ED Magedson – Founder
AIU Online - American Intercontinental University5550 Prairie Stone Parkway, Suite 400 Internet United States of America
I decided to go online and try and find online classes to further my education, since im always too busy. This was one school i found & one other as well. The only difference was that AIU called me very fast, but i didn't take it as bad. For the other school they emailed me information and that was all. No calls or rambling on. When AIU called, I talked and told the person i spoke with, basicaly my life story. He just kept talking and talking, continuing to ask one question after another. He basically asked me about my life & got my background of what schools ive attended & work. We were basicaly on the phone for over an hour, because by that time he had drawn me into filling out all this paperwork. It was a friday, and on Saturday and Sunday i filled out the rest as i awaited for his call on Monday afternoon.
I was headed to work, not in front of a computer. He said that was fine, and i happened to mention if he knew what classes i would be taking, he told me a success class was my first course. Now im sorry but that made me think, why would i need to take a success course & how to succeed if im already figuring out what i want in life & taking steps toward it. Thats just something you would do in high school if u ask me. I continued to talk to him and he was saying how i can start classes that following week, & i hadnt even payed for the application fee. I hadn't even finished my financial aid out all the way, because i was waiting for my pin to be activated. I must say if it wasnt for me having to wait them 1-3 business days, I would have fell right into the whole thing without hesitation.
I went to work, where I'm a manager at, and talked to my GM and asked him why would they put me in such a course. He looked at me & told me i need to look further into the school, & it was probably scam. I left work that night & got straight onto the computer and looked up AIU SCRAM & alot of information popped up. I must say i hope they dont have too much of my information that my name & where i live & phone number would get tossed around. I am grateful to have found this site & hope i have helped someone else. This site has helped me very much. I am now going to wait for him to call me tomarrow and see what he has to say when i ask him about this scam. I will then follow up to my story. I will probably get very mouthy with him, but to ask me my personal business & then try & scam me, ha, I think not! THIS SCHOOL IS A SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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