Report: #1045355

Complaint Review: Digital Success

  • Submitted: Mon, April 22, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, April 29, 2013
  • Reported By: Jo — Burlington North Carolina
  • Digital Success

    Bluffdale, Utah
    United States of America

Digital Success Digital Success Institute Video claims, "For only $37 you can begin making money tonight working at home." Bluffdale, Utah

*UPDATE Employee: We are not Coffee House Millionaires

*Consumer Comment: Digital Success Institute: No Evidence of Scam--All Evidence to the Contrary!

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The video showed a young professional man sitting in a boat claiming that he had made over a million dollars just working from home - he didn't give the name of the company, but he encouraged the viewer to pay the $37 dollars and get started "that night."  He called the company "Coffeehouse Millionaires," and that is what I thought I was getting into.  He explained that if I got a mentor, I would learn quickly, and there was a red arrow pointing down.  When I clicked on the arrow, it asked me for another $197 for the mentor.  I thought, "okay, I guess I can afford a couple hundred bucks to make lots more, so I agreed.  
Then I had to watch another video, which said that if I wanted to make even more money, I would need to pay another $297 to get to speak to a special trainer!  So, I fell for that one - another charge. I had then spent $537.  
Then I received a message that read:  Call 1-800-xxx-xxx to speak to the special trainer.  I called that night, spoke to a lady, who said that everyone had gone home and she would have someone call me the next day.  The next day I spoke with a representative named Andrew.  He called from California.  He kept me on the phone asking me personal questions about my credit cards, ie:  "How many credit cards do you have?  How much do you owe? How much credit is remaining? For half an hour he questioned me about my finances and if I wanted to invest in proper training.  He asked me to get my husband on the phone and asked him if he was willing to support me if I used my credit cards to continue. Andrew also said he would have to convince supervisor that I was worthy of a position in his business."  He gave me homework to do and called back today telling me that some people had invested $20 to $50 thousand dollars to make lots of money. In other words, the Coffeehouse deal literally threw me into Digital Success! Scared me half to death - told him no thanks and hung up. So much for making money, I have been scammed!
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#1 UPDATE Employee

We are not Coffee House Millionaires

AUTHOR: Digital Success - ()

In response to this complaint:

I am the Client Relations Manager here at Digital Success. We are not "Coffee House Millionaires" and ask that our name be removed from this complaint. 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Digital Success Institute: No Evidence of Scam--All Evidence to the Contrary!

AUTHOR: Hector New York - ()

My experience with Digital Success Institute is very similar to Bluffdale, Utah's.  But I see no scam activity in Bluffdale's experience nor in my own.  DSI never asked for $20 - $50 thousand dollars, or anywhere near it.  Their business plan which they offer to coach one in was very thoroughly explained to me and, being familiar with their type of internet business, recognized it as a very workable and profitable venture, not "too good to be true" as many non-go-getters would say.

You can do it yourself and be successful if you have that knack and don't need your hand to be held so to speak, otherwise if you understand credit leverage you would be comfortable with their offer to coach you step by step with a fee of $4,495--not $20-$50 Thousand.  Bluffdale seems to have been told that it takes money to make money (something we should all know by now) and that franchises fall into that category which would take those thousands of dollars.  Under those legitimate business circumstances, people must invest thousands and work to make a profit. DSI has impressive proprietary software which more than justifies their request for the investment amount they are asking for.

What DSI is asking for is in no way unreasonable as they are willing to invest their own experts who have and are succeeding in their program.  I myself did not close on the final $4,495 offer for my own reasons that had nothing to do with their credibility or any suspicion of unworkability, which if you check them out on at least the BBB and other sources, they have an excellent standing--which if they were a scam I'm sure you would see a lot more evidence of that scam. Once my circumstances change I plan to follow through on their offer.

It's understandable that caution and fear can dominate one in a digital world of scammming.  It hurts when it happens to you.  But to be fair, Bluffdale's comments (which in no way prove scamming activity)  are the only negative comments I have yet to find anywhere!
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