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Report: #1099162

Complaint Review: Witch School - Chicago, Hoopstown Illinois

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  • Reported By: Wiser Now — Salem Massachusetts
  • Witch School
    4300 N HAMLIN AVE
    Chicago, Hoopstown, Illinois
    USA

Witch School AKA Ed Hubbard Witch School, The cons and scams of Ed Hubbard Chicago, Hoopstown, Illinois Illinois

*Consumer Comment: Happy customer....at the moment

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Witch School actually does have a valid teaching program for those interested in Wicca and the craft, it is the management that uses the good faith of students to solicit illicit gain. Here are a few points of fact.

  1. Witch School owner, Ed Hubbard placed Witch School for sale on eBay in 2007. He became irate when it was suggested that he would not go through with the sale and that it was a sham. Several days later he stated that his computer crashed and prevented the sale never explaining how his computer mishap affected eBay’s servers. According to eBay the sale was pulled by the lister.
  2. The real reason for the phony eBay sale came to light shortly thereafter in early 2008. After causing considerable concern among students who had purchased a “lifetime” membership Ed announced there was another way. He      would incorporate and sell shares, which he did with great success. As of yet no one has received a dime in dividends and holders promised a buyback are still waiting. Stock reports have not been published for years.
  3.  Ed then tried to re-incorporate as non-profit. When he learned that would not relieve his financial misdeeds of the past the plan was dropped.
  4. Ed’s next plan was to exploit a small group of young women in what he called the “Young Witches Project” or “Young Witches of Salem”. The young women  worked for little or no pay, were forced by circumstance to live in less than suitable conditions and even work other jobs to help support the project. All the time being fed a series of lies by Ed Hubbard concerning interested producers and writers, along with movie and television companies promising big money just around the corner. Of course there were none.
  5. Ed Hubbard says his latest project will cost $20.000 and he already claims to have collected half of that from donations. It is a book he wishes to put together although true to character he will not actually write any of it.      He is looking for authors to donate all of that as well. Some of us know that Amazon has a company called “Create Space” that allows you to publish a book at little or no cost. I wonder what will happen to the rest of the      donations and if we will in fact even see a book.

Ed Hubbard has recently announced his retirement as CEO of Witch School. This is more than likely to install a "Fall Guy" in that position while Ed retains the leadership.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Happy customer....at the moment

AUTHOR: witchyone - ()

POSTED: Friday, June 27, 2014

This is not a total rebuttal so you might say why bother doing it all? I have had very good experiences studying Witch School classes. I have had eight classes so far and I would say they have been good quality and inexpensive with no hidden costs. I agree that a life time membership is a risky business to undertake and I avoided that as soon as I saw it. My feelings were very mixed indeed on whether people should be making huge profits out of a religion. I decided on a monthly membership of $5 which really is not that much. For $5 a months you have access to the whole site and can take up to 8 learning courses at a time.  If I being ripped off I don't feel like I am. I am worried about the report saying young witches were exploited and made to work for nothing. I know there have to be some running costs as the courses have mentors who guide you when you need it. There are online live rituals and radio shows for isolated witches such as myself. So all I can say is don't totally dismiss Witch School as being a rip off. My advice would be this only take the monthly membership and don't expect a great network of witch friends and mentors at first. It takes a few weeks to be settled and meet true witches not just the ones with free membership who don't do any courses and are playing at it. I will continue to be a member but will exercise caution. I am really shocked by this bad report.

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