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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:36 am    Post subject: Reputation of (NAMES REMOVED) Scam or Legit? Reply with quote

This post has been moderated UJ

I just found out that both of these companies are owned by the same company in the U.K.and was wondering why they sell the same TEFL products under two different names. It makes me suspicious. What do you guys know? Have you dealt with them before?
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St. George



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Stirring it up Reply with quote

More Or Less,

Many companies have the same owners, as it is common practice to invest in companies with similar products. Did you know that Tesco owned Dobbies until quite recently; I wonder what scams they were running? Incidentally, Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer and is the third largest in the world. Dobbies is a British chain of garden centres and one of the largest in the UK.

Methinks, you already know the answers to your questions and are just using the forum to stir it up, as usual!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This company or rather these companies look to be huge and spend a fortune on advertising. I was called by both of them a few times in the last year but I enrolled at a TEFL program at a local university for only $200 so I did not spend any time talking with the UK sales reps.

But I was annoyed that they lept calling me a few times even after I told them I was already taking a TEFL program, and their last call was to sell me on a China teaching internship which made no sense to me. I mean it is so easy to get a real teaching job for at least 15,000 a month in China, why the hell would anyone want an internship that pays only 6,000 a month? Ridiculous!

I did dome searching on Yahoo however and found a string of complaints about these two companies going back to 2008. Here are just three of them;

http://www.teflspin.com/2008/07/volunteer-to-be-sucker.html

http://chinafraudpatrol.blogspot.tw/search?updated-max=2013-04-29T16:06:00-07:00&max-results=7

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/i-to-icom-and-onlineteflcom-fake-china-internships-worthless-tefl-certificates/internet/i-to-icom-and-onlineteflcom-fake-china-internships-worthless-tefl-certificates-i-to-i-1078645

As I read these complaints it seems they are mostly about misrepresentation and deceptions. Truthfully, I am glad I got my TEFL course from a real university that is over 100 years old.
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