Direct Commerce Academy is another work from home business opportunity that is made up of big promises and no follow through. There are so many complaints filed against Direct Commerce Academy that I’m actually surprised they are still in business.
First of all, Direct Commerce Academy says that for $2.97 you can have a trial of their program and the training they offer. If you are not interested in purchasing the program at that time, there is no obligation.
The problem with this, however, is that you have to read their Terms & Conditions to understand that when they say “no obligation” they mean “no obligation as long as you formally cancel within 5 days of purchasing the trial.” Countless people have reported that while there is no mention of a 5 day trial anywhere on the sales page, after 5 days they were charged another $138.67 – or in some cases $139.95 – for 3 months access to the website.
There have been reported cases of people even being charged before the 5 day trial was over. In any case, once customers called the company to complain, they were told that Direct Commerce Academy does not provide refunds, regardless of your circumstances.
In addition to their shady billing practices, the Direct Commerce Academy is not actually registered within the United States. When credit card companies provide their clients with the number to call and complain, in general the company is listed as being located in South America.
Finally, as if you needed any more reason to stay away, the services they actually claim to provide you in exchange for your $138.67 is reported as being ineffective, and definitely not worth it. All in all, it’s in your best interest to avoid the Direct Commerce Academy.
Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints
I sent an email to the gal from whom I caught this "infection" today, I immediately got another email like my first one. It has invaded her address book and God knows how much damage is in store.
I will try to find out what it will take to purge this infection from my and her computer. I've asked my friends if they have seen any indication that I have transmitted this or if they have received the original "Direct Commerce Academy" email. Nothing yet.