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THE COLLEGE NETWORK SCAM

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MR. PRESIDENT,

     I KNOW YOU ARE VERY SERIOUS ABOUT EDUCATION. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING TOWARD MY RN LISCENSE AND HAVE MADE THE MISTAKE OF TRUSTING THE COLLEGE NETWORK. I AM PAYING 10 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR ONE 1.5 INCH BINDER WITH ONE OF THERE SO CALLED "MODULES" IN IT. I SIGNED UP FOR THE COLLEGE NETWORK IN 2007 AND REALIZED SOON AFTER THAT IT WAS A SCAM. I AM NOW PAYING MONTHLY PAYMENTS ON CONTRACT I SIGNED. I WOULD NOT BE WRITING YOU BUT THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN MY SAME SITUATION...PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEM DESTROYING PEOPLES CREDIT WITH THIS SCAM...SO MANY PEOPLE I KNOW ARE DISGUSTED AND DON'T EVEN WANT TO PURSUE THEIR EDUCATION NOW...I AM CONTINUING IN COLLEGE AT A LOCAL COLLEGE TO EARN MY RN DEGREE....I AM 42YEARS OLD AND I FEEL BAD FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN SUCKED INTO THIS SCAM...PLEASE HELP!!!!

SINCERLY,

INA

Comments

Debra C's picture

Dear Mr. President.
I too was mislead about this program and I am left paying for a loan that was misleading . I am 51 years old and 3 years ago I wad looking to further my education in nursing. Being that I was top in my LPN class and good at taking tests, I believed this was for me. I have now come to realize this is just a scam and really needs to be investigated. I know you are a very busy but strongly feel in my heart that this needs looking into. I am not the only person being taken advantage of.

By Debra C
roxanna pena's picture

I stopped paying them I was paying for nothing they never helped me I owe 3,000 after paying 3,000 already for nothing I had perfect credit before them Im from texas the 1800 # from the college network didnt help either they were all like yes u passed the exams becusen of us ! I was like No way .....Im from texas If anyone want to take legal matters to bring them down I will join they need to stop staealing people and abusing the public its just not fare email me @ roxyandraul@hotmail.com

By roxanna pena
Betty M 's picture

i too was scammed, even after filing bankruptcy after death of my husband, im still being harrassed for payment, for a student loan that is for a place that isnt even a school, that all i received from them was a binder to start first module, and it was outdated, they said i needed an updated one. never did anything with them because excelcior told me they were NOT AFFILIATED WITH THIS CO.

By Betty M
Priscilla r's picture

I too was scammed into signing to this program, the sales man was very pushy and when I asked to consider he got pissed and tried again to sell this to me, he promised that I would have access to all the modules and would be able to print them out but if you ever tried.to print them out you would not be able to see the material. I was also promised that if I ever had problems they would send a tutor to my home but when I asked for a tutor they denied it! I spoke to.an attorney already and im filing a class action lawsuit against them especially since they are suing me for over 6000 dollars after I stopped paying. If anyone is interested in joining me my email is pprincess1313@hotmail.com please email me and send me information about your case and how to contact you, the more ppl we have the better the outcome!

By Priscilla r
Rachell's picture

Hi I read ur letter and I wanted to see how your status is with the lawsuit I wasted about 6500 on this school and I still have about 4100 left to pay I want to stop paying it's ridiculous... But to scared of what they might do.

By Rachell
brandy's picture

i would like to join you all in the fight against TCN.

By brandy
Kristen 's picture

I too have been scanned 4 years ago. I have refused to pay for a loan of which I never recieved a check or anything .the modules had nothing to do with the test
I have now been served with legal pears of southern financial group attempting to place judgment when I own them nothing and never recieved nothing ...please someone help us nurses!!!!

By Kristen
pearl's picture

I believe we can come together and file a class action lawsuit. I believe we need atleast 200.people or more people to sign up .

