Computer Professor Complaint - Computer Professor Scam

Review by Starlord on 2007-06-29
CASA GRANDE, ARIZONA -- My wife fell for the Computer Professor's claim that for as little as $6.95, he would send you a FREE lesson in computer operation, plus a computer organizer that you could install on your computer and keep track of everything in your life. The wife wanted to learn Excel so she might get a job in an office. She called the 800 number, and they said again that the $6.95 was only for shipping, and that if you were happy with the lesson or felt you couldn't learn from it, you would receive a refund of your $6.95. When the package arrived, there were two CDs that had the lessons for Excel, and one CD that was the free organizer. packed along with the CDs was an invoice for $70 for the Excel lessons. We could keep one CD if we decided to return the package. The wife packed up all three discs, unused, and returned them, with a note that she considered this a scam.

Nowadays, John Scherer is advertising that if you return the program, you will receive not only $6.95, but he will send you an additional $10. Has anyone ever gotten the $10? I don't think so.
Comments:15 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-11-16
Posted by Skye on 2007-06-29:
Do you have a Workforce center in your town? It's usually is part of the unemployment office. The Workforce centers sometimes have classes that teach microsoft programs. It may be something to look into. Here, at the Pikes' Peak Workforce center, they hold classes for adults who want to learn new skills, and sometimes it's free.

My neighbor took a class just for Microsoft Word, and it paid off for her.

I'm pretty proficient in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and my favorite is Powerpoint. I can answer questions your wife may have.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-29:
I think the title of the program is "Video Professor." The guy pleads at the end in a dead-pan delivery....."try my product." If his program isn't any better than his commercial, no wonder he has to scam.

Posted by Arlene on 2007-06-29:
This was actually a couple years ago, I stay home now to care for the other half, train the dogs, and go crazy!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-29:
CS, did I miss something?

Posted by Starlord on 2007-06-29:
Pirate, thank you for the correct name, it has been a long time. they are still showing that idiot woman whose 3 yr old can run the computer better than her half the time. I would never admit that. ROFL
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-29:
starlord, my advice is DON'T admit it!!


Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-06-29:
starlord, I just can't believe it!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-29:
ICE agents participate in an average of 18 drug seizures per day, totaling about 2,388.80 pounds of marijuana, 7.10 pounds of heroin and 475.26 pounds of cocaine.

In FY06, ICE initiated 299 human trafficking investigations that resulted in 184 arrests.
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2007-06-29:
If you really want to learn Microsoft Office programs, call your local school system and check out their community education classes. In my area they do the classes over six or eight weeks, one night a week for a couple of hours and it's usually less than $50.00.
Posted by Arlene on 2007-06-29:
Hugh, right now $50 isn't an option on the budget, fixed incomes and getting paid once a month suck...
Lidman...whatever are you talking about??
Posted by Starlord on 2007-06-29:
I heard they have computer classes at the community college. I am sending this computer to one of them.
Posted by samuelblueshoes on 2007-07-01:
let's see. you must not know of www.ripoffreport.com try it. click on search then video professor. OH! my What did I find.OH! this is a good place to start before you buy anything from anybody.And you are quite welcome. have a blessed day.
Posted by Skye on 2007-07-01:
Samuel, obviously you are new here, because we all know about Ripoffreport.com.

We can tell you stories about what a rip off that site is. Lots of complaints against the owner of that site, how he doctors up answers and, well it's just very bad mojo over there.

But hey, thanks for your comment.
Posted by voiceoff on 2007-07-04:
Hpw long can you hold onto the CD's before returning them? Did you even try them? Most folks prefer a live teacher and class as it is harder to motivate oneself with CD's. The local Y may give computer classes too.Lots of adult ecucation classes in colleges give discounts for seniors ( if you are one).
Posted by Starlord on 2009-11-16:
voiceoff, she looked the material over and sent the CDs back unopened. one of the discs was supposed to be free. However, to keep the one disc, you had to also keep the other two discs and pay $72 for themWould you open the discs if you believed that doing so would make them non-returnable, sa they do at Wal-Mart and other places that sell software? I agree with a live teacher, but we cannot find a class that will fit in our budget. Which would you trade for a computer class, eviction or repossession of our truck>

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