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    Shaw Academy
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    Free Course at shaw academy

    Its a fraud
    Its a fraud, I got the free course for 4 weeks and asked the representative to delete my card details, he did and even sent a mail of the screenshot of the same, and yet after 4 weeks AED 159.99 was deducted from my account. and now no one is responding to mails or social media accounts.
    I even have proof and yet they don't care.
    i received a call when i cancelled my subscription, asking me why i cancelled and then they kept the call when i told them of the issue.

    Please don't fall for it. they are Fraud a SCAM

    By: Diksha Sood10-05-2021
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    No purchase

    I am currently base in Singapore,I sign up for free trial on shaw academy last feb.2021.after my free trial and finish 1 of the course i paid for the certificate which is they put my surname wrong.I had to stop and wanted to cancel my memebership but i could not cancel it.I let it be like,the following months i did not check my statement of accounts,recently on April 2021,i was shock when i noticed that shaw academy debited $41.11 into my account,i check my statement of accounts on march and i notice that they also debited the same account.I was very angry and dismayed to shaw academy,they should inform me or send a notification before they deducted money into my account but no,they are really terrible.awful.I hope they will let me refund my money a total of $82.22 .

    By: Maribel08-05-2021
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    Shaw Academy - Edexcel Course

    If I could give them no stars I really would. They have a blatant disregard for the law and have been disgusting throughout the whole process of me joining them.
    I was lured in by the free trial, I joined with the promise that if I didn't see myself ultimately having the time for it I could cancel with no charge. The next day I find a £50 charge on my card for 'supplies' needed for this cause supposedly. I told them I did not purchase this and did not agree to this as it was not in the terms and conditions. They flat out told me it was and that I had accepted this charge when I signed up. The way they treat your concerns is disgusting and scummy. The worst part is, I told them to cancel my account because I did not want to continue with such a thieving company but they thought it better to extend my membership for 3 more months as a form of 'goodwill'. I told them I was not interested and I wanted them to cancel my account. They have now charged me another £50 after the end of the 3 month period. The money is minimal but it is the principal. They are essentially stealing and choosing to do nothing about it. My expertise in law is sparse on contractual law but I have a colleague who is building a case against them. They cannot do this to people. It's sickening.

    By: Andrea08-05-2021
    Chanel17-05-2021

    They have scammed me for months after cancellation what should I do every month dey charge my card this makes me angry such scammers they should be charge handheld accountable .

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    free trial

    They scammed me on tools I didn't buy then charged me twice months after the subscription was cancelled. SCAM.

    By: Tara07-05-2021
    Lungile Vilakazi08-05-2021

    Thank you so much,I've been saved.i decided to read the reviews because I signed up early this year but as soon as they asked for my banking details i stopped the processes and boom yesterday night they call me about this free trial and asking for my card details and i told them can't find it .So that's how j escaped.

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    Toolkit; FREE subscription.

    Scam. TLDR; Ad on Instagram. "Free" 4-week trial. Asked for credit card/Paypal info which I thought was common, so fine I gave it. It was my biggest REGRET. I'll try to keep it short.

    1. Long and Difficult process to CANCEL Subscription

    I usually cancel any subscription after I get my free trials in case I forgot later on. This website makes it hard. They had you go through many promotions (lifetime membership etc) then finally you have to make a call within their working hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

    2. ONE-CLICK PAYMENT on their Promotions

    There were a lot of promotions whenever you switch between pages. One offered a "toolkit" for the course I was taking. There were not many details so I figured clicking purchase would let me see what exactly it means. Then the ad was gone. I was terrified and checked my bank account. 50 bucks gone. No verification. No safety code.

    I tried to ask for a REFUND but apparently they "make it clear that these services will be charged and upon your confirmation, the registered payment will be deducted." I do admit to making mistakes. And I hope you came across this and don't be as dumb as me.

    3. Saved CREDIT card information and name to their data bank

    I did my cancellation call and the automated bot called me using the name I registered, though I changed it after it seemed fraudulent. Had NO options to cancel CREDIT DETAILS. Had to send an email to request. They did, but I won't be surprise if they sold it out or anything. Not just credit cards, Phones numbers, name. I'm sure it's a well organized data bank.

    4. Spam CALLS

    It was crazy. I woke up with 6 missed call from Alberta, 4 from the States and 1 from Dublin. It was horrifying.

    5. Terrible TEACHING VIDEOS

    I enrolled in the physiology course. Yes, it's beginner, starts off easy, but the voiceover was automatic and terrible. They had "live" lessons but they are pre-recorded. I accessed the "recording" later on hoping I could skip around. Could not choose speeds or go back and forth. Not worth anything.

    And that's about it. I cancelled my subscription now so wish me luck in the coming days from spam calls or anything fishy.

