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The news site of San Diego City College

City Times

The news site of San Diego City College

City Times

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SDCCD loses over $100K to ‘bots,’ prevents more fraud with new software

The district prevented the theft of nearly $375K with detection tools, though City College lost thousands in financial aid funds, officials say
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor April 29, 2022
The San Diego Community College District disbursed $101,619 in aid to fraudulent student accounts in February and March and prevented another $373,854 from being stolen, according to Victor DeVore, dean of student services for the district.
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Student ‘bots’ detected at City College

Fake students are enrolling in online classes at City, potentially taking spots from real students
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist February 11, 2022
Fake students popped up throughout California community colleges this past year, and San Diego City College is no exception.
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