By pearl
Kristina's picture

I just spoke to a lawyer about this today. He told me to contact consumer fraud in nj and see if it is being investigated. He also told me to contact the indiana state district attorney where the company is based out of. A class action lawsuit needs to be filed!

By Kristina
Jessianne's picture

Same thing here, I stopped paying for mine after paying over $2000 for one module because I was accepted and successfully completed my associates degree for nursing through a local college. It's been years and the other day I got served with papers saying I'm being sued by some company that bought my loan several times from the college network. Now I'm not sure what to do....

By Jessianne
yvonne's picture

Please let me be included in any class action suit. These people/crooks need to be stopped. My email is Raindayess@yahoo.com

By yvonne
Suzie B.'s picture

I too am a victim of the College Network scam. I am an LPN, 51 years old, SINGLE WORKING MOTHER with a  Son in college. In 2007 I signed up with TCN. The fast talking sales Rep. told myself and another LPN that in appox. 18 months we would be able to sit for the RN boards using Excelsior college as TCN was affiliated with this college. 7 days later I RECEIVED  3 loose leaf binders with photo copied pages when I Called Excelsior college to find out when I COULD TEST OUT,I was informed that they WERE NOT, NEVER HAVE BEEN, NEVER WILL BE associated with Excelsior college. I called TCN to cancel and they said I only had 3 business days to cancel and that was done and over with, that they would indeed take the money out of my account and that they would ruin my credit if I did not pay in full. It is now 2012 and I HAVE PAID OVER 7,000 DOLLARS for nothing. NOT ONE PERSON I KNOW HAS COMPLETED THIS. NOT ONE THAT I HAVE EVER READ ABOUT ONLINE EVEN. IT IS A SCAM FROM THE GET GO. HERE ARE THE REASONS:

1. THEY GET YOU TO SIGN REAL FAST WITH OUT SHOWING YOU THE BOOKS THEY USE .

2. THEY SAY THEY ARE A COLLEGE AND AFFILIATED WITH A LOCAL COLLEGE. TCN IS A PUBLISHING COMPANY NOT A COLLEGE.

3. THEY TELL YOU HAVE 3 DAYS BUT THE BOOKS ARRIVE AFTER THE 3 DAY      RESCIND PERIOD.

4. THEY TAKE YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT INFO,. USING THE ACH PAYMENT YOU CAN NOT CANCEL IT WITH THE BANK. IF YOU DO IT FOLLOWS TO THE NEXT CHECKING ACCOUNT YOU OPEN.

5. THEY THREATEN TO RUIN YOUR CREDIT.

6. YOU THINK YOUR FINANCING THROUGH THEM WHEN INFACT IT SOME CREDIT UNION AT A HIGH INTEREST RATE MINE WAS 12 %

PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS 7,000 IS A LOT OF MONEY AND I AM ENROLLED IN A COMMUNITY COLLEGE PAYING YET AGAIN FOR MY RN THAT WILL TAKE ME ANOTHER 5 YEARS TO COMPLETE.

By Suzie B.
Tee's picture

I too was scammed. I signed up back in 2006 and tried canceling after being told I could cancel within 39 days. Found out I had to cancel within 3 days! They filed a judgement against me and at 1 point took whatever was in my checking account. I had to file for bankruptcy which has ruined my credit. I would love to finish my RN degree as I only have 4 classes left; however after going through hell with TCN, I refuse to put myself further in debt! Signed from NJ

By Tee
VIVIAN's picture

I, too was instigated by a reassuring and savvy sales rep here in Las Vegas, Nevada. They threatened to file a lawsuit against me. Threatened me on the phone. Have had sleepless nights, nightmares, and palpitations. I am an LPN and was seriously focused on becoming an RN. I called to cancel about a month after I signed up because of a life changing event. They flatly said no. I told them I did not open or take any course yet online. I did not even have a password to say the least to have online access! They said I owe them $9K or more! What a pain! I am seriously considering a class action suit against this perpetrators.

