FAME - Student Loan Review

i graduated in May and have since received 1 bill from them and 1 nasty (honestly rude, totally unprofessional) letter stating i am 3 months behind in my payments and am about to be reported to credit bureaus. i called the number on the letter and paid my bill (i could hear other phone operators talking loudly in the background like a sweatshop). i have since been watching my mailbox for another bill from them... i got nothing and my due date was yesterday. i tried calling them yesterday and 3 times today and only get an answering service. they offer no way to pay the bill online and i dont feel comfortable sending money through the mail. its like they set you up for failure! these ppl are shady, so shady! so unprofessional!!
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FAME are loan sharks!

This company called FAME out of Florida supposedly provides low interest student loans. I went to a trade school, and had no choice but to use them. First, they billed me by the wrong name and address, and a year later when they finally managed to get it right-- it was right in their records-- they charged me late fees. Then, they tacked all kinds of fees on month after month, and when I refused to pay their fees-- which they could not explain to me-- they threatened to send it to collections. I paid it off immediately, IN FULL... and they still reported it to the credit bereaus. Experian investigated it, and wouldn't you know it... all of these fees and their mistakes don't show up in their records, neither does the fact that I paid it in full. On top of their unfairness, they were downright unnecessarily RUDE every time I called them, which was OFTEN. Nothing I can do. Loan sharks like these guys do NOT belong in the student loan business. If your school insists you take out a loan through them, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. All Utah College of Massage Therapy Family of Schools students BEWARE.
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IThey have no way to view your bill online, no option to set up recurring payments, no option to receive bills in any way but snail mail. The website doesn't even make it obvious as to where to send student payments.

(For those wondering, it is under CONTACT) Contact is usually where the contact information is but on this antiquated system, it is where the student payment link is hiding. I have never seen a more unprofessional company and to think that they are handling my loan and financial information is terrifying.

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i graduated in May and have since received 1 bill from them and 1 nasty (honestly rude, not professional at all) stating i am behind in my payments and am about to be reported to credit bureaus. i called the number on the letter and paid my bill (i could here other phone operators talking loudly in the background like a sweatshop).

i have since been watching my mailbox for another bill from them... i got nothing and my due date was yesterday. i tried calling them yesterday and 3 times today and only get an answering service. they offer no way to pay the bill online and i dont feel comfortable sending money through the mail.

its like they set you up for failure!

these ppl are shady, so shady! so unprofessional!

#331236

Plus without their # it's so hard to find them

#331232

Agreed, i'm dealing with them right now and they make it almost impossible to get information straight so the easiest solution is just to pay them what they ask

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#157865 Review #157865 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Loss
$3000

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FAME is committed to protecting The User's privacy and developing technology that gives The User the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the FAME Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the FAME website, The User consent to the data practices described in this statement. FAME collects personally identifiable information, such as The User's e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. FAME also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to The User of company services such as The User's ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. There is also information about The Client's computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by FAME. This information can include: The User's IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.
To read more: https://www.fameinc.com/privacy-statement/
Summary

Education is very popular for future successful career. FAME is a corporation that offers various solutions for higher education establishments. The company's philosophy is to improve the education market. It is obviously that education system is not perfect and Developing software for colleges, schools, universities and institution the company strives to better the system of education. There are three basic programs: Financial Aid Solutions, Student Information Systems, Consulting Services. Thus, any school or university can contact the managers of the company and get consultation regarding existing problems and effective ways of their eliminating. The corporate office is situated in Ft Lauderdale, FL.

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