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    Shaw Academy
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    STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY. DO NOT TOUCH WITH A BARGE POLE. THEY ARE A SCAM AND THEIR MARKETING IS RELENTLESS. I was charged £100 for services that I did not authorise and I am currently fighting for the refund. STAY AWAY!!!!!

    By: Khalid Ahmad25-09-2020
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    The worst experience!!!

    I created account in this school only for free trial period. I only would like to check if their courses are appropriate for me or not?
    I started to receive a lot of annoying emails, messages, notifications, banners!
    I only would like to remove one of this banners from my phone screen but in result I have found that I “bought something” for £49.99!!! It’s ridiculous! I didn’t want any purchase! I didn’t download anything and will not do it! I tried to communicate with the support team.. but SURE they refused to return my money back!!

    By: Tatiana 23-09-2020
    Drew01-10-2020

    I'm just curious, was the content of the course good? I'm just asking as all the reviews are because of free trial scams. But my question is.. do they actually teach real value in their content that you can use in real life or is it entirely a scam?

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    4 weeks free trial on shaw academy

    Shaw Academy is a SCAM
    My experience with Shaw Academy began with me activating the 4 weeks free trial. All good until I searched the facebook group named Shaw Academy Student Hub and I found this group Shaw Academy Scam where, thankfully, I found out that this company has charged a lot of people without their consent. I imediately sent an email and asked them to delete my account. In two days, they assured me that my account was deleted. I deactivated my free trial and after their email saying my account has been deleted, I tried to login and I found out that my account was succesfully deleted. All good, again, until I received 3 emails noticing me that they tried to charge me with 49.99 $. Thank God I blocked my credit card after I found the Shaw Academy Scam group on facebook. DON'T TRUST SHAW ACADEMY!! IT IS NOT OK TO CHARGE PEOPLE WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT!!!

    By: Ana22-09-2020
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    Courses? or just instrusiveness

    It's a scam!

    I signed up for a free trial and I cancelled it after the first hour. The website wasn't working for me, and I started receiving so many intrusive robot calls and messages I had to block 2 phone numbers.
    I then was called by a lady giving me another free trial and I explicitly asked if I need to cancel it so I do not get charged (I asked 3 times because I thought she didn't understand what I was referring to) and she said NO (3 times). After 1 month (in which if have not used the platform at all) I was charged £47 - an unauthorised payment which they refuse to send back.

    I don't need their courses, really. I hate being scammed.

    There are so many other friendly places out there to learn from - this is just a fraud.

    By: Ruxandra Calin22-09-2020
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    Online art course

    This is a scam. I signed up to this and stupidly gave my PayPal details. I then immediately cancelled as upon further research the company didn’t look right. I was then charged for course materials which I didn’t purchase and when I complained they said I had been taken through a two step verification which is a lie. This is a complete scam and I want a refund. I want to give zero stars for this review but the site won’t allow me to

    By: Kathryn Jefford22-09-2020
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    Knitting - 4 Week Course

    I was super excited for the 4 week knitting course advertised as FREE. When I logged in on the first day Shaw Academy charged me $69.99 and zero videos were loaded in the course. I was told by a Shaw Academy agent that I would get a full refund and I'm now fighting to have that done. Be wary of Shaw Academy. Poor communication. Disorganized. And they don't stand by their word.👎

    By: Mandy Joseph21-09-2020
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    Masters course in photography

    I signed up for a Masters level qualification that "Shaw Academy" were supposed to be collaborating to accredit with a UK university. I signed up for this course on receiving an email from William Eames (Photography Educator) "selling" the idea, this was back in February 2019, with a start date of July the same year. After many attempts to get my money refunded, they stop responding to my emails, and now the course no longer appears in their prospectus. There must have been other people stung by this scam? If not, maybe I was the only one silly enough to trust them. Maybe I should have looked at their reviews on TrustPilot before signing up with this load of shysters. And I include William Eames in that as he, too, does not respond to my emails. I have emails to substantiate all of my review. If I could give this load of scoundrels a -10, I would give them -20. Avoid them like the plague!!!

