The Chegg Conspiracy

16 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2021

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F. E. Guerra-Pujol

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; University of Central Florida

Date Written: August 25, 2021


Why hasn't Chegg, the largest and most successful online contract-cheating platform in the world, been shut down yet? The remainder of this paper contains three parts, plus an Appendix. Part 1 surveys the seller side of the illicit market created by Chegg, while Part 2 explores the buyer side. Part 3 concludes with some observations about a recent case involving a grade-selling scheme. The Appendix then sets forth a model criminal complaint against Chegg.

Keywords: Cheating, Chegg, Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Illicit Markets

JEL Classification: K14, K42

Suggested Citation

Guerra-Pujol, F. E., The Chegg Conspiracy (August 25, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

F. E. Guerra-Pujol (Contact Author)

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico ( email )

University of Central Florida ( email )

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