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    Is ***********.com a scam website?

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    I decided to share the post recently published on our site hoping the reading would be beneficial for anyone thinking of applying to Ukrainian uni via an agent.

    Here is the story:

    [IMG]http://www.*******.com/studentsroom/images/styles/DeFraction/misc/quote_icon.png[/IMG] Originally Posted by lylow [IMG]http://www.*******.com/studentsroom/images/styles/DeFraction/buttons/viewpost-right.png[/IMG]

    Is ***********.com a scam website?
    According to their website it is recommended by the Ukranian Goverment. The certificate is apparently their too. But they ask you to pay $400, only after that they issue the invitation letter. I am not sure how stuff works in Ukraine but I dealed with UCAS when I applied for UK and that time to apply for five universities I had to pay only twenty something pounds. Isn't $400 too much just for the invitation letter? And is it not the university which issues it so shouldn't the payment be made for the uni instead.

    I sent a lot of emails asking them a lot of questions. The replies they sent gave me a shock. One sentence reply and that too in broken English. But the latest email they sent when I asked why I have to pay the the full tiution fee to them and why cannot I pay it to the University directly was simply awesome. The reply they sent is below

    DONT DISTURB US AGAIN READ WELL AGAIN


    DONT DISTURB US AGAIN, TAKE YOUR FEE AND TAKE IT INTO YOU ***, AND THEN GO ANYWHERE, NOT UKRAINE


    Thank you and best regards!

    Yousaf Khan (MD/CEO)
    Star Education Consultants Ukraine
    Cell.+380 67 8963521
    Cell.+380 93 7576143

    I was appaled after reading this. I don't think I want to have any further correspondence with them at all......
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    Hi and Thanks for raising an issue on our forum.

    Yousaf Khan has failed again. Surprise, surprise....
    I have to say that I had not previously considered possible ignorance and stupidity of such a monolithic proportions.
    This is just not good enough. Yousaf!

    Time to deploy weapons of SARCASM, TEH LULZ and the INTERNET.
    Here we go...

    I just had a quick look for any info related to ***********.COM and bingo!!!

    *********** website is being run by the company called Star Consultants

    Registrant since 30-Aug-2007
    Star Consultants
    Star Consultants
    Yousaf Khan
    Lenina st.
    Kiev
    Kievskaya,01000
    UA
    Tel. +38.0937576143

    Technical Contact:
    Yousaf Khan

    Billing Contact
    Yousaf Khan

    Looks like Yousaf Khan is a Jack of All Trades.

    First, a bit of back-story
    Yousaf Khan is a familiar face to us and has already been named and shamed in the post called Another Clone we published some time ago.

    “Another clone .....
    We came across another agent offering services for foreign students.
    Company is called Star Education Consultants.
    We noticed that STAR EDUCATION CONSULTANTS seems to be a clone of Study in Ukraine agent
    Same wording on websites, same arrogance and very generous silly promises:
    Read questions and answers below. Does it ring you the bell?

    What is the language used in Ukraine?
    - The language is Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Polish and Hungarian.

    Can we apply for the Work Permit after completion of the program?
    - Yes, you can apply for the Work Permit. Universities itself provides job placement in Ukraine and other western countries.

    Can we apply for the Work Permit after completion of the program?
    - Yes, you can apply for the Work Permit. Universities itself provides job placement in Ukraine and other western countries.

    NB: He makes me lough calling himself MD and CEO in one man company. What a star!

    Let me tell you something. It seems like the guy has a fetiesh!
    It might turn him on to register numerous companies under his name in Ukraine

    Here is another one registered under his name in Odessa region of Ukraine

    Company Name: Star Education Consultants Ukraine
    Street : Oct. Rev. 226 / 30 Street
    City : Odessa
    Province : Odessa
    Country : Ukraine
    Zip : 61202
    Telephone : more...
    Contact : Mr. Yousaf Khan

    Doing more research I found that wonna be students in Nigeria just love the guy:

    Nigerians Scammed by Asians in Ukraine
    post from the Forum in Nigeria

    …. Agents Company names like EduConsult (Yousuf Khan), Amrik, Raja Veron, and or any Asian name, please avoid them, more names will be posted later I’m telling you this from what I saw, I’m not assuming…

    … please I am scared already Agents like Yousaf Khan, I am dealing with him already. Please what do I do? Help because I am already putting what I have got to come to Ukraine….

    …. what is the situation of things with Mr Khan, he has refused to pick my calls…..

    Also, it was a bit funny to find out that his site has been cloned by someone who called themselves BRIGHT STAR EDUCATION CONSULTANTS

    “BRIGHT STAR EDUCATION CONSULTANTS a Study in Ukraine Project www. ukraine-edu. com Is one of the leaders in student enrolment in Ukraine. We offer you a great variety of courses in Medicine, Engineering, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences. Our Company is official License holder from Ministry of Education & Science of Ukraine and Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine. 100% VISA assured to deserving candidates.
    *Managing Director,
    *BRIGHT STAR EDUCATION CONSULTANTS, UKRAINE LTD
    *E-mail: brightstar_educonsult@yahoo. com
    *ukraine_eduinfo@yahoo. com
    *Tel: +380684494034
    VISIT US @ www. ukraine-edu. com
    and Yousuf Khan did not like it and started screaming the murder.

    Yousuf goes:

    - …GUYS!!!
    THESE SCAMS BEWARE OF THEM…
    WE ARE GENUINE STAR EDUCATION CONSULTANTS WORKING FOR LAST 10 YEARS.
    THESE STUPID AGENTS, COPIED AND PASTED ALL OUR MATERIAL AND TRY TO COPY US
    THEY ARE FRAUDSTERS, DO NOT TRUST THEM
    LOOK GENUINE ONE HERE: WWW. ***********. COM “

    Obviously he did not like it.

    Give us a break Yousaf. you are the same like them…one of those irritatingly incompetent and infuriatingly unhelpful bunch of twats!!!


    I think there is no point to carry on any further
    Services they offer are utter disgrace and the guy should be banned from running any educational business consultancy in Ukraine.

    --Isn't $400 too much just for the invitation letter?
    It is rip-off and makes me laugh when Yousuf says:
    “ Star Education Consultants Ukraine is an exporter of Ukraine Education & Training products. Not only the quality of the goods is superior but also the price is moderate. We sincerely invite you to visit us! ”

    - According to their website it is recommended by the Ukrainian Government.
    Doubt it a lot but would be interested to speak to the rep of the Ministry of Education in Ukraine. I will let you know the outcome of my conversation with the Ministry representative

    --The reply they sent is below
    DONT DISTURB US AGAIN, TAKE YOUR FEE AND TAKE IT INTO YOU A**, AND THEN GO ANYWHERE, NOT UKRAINE

    Did you pay him any money?

    Ok, enough about ***********.com

    We saw your request for info regarding Odessa National Medical University.
    Out team member is working on it and will publish an update shortly.

    I hope it helps.

    Source: Is ***********.com a scam website?
    Last edited by Sergei; 09-19-2012 at 04:15 AM.

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