Derrick Bell is the founder of DBFXmentorship, co-founder of #ReachFX, and the administrator of Calibre Wealth, the #Forex telegram group chat I was in, where he was promoting his private mentorship.
He was previously a trainer from Royal Collective, where a number of students had been previously scammed by Adam Lord who had offered to personally teach a few Forex. Adam Lord disappeared shortly after payment. And shortly after making payment to Derrick Bell for his Forex mentorship, Derrick Bell too disappeared.
He first set deadlines he could not meet, "within the hour", would send the email "now", resulting in unnecessary anxiety and frustration, when a simple explanation that he would be away for the next couple of days would do.
Instead he reappeared days later, shortly after a Paypal dispute was created, first selfishly whining that I should have known he was jet lagged after flight. I should have known he was in Canada.
I should have known?
He was in Canada, and I should have known, because he announced it in a group chat where there were a myriad other messages, every single one of them he seemed to think I should have memorised, tracking his movement as if I wasn’t in any other channel and had nothing else to do with my life.
After which he claimed he was never informed about the dispute. A lie.
Immediately after he showed up and granted access to his videos, he was informed about the pending Paypal dispute. If he had not done so, it was only a matter of waiting for Paypal to complete their investigation on this shady character who had not been delivering.
I explained to him the lack of updates had caused me concern, that I was willing to wait patiently if he had only mentioned a delay would be expected, instead of going on 3 days without communication.
If he was willing to teach, I would be more than willing to learn, and offered to close the dispute, but because that would mean a permanent loss of that option, suggested he refund and I make a new order (so I could put up a new claim if he disappears again, since he is so entirely unreliable).
I explained 3 times from my perspective, but he refused to listen, instead he began angry insults, threatening to “destroy” me, but fortunately for me, he said, he was cool. He'll refund. Just make sure not to join his Forex company when it launches.
All the millions in the world can’t buy you character.
After sharing my experience, Derrick Bell wrote on Facebook another series of threats if I would not take down my post, that I would regret it. I reminded him those were his words and every bit was true, but he claims he never knew about the dispute before and after he ran the risk of me copying his videos and his unprofessional behaviour was from a business standpoint.
He has since been blocked and reported.