    By: Paul Powell20-09-2020
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    Didn't purchase anything. Just one click your money is gone

    They are thieves please dont give your bank details. Have just lost 100 pounds for no reason . Run away please

    By: SILIVIA MACHEKE20-09-2020
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    "free" trial

    DO NOT USE under any circumstances. This company will take money from you during a "free" trial and then when you query it, they will force a 'lifetime membership' onto you without your consent. Effectively removing you right to pause or cancel your account. An absolute joke. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

    By: Tori18-09-2020
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    SEO course

    DO NOT PURCHASE ANY COURSES from Shaw Academy....they will charge you and there is no chance getting a refund.....the upselling within the course also, there is so much of it you don't know where to click and if you do click on something you will get charged, and again theres no chance getting a refund...really bad service too and I would stay away from this site altogether...

    By: glenn18-09-2020
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    Creative writing E-Learning

    Scam company. Do not hand any of your bank or payment details to them. I was charged £49.99 without my consent. It is impossible to get hold of them. Avoid at all costs.

    By: Ruth18-09-2020
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    I shouldn’t of even rated this 1 star there should be a minus rating ,they took money out of my account without authorisation ,as I didn’t no longer want to learn from this company ,they still proceeded to take the money anyways and refuse to give me my refund back !
    And I’m one of many unhappy customers who has been in this situation too
    Avoid this rubbish ripping off people company at all cost !!!!!!!!!!!
    AVOID THIS COMPANY !!

    By: Manny og18-09-2020
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    data analysis online class

    ABSOLUTE SCAM!!!

    WORST ELEARNING EXPERIENCE EVER!

    I WILL NOT RECOMMEND THEM EVEN TO MY ENEMIES.

    Shaw academy advertises with a "free" 4 week online class, only to get your payment details. Even after the cancellation is confirmed and you have no access to the course they keep charging you, forever.

    It is practically impossible to quit and get your money back. Stay away from these CRIMINALS.

    It Is Impossible to speak with the custommer care.

    THE MATERIALS ARE MEDIOCRE AND DULL and you are far better off on udemy, coursera or any other learning platform.

    I have connected with many other victims and we are currently organising a collective action to fight for our rights and protect others. Get in touch with me if you were defrauded or if you know somebody else who was defrauded.

    We are currently contacting TV, Press and youtube influencers to spread the word ad are collecting money to start legal action.

    I demand the CEO and founder of the company to stop defrauding people in this challenging times and I want to ask, how can you live yourself and your lies.

    6 months I still have not received my refund and I will not let go until I get a 100% refund. I will post daily on social media, write reviews, make memes.

    Don't be silent and fight for your rights

    CHECK on youtube "shaw academy scam",
    CHECK on instagram shawacademyfraud

    STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!

    By: Stoyan Rudov17-09-2020
    Manny og18-09-2020

    I shouldn’t of even rated this 1 star there should be a minus rating ,they took money out of my account without authorisation ,as I didn’t no longer want to learn from this company ,they still proceeded to take the money anyways and refuse to give me my refund back ! And I’m one of many unhappy customers who has been in this situation too Avoid this rubbish ripping off people company at all cost !!!!!!!!!!!

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    £49.00 stolen

    Shaw Academy is a scam. I have been dealing with their customer service reps for a while now and they repeatedly refuse to give me straight answers to the simple question 'what exactly am I paying for here?'. It's shameless theft. I have done some research online which suggests this is nothing but a scam. I have reported this and I suggest anyone else who gets caught up in this does too.

    By: Hannah Hughes17-09-2020
    Stoyan Rudov17-09-2020

    ABSOLUTE SCAM!!! WORST ELEARNING EXPERIENCE EVER! I WILL NOT RECOMMEND THEM EVEN TO MY ENEMIES. Shaw academy advertises with a "free" 4 week online class, only to get your payment details. Even after the cancellation is confirmed and you have no access to the course they keep charging you, forever. It is practically impossible to quit and get your money back. Stay away from these CRIMINALS. It Is Impossible to speak with the custommer care. THE MATERIALS ARE MEDIOCRE AND DULL and you are far better off on udemy, coursera or any other learning platform. I have connected with many other victims and we are currently organising a collective action to fight for our rights and protect others. Get in touch with me if you were defrauded or if you know somebody else who was defrauded. We are currently contacting TV, Press and youtube influencers to spread the word ad are collecting money to start legal action. I demand the CEO and founder of the company to stop defrauding people in this challenging times and I want to ask, how can you live yourself and your lies. 6 months I still have not received my refund and I will not let go until I get a 100% refund. I will post daily on social media, write reviews, make memes. Don't be silent and fight for your rights CHECK on youtube "shaw academy scam", CHECK on instagram shawacademyfraud STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!

