I am a recently Graduated college student. And back in December 2014 I received a “Loan debt Forgiveness” through a company called Advantage Student Loans, as well as Student Assist Plus. This sounds great, but I was charged an outrageous fee from the beginning around the sum of $599 to start any of the process and was asked for personally information such as my social security number. After that a sum of $30 each month was taken out of me. It wasn’t until I switched banks that I began to feel uncomfortable about dealing with these people anymore. After consulting with a friend that dug up information about these companies it was obvious that I was being scammed, not illegally, but still being scammed for being charged outrageous fees up front to do services that other companies will do for free. The initial one time fees were pull from some place called Trans2pay, where the monthly is pulled by Student Assist Plus under something called RAM.
Consumer Action Taken:
I have not tried to resolve it with the fact that it is, in a way, a scam. How do you resolve things with a scam? There’s not much of a paper trail. Most of what I have are all emails with no downloadable content.
I started this program Dec 2014, but I am unsure of the date.
My first Payment was pulled 1/14/15 for 149.75. There was 4 installments of 149.75 as the one time fee.
Date This Problem Happened: December 15, 2014
State You Live in: Michigan
Age Range: 21-35
Total Amount of Fee Paid: $959
Company Name: Advantage Student Loans / Student Assist Plus
18100 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, California 92612
Company Telephone Number: 888-235-8764
Website of Company: AdvantageStudentLoans.com
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