- Report: #809813
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: National Accreditation For Colleges and Schools
National Accreditation For Colleges and Schools200 Galleria Parkway, #525 Internet United States of America
National Accreditation For Colleges and Schools NACS Lied that they were recognized by Department of Education, lied about granting refund, offers zero benefits to schools and educations service providers. Internet, Georgia
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Executive Director
*Consumer Comment: Really ?
I dealt with Orlando Dumas the CEO of NACS he told me that they were recognized by the Department of Education and that I would be able to apple for Title IV funding after receiving his accreditation. I paid for the initial application fee, virtua accreditation workshop, accreditation fee, and other miscellaneous costs to the tune of around 5,000.
Something told me that there might be something wrong with NACS as they all used there personal email accounts for the business and never called me from there office phone. Caller ID always came as somebody else. But being from the same state and relatively close I thought that it would be fine.
I decided just encase to call the Department of Education and to my surprise and horror not only are they not recognized they didn't even have an application filed. This means that even if I went through with there accreditation I would not be able to apply for Title IV which was the whole reason for applying.
I talked to Dumas and demanded a full refund be given. He led me to believe that they were accredited and clearly they have not even started the process. After a long discussion he told me that he would consult the "Board of Governors" about my refund request and that I would probably be entitle to a refund.
A week went by and I didn't here anything about the refund status. I started calling 2-3 times a day and writing many emails. Finally after a month Dumas called me said that I would be entitle to a partial refund of $3000 and that I should receive the check by mail within a week or so. At this point I willing to write off the other $2000 as an expensive lesson. Not trusting him I told him to send me something in writing about the refund so I have a record of the refund.
Fast forward a month and I never got the refund in writing that "would be no problem" and the check "in the mail" never same. Dumas no longer takes my calls or returns any messages . I now realize that I have been scammed and most likely just throw away $5000 dollars. I spoke with some attorneys and because very little was done in writing I don't have a very good chance at suing for my money.
I looked that their Better Business Bureau account and they already have 3 claims that went unresolved so there is probably very little I can do. I just hope that people with stop funding this con artist and that he will go out of business.
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