Scammed By Recruitment Company - What Can I Do?
Last edited 07/03/2019 - 11:49 by 1 other user
On the 15th of January, wanted to apply for an internship programme at H & R Block, carried out by the hiring company called GTRS. There were two payment options. First, $490 and the rest is after passing the interview and guaranteeing the internship. Second was upfront payment for the full service which is $20 discounted, equal to $1,900. I paid $1900 and I was told by their hiring manager, even I fail the interview I will be refunded, except $490.
I failed the H & R Block's interview, and then nobody contacted me or provided me a second interview. If they are unable to provide me at least two interviews they were supposed to me refund too. But for this, I had to wait 10 weeks at least. However, I waited for a month and they didn't take any action, they weren't doing anything literally. So I emailed them on the 15th of February, yet no replies. Then I raised a transaction dispute via my credit card at the end of February. My claim has been rejected because I was told my credit card company that I changed my mind hence I am not eligible for a refund. Today, I reported this to ACCC.
Here are other victims of this company.
I don't know what I should do at this point? Waiting for it to be 10 weeks so that I can claim a refund? Paying a visit to their office since they don't respond my calls and emails. Or should I take it to tribunals? Or is it completely my fault? What do you suggest?
I am in Melbourne by the way.