Prehired Bootcamp Lawsuit

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by cacoleman1983, Oct 8, 2022.

  1. cacoleman1983

    cacoleman1983 Well-Known Member

    This is a tech sales boot camp program that I never shared but realize how fitting it is to talk about this as a so-called education/training program. I was in this program back in 2020 and did not complete it. I owed $30,000 along with hundreds of others. I filed bankruptcy after this but had already had tens of thousands in debt prior to this but this sealed my decision. This company is trying to sue nearly 300 of its students and I would have been at this number.

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  2. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Really sorry to hear about your challenge and wish you well on a fresh start.

    Reading through those links… oh my…
  3. MaceWindu

    MaceWindu Active Member

    Sadness. Sorry you were in that program. Sharing the headline to the last link.

    'Predatory' company accused of scamming Washingtonians into $30,000 for online training courses
    A group of at least 39 Washingtonians allegedly owe the company upwards of $1 million, according to the Attorney General's Office.
  4. SweetSecret

    SweetSecret Well-Known Member

    Wow! I think I had seen Prehired before, but I had no idea about the lawsuit.
  5. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Woah... Ouch, that's in my neck of the woods! Basically, I remember them from about that time too, in 2019 or so they were 1/10th of the price at about $2500/$3000...
    I didn't have the $ and didn't want to take those as you can pretty much get the same info elsewhere using other bootcamps that are even more inexpensive or free even.

    Link to a few reviews: Prehired Reviews: Cost, Courses, and Outcomes (
    Link to similar article: I Signed up for Prehired: Is It Worth It? | Career Karma
  6. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Still trying to wrap my head around $30k for 15 hours of pre-recorded videos, the full charge occurring even if you only watch an hour of the videos, an implausible guarantee, and a goal of $60k.
  7. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I thought boot camps were supposed to be condensed training for technical skills. Tech sales can be covered in a seminar.
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  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Certainly. But "bootcamp" is a popular buzzword - sounds (to some) like it "works better" than a seminar. Easier to scam desperate people with, perhaps. Certainly "seminars" are also used to scam people - e.g. Trump "University." That guy --- honestly!! :eek:

    " 'Tis as easy as lying." - Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 2
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  9. Greeneyedpea81

    Greeneyedpea81 New Member

    Haha. Trump has always been a business guy. I think I read that he loaned out his name for that school. His history is actually really interesting.
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yes and no. Trump University was founded by Donald Trump, through the Trump Organization. It began as a plan presented to Trump by Michael Sexton, who wanted to license Trump's name and operate the school himself. Trump, however, wanted to own it - and the deal was made. A separate entity, Trump Institute, was licensed (not owned) by the Trump Organization.

    His history? Sure -- who doesn't like a good "fit of the shudders" once in a while? :eek:
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2022
  11. cacoleman1983

    cacoleman1983 Well-Known Member

    As of November 16th, Prehired has gone out of business as well as filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy after failed attempts of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
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  12. MaceWindu

    MaceWindu Active Member


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