    By: Dorothy07-05-2021
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    A few courses

    SCAM, SCAM

    the company is a scam. They are liars and the manager who promises you your refund is the same guy who has called me a few times promising I will see the money back and for me to wait a 5 business days. He’s been saying that for months. They call me after I leave them emails just to make false promises. They will never return your money to you. They scam you. I am not even sure if my account is closed after more than 5 phone calls back and forth I still have not received anything. Their manager calls me and emails me and nothing has happened they continue to take money out of my account. This company is a complete FRAUD. I would never recommend it and if you sign up. Good luck getting out of it

    By: Tamara Keeler07-05-2021
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    Monthly subscription

    I tested out their 4 week free trial and quickly realized I didn't have the time for the courses offered, as they weren't providing me with the education I desired. I tried to cancel my subscription, but their cancellation process is purposefully confusing and long. I didn't realise I hadn't fully completed the process, and was charged for 3 months of an unused subscription. I asked for a refund when I cancelled, and never heard back. There was no way to contact any of their employees directly. I was just hoping for at leas 1 months refund, and got nothing. It feels very much like a scam business.

    By: Young Entrepreneur06-05-2021
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    "Free" 4 week course in sound engineering

    I wish I had read the negative reviews before signing up to what I thought was a free 4 week course. It is a complete scam. I received a call from them after signing up & they tried to persuade me to sign up for a paid membership & I explicitly expressed that I do not want to pay for a membership & only want to do the 4 week course. However, after the course had finished, they took the money from my account anyway. I contacted them straight away and was assured that someone will get back to me within "12-24 hours". After sending numerous emails, someone responded to apologies for the delay. Well thank you but the time you wasted writing that, you could've sent me back my money!!! A week later & still no response. Ridiculous customer service.

    By: Patience Kandare06-05-2021
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    Shaw Academy Free Trial

    I, like everybody else who left a review had put in my credit card and was charged for the following month before I could cancel. I entertained keeping it, just to save the hassle. However that wasn't even possible as the course I was wanting to take did not even have all of its courses available in the modules. They were creating this course live as I was taking it. I used this as my leverage for many, many phone calls and emails to get my money back. I was also able to negotiate a year of full access to the website (I can take courses in any subject) and any additional features they offer on the site, along with my full refund. I was truly persistent, and said I would take legal action, which I really believe I would have gone through great lengths to do, and they relented. Good luck!

    By: Edumacated05-05-2021
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    Free trial cookery course

    DO NOT SIGN UP WITH THIS COMPANY. I cancelled my free trial cookery course within 1 hour of signing up when I realised it was unsuitable. I was assured by the company that no money would be taken from my account. This was lies they did take money, promised to refund but now refuse the refund, a complete scam. DO NOT SIGN UP WITH THIS COMPANY

    By: Jane McLaughlin04-05-2021
    Nathan04-05-2021

    How do you cancel, I'm trying to cancel but struggling

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    Shaw Academy - steer clear!!

    I signed up for a free trial and cancelled the same day due to advice to steer clear. I cancelled it, through the hoops they get you to jump through just to cancel it. Which is shocking in itself. Then, an unauthorised payment was taken on 04/05/2021. My account was reactivated without my permission and payment were taken, again without my permission. Their offices are never open, even on the times and days it states that they are. Steer clear.

    By: Deborah Butler04-05-2021
    Sara 04-05-2021

    Shaw academy is a scam. When you sign up they mention a 'free trial' and ask you to sign up for free courses. Then they will deduct your credit card for the 'course toolkit', not issue you any invoice or receipt. It's a FRAUD. Customer service mentions refunds cannot be issued as the Shaw academy only aims to cheat you of money. Do NOT sign up. It is NOT free. Beware of providing your card details. They don’t stop send messages or email for months, I hope I will found a solutions very soon.

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    Free Trial of Shaw Academy

    I just signed up for the free trial between 4-28-21 and 4-30-21. I was charged 44.99 x 3 = $134.97 for toolkit and didn't authorize to be charged on my card on 5-1-21. I was told via email thank you for your purchase but there was not receipt of what I purchased or for how much with no warning. No, I would not purchase from them ever and, I didn't make the purchase I was charged...🤬😡🤬😡🤬😡🤬😡🤬😡 🤬😡🤬😡 I didn't know anything about this company until my phone carrier Straight Talk advised that customers could take classes for a free trial through Shaw Academy. I signed up for the free trail only and that's it. I don't know where these charges come from...

    By: Felicia L. Forney02-05-2021
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    Test 1

    Absolutely a con !! Cancelled subscription within 1 hour after seeing trustpilot warning now every 3 hours they attempt to take 49.99 or 14.99 from my bank!
    Can't use bank for 48 hours because had to block them. DO NOT USE THIS "COMPNAY" YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
    JUST GOOGLE QETHER IT US LEGIT AND YOU WILL SEE

    By: peter venables30-04-2021
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    Free online course

    I signed up for a free 4 week course. I had to enter my credit card details and when I questioned this was told that it is for verification purposes. A day after the free trial ended I was debited for half the fee of the course. I requested a refund as I did not consent to the debit and was promptly told that I will not be reimbursed. Shaw Academy is a fraudulent company who lure people with false advertising. I will definitely not recommend them to anyone. Do not sign up for their so-called free online courses.

