Boycott The Scouting News

November 17, 2011

Do you have a horror story about dealing with The Scouting News?

Filed under: "The Scouting News",hockey,Predatory,Victimizing — The Scouting Nazi @ 3:15 pm
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The Scouting News Scam

Boycott the Scouting News

The Boycott has put a serious dent in The Scouting Nazi’s online scam, “The Scouting News,” but he’s still doing the same things he’s always done when it comes to dissatisfied customers – he threatens them and their children.  The latest horror story was brought to our attention by Kimberly who graciously gave us permission to share it you verbatim.  Do you have a story about Benny’s antics that can help other parents and their children avoid similar heartache?  Post a comment and let us know if we have your permission to repost it for everyone on our front page.

Here’s Kimberly’s nightmare:

I subscribed to TSN last summer (June 2011) when an article was posted about my son (he’s a U16 AAA player). I felt like the fee was pretty extreme, however like other parents, wanted to see comments about my son as he’s worked extremely hard over the past few years to move forward with his hockey goals.

I only went onto the site once or twice and sent an email on August 17, 2011 requesting to cancel the subscription – of course, there’s only an email address, no phone number to contact. Yesterday (November 16, 2011) I was charged again for the subscription and promptly called the billing company,; they sent a message to TSN requesting to cancel and also requesting a refund for me, which after many more emails to TSN yesterday, was denied. I sent a final email to this PIG requesting the refund and calling his business practices “deplorable” and this is the response I received:

Subject line: Torin F••••••
The Scouting News
To: Kimberly F******
It is hard to work with and do business with problematic parents who send emails of the nature you are sending. I am shocked. I cancelled the order. No request to cancel has ever been received from you. I really take offence to you calling our business practices deplorable. I would be pleased to print your comments on the record for publication on our site if you feel wronged by us. I always felt your son Torin was a talented player – we’ve always had nice things to say about him and frankly I am shocked by your tone.

This will be my last email to you. I cannot respond to your emails anymore as (1) You are threatening legal action and (2) You have also threatened a charge-back.I will be more than pleased to discuss the matter with your bank when they call us regarding the charge-back. I plan to inform your bank on our policies.

If you would like me to publish your comments I would be more than pleased to accept your feedback.

Now, keep in mind this is a billing issue – and has nothing to do with my son or anything that’s been posted about my son. However he has the balls to not only reference my son in the subject line of the email, but also talk about him as if he even knows what type of player he is.  And yes, I can read between the lines in this email – I can clearly see that this PIG will post defamatory comments about me and my son, and potentially blacklist my son if I pursue this refund any further. HE’S A PIG, plain and simple. As is true with my son and all hockey players – these kids have worked their asses off to get to the level they have achieved and the mere thought of this bully thinking he has the power to destroy that dream sickens me to no end.

This website needs to go away, forever; and this “Benny”, Scouting Nazi, PIG, Bully, whatever name he chooses to go by, etc. needs to be run out of youth sports entirely. Please keep this blog going and spreading the word about this horrible person.”

April 12, 2011

Block The Scouting News on Twitter

If  you’re active on Twitter, you should know that The Scouting News is trolling there as well as on Facebook.  Two Twitter Profiles for you to unfollow and add to your blocked list so they can’t copy your tweets and use them against you and your children:

  • @haitinhlscout, aka “Truman Dumel”
  • @hockeyscouting, aka “The Scouting News”

Both of these accounts display The Scouting “News” url in their profiles, so don’t let them view your personal information and don’t follow them back.

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