I have always felt that one of the great things about a forum like this is that rats get exposed when we help each other by giving feedback on clinics and agencies.
I know of one agency that takes an additional 10% of the donor's stipend to add to her already exorbitant agency fee. It is easy to see why she might decide to inflate all her donors' going rates! It is truly mind boggling that these people get away with that.
I also have a problem with agencies that list "exceptional donors." I thought we were paying for PAIN AND SUFFERING, not SAT scores, GPA, career aspirations, musical or athletic prowess, or gorgeous looks. Do pretty girls getting their MBA at Harvard suffer more than high school graduates who work as waitresses?