> all have a middle initial with a period but they are in the last name field
> no institutions info for any of them
> the first two have the same SSN
We will have to go back and look at other applications received in the past week or so because the middle initial issue has just started showing and I think we have others as a result.
1. All first-time freshmen
2. CA residents
3. Applications are for winter 2018
4. Applications are submitted in the very early morning (1:00am or later)
5. Majors near the beginning of the alphabet: AJ, Art, Accounting,etc.
6. Schools are out of our geographic area and are at a distance even from recently graduated students' home address
7. Some of the high schools named are not actually high schools (Riverside County Courts, San Bernardino Assoc. of Retired..., we even show elementary schools
8. The last four digits of the social security number often contains repeated numbers: 8332, 4644, 5575, etc.
9. Applications show that the applicants are white and male, even with what one might assume to be gender-specific name like Genevieve
10. All use outlook email addresses
11. Most have indicated the same specific areas of special interests
Instead of reconciling a handful of applications on a daily basis, we're having to check through probably 50 to 90, which of course, is a huge time burden.
Anyone else noticing the same issues, and if you are a Datatel school, what are you doing to combat these?
This information, regarding your confirmation numbers, has been passed to the Product Manager. It would be best if you sent an email containing that information to me via email - as this is a public forum. I want to assure you that the Management Team at the Tech center is aware of this issue, and it's severity. Additionally, we are aware of the Colleges' increasing concern for data integrity for submitted application information. This is a HIGH priority project for the Tech Center to identify a methodology to stop or mitigate the occurrence of this type of application.
1) The following numbers are for a group that is using a variation of the same email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) but information on each application is random.
7191899 7250262 7317031
2) The following numbers are for a group that has submitted 2 application under each person where the name, DOB, citizenship status and sex are the same but the rest of the information is different. Each one is submitted under a different CCCID number.
7050922 & 7069287
7329526 & 7329548
7329925 & 7330352
7329949 & 7330356
7330250 & 7330369
7329970 & 7330362
7329501 & 7329514
7329473 & 7329485
7237274 & 7237290
3) The following are random suspects that do not follow any sort of pattern. The last 3 applications were submitted with SS#’s that belong to former COM students.
College of Marin
Received July 1st, 2nd and 3rd:
College of Marin Enrollment Services has identified three confirmation numbers of suspected fraudulent applications.
All indicated out-of-state addresses that do not exist according to USPS and Google search. All say that they have lived in Ca for the last 2 years despite OS addresses.
Majors and Ed Goals are generally the first 2 or 3 options in the CCCApply drop down menus.
All say home schooled, 2 indicating not a HS grad and no longer enrolled, 1 in adult school and none provide last HS info.
In this group the last name as an initial followed by another name which I never see.