By VIVIAN
TCN Customer Support's picture

Ms. Agrisola,

We have offered to assist you to utilize your purchase, and we continue to do so. Without going into great detail in order to respect your privacy, we can state that TCN is not the company pursuing you.

TCN has many customers who have completed their educational study programs with our assistance, and we continue to be a leader in the development and delivery of online educational study materials and services. To see stories from some of our customers that have earned their degrees with our assistance, please visit YouTube® and complete a search using the keywords “College Network.” These individuals have demonstrated that dreams can be achieved with hard work, dedication, and a good support system.

Your success and satisfaction with our products and services are important to us. We would appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your purchase and to have you as a satisfied customer. Please contact Customer Support at 1-800-634-1443.

By TCN Customer Support
Sara Gregory's picture

You need a new comment. You've been using that form letter for years. Or are you printing it at the same rate as the "books" you use? If so you already know it's outdated and irrelevant.

By Sara Gregory
ena's picture

i too was scammed,some one call me that she was call from the board of nursing,that my nursing liciensed will be terminated do to violating th ecode of ethics by the college net work.

By ena
Laura Menchaca's picture

Crazy, what I reading is exactly what I experienced.I'll get back on later on and read more detail and also responded with more detail because I'm currently not in a position to be on my phone for very long but something definitely needs to be done to make these people tow the line and not allow them to use legal loopholes to legitimize their business.

By Laura Menchaca
Customer Support's picture

Ms. Menchaca,

We apologize that your purchase has not met your expectations. Your success and satisfaction with our products and services is our number one priority.

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-634-1443 at your convenience and we would be delighted to speak with you about your concerns.

Thanks and have a nice day!

Academic Support

By Customer Support
Jen H's picture

Dear Mr. President

I too became a victim of the College Netowork. Tried to cancel and thought I accomplished it until later found out they had sent my account to RAB Performance who sued me over this account. I have been paying monthly payments as well and missed one payment they are seeking wage garnishment against me. I have obtained my RN and now seeking BSN but that is not the point should my family have to suffer due to this scam.

By Jen H
Susan's picture

I am ready to file suit against TCN. Will you join me? I will see what I can find out abut pursuing this.

By Susan
Sarah's picture

Will you please fill me in about how to get out of TCN? Im ready to get this going as well.

By Sarah
daniel's picture

I am helping a close friend with her situation, I was think small claims, but that is limited. Now I'm thinking class action, I think that our grounds would be valid, based on the simularties of the complaints I have read. I think I would spead to an attorney and include the school that introducted many of you to this fraudulant company. Did Barak ever respond to the original complaint?

By daniel
jenny's picture

I TOO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE LAWSUIT!!!

By jenny
Kcstewa's picture

Yes we all need to sue!!! They are pure crap

By Kcstewa
TCN Customer Support's picture

Ms. Stewart,

According to our records of your account, there is no indication that you have been dissatisfied with your purchase.

Your success and satisfaction with our products and services is important to us. Please contact Customer Support at 1-800-634-1443 at your convenience so that we may address any perceived shortcomings.

By TCN Customer Support
Cheryl Fritch's picture

I want to pursue anything I can with this company they are ripping everyone off. Please let me know what you find out. cherylfritch@hotmail.com. They are suing me now for something I have never done. I need to do something befor this court date.

By Cheryl Fritch
lori sheehy's picture

The sheriff was at my door this morning.......we need to fight!

By lori sheehy
Gladys's picture

l enroll in 08 for RN degree which college network gave me a student loan through southeast financial bank.after my first and second course l found out that college net lied about the course, so l ask them to send my student loan to a school l like to attend but their refused, but the bank keep call for payment l told them l am no longer with college net work so l need the payment back to my suprise their said that loan is customer but college net work did not tell me that ,till date l have paid more than $7000 dollors but l did not buy nothing from one. my email heartforlifeh@aol.com thanks

By Gladys
Dakita's picture

They primarily target poor black nurses
Ooooh You know the Average Black IQ in America is 85 and Sub Sahara Africa it's 70. Man originated in Africa and evolved to a higher level. What remained in Africa was the crap that still has monkey like resemblance (butts that stick out, etc) Read up on it if you can read.

