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Broadsword Student Advantage, LLC

Phone: (800) 374-0668Fax: (866) 212-2568View Additional Phone Numbers3000 Kellway Dr STE 100, CarrolltonTX 75006-3306 Send email to Broadsword Student Advantage, LLC Additional Web Addresses ! There is an alert for this business !

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Broadsword Student Advantage, LLC is not BBB Accredited.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered Broadsword Student Advantage, LLC's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • 62 complaints filed against business
  • Failure to respond to 11 complaints filed against business.
  • 15 complaints filed against business that were not resolved.
  • 13 serious complaints filed against business.
  • Government action(s) against business.
  • Business has failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints.
  • BBB does not have sufficient information to determine size of business. BBB evaluation of business is based on rating formula's smallest size classification.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

62 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 62 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues2
Billing / Collection Issues6
Guarantee / Warranty Issues1
Problems with Product / Service53
Delivery Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 62

Additional Complaint Information

On July 2, 2014, BBB requested Broadsword Student Advantage's voluntary cooperation in eliminating an identified pattern of customer complaints.

Specifically, BBB had received over 50 customer complaints, most alleging that Broadsword Student Advantage, LLC fails to provide timely refunds for cancelled services and fails to respond to customer inquiries or provide relevant information during the refund request.

As of August 14, 2014, the business has failed to provide a response to BBB's request.

Other complaints allege dissatisfaction with the company's service and misrepresentation of the results of the debt negotiation program.

Specifically, customers complain that paying the company fee and following the debt negotiation program does not reduce debt, as stated by company representatives. As a result of the program, customers complain, they have an increase in debt, due to late fees or additional interest and negative credit reporting. The company resolves complaints by offering refunds.

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 11/02/2012Business started: 08/02/2012
Contact Information
Principal: Ken Talbert Customer Contact: Tina Kelley (Paralegal)
Business Category

Credit - Debt Consolidation Services

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