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    Digital Marketing Course

    Do all you can to avoid signing up with these shake down artists.

    After promising a free trial for access to their courses, I registered and started enrolling on a course. When a pop up happened to prompt me to get (GET not BUY) course materials and on clicking £50 was immediately taken from my account.

    This was after promising I would pay nothing and without using a verification process. Then followed a god awful amount of emails, texts and phone calls chasing a "failed registration" which turned out to not be true and less than 24 hours after I signed up I deleted my course and my membership.

    I have since blocked them on PayPal to stop any more surprise billing because from other reviews I've read i do not trust them at all. I've even had to block their phone number (which is screened to me as potential fraud on my phone... isn't that telling) or I'd never get a moments peace.

    I've raised a query through their portal to try and get my money back (ticket number 2278328 if they are reading) and have given feedback to TotalJobs which as it was their marketing email that led me to them. I've had no response yet.

    I think I've managed to cut them out of any future contact or transactions. I just need my £50 back.

    By: Becci17-09-2020
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    Creative writing course

    I didn't finalise the purchase in the end. I didn't want to when I checked out the reviews shortly before finalising (thank god!)

    I have since (that's in the space of perhaps 1hr) received an email, a text and now a phonecall trying to harass me into finishing the purchase. This is simply unacceptable. Very questionable pressure tactics from a company with an already dodgy reputation. I strongly recommend avoiding them if you can.

    By: Joseph Burke16-09-2020
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    on line

    Shockig. It started with the free trail and soon dropped itno the paid - my fault but thoght I'd make the best of it. Nursing 50 hrs + a week due t the pandemic so struggled tog et on any classes - agan, my responsibility. BUT - decided I' cancell - so many screens to get through. Decided to suspend for a month and was still charged fully!, then registered to the xcell course to make he best of a bad lot, it stretched the learing to take me itno another month, THEN just by hovering over course materials to see what they were - was charged $40 + dolars for course materials that it was not clealr I was pruchasing and that I woud not have purchesed. Just look at the Guardian new paper article to see how common this complaint is! Shocking. Up to 48 hrs I have to wait for a response to my complaint too. Avoid at all costs would be my honest review. I can't recall the last time left a bad review for anybody anywhere! Insenced.

    By: Deborah Page16-09-2020
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    Some course

    Absolutely HORRIBLE experience!

    I signed up for a free trial and then decided I did not want to continue the course, so I cancelled through their cancellation system on their website before the trial was up. I then continued to literally get stalked by them with emails multiple times per week begging me to sign up again (which also confirms the fact that I successfully cancelled, which they are now denying?!)
    Now SEVEN MONTHS LATER (!!) I randomly notice a charge from them for 19.99, while I have not signed up for anything or been in any kind of contact with Shaw since 6 months back when I cancelled. I contact the customer service and they say they're unable to refund me. First they start blabbering about a four week renewal period and I refresh their memory saying that I haven't been in any kind of contact with Shaw since 7 months ago. Then suddenly they change their story to the renewal period being six months and that they're unable to refund me and that I'll surely understand that their system won't allow for a refund. What?!!! This is total bullshit. Scam!!!

    By: Esther15-09-2020
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    Free trial

    Scam, the free trial isn’t free, I didn’t even finish the sign up and I just got harassed by automated messages and phone calls at all hours of the night, would not trust them at all and I can totally believe people when they say they were charged even after cancelleing

    By: Joe Parks15-09-2020
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    NOTHING - FREE TRIAL

    THEY ARE NOT ACCREDITED!!! THEY WILL TAKE MONEY FROM YOUR ACCOUNT AND REFUSE TO REFUND IT! THEY WILL MAKE IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO CANCEL YOUR FREE TRIAL AND THEN STILL CHARGE YOU AFTER! THEY WILL CONVINCE YOU IT'S A FREE TRIAL AND THEN CHARGE YOU FOR A YEAR SUBSCRIPTION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRIAL! NOT THE END! BE AWARE AND STAY AWAY! THEY ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR FRAUD!!!

    Check The Guardian for the news article, and Facebook for the support group with tips on how to get your money back.

    By: Dayna Hornbrook13-09-2020
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