    By: Celeste 28-04-2021
    Aaliyah 29-04-2021

    Absolutely a SCAM! DO NOT SIGN UP. They stole my money and continue to do so even though I cancelled. They are a fraudulent company. They even take out the membership is smaller amounts over a few days each month! Who does that? Those trying not to be detected. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

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    Free Trial Membership

    Shaw Academy is a scam. I did the free trial member ship thinking it would be a great way to try out Shaw Academy. I cancelled my membership but was charged 69.99 for the trial. I again cancelled my membership and discovered I was again charged another 69.99. I spoke to an agent, Glady, and was advised I would receive my refund for the second 69.99 charge but unfortunately not for the first. I was advised I would receive the refund in seven days. I has been over a month and still have not received the refund back in my account. They are a scam, do not sign up for the free trial.

    By: Catherine Kew28-04-2021
    Anonymous28-04-2021

    You keep all the records from the mail and all the bank texts, if necessary phone even phone calls. Ask the executives to write a writeen mail of what they have promised. If they backfire you have a study ready. If necessary you can also threat to drag this matter to court. They will give up and refund all the money. Have a firm voice even if you are not sure. If you show an uncertain voice they will take advantage. The classes are fine, not as good as they tell but okay. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO CANCELTHE MEMBERSHIP AND GIVE A FAKE CARD NUMBER FROM TESTING CREDITAND DEBIT CARD WEBSITE. My card expired and they have no way to deduct money from my account Do not let these fradulent people get to you. Please follow the above steps. I got my 130 USD back.

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    Lifetime member

    SCAMMMM!!! They are thieves and liars!! Do not buy a membership because you will loose your money and you will not be able to register to any course for free.

    BE AWARE!!!!!!!!!!!

    By: Klod28-04-2021
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    Accounting and bookkeeping

    I would like to share the worst experiences I'm having with Shaw Academy. They took money from my PayPal account without my authorisation. I have been chasing them for more than a month, they keep saying that the refund is processed but it never did. I'm still chasing and begging for my own money. I never authorise them to take my money from my account for any subscription or membership. I never received any emails, letters or verbal conversations into subscription or memberships. It's very frustrating. I saved this money to pay my bills and they just took from me. They are not helpful at all instead they are liars. I will not give up. I will take action against them. Bonus lessons were not available since I started in October.  They keep saying that it will be uploaded but never did. The quizzes are not available. They keep bombarding with lots of emails and texts which I never agreed to receive. They are not professional at all. I will never ever recommend Shaw Academy to anyone. Anyone can be a victim like me. Please be extremely careful.

    By: Sabruna Venkama28-04-2021
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    Free trial

    Scam ! They have charged me 100£ for a year subscription I never agreed for, and it was only after 7 days from the beginning of my 'free' trial period. They are stating they can't give me a refund because 'its against their policy'. I mean what ?! Stay away from this scam "company" and report them anywhere you can (there are FB groups giving you tips on how you can deal with them and possibly get a refund). Ps. Their diplomas, if you'd ever manage to get one as they always have some "technical issues" are meaningless as their unaccredited.

    By: Mateusz Swiecinski26-04-2021
    Meher27-04-2021

    How do I get the refund.. they just charged me and I haven’t got the course details or anything yet

    A/N27-04-2021

    tell them you and your bank will open an investigation with the police department if they do not refund you?

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    Don’t do it

    I was browsing online courses like any other person interest in doing something like that in their spare time.
    Once I started signing up for the free trial, I paused before they asked for my card info. Looked up reviews on Shaw Academy and my gut feeling was right.. it was a scam and they charge you even if you try and cancel and they are so hard to get through to about it.
    I exited the page and never went back. I have already received so many phone calls from them asking me to complete my registration even after I told them I was no longer interested. Someone contacted me today and didn’t even listen to to anything I said and told me she would send me an email to finish’s signing up. After I politely told her no thank you, she paused and said she was going to anyways and then hung up on me when I tried to reply back.
    Don’t even know this company but I already hate this company. Please do not do anything with this “academy” because they will not leave you alone until they get your money

    By: Baylee 26-04-2021
    Juanita Allen02-05-2021

    I did same as you stop at credit card info.

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    Free 4 week course

    What a terrible company absolute con avoid at all costs take monney without asking and then make it impossible to cancel I had to block them in my bank!!
    DO NOT USE!!!

    By: Rachel Edwards26-04-2021
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