[D] Siraj Raval – Potentially exploiting students, banning students asking for refund. Thoughts?
I’m not a personal follower of Siraj, but this issue came up in a ML FBook group that I’m part of. I’m curious to hear what you all think.
It appears that Siraj recently offered a course “Make Money with Machine Learning” with a registration fee but did not follow through with promises made in the initial offering of the course. On top of that, he created a refund and warranty page with information regarding the course after people already paid. Here is a link to a WayBackMachine capture of someone’s documentation of Siraj’s potential misdeeds: https://web.archive.org/save/https://case-for-a-refund.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/feedback.html
According to Twitter threads, he has been banning anyone in his Discord/Slack that has been asking for refunds.
On top of this there are many Twitter threads regarding his behavior. A screenshot (bottom of post) of an account that has since been deactivated/deleted (assuming that the individual either agreed to shutdown their account for money, or were banned). Here is a Twitter WayBackMachine archive link of a search for the user in the screenshot: https://web.archive.org/web/20190921130513/https:/twitter.com/search?q=safayet96434935&src=typed_query. In the search results it is apparent that there are many students who have been impacted by Siraj.