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Densmore Consulting Services Inc. | CPA, CFE Education

Densmore Consulting Services Inc. Review: Where do I begin? I took their 2016 September CFE course after reading reviews online. The course was very short at only 5 days plus a few marked cases. The material is not relevant. The questions have obvious mistakes that would be deemed inappropriate compared to the CFE, Capstone 2, or CPA Canada materials. The marking services are vague, and extremely obvious. Literally copy and paste of marking guides, which is not helpful. The lectures (including the nosy sounding Amie Lear) cover writing skills not relevant to the process. I'd suggest for those considering this organization to stick to Capstone 2 materials or look for alternatives. Bruce Densmore from Densmore Consulting Services Inc. is a hands-off owner who does not actively work within DCS, but is happy to live off the proceeds. I am out $1,200 - and a refund was of course not available. Please make sure you read my review carefully and make an informed decision before purchasing yourself. Densmore Consulting Services Inc. do not provide any value, not already provided in Capstone 2. Please avoid.
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#916417 Review #916417 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Product
Densmore Consulting Services Certified Fraud Examiner Program
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$1200
Preferred solution
Full refund
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DCSCPA - CFE Prep 2015 - WARNING

Densmore Consulting Services - DCSCPA - CFE Prep 2015 - WARNING
I am internationally trained Chartered Accountant (CA) from India. I now live in Canada with my family. I took the Densmore Consulting Services (DCSCPA.ca) CFE Prep 2015 course and did not clear the CFE exam on the first attempt. The materials are not sufficient and I lost $1,500 dollars. I sent message to Bruce Densmore, he run the program for refund. He could not avail the refund Do not use DCSCPA CFE Prep. Materials not sufficient and not clear. Canadian job market very weak already - I don't have money to pay $1,500 again. I am very mad. DO NOT USE. CA Gobi Patel
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#759671 Review #759671 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Calgary, Alberta
Product
Densmore Consulting Services Program
Cons
  • Cfe prep online
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$1500
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
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Densmore CPA Core 1 Course Is A Scam! DCSweb.ca, DCSCPA.com Scam

Densmore Consulting Services - Densmore CPA Core 1 Course Is A Scam! DCSweb.ca, DCSCPA.com Scam
I had purchased the Core 1 CPA Professional Education Program Challenge Exam prep materials from DCSweb.ca (Densmore Consulting Inc.). They also operate out of DCSCPA.com - both sites are a huge rip off. I am a CPA PEP Challenge student for CPA Ontario. My employer is not paying for my courses - so I decided to purchase the Densmore CPA Core 1 Prep materials. The materials are really outdated and not relevant. They are NOTHING like the real exam. I took the Core 1 exam and failed. Bruce Densmore is a scammer. I'm really pissed off - I failed using their materials. My friends told me they were good for the previous UFE process - but it's not the case for the new CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) process.
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#1188462

I took Densmore CPA for CFE Prep in May 2016. My firm forced me to take it.

It's outdated, and uses really bad instructors, compressed into a week. There's no support, and advice is outdated. Out of close to 50 people in my firm at KPMG, who were forced into this course, I don't know a single person who liked this session.

KPMG Partners, WAKE UP.

This is outdated. STOP FORCING ME TO GO TO THIS.

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@PissedConsumer1188462

Just had the same experience but not part of KPMG.

Cpa Canada needs to investigate these guys.

DCS CPA is terrible.

Please stay away.

This is my Densmore consulting service review: one word - terrible.

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#572878 Review #572878 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Hamilton, Ontario
Product
Densmore Consulting Services Program
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$759
Preferred solution
Full refund
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Densmore Consulting Services Inc/ DCSWeb.ca SCAMMED ME!!!!!!!!!

Here's my review of Densmore's prep course: I decided to enroll the Densmore Consulting Prep Course for the 2014 UFE. My firm was not covering the cost of the course, so I had to pay out of my own pocket. My experience with the course has been completely terrible! I wouldn't wish this upon anyone. Let me explain how these guys scammed me. You register on their site for a course, and then wait for them to send over material. They sent me binders of paper, that I could not ever use - it's crazy. Their notes were NO different than the actual Handbook -I mean, WHY would ANYONE pay for copy pasted sections of the handbook??? It's crazy! So then came the in-classroom sessions a few weeks ago in the beginning of August. I was in class from 9am until 5pm from Monday to Friday. Learned ABSOLUTELY NOTHING because the course went by so fast. The instructors were not great and kept rushing the material. They pretend to give you a "case schedule", which every student writes. They STOLE UFE cases off the CPA Canada site, which are available to ANY student FREE OF CHARGE, and organized in a schedule - REALLY? I just paid thousands of dollars for GARBAGE copy and PASTED MATERIAL AND STOLEN CASES? Now it's 2 weeks before the UFE. I am NOT ready and will fail. I tried to reach Bruce Densmore by e-mail but NO ONE IS RETURNING MY PHONE CALLS, NOR ARE THEY ANSWERING THEIR EMAILS. I WILL BE FAILING. Yes, FAILING, because I'm not prepared. $2,000 gone - I was scammed. Please DO NOT register. I wish I just registered in pass, like everyone told me. AVOID DENSMORE CONSULTING INC!! SCAMMERS!! They operate out of DCSWEB.ca
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#1083121

Just to be really clear - Dcscpa.com is a bunch of crooks and scammers. Please do not use their service. I failed with them as well.

#907053

Yeah - Densmore's UFE and CPA prep program is a waste of time. Everyone knows that.

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#525134 Review #525134 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Markham, Ontario
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$2000
Preferred solution
Full refund

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