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Pleasehelpme!! in Austin, Texas

20 months ago

New York in Woodside, New York said: Hi every one Last time there is one company call American care who fraud a lot of people and disapeare.I m the one of victurm and today I m still looking for a job I use to get a call from many different compay so today I went in one company who is located at 79 building Madison av between 28 & 29 floor 7 th after I reach there and i was shocked because I saw the same who scame me throw the different company and I was like a shakeup my body and feel like to hit but I did not did anything he was also does not recognize me and then he asking me $100 for fee and I told him I have no cash I need to go ATM after I step out I call the consumer office and they did not respons me good they only asking me all we do is file the report Only I got so mad and I call the 911 to help after few minutes they came and I told them all story and there is two cops in car and one of them are already know the story he told me he saw in NBC new so I said i know the Froud where they put new office and doing same thing again and he said can only help throw investigate he write down the address of the Froud and took my I'd address all he said is we will investigate an they left i got so made I call my friends and we went up and suddenly the guys face is turn in red rightaway after I show my previous recipe he start shaking his hand all he saying is I only work in company you should call the company or call cops I got almost fight but my friend control me took me down the lObby he calm me down we left at home for getting nothing because I try all to call copes & consumer affaire office .

I got scammed and I wanna get my money back!! Do you by any chance remember this guy's name ?

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New York in Flushing, New York

20 months ago

His name is mark bt I think he changes his name place by place bt all I no is dat we all shud com together n fight these ppl n if dats nt the guy ur looking for then here's a Gud news for the ppl .. There are more ppl working wid him from the previous company so u might catch ur guy within them..

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New York in Woodside, New York

20 months ago

rb in Brooklyn, New York said: I worked with this company for approximatley 3 hours and walked out! This is a scam! I could not eatch these people give away their money,i was a debt collector for them and that wasnt what i was supposedly hired for! These people make comission from taking the money from these prospective employees! I worked with a guy named david that gave me a bill for $3000 and s list of 20 people and yold me to collec.it was disgusting ,not to mention yhe dame company called me a week later asking if was looking for work not realizing i was slready there so RUN, dnt give them adime

What is the name of the company you work ...?

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New York in Woodside, New York

20 months ago

HI EVERY ONE before company name call American care which is disappear after cheat lot of people they are located at 79 buildind madission ave between 28 & 29 street floor 7th go get your refun back .

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BkzFinest in Brooklyn, New York

20 months ago

Rico in Fair Lawn, New Jersey said: Security for America on 247 West 38th Street is another alias for the Scam artists. They ask $100 up front, promising a job by the following Tuesday, and then tell you have to pay another $338 over the weekend and complete the training, starting the very next day! The guy said I could pay in installments of $100, $100 & $138 on Monday, but a few hours after I left, his "secretary" calls and says I have to pay the full amount tomorrow if i want to start working on Tuesday.

Needless to say, I became suspicious and looked them up to find out it's a SCAM! Thankfully, I didn't pay the full amount and saved the $338. And the inital $100 I gave them, I was able to get it back, plus over $500 from Sands Casino playing Blackjack over the weekend(talk about Kharma!) so nothing lost there!

I just find it deplorable that they prey on people's desperation for work and have no remorse taking money from people who are in such bad financial shape. I've since reported them to the BBB and will do what is necessary to put them out of business .

how were your able to get the $100 back from the company? or did you mean you won it all from sands?

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Dina in Brooklyn, New York

20 months ago

hailey in Brooklyn, New York said: i was there today and i got scammed.. he left but the "catherine mejias" lady was there n she couldnt give me my money back once i asked for it 10 mins later... did you get ur money back? im supposed to go see him monday and get my money back.. u think he will give it easily?

how did the refund go? and how did you approach them?

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Dirk in Astoria, New York

20 months ago

SCAM REPORT:

HPC
Security Recruitment & Training | Security Transportation
75 Maiden Lane, Floor 3
New York, NY 10038

Typical scam. They qualify the mark by making you bring $80 for an imaginary background check. This marks you as a "payer" and plays on the human need to prove oneself right: if you paid once, you'll keep paying 'cause you are now invested.

When you go there they tell you about "payment plans," etc. but soon you discover that without paying your balance, you can't start class. Another technique they then have is to say if you pay half the balance, you can get into a "classroom environment." They subtly intimidate you by always asking for your contract. Every single time you walk in there, the frst question out of their mouth is, "Do you have your contract?" The second quesetion is, "Can you solidify your balance today." Hilarious. What happens then is that you must find a job in order to pay for this one. Except you if you did have a job, you wouldn't have gone to these charlatans in the first place.