By Dakita
Kali's picture

Dakita you are not only rude your ignorant!!!

By Kali
Toni's picture

It's "you're", not your- sorry.

By Toni
September36's picture

Poor Dakita..it's ignorant people like yourself that keep the negativity in society so high. Maybe you should higher your education so that stupid comments like that don't blurt out of your mouth. I feel sorry for you and pray you don't have any offspring.

By September36
Betty 's picture

Total Scam and that's coming from an ex Program Advisor who worked for them.

By Betty
Cathy's picture

I would like to speak to you if at all possible. Don't really want to go into it here because of my particular situation but was wondering if I might have you email address?

Thanks so much!
Cathy

By Cathy
Rochelle is playing poker!'s picture

I would like to join you. I am going to see a lawyer this coming Monday. I was surprised I am not the only victim. This is a burden to me and my family since I am being sued for Breech of Contract collection.

By Rochelle is...
Reeva's picture

I would like to join as well. I am being sued for breach of contract by a collections agency that Southeast Financial used. I called TCN to cancel on the 3rd day. They said that they will cancel it. A month later, I receive a bill from the credit union. I called them and they said that they were not told that I cancelled. They said that I should have called them as well!!!!!!!????????? This is too much. Here is my email. bh3byz@gmail.com

By Reeva
roxanna pena's picture

They scammed me too now my credit is getting affected ! email me

By roxanna pena
Angela's picture

Interested in any law suit you may be filing. I'm starting to email people about this too. Get in touch angelamulkerin@gmail.com

By Angela
Stacey's picture

I would love to be involved with anything that may help me not have to pay for something I did not get. If any lawsuit gets going please inform me at giddy_pup@yahoo.com

By Stacey
Janice Novak's picture

I would like to be involved in this as well. I am disabled and get $815 dollars a month at the moment. I have asked for them to stop deducting from my account and they refuse. Anyone who has a class action going please add me to the list Centrallinestransportation@gmail.com I really need some help on this as they keep trying to debit my account and by the time I get my disability it goes to overdraft charges which leaves me no money to live on. Help anyone!

By Janice Novak
Customer Support's picture

Ms. Novak,

Our records indicate that you have been a customer for approximately 8 months and that you have only recently expressed a desire to cancel your purchase. While we hope this is simply a temporary change in your circumstances, we can certainly appreciate the difficulty of meeting previously agreed to obligations on a fixed income.

We have previously discussed providing you with some financial assistance and that offer is still available. We would appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your program and to have you as a satisfied customer. Please contact Customer Support at 1-800-634-1443.

By Customer Support
Jamie Tregoning's picture

Yes I would be willing to join

By Jamie Tregoning
kat wiseman's picture

Katbraly12@gmail.com 909 837 8629 text me or leave me a voicemail thank you Kat

By kat wiseman
yolanda b's picture

I would like to join law suit too. send me some info at trennie22@yahoo.com

By yolanda b
Kaylynn's picture

I am very interested in any lawsuit against them. Please let me know if you are going through with it. Thank you.

Kaylynn
Kmiak2@hotmail.com

By Kaylynn
nola james's picture

Tcn simply gives you opportunity to test out of programs prerequisite that the schools you are applying for gives you.I am enrolled they did not tell me that they were a school ,I go to Pearson to do my exams for excelsior and when I pass my credit say excellsior on them.

By nola james
dapter's picture

Hello, I too have been scammed by these folks, I am ready to file a lawsuit as well!

By dapter
Drea's picture

I agree! I am now being sued as well. I never used it. I cancelled as well. College Network is a scam

By Drea
Amber Donnelly's picture

This is happening to me what did you do to stop it

By Amber Donnelly

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