I recently signed up for an online course. The course consisted of 4
parts which collectively totaled around $2,800.00. The registration was
conducted online. A recruiter from said online course walked me through
the online registration over the phone. At the end I had to type my
name and check a box stating that i had signed electronically.
After a month of being in this course I realized that it was a scam.
2800.00 plus the cost of the 4 books (around 50.00 a piece). They wanted
3,000.00 for this course of which the only directions the course gave
me were to read the chapters in the book, and then complete the chapter
review questions which were located in the book. I could have just
bought the books for 50 bucks a piece and gotten the same results.
I withdrew myself from the course 40 days after signing up. The people
then told me over the phone that I owe them half the tuition for
withdrawing early. They stated that in the contract, there is a penalty
for early withdrawal if I didn't withdraw within 30 days of sign-up. I
argued with them that they never provided me with a hard copy of said
contract that I could review at a later date.
Will this electronic signature hold up in court?