Beware!! of College Life Magazine/College Life Nation!!
I wanted to post everywhere I can that the magazine/website "College Life Nation" or "College Life
Magazine" www.CollegeLifeNation.com is a SCAM! They reach out to small businesses about running an ad (print ad, online ad, editorial, cover, back cover) and do absolutely nothing but take your money and give you the run around for as long as they can. You'll hear every excuse possible when you inquire about where and when your ad is going to run.The owner/publisher, Ryan O'Keefe (if that's indeed his real name) and girlfriend Cathy Pijanowski are scandalous and has been reported to the Chicago Branch of the FBI and IC3 (Internet Crime Division) for this fictitious operation.Our company paid $750 for an editorial/back cover that never ran. We were promised an online ad as well, which never ran either. We were told once the magazine comes out, we'd be sent copies that of course, never arrived.
College Life Magazine1201 S. State Street #2405Chicago, IL 60603312.503.5200
One of the BS stories that you'll get from Ryan O'Keefe regarding the negative reviews online is that he " dated" one of his graphic designers and the relationship didn't work out. The x girlfriend then proceeded to post negative blogs about him. This is another fictitious story he's made up to try and cover up other businesses he has scammed in the past.
We reported the scam to our credit card company which got most our money back pretty quickly. NOTE: Don't ever pay for anything under a "Service" with Paypal, as they won't cover it at all. They will gladly take your money to pay for a service, but sound like politicians if you try and contest it. If you've ever tried to resolve anything with Paypal in any capacity, then you already know they are worthless as far as that goes.
THESE ARE THE EMAIL ADDRESSES OF THE SCAM ARTISTSemail@example.comRyan@collegelifenation.com
The PayPal address that the funds were sent to is:firstname.lastname@example.org
DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THESE INDIVIDUALS!!!!
LOOK THEM UP ON THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU!!!!