States. Now what? Well, one thing people keep questioning: “What does...

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Conversions vs. Compliance

Today, regulatory scrutiny, politicizing industries and consumer activists have brought significant changes to how we market to and sell...

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Web Auditing Checklist for Higher Education

Your website is your front door. Is it inviting to compliance infractions? The following suggestions are offered as general...

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Minimizing the Impact of Debt Relief Scams

We’ve seen them popping up all over the Internet and we’re definitely not happy about it. Sites are promising...

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Conversions vs. Compliance

What opportunities are you missing for them to work together?Businesses have the opportunity to gather and analyze data at...

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When a Free Lead Can Cost You

Have you ever received a “free” lead in your inbox?  Depending on your personal experience, you may initially think...

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Penalties Increased and So Did Your Risk. How Exposed Are You?

On August 1, 2016, The FTC’s inflation increases for maximum civil penalty amounts go into effect....

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VLOG: Compliance Trends in Lead Gen

This spring LeadsCon invited IntegriShield out to their annual performance marketing conference in Las Vegas to present on unauthorized...

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How the CFPB is Shaping the Short Term Lending Industry

Before large financial institutions evolved in the current banking world, it wasn’t uncommon for individuals that had a good...

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Avoiding Litigation: The win/win for Attorneys and Clients

When most people think of attorneys, they envision John Grisham books come to life though the magic of Hollywood....

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[Whitepaper] Five Common Compliance Missteps of Financial Bloggers

Compliant digital content has become a hot topic in many financial blogger circles. We recently sat down with Phillip...

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Revisiting TCPA Language

In 2015 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outlined new rules regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This anticipated...

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Dear Admissions: High School Graduates Are Listening

As high school graduates look toward the future, the option of a career college or a trade school might...

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Creating a Culture of Compliance

Every few months, the story repeats itself: Company X suffers a major security breach or unexpectedly enters a legal...

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2015 President’s Club Award Winner

Each year, IntegriShield holds an annual holiday party to celebrate with our sister companies and recognize the staff’s achievements...

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Vlog: Text Messages and the FCC

The FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, has requested a “crackdown” on robocalls, robotexts and telemarketing calls. How may that impact your organization?...

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Your Mistakes Are Giving Prospects Cold Feet

The first contact a potential student has with your school can make or break their choice of attendance. Is...

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Let’s Talk About Best Practices and Regulations!

Have you seen what’s new in our compliance corner? Each week IntegriShield President, Jennifer Flood, is answering your compliance...

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VLOG: Unauthorized Landing Pages – Free Advertising or Conversion Killers?

You could be missing tens of thousands in missed revenue every year.Unauthorized publishers are taking advantage of your brand...

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Vlog: TCPA Ruling

All marketers are familiar with the wide-sweeping TCPA legislation that has been consumer focused regarding unwanted calls and text...

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Behind the Lines: Short Stories of Mystery Shopping Admissions Reps

We often get to come up with great characters to play during mystery shops to admissions representatives. I have...

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Minnesota Increases Scrutiny of For-Profit Colleges

In the past year, for-profit schools in Minnesota have been coming under increased scrutiny. The state’s Office of Higher Education...

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Fraudulent Advertising: What Nobody Tells You

Your company is liable for what others do on your behalf. When your business hires an advertising agency, you...

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Vlog: The FTC and Updated Rules on Testimonials

Do you use bloggers and social media to promote your company, school or products? The FTC has released new...

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Is Your School Prepared?

Career Colleges have been called into question by the policy community regarding the quality of data used to estimate...

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Big Data Talks at APSCU

Professionals in the education industry gathered earlier this June for the annual APSCU Convention. Hopefully you were in attendance...

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Industry Insight: New Placement Verification Research

If you have difficulty connecting with graduates for placement verification, you’re not alone. From a recent poll we hosted...

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Compliant Website Checklist

Institutions are under strict scrutiny surrounding their online advertising efforts. But, it’s also imperative for the institution’s website to...

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Avoiding TSR Violations

Since it’s onset in 1995, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has amended the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) several times in order...

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Addressing the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials for Your Institution

One of the prominent marketing uses in the education industry today is the use of testimonials to endorse a...

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Student Data Tells a Story

…and it’s one that we need to listen to.To the extent that you can understand and connect with students...

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A Rise in the Trade Industry

In America, unemployment is twice as high for those with high school diplomas versus a 4 year college graduate....

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A Note from the President

Happy New Year! Looking back, 2014 was an exciting year for IntegriShield. We more than doubled our client base,...

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IntegriShield to Host Fraudulent Lead Generation Webinar

Over the last couple of weeks, articles have surfaced shedding light on lead generating practices that are less than...

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Takeaways from DOE’s Gainful Employment Ruling

October 30th marked the release of the final version of The Education Department’s “Gainful Employment” rule. The long awaited...

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VAWA Reauthorization: What it means for your school.

With the recent requirement changes imposed by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), your school may need to revisit your...

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Inspect What You Expect—Monitoring Your Admissions Staff

Your admissions staff is the face and voice of your institution, the first people to speak with your prospective...

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Gainful Employment Disclosure Template

In November 2013 the U.S. Department of Education announced their released of the Gainful Employment Disclosure Template. In their announcement,...

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Financial Aid Fraud Rings: Is your school at risk?

In the higher education field, we all know that distance learning is the way of the future. Online learning...

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The Importance of Brand Management

In the internet era, the virtual marketplace has become the primary forum for brands to build equity and trust...

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Understanding Bait and Switch Advertising in the EDU Sector

Knowing where and how your school appears is virtually a full-time job in and of itself in the vast...

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Compliant Landing Pages

Nowadays there are many rules and regulations for online marketing, making it difficult to know what should and should...

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Copyright Infringement: Abuse vs. Fair Use

The primary protection given to copyright owners is the right to authorize others to reproduce their work. Unauthorized distribution...

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Crowdfunding Introduced to Consumer Reviews

In an attempt to bring order and transparency to the crowdfunding industry, a website named CrowdsUnite was created in 2012. Crowdfunding encourages investments...

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Identity Theft

Identity theft has become a sprawling problem for those of us well connected to the information age. Recent security...

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Not Your Average Defendant

Copyright infringement affects brands of every size, shape and income.  From A-List celebrities to small mom and pop corporations,...

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FTC Joins the Fight Against Private Sector Schools

The FTC joined forces this week with the Obama administration’s fight against private sector colleges. The agency released new...

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The Risk of Infringement

Maintaining the integrity of brands online has become a difficult task for many companies with limited resources and expertise...

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Employment Verification: Accuracy Required

Accreditation agencies are cracking down on inaccurate job placement figures and claims made by private sector colleges. Just in...

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Telephone Consumer Protection Act 2013 Updates: Are You Prepared?

Telephone Consumer Protection Act 2013 Updates: Are you Prepared?Effective October 16, 2013: the Federal Communications Commission’s rules implementing the...

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LinkedIn for Higher Education

Recently, LinkedIn announced the launch of University Pages, providing another channel for colleges to reach perspective students. According to LinkedIn more...

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The Presidents Call to Action: Value, Affordability and Student Outcome

Change has been a main focus for the Obama administration from the start of his 2008 campaign, and after...

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Gates Foundation Works to Save Pell Grants

Pell Grants, which currently help more than 9 million low- and moderate-income students attend and complete college, have faced funding issues...

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The Danger of Not Knowing

Top 5 Compliance Mistakes Your Admissions Staff Could Unknowingly be MakingWith the constant changes of brand and compliance regulations,...

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