Report: #75972

Complaint Review: College Funding Center - Plano Texas

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  • Reported By: Kingsport Tennessee
  • College Funding Center 2828 W. Parker Plano, Texas U.S.A.

College Funding Group They were suppose to provide services in helping our teen to find financial aid for college Plano Or Katy Texas

*Consumer Suggestion: Contact USPS and FTC Immediately ..Time is running out!

*Consumer Suggestion: Don't let them take your money and run--here's some refund info

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These people signed a contract with us to provide college services for our teen. They said they will be there through her last 3 years of high school helping her find the right college, help her file fasa forms, find scholarships, file them for us. We paid $1490.00 for this service and today we get a post card in the mail stateing " with deep regret and sadness we must inform you that College Funding Center (and it's parent company, The College Advantage Company,inc.)has been forced out of business..." "At this point you must take upon yourself all activities that College Funding Center was pursuing on your behalf.

This letter terminates all College Funding Center communications both from and to the company." So, we will not receive any of the contractual obligations they said they would provide. Our teen still has 2 more years of high school before she would have benefited from the program. Now what? We're out $1500. bucks for not a d**n thing! That's just wrong, it seems they just took our money and ran.

Kingsport, Tennessee

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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Contact USPS and FTC Immediately ..Time is running out!

AUTHOR: Brenna - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Friday, March 12, 2004
If you were defrauded by College Funding Group there are two things you need to do as soon as possible if you want help to recover your money:

1. If College Funding Group, Al Barone, or Donna Barone initially contacted you through the United States Postal Service (USPS) Mail, they have also committed mail fraud. Please send a detailed letter (be sure to state that College Funding Group initially solicited you by the USPS mail) to:

Patricia S. Sweeney, Manager,
United States Postal Inspection Service
Criminal Investigations Service Center
222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60606-6100

It is imperative that you state that you were initially contacted by mail. They are also trying to help consumers recover money.

2. If you paid for services and did not receive any services from College Funding Group, please contact:

Gary D. Kennedy
Senior Litigation Counsel
Federal Trade Commission
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 2150
Dallas, TX, 75201
GKENNEDY@ftc.gov (email)
214-979-9350 (voice)
214-953-3079 (fax)

Time is running out, you need to write to these people as soon as possible.
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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Don't let them take your money and run--here's some refund info

AUTHOR: Jacqueline - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Friday, February 27, 2004

Gary D. Kennedy
Senior Litigation Counsel
Federal Trade Commission
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 2150
Dallas, TX, 75201
214-979-9350 (voice)
214-953-3079 (fax)

He is in charge of refund distribution, while funding exists. Please do not take to long on this one.

You can also call 1-800-FTC-HELP for updated information, but most importantly contact this man.

Get back to us on this one, so that we might research other options, but this should work.
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