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SoftCom Inc

Phone: (416) 957-7400Fax: (416) 957-7401View Additional Phone Numbers1610 - 10 Bay St, TorontoON M5J 2R8 Send email to SoftCom IncView Additional Web Addresses

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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 30/04/2009

BBB has determined that SoftCom Inc meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised SoftCom Inc's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 8 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

8 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Billing / Collection Issues2
Problems with Product / Service6
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 8

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review Customer Reviews on SoftCom Inc

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 1 Customer Review

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (8)BBB Closure Definitions
05/18/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

The service was not what I was lead to believe. Once canceled, I was issued a credit memo. They now refuse to honor that document for full refund.
On March 25, 2015 I had been searching for a ** ********** hosting service. My search brought me to (**********/#) where I reviewed the service that was being advertised and decided to purchase the service. I followed the links as they were presented to me, provided my payment information, and completed the registration process. This became (SOXXXXXX) in their system.

Here is where the problems began. My order was immediately placed on hold pending 'manual verification'. Over the next few days, I did not complete the verification process as I had other business to attend to. During this time, I noticed that my bank account had been charged. I assumed (wrongly) that they had verified the account by other means and that the service would soon be available to me. Having not yet been granted access to the service, I called again on April 2,2015 and requested that the service be canceled. At which point, I was assured that this was uncommon and that if I decided to keep the service I would not encounter these types of issues in the future. I still wanted to try the service as it did appear to be the solution I had been looking for so I opted to keep the service. It was not made available to me until April 8, 2015 (6 days later).

After a few days of reviewing the service (and not seeing anything about ********** which was what I had been looking for in the first place), and also exploring ways that I might be able to make the service work for my needs, I decided to cancel the service. It was not what I had been looking for and would not suit my purposes.

On April 14, 2015, I received a credit memo (#XXXXXXX) in the amount of $134.85 which was acceptable to me as the original order was for $136.32. They could have the ~$1.50 and I was pleased with the mostly full refund.

I waited. And waited. And waited until finally on April 27, 2015 I called again to see if the refund had been processed. I was told that it hadn't but that it would be. You can imagine my surprise the next morning when I received 2 emails with 'Debit Memos'. I couldn't believe it. Here they were now deciding to make up charges and refusing to honor the credit memo that I had already received. Additionally, they were now charging me for a domain registration which according to the original sales order was $0.00

It was only after repeated phone calls and emails (showing them the credit memo and sales order) that they decided to 'go against their policy' and issue most of a refund. They still refuse to issue a refund of $14.95 for a domain registration that was supposed to be free.

I haven't yet seen the refund but they assure me that all but that $14.95 will be refunded in 3-5 days.

I am so frustrated by this whole mess that I have quit banging my head against the wall that is their customer service/billing department.

Desired Settlement
It's really quite simple. As I have repeatedly told them, I do not want any of their services and I want all of my money back. It does not seem unreasonable for me to ask that they honor the credit memo that they issued to me.

Business Response
Thank you for reaching out to us on behalf of ***** ******. We are sorry if there has been confusion surrounding charges and our refund policy. Our Acceptable Use policy is quite explicit regarding the free domain offer at Clause 5, Item 4:

"If You are provided with a free Domain Registration as part of any special offer at the time of sign-up with for any of the Services, You agree to pay all related Domain Registration fee(s) should any Services be cancelled by You or by Us before the Initial Term has lapsed from the date You signed up for said Services."

We are more than happy to reverse this $14.95 charge if Mr. ****** places the cancellation order for the domain, and it will remain in the ownership of until its expiration. Please advise how this will be handled so that we can assist further.

Thank you for your time,

****** E.

11/04/2013Billing / Collection Issues
04/30/2013Billing / Collection Issues
02/13/2013Problems with Product / Service
01/14/2013Problems with Product / Service
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05/17/2013Problems with Product / Service
10/03/2012Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Internet Services, Internet - Web Hosting

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 10/07/2001Business started: 31/01/1997
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Michael Carr (CFO)Mr Kaan Soran COO
Business Category

Internet Services, Internet - Web Hosting

Products & Services

domain registrations
file, email, web and application hosting
application service provider
webmail service provider
internet access - dial-up and wireless

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for SoftCom Inc

1610 - 10 Bay St

Toronto, ON M5J 2R8

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1 Locations

  • 1610 - 10 Bay St 

    Toronto, ON M5J 2R8(416) 957-7400
    Fax: (416) 957-7401

Industry Comparison ChartX

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