Before applying for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, I did a google search for speaking to an advisor for student loan programs. I pulled up Consumer Assistance Project. Website: www.consumerassistanceproject.org
For a “donation” they would apply for hundreds of public and private programs to help eliminate debt and because I am a teacher, it was to be very successful. I pay them $250 down payment, then 24 payments of $227.00. In the meantime, my loans would be reviewed by dozens of programs and I would receive statements from my loan provider, ACS showing the debt cancellation. They took my debit card and then recorded my permission to charge and general speel. Before doing this. I googled scams from this company and did not find anything. Please tell me if I need to place a stop payment on the check draft.
Consumer Action Taken:
I just did this an hour ago. I am sure this is too good to be true. I just need to know if I should cancel this or if this particular company actually can find programs that assist. Is that possible? I have been carrying this debt around for 15 years and am desperate to get rid of it. As a single mother who lost one son 7 years ago, I have not had a chance to get on top of this growing debt.
Date This Problem Happened: September 7, 2013
State You Live in: Florida
Age Range: 51-65
Total Amount of Fee Paid: $250
Company Name: Consumer Assistance Project
Company Telephone Number: 888-348-0101
Website of Company: ConsumerAssistanceProject.org
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