I signed up for Talent6 back in 2008, hoping to do some Background Work. I had done this before, but on my own filmmaking Contacts, so I figured I could do it again.
I signed up for the trial, which is only a dollar or so. Not finding anything else on the site, once I was allowed on it, which I couldn't find on the free boards, I promptly canceled the service.
At the end of the month, I received my bank statement. Talent6 had billed me the full amount in addition to the trial amount.
Thinking it was a simple bookkeeping error on their part, I called and gave reminder that I had closed the account. They promised to close the account for me this time, but they refused to refund the money!
Thinking I could part with that amount once, I simply considered the matter closed.
At the end of the following month, they billed me again!
I called them, a little more insistent this time, demanding the account be finally closed and the money refunded. Again, they refused to refund the money. They did, however, promise to cancel the account immediately.
Just to be certain, I called the bank to have the transfer canceled.
Finally, after several months of this cycle - angry phone calls to Talent6, their promises, and then calling the bank to have the transfer reversed, the bank got tired of my charge reversals and decided not to allow me any more. They did, however, agree to totally change my account number.
That was the only way the matter with Talent6 was finally resolved -- not by any effort on Talent6's part.
I read Talent6 employees' comments here that they have changed. However, an associate of mine is currently going through the same cycle with them as I did. There was a phone call made to Talent6 from this office not a few moments ago.
The difference is that, when he signed up, they had told him the monthly fee would only be about $14.00. They are charging him $60.00! I sat and listened to the recording which they had made for "quality of service" when he'd signed up!
He's still got a few months to go, though, before his bank will get tired of them.
These people should not even be in business! They should be in jail! Why are they permitted to go on?