Computer Training Center Complaints & Reviews

Resolved Computer Training CenterScam center

This is one of the most fraudulent companies I've ever dealt with! Their site is built on lies and deception. DO NOT buy their $99.00 online manual! You will regret it! They have dozens of complaints posted with the Arizona BBB (the company is based in Scottsdale, AZ).

As part of the sign-up, they say you will get $300.00 TODAY (their caps) for taking a survey. But after you pay your money and go to the survey site, they tell you they will pay in 60 to 90 days, and only if they accept your essay! I never got paid anything!

Another reason I signed up is that they had a high "approval" rating from a claimed independent agency called the "Consumer Advocacy Group." The Computer Training people had a link on their site to that site. That advocacy site listed the Computer Training Center as their best rated company for "Approved Work at Home Opportunities." There were several others listed below them.

After I realized I was ripped off, I researched the WHOIS database and discovered that The Consumer Advocacy Group is the same company as The Computer Training center, even though they claim it's an independent group. I couldn't believe how far these people went to deceive customers! It's clearly fraud!

The Computer Training site also says it's easy to make money: Just type a few sentences into some online forms and you get paid! This is also deceptive, because the process is more complicated.

Many of their sites seemed like scams to me, so I was hesitant to keep going. But to get paid, people have to buy a program, e-book, or whatever the site is selling before you make any money. They leave out all this detail! You can work hard, spend money, and make $0.00!

Then you're supposed to post ads on Yahoo and Google, but the Yahoo Classifieds were discontinued as of October of 2007, and you have to pay to do the ads on Google.

I immediately sent e-mails to their customer service people outlining these concerns and asked for a refund. They have refused. They could care less! They are a rip-off company!

Computer Training CenterBuyer beware!

This is a deceptive business and the people who run it don't care about their customers. As part of the sign-up, they say you will get a bonus that will pay $300.00 TODAY (their caps) for taking a survey. But after you pay your money and go to the survey site, they tell you they will pay in 60 to 90 days, and maybe only if they accept your mini essay! My plan was to do the survey to cover the cost of my payment. What a joke!

Overall, the Computer Training site emphasizes how easy it is to make money: Just type 3 or 4 sentences into some online forms and you will get paid! You can supposedly make thousands a month. This is also deceptive, because the process is more complicated and less predictable.

There are many categories and sites to look over. Most are NOT the big US companies they use in their advertising. Many seemed like scam sites to me, so I was hesitant to keep going. But for you to get paid, people have to buy a program, e-book, or whatever the site is selling before you make any money. They leave out all this detail on their site! You might not do well, depending on all these variables, many of which you can't control.

Another reason I signed up is that they had a high (approved) rating from an independent agency called the Consumer Advocacy Group. The Computer Training people added a link on their main page to that site, which I looked over.

That advocacy site listed the Computer Training Center as their best rated company for "Approved Work at Home Opportunities." There were several others listed below them. The day after I signed up, I researched the WHOIS database and discovered another painful truth: The Consumer Advocacy Group has the same address and phone number as the Computer Training Center! How bogus is that? They are at 15111 N. Hayden Road, Ste 160, in Scottsdale, AZ. I couldn't believe how far these people went to deceive potential customers! Clearly, this is a set up! It's intentional and fraudulent!

You're also supposed to post ads on Yahoo and Google, but the Yahoo Classifieds were discontinued as of October of this year.

I told their customer service people of my concerns and frustrations the same day I signed up. I asked for a refund. They didn't address the concerns I raised (cleaver), and stated that I had to follow very specific activities, such opening additional accounts and providing click-throughs to get a refund.

I told them of my concerns again, and said I would go to my credit card company to dispute the charges. They accused me of trying to commit fraud! It's utterly ridiculous!

Unless you like to be ripped off, do not pay these people any money! This really is a scam!

Computer Training CenterMisleading product description!

This company does not disclose all of the information you will need to know to complete the course or the refund policy PRIOR to purchase. Only after purchase are you given ADDITIONAL products to purchase in order to make the program work and in order to complete the instructions for the refund policy.

Also, the BBB website has it listed with a "satisfactory record", yet the contact information on the company is false.

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    Steve Carny Jan 07, 2008
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    Yes, this is a rip-off company. Their site is full of false claims and deception. Once you buy their online manual, they fight you on any refunds.

    One clarification, though: They have an "Unsatisfactory" record with the BBB in Phonix, AZ. They have apparenty refused to modify their false advertising claims and had 27 complaints logded against them in 2007, according to the BBB profile on the company. Here is a link to that BBB profile:

    http://data.phoenix.bbb.org/commonreport.html?bid=97004665

    There is other useful information in the profile, including ownership, location, and contact info.

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