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Say Yes Buffalo is warning parents of Buffalo high school students about reported efforts by a for-profit Texas-based company to solicit business from families of college applicants by falsely suggesting that they are affiliated with the Say Yes organization.

Eugene Chasin, chief operating officer of Say Yes to Education, said several Buffalo Public Schools students have asked their counselors about a company called College Admissions Assistance and its purported connection to Say Yes.

There is no such affiliation, Chasin said, and Say Yes has provided no endorsement for any services offered by this group.

“Families should be warned about giving this company money,” he stated, “and Say Yes is seeking counsel in regards to possible legal action.”

College Admissions Assistance, based in Arlington, Texas, charges high monthly fees for its services. It has a D+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, which has received 123 complaints.