Actions fined for misleading job seekers

Posted at 6:23 PM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 18:23:30-04

The Federal Trade Commission says for the first time they have gone after an education lead generator that was "pre-screening" job seekers and passing along their personal information to lead companies. 

The FTC complaint says would request information from job seekers and then steer them towards enrolling in education programs, which they were paid for.

They also allege that the schools and programs agreed to pay the defendants between $22 to $125. 

The court order imposes a $90.2 million judgment that will be suspended upon payment of $360,000. The full judgment will be issued if Gigats was found to have misrepresented their financial condition.

Gigats was also doing business under EducationMatch and SoftRock Inc. 

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