The U.S. Department of Education has warned two businesses about the use of its government logos in its website marketing efforts aimed at adults seeking information about college programs and student aid, the Huffington Post reports.

As of April 1, 2016, according to the Huff Post, one of the groups, Abuv Media, Inc., had responded by removing Department of Education logos and marks from its sites -- and -- and replaced them with a sentence stating, "This site is not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education."

The discontinuation of use of Department of Education logos by the websites came after receipt of a March 24 letter from the government stating that use of the marks "inappropriately imply a relationship between the Department and these websites.

The second company to receive such  a cease-and-desist letter from the government, according to Huffington Post, is MC Business Group, LLC, which operates


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