- Report: #434935
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Complaint Review: Steve LaVallee's Karate
Steve LaVallee's Karate1425 E. Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park, Florida U.S.A.
Steve Lavallee's Karate, Steve LaVallee's Karate LaVallee's billing company just bled my bank account of almost $400.00 2 months after we took our child out of the program! Oakland Park Florida
*Consumer Comment: re:LaVallee
*Consumer Comment: contract
*Consumer Comment: Former student
*Consumer Comment: LaVallee's Student response
*Consumer Comment: ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH YOU!!! LAVALLEES IS A MARKETING SCHEME
*UPDATE Employee: Belt Factory? - Dont Believe it!!
*UPDATE Employee: LaVallee Management Responds To Report
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I was really trying to avoid having to confront them on a contractual basis, and also trying to save them (Lavallee's) the absolute embarrassment of being dragged into judicial system and paraded before the court as a school that is ill preparing children for real life self defense situations, giving parents a false since of security that their children can defend themselves, and that they're generally a big fat belt factory and marketing scheme driving by getting these unsuspecting parents to fork out lots of $$$ so little Johny and Susie can protect themselves.
Well, I have to tell you, when I went to use my debit card today to fill my gas tank, so I could get to my new job this morning, it said INSUFFICIENT FUNDS!!! To my shock and amazement I call my bank a little freaked out because I was absolutely certain that my money was there! Little did I know, that EFC, That's "Educational Funding Co", LaVallee's Karate Schools billing company, had removed (2) two separate withdraws from my account. 1) for $237.00 and 2) for 159.00...neither of which was authorized!!! They (EFC) only left $3.83 in my checking account...BEWARE THESE PEOPLE WILL LITERALLY TAKE YOU LAST DOLLAR!!!
If you are considering this school for you child, or yourself, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU LOOK INTO YOUR LOCAL REC CENTER FIRST...LAVALLEE'S IS NOTHING BUT A BELT FACTORY FOR UNSUSPECTING
CHILDREN, PARENTS, and NOVICES THAT DO NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!!!
I'm telling you this because I'm a 5th Degree Black Belt in Goshin Ryu JuJistsu/Ninjistu I'm am former Special Forces, and I think what these people are doing is a dishonor and disgrace to Martial Arts and flat out fraud/theft!
Lighthouse Point, Florida
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/16/2009 08:54 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Steve-LaVallees-Karate/Oakland-Park-Florida-33334/Steve-Lavallees-Karate-Steve-LaVallees-Karate-LaVallees-billing-company-just-bled-my-b-434935. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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