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This company offers the retail sales of piano instructional material and software.
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Factors that raised the rating for Hear and Play Music include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||1|
|Total Closed Complaints||3|
Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews
|Customer Experience||Total Customer Reviews|
|Total Customer Reviews||0|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Jermaine Griggs, President Ms. Andreka Lewis, Complaint Handler
Number of Employees
Music Instruction - Instrumental
Alternate Business NamesInfomind Inc
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- (877) 856-4187(Phone)
- (949) 206-9591(Phone)
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|Neutral Review||3 points per review|
|Negative Review||1 point per review|
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Complaint: During a purchase of the 300 page workbook, I received an option to sign up for one free month of Gospel Music Training Center. I declined the offer, but was somehow signed up any way. After the unwanted free month was over, my bank account/debit card was charged $37 for the next month. Even though I used PayPal to buy the 300 page book, Hear and Play charged my bank directly instead of going through PayPal. As soon as I saw the charge, I went to their cancellation page and attempted to cancel the GMTC membership. I then called the company, but was never connected to a person. I then filled out a problem ticket on their site asking for a refund for the unauthorized charge, but I only received instructions to cancel the subscription. When the third month came around, my bank was charged AGAIN! I double checked the previous cancellation confirmation email, and found that it was for the wrong subscription. I cancelled again, verified that the confirmation was for GMTC, then submitted another ticket. Now after three weeks of correspondence on a second problem ticket, they have repeatedly offered to cancel the account for me—even though I have told them multiple times that I have already done it—and they have skirted the real issue of the two unauthorized charges totaling $74. In their most recent reply, they claimed that I paid $2.97 for the "free" subscription—I have PayPal receipts proving that I only paid for the 300 page book—and have offered a refund if I return the yours-to-keep-no-matter-what bonus materials. Their wording was not clear, but it seems that they are only offering to refund the fictional $2.97 instead of the real $74.
Desired Settlement: Plain and simple, I want a refund. Their system 1) billed me for an unwanted product that I never used, and 2) failed to unsubscribe me after the first charge.
Business Response: The customer purchased the 300pg Book and was then offered a promotion to join the Gospel Music Training Center for a $2.97 fee. The payment of the $2.97 fee started the subscription which has a $37.00 payment that is automatically taken out once a month from the card that was used to make the original purchase with. The customer was not aware of the existing subscription and wanted a refund. The customer was very upset with the billings and was given a full refund for both months of the subscription and a refund of the $2.97 fee. The customer is now satisfied.
Better Business Bureau:
I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID 10194047, and find that this resolution is accurate. I consider this complaint resolved.
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: I was mislead by advertisement of product...and when I requested my money back I've received a run around. I have left several telephone messages but no one responds back. The email response has been ineffective.
Desired Settlement: I would either like the product that I purchased or a refund.
Business Response: This case has been resolved. I spoke with the customer and solved the complaint back in early January. The customer is ****** *********, did not like the course and tried to contact us about it but was not able to since we were closed on . I spoke with her shortly after and provided her with a refund and offered her an additional course. I made sure that she was satisfied and was no longer upset with us. She needed a few days to decide which course she wanted, she chose a course over the phone with me on . The customer is now satisfied and has no further complaints