TheTaxClub - The TaxClub - won't accept NO
I am new at the website business – having signed up with a mentoring program 3 months ago. There's no going back on the AU$3900 I paid for that.
The TaxClub called me up Thursday last week, and the first thing said to me was they got my details from my coach and they were there to help me move forward, to help me establish credibility for my business. Among the goals was for me to recoup my initial investment with my coaching program, separate my personal from my business lives including getting away from customers who'd be calling me in the middle of the night . . . In the middle of his spiel, I was already asking myself: how much will this cost me. After an hour: AU$3890 upfront plus $49.95 monthly (he can push back the monthly a month back) – money I couldn't afford. I smelled a rat but I allowed myself to be sucked in. I gave my credit card details and some other financial information that they wanted so they can file my personal and business tax.
Friday, I had a coaching call when I mentioned the TaxClub to my coach who immediately said he'd never given my details to the TaxClub, they'd received some about complaints about them, and would not really not recommend them.
So, immediately, I sent back the TaxClub agreement – which I fortunately I hadn't signed off on, telling them I'm canceling. I got an auto-email back saying to finalise my request someone would call me back within the next 48 hours.
At 8am on this Saturday morning, this same guy at the TaxClub woke me up basically with the same spiel he'd already given me before. I interrupted him several times. But he kept telling me that I don't understand what this was all about (that I was the only person he'd spoken to who was); that he didn't understand why my mentoring program if not the coach didn't know anything about this – he'd ask his director to sort this out next week (because it was his Friday); that it was against the law to give me references as to people who'd use the TaxClub successfully (use the Testimonials on the website); that he'd give me a 38% discount for now (for less services) and I could still cancel within 15 days (@ 15% the cost). He'd be my friend, he'd be giving me special personal attention.
I was so tempted, and twice there I almost signed up again. I even asked to delay until after the weekend so I can check credibility of this program with my coach, with BBB, even with posts like this. The answer was no. Finally I said NO. Even if he made me feel that I would be the only person to blame, that I would regret this, that if I'd be paying more if I changed my mind.
Now I've got to wait whether they will refund me fully.
Is TheTaxClub a scam or not? I don't really know, but with all this pressure and now that I'm reading all these posts . . .
Sorry for the long comment, but my ears are still ringing with the doubts that I'm ***, that I'm confused about all this, that I don't know what I'm doing in turning this down.