CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- Academic Prep Centers (www.academicprepcenters.com) sells software through telemarketing to help high school students with SAT, PSAT, and ACT content review, drills, strategies, and practice tests to help raise their scores. Their phone numbers are 312.447.5900 and 773-936.2714.
Telemarketers from "Academicprepcenter.com" do a great job to sell you on the value of the $199 price for the software BUT IT REALLY WILL COST YOU MUCH MORE than that because they ASSESS a $54.95 monthly fee that they charge you after the 30 day trial period even if you don't use that service!!!
I was really busy and did not pay attention to my credit card bills and later found two monthly payments of $54.95 from academicprepcenters.com located in Chicago, Illinois on my credit card statements.
We never even opened the box with the software and when I tried to get that monthly service charged removed from my credit card, they said WOULD NOT REMOVE THOSE CHARGES BECAUSE IT CLEARLY STATED IN THE MATERIALS SENT TO US THAT WE WOULD BE CHARGED FOR THIS UNLESS WE CALLED TO CANCEL. To top it all off, they were very rude when they addressed this issue. Basically said too bad, you lose.
In my opinion, this is a SCAM. You should never be charged for any service that you do not utilize. This is not GOOD, HONEST BUSINESS. You could easily set up a system whereby you can pay when you log on to the system. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR YOUR S. A. T. AND A. C. T. STUDY GUIDE NEEDS FOR YOU KIDS. DO NOT BUY THIS SOFTWARE. THEY WILL OVERCHARGE YOU AND MAKE YOU PAY FOR SERVICES YOU DID NOT USE.