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  1. Hi   I saw an advertisment for a teacher in the area that I studied in and took a PhD in. It is a multi disciplinary social science subject.  They are looking for teachers in a social science subject that is interdisciplinary but I do not have a teaching qualification. I have a PhD and two Masters Is there anyway I can apply for the job? Is the PhD and teaching experience considered equal?
  2. Credit card fraudlently charged

    Thanks. I think Shaw Academy is in fear of this since they have scammed many people and there is even a petition to the Irish government (they are based in Dublin) to ban the company and charge it for fraud.
  3. Credit card fraudlently charged

    Hi,   I signed up for a free trail to Shaw Academy and they have charged my credit card even though I cancelled well before the free trail ended. The charges are in November, December, January and April, and it is only now that I noticed.  Can I reverse these charges. I have all the evidence that I cancelled the trail and that the payment was unauthorized. My card is a Deutsche Bank Visa Card.   I tried searching online but I get different answers.
  4. Credit card fraudlently charged

    Just to update. I contacted them, showed them evidence that I had cancelled well in time, but they kept on offering concessions and a life time membership! I refused. Never agree to anything. I threatened to report them for fraud and to claim a chargeback. They first returned the April money. Then after more threatening letters they returned the money in full!    Main points 1. Insist that you will demand a chargeback. 2. Don t agree to any of their offers. 3. DONT CLICK ON ANY ADDITIONAL MATERIAL THEY OFFER YOU. It s a scam. If you click then they will take money and say that you bought the material.
  5. hi,   I have spent more than a decade in Germany on a 16 student permit and graduated with a Ph.D. this year. I also have a German master's. However, I have not been able to secure a job yet, but have freelance offers. Is there any way that I can get permanent residence in Germany? I know that I have  18 months to secure a job that is in line with my qualifications, but I have only been able to get freelance offers to teach English, edit academic texts etc.
  6. Student visa -- Restrictions in the EU

    Hi, Saw this only now, so the late reply. I was in a similar situation during my PhD. I got an exchange at one of the most prestigious universities in France, and my German permit was enough to study there. Don't dereigster and don t take a break of more than six months. In my case my German student permit was enough to study in France. I kept my German residence and visited occasionally. If you just want to go and write your Masters thesis in Spain that s fine. You are allowed free movement in the Schengen zone.
  7. DHL sent my package back

    It was. DHL delivered another packet on the same day! Could it then send it back for a customs check or something? In that case, why would it say Out for Delivery?
  8. DHL sent my package back

    No, I called them later with a friend who speaks German and the customer service woman said it will be send back as it is too difficult to do  a second delivery for a letter! No slip note in my box.
  9. DHL sent my package back

    Hi,   I had a letter coming to me from outside the EU, from India.  The tracking app said "Out For Delivery" two days ago but now says "Returned to Warehouse" IPZ Niederaula, Germany. I called them  but they are very unhelpful as I don t speak German very well. What does it mean?  
  10. Credit card fraudlently charged

      Yes, I did that and they claim that it auto-renews though they officially confirmed my cancellation of the free trial.
  11. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

    THe court summons will come anyway, but if you contact them they know that you live at that address. I was advised never to contact them, wait for the yellow letter, and then contest all charges. The first time they did not even bother sending the yellow envelope, the second time they did and I contested it. There is a box in the form that you can tick and send back.
  12. Credit card fraudlently charged

    I read that the limit was 120 days for all Visa cards. I called them but the English service does not work on the weekends, so I have to call on Monday.
  13. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

    It s easy to respond yourself. There are three boxes, or two, as I recall. One of them says "I will fight all charges" or something along those lines. A friend who speaks German, or deepl translate is enough. Just one tick in that box. That s all I did. I think that they just mass mail. I know people who paid up. So why go to court against you, especially, as another post states, they tend to lose?
  14. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

    I have dealt with them twice. here is what you do. Ignore all letters until the yellow one comes. Personally, I used all their warning letters in my printer.   What WF does is put a scary-looking court order in the letter they send you, but if you read it carefully, you ll see that it is against Kabel Deutschland and not against you personally.   Finally, they will take it to the court and the court will send you an yellow envelope.   Once that comes, send by registered post, contesting all charges. You don t need a lawyer for this. If you go to a lawyer they will only charge you a lot of money to do the same and you won't save much. Never ever sign anything WF sends you.   They will have to take you to court and prove their case which they don t since it is very hard to prove. Especially if you live in a shared WG.