Online CEU company/problem

  1. This past year I've used an online service for CEUs..no problem until this past month. I just "happened" to be checking my credit card information, and found two charges(one each 10/18 and 10/19) that I had NOT authorized. I found this just a couple of days after they were posted. Immediately called the cc company and put the charges in dispute, and emailed the CEU comapny <the only way I've seen to get a hold of them> No answer the 1st time, so I emailed them a 2nd. Subject of email "unauthorized charges" Still no answer.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    thanks
    Last edit by joyflnoyz on Nov 4, '02
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I would ask the credit card company to issue you new cards with new numbers, just to be safe in the future.

    I don't have any other advice, as this has never happened to me. But please keep us posted as to what comes of it!

    Would you tell us the name of the CEU company, or post a link to the site, so at least all of us here don't fall victim to their "antics?"

    Heather
  4. by   joyflnoyz
    Good idea, Heather, thanks. I'll call teh cc company tomorrow.

    The company is MedCEU http://www.medceu.com
  5. by   P_RN
    I thought that company sounded familiar. About a year ago someone else had problems. I know Alabama, North Dakota and Kentucky BON will no longer accept their CEUs. And I believe California has rejected them also.
    So you wouldn't be able to get ANY credit for your money.

    http://www.ndbon.org/publications/default_sub.asp?ID=69

    http://www.kbn.state.ky.us/continui.htm

    http://www.abn.state.al.us/news/main-news.html
  6. by   RNforLongTime
    Hey P RN,

    Do you know if MEDCEU is acceptable for renewal of Ohio's Licenses? A few months ago, I signed up with them cause they were offering a great deal, unlimited CEU's for 39.99 through 2004 plus they had a one credit course regarding the Rules and laws of the Ohio Board of Nursing. I saw that they were approved by the ACCN so I thought that they were legit. Please let me know what you can find out. Thanks!

    Kelly
  7. by   RNforLongTime
    Well, I contacted the Ohio Board of Nursing and they told me that as long as another state board of nursing approved them as a CEU provider then it was ok for ceu use in Ohio, yet still I am confused. So any information that anyone has would be great!
  8. by   joyflnoyz
    Just an update...I checked my cc account online and the charges <and interest!> have been credited to my acct. I'm still very unhappy that i have NOT received any communication from MEDCEU despite the emails I've sent them.
  9. by   RNforLongTime
    Hey joy,

    Whom do I contact at medceu.com? I was going to write them and let them know that they are not accredited by the Alabama nurses association as the website claims. I want to see what happens! Thanks,

    Kelly
  10. by   Stargazer
    joyfl--you might consider finding out what state or states this company is based out of and reporting it to the state Attorney General and Better Business Bureau.

    If a company racks up enough complaints, the AG can fine it or shut it down permanently.

    Glad you got your $$ back.
  11. by   P_RN
    Last year I just e-mailed the SC board (I live in SC) and got a reply almost immediately. I also contacted California and the ANA who said the company LIED about where they were accepted.


    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...ghlight=MedCeu
  12. by   RNforLongTime
    Boy, I wish I woulda known this before I purchased their plan! Am still looking for their e-mail addy! Thanks Pat for the info!
  13. by   Eric
    Trying to contact MEDCEU? Try this:



    Domain Name: MEDCEU.COM

    Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
    Freedman, Mark (PMF11) mark@MEDCEU.COM
    MFI
    88005 Overseas Highway Suite 124
    Islamorada, FL 33036
    US
    305-853-9396 305-853-9398
  14. by   RNforLongTime
    Thanks, Eric for the info. I just sent them an e-mail and am interested to see if I get a response, if any at all.

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