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  • Submitted: Wed, February 29, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, August 24, 2012

  • Reported By: wge — Missouri United States of America
AES
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania United States of America

AES American Education Services Fraudulent Billing Practices - can you say RICO? Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

*Consumer Comment: To the most recent commenter

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: David Lou needs help

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I have personally experienced the following: AES has and continues to engage in the following illegal and unethical patterns and practices from 2005 through the present (2012):

(1) Intentionally misrepresents payment options available to student borrowers, delays processing paperwork regarding same, and (2) intentionally refuses to timely and correctly apply payments made and received as confirmed by tracking information provided the U.S. Postal Service and various private and reputable mailing companies for the sole purpose of assessing late fees and penalties against student borrowers who are not late in paying their bills and (3) intentionally seeks to conceal its fraud through deceptive billing practices including the issuance of intentionally and materially false and misleading billing statements, summaries, and invoices that do not accurately reflect payments received and fees assessed which statements, summaries, and invoices are transmitted through the mails and through the use of the wires.

AES (4) employs automated telephone dialing equipment to harass borrowers as many as 50 times per day even when borrowers cannot return AES' phone calls or answer them because AES' offices are closed. AES justifies this harassment because of the way it unbundles or bundles loans under each borrower account, e.g., if a borrower has 3 'seperate' loans (3 disbursement dates), then the borrower will likely receive 3X the number of notices, statements, phone calls (from 3 different representatives), as well as 3X the automated (and unreturnable phone calls). Double or triple that number if AES has involved their collection people too including Key Bank. No imagine that you were not allegedly 15 days late on sending the overdue payment that had already been received weeks before (and that AES was just sitting on, waiting to access you late fees), and that you were 30 or 60 days late. Imagine the number of calls you would get then. Multiple by a factor of 4.

(5) AES has forged or caused to be forged my signature on a promissory note in the amount of $15,000. 

(6) I have paid almost what I purportedly borrowed 15 years ago, and I still owe as much as I borrowed.

(7) AES (American Graduate Services), Key Bank, and their other co-conspirators are in my professional judgment (as an attorney) and as an account holder, a criminal enterprise and it should be shut down by state and/or federal authorities.

If you want to know why these guys can do what they do and get away with it, thank your Republican Congress and Presidents over the years who have regularly and actively sought to protect banks and their powerful  lobby at the expense of students and student borrowers.

The ONLY way that AES is going to topple is if the Federal Government gets involved including the FBI. AES is like the mob. No joke.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/29/2012 11:25 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/AES/Harrisburg-Pennsylvania-/AES-American-Education-Services-Fraudulent-Billing-Practices-can-you-say-RICO-Harrisbu-846528. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Cicily - (United States of America)

you can find out who holds your federal student loan at the National Student Loan Data Center at www.nslds.ed.gov

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David Lou needs help

AUTHOR: David Lou - (United States of America)

Hi I'm writing this because about 4 month ago .I called american education services too pay off the loan .

But american education services could not fine no information on me. So the lady ask me for my account #/ name/ SS# my address. And i gave it to her again and she still couldn't fine information on me.

But AES is supposed to be with SunTrust Bank. So i called SunTrust and ask them about the loan. And SunTrust sad they don't have me in there records. NO INFORMATION on me.So american education services has ask ECMC to help them.

please help me.
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AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Since you are an attorney why not sue them for all of these things you are claiming?  Seems like if you were telling the truth it would be a "slam dunk" for you to prevail.  In fact if what you are claiming is true you could easily get a "Class Action Lawsuit", and as a lawyer I am sure you know the type of "payday" you can expect from that.

5) AES has forged or caused to be forged my signature on a promissory note in the amount of $15,000. 
- But beyond your other issues, this one accuses them of a criminal act.  So can you tell us what you did when you found out your signature was forged. 

If you want to know why these guys can do what they do and get away with it, thank your Republican Congress and Presidents over the years who have regularly and actively sought to protect banks and their powerful lobby at the expense of students and student borrowers.
- Umm..for some reason the American History I remember doesn't have a Republican President or the Republicans in control of Congress for all of the last 15 years.

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