Dubspot DJ and Production school slammed for scamming students.
Dubspot aka dudspot has been scamming students instead of slamming beats, according to recent allegations.
Dubspot is a global DJ and Production school with physical locations in New York and Los Angeles and what appears to be a massive presence with their online correspondence courses.
Over 55 students have alleged negligent behavior from Dubspot, especially from the CEO Dan Giove.
In emails seen by Thump, students complained of rescheduling and changing of classes on multiple occasions as well as showing up for lecture-less classes due to teachers not being paid.
Ableton Live Producer Certificate courses go for $4 396 and Austrian student Nina Braith did not even receive 1 day. After not hearing from Dubspot she went to the ‘campus’ which was “a mess” she told Thump. Luckily she managed to get her money back via her credit card company.
Teachers at Dubspot have also been duped by Giove either receiving payment in the form of equipment or flat out not getting paid.
What went wrong, dudspot?
Former student and marketing employee at Dubspot, Robbie Lumpkin said that Giove’s decision to open a second location (LA) was ill-conceived as they lacked adequate funding for such a project.
Giove ignored the warnings and even fired the employees who opposed his proposal.
Well, that’s awkward.
Dubspot sank and now Giove is in legal battles with staff and students for amounts ranging from $150 to $10 000.
Some students have already won their cases with others not even receiving a response.
There’s even an email address called “Dubspotowesme” where disgruntled affiliates share their plights.
The most shocking thing to me is that Dubspot has been receiving ‘admissions tuition’ as recent as April 2017 for their online courses. Naturally they have left out all the information regarding fraud, the closing of the schools and the absence of staff.
Dubspot has become dubious-spot.