- Report: #575829
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Complaint Review: Computer Learning Center
Computer Learning Center3600 Market Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States of America
Computer Learning Center of Philadelphia, PA COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA, IS A MAJOR RIPOFF. THEY RUINED MY CREDIT & ALMOST MY LIFE. THEY RIPPED ME OFF FOR $10,000.00 PLUS. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In 1991 I was in a bad car accident & was out of work for 2 yrs. I felt that I needed to change careeres. I could no longer work construction, so I decided to go to school for computer repair.
I heard about CLC in Philly & decided to check it out. I went to CLC & spoke to a counslor & was told that they had offered a great course in computer repair. They said they had up-to-date & state of the art equipment to train on. I told them I knew nothing about computers and was told they would teach me everything I needed to know. They said the course would cost about $10,000.00 & that they would help me get pell grants & student loans to cover the costs. They also told me they had a job placement program with a 92% placement rate.
After I got enrolled in the school I learned that their so-called up-to-date & state of the art equipment was nothing more than old 8088 & 286 computers. At that time the 486dxII was the hot chip. Also at the time the operating system that was being used in the corprate world was Windows 3.1 & 3.11 for work groups. CLC only taught us DOS 5.0, not Windows. Less than 30 days after I graduated in the top 10% of my class, the Pentium Chip was released into the market. Man was I ripped off.
I received little to no help from the Job Placement Dept. at CLC. And was told by all the companies I applied to for work, that I had to know Windows 3.11 & expreiance working on 496dx 486dxII's. I then went back to CLC to find out why I was not taught these things & was told that I would have to take an Assocates Degree Course at the cost of another $6,000.00. At this point I contacted the Pa. Dept. of Education & the US Dept. of Education to no avail. No body would help me with my delima with CLC.
So I decided screw it all & refused to repay student loans. So now I no longer get my Federal Income Tax Refunds & now as of 1-1-10, I owe $22,000.00 with intrest & penalties. My credit is ruined for life & cannot work for companies who do credit checks for employment, my auto insurance is sky high due to my credit reports. And I refuse to to pay these loans back since the money to a scamming ripoff school.
I wish the Feds would investigate CLC and do to them what they did to Bernie Madolf.
Because they are just as bad as him.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/28/2010 09:58 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Computer-Learning-Center/Philadelphia-Pennsylvania-/Computer-Learning-Center-of-Philadelphia-PA-COMPUTER-LEARNING-CENTER-IN-PHILADELPHIA-IS-575829. 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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