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Driving Test Theory Test Scam

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Motoring
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  • Strider590Strider590 Forumite
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    Woby_Tide wrote: »
    http://www.the...............................

    Theorytest.net is an independent company, we do not administer the DSA Test booking system. Consequently we charge an administration fee in addition to the DSA Test Fee to cover our costs involved in making Test bookings and alterations with the DSA on behalf of 'Users' and to offset the costs of our service in dealing with e-mails, telephone calls and text messages to and from our 'Users'. The 'Theory Test Booking Fee' is the combined DSA Theory Test Fee and the Theorytest.net administration fee. Please do not proceed to booking a Test if you have any doubt.

    Hey no offence, but your an idiot!! you just single handedly gave that site the biggest boost in search engine optimisation possible by posting their website of one of the BIGGEST forums on the web!!

    What does this mean?

    It means more poor sods are going to find them at the very top of every search engine result for "driving theory test"!!
    You just made them a very large sum of profit!!
    “I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an a** of yourself.”

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  • KeithPKeithP Forumite
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    Strider590 wrote: »
    Hey no offence, but your an idiot!! you just single handedly gave that site the biggest boost in search engine optimisation possible by posting their website of one of the BIGGEST forums on the web!!

    What does this mean?

    It means more poor sods are going to find them at the very top of every search engine result for "driving theory test"!!
    You just made them a very large sum of profit!!
    Strider, how can you possibly start a rant like that with...

    Hey no offence...


    Anyway, he hasn't just done anything.
    The post you quoted was made over three years ago. :rotfl:
  • Strider590Strider590 Forumite
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    For f*ck sake.... Why do people drag up such old threads!?!?!?!?
    (And was that irresponsible post removed at the time?)

    I bet they're the same people who think double posting is funny too!!
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  • Well I got caught too: it was very late on a Sunday night and I'd just woken up! Wrong time to do such things.
    Website top of the Google search and didn't look dodgy to me: quite the opposite actually.
    Didn't read the Terms & Conditions: admittedly a ridiculous oversight cos I would've spotted the true nature of the site.
    Anyway: found out a week later - complained to the site (via "Contact Us") and received a 75% (ie £15) refund of their £20
    "Admin Fee": not a perfect result but a result nonetheless.
    £5 to learn a valuable lesson.
  • DSA could stop this rip off by including information with a Learners first Provisional Licence and highlighting the direct gov site in the letter given to successful Theory Test candidates.
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  • claudclaud Forumite
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    This website takes £20 on top of the DSA's £31 theory test fee.
    There are no terms & Conditions but the site looks very legit, even using the same orange & white colouring as the DSA. I have raised a dispute with paypal but i'm not too hopeful. I'm so cross:mad:, as this was a surprise for my Daughter who has already failed it twice (she went via the DSA to book hers!!)

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    claud wrote: »
    This website takes £20 on top of the DSA's £31 theory test fee.
    Did you not know the fee before starting?
    claud wrote: »
    There are no terms & Conditions...
    Yes there are. There is a link on the first page.
    claud wrote: »
    but the site looks very legit, even using the same orange & white colouring as the DSA.
    So legitimate they even use Paypal.
    Do you know any other Government departments/agencies that use Paypal?
    claud wrote: »
    I have raised a dispute with paypal but i'm not too hopeful.
    What do you expect from Paypal?
    You requested Paypal to pass some money to bookyourtheorytest.co.uk and they have done so.
    Bookyourtheorytest.co.uk are providing a service which you chose to use.
    claud wrote: »
    I'm so cross:mad:
    and I would be cross with myself too if I had made such a silly mistake.
    claud wrote: »
    as this was a surprise for my Daughter who has already failed it twice (she went via the DSA to book hers!!)
    I hope she passes this time.

    By the way... welcome to the forums. :beer:
  • LeeUKLeeUK Forumite
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    Why pay "book your theory test" £20 to book your test when you can do it yourself directly with the DSA for free! (plus test fee).
  • InactiveInactive Forumite
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    claud wrote: »
    This website takes £20 on top of the DSA's £31 theory test fee.
    There are no terms & Conditions but the site looks very legit, even using the same orange & white colouring as the DSA. I have raised a dispute with paypal but i'm not too hopeful. I'm so cross:mad:, as this was a surprise for my Daughter who has already failed it twice (she went via the DSA to book hers!!)


    Perhaps if the site used bigger and bolder type, you may have noticed that it wasn't the DSA Site.


    Follow the example set by your Daughter.
  • This site looks so legitimate and even uses Paypal.

    !!!! What government department is going to use paypal? They are more than capable of processing payments directly!
    How does Paypal allow itself to be part of this scam?

    Paypal merely deals with the payments, they don't sit as judge as to if the purchase is good value or otherwise.
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