Companies like these prey on the unskilled, the ignorant, and the desperate. Once you walk in you immediately see what type of element works there: uneducated, ghetto garbage. One guy is limping around like he's in “da hood,” another illiterate tells me the person I came to see isn't there, but I can “digest it with her later” (he meant “discuss,” the sad sack). The victims who walk into this too are from the lower classes, so none of this registers for them because they take it as normal. Go through this thread, for example, and find “Marissa,” the “law student.” This is the kind of illiterate trash you'll be dealing with.

If you absolutely must do this thankless job because you are in a bind and want some cash until you find real work, you only need the 8- and 16-hour certificate—nothing else. Research first and avoid the Craigslist crooks.

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DownAndOut in Brooklyn, New York

20 months ago

aw man i guess i just got scammed by security for america inc. on west 38th got a call from craigslist about a front desk job told me to bring 100 dollars. i didn't know the name of the company beforehand or else i wouldn't have went in after seeing all of these comments. its sick they prey on people down on their luck

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Dina in Brooklyn, New York

20 months ago

So they have our money and our information, what can we do?

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

(MUST READ)I see ALOT of old entries here. Had to register for indeed .com just to comment here. Well where do i begin, I am three months without a job and the mother of my child tells me about the craiglist posting for the SECURITY FOR AMERICA INC at the Nelson building 247 on 38st between 7 and 8th aves. I call them up and no one answered. Two minutes pass and i get a call back directly from the owner of the company. Sounded like a pretty cool guy who really wanted me to get there and meet with him. So i go there on friday the day after thanksgiving 2012. Today is sunday so its been two days,.
I went to the place on the 9th floor and signed in. Nice hispanic lady working behind the desk. I meet a guy and he shakes my hand before i get called in. His name is M. Smith and looks very typical puertorican. We bonded very much that morning and he tells me he has 8 kids and thats cool i have my 8 month old son and two days before i found out my girl is pregnant again so we are expecting. (Obviously the situation for us is hard since we aren't working and are barely making rent already. The place i worked in southstreet seaport was flooded so the entire seaport wont reopen. Our Luck.) So we bonded and he tells me he likes me, from the moment i walked in he felt a positive energy. Dont blame me for thinking this was legit because every security company on craigslist and in those areas asks for $100 and thats just for the interview. I know crasy, they are making instant money off the job seekers in the waiting room. to be continued

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

So during the interview he tells me "You are the only one today that i see would be perfect for the front desk lobby attendant, but you need security license training and firegaurd training. I said ok following along. So the OWNER WALKS IN and interrupts and M. Smith introduces me to him. HOLY CRAP THIS KID IS LIKE 20 YEARS OLD ABOUT 5'7' WEIGHING 120-135 LBS WITH A SMALL GOATEE AND DRESSED VERY CORPORATE. I shook his hand and he corrects the interviewer saying not monday but tuesday wednesday and thursday. These guys are obviously good at what they do. Ive only seen this kinda acting by the cast of oceans eleven. So i paid them and he tells me to bring in my resume because apparently i didnt bring one in. Like i said my interviewer seemed like a really cool guy. I said ok see you tuesday but im not sure if im supposed to go there or the security training place since im not supposed to be late for it on tuesday. See i caught them in that bs. i cant be both places at once. there mistake. so as i leave the building a young guy in the lobby and a russian girl look hesitant about going upstairs but he guy apparently had already given in $200 within the building for something else but the reason i spoke to him was because he thought it was a scam. i told them both to go up and just check it out especially because he paid already(continued)

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

the russian girl who looks like she just came to the U.S. almost ran out but i told her to atleast try so she ran back to catch the elevator, i feel guilty now for sending them up there and i feel bad for those who were waiting upstairs who supposedly werent going to get the job because they were guaranteeing im going to get it. Smith told me i cant make him look bad and that the job is permanent not temp. this added to my thinking this was legit. Could it be im supposed to get this job but everyone else was just going to waste their time? so its sunday today and i am supposed to go this week for the training. I see here that it says either go to the attorney general and report them or go to the better business bureau. dont know which sounds better. and HELP ME HOWARD sounds like a good idea plus il be on tv. The point is i paid and that was all my cash on me. they know because i told them as i pulled it out of my pocket. thank goodness i didnt pay credit. who knows what other things they will do with my information that i and everyone else gave them. Should i give M smith a scare and show up at this kids school? everyone let me know cause this sh** just got serious. oh and they need almost 500 for the security training which i borrowed from some friends but have yet to pay them. what to do what to do.

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

BkzFinest in Brooklyn, New York said: how were your able to get the $100 back from the company? or did you mean you won it all from sands?

good question. im supposed to go there this week for "training". i read somewhere on these pages that reporting them is the best bet and someone will help you get the money back. i think either better business bureau or the attorney general. Or we can try help me Howard and have the newscameras bumrush their doors.

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

Leslie in Brooklyn, New York said: Wow. I've been reading all of the comments in here and I'm just blown away. I'm currently embroiled in a pissy little word joust with the " Director " of Security For America over at Scambook.com:

www.scambook.com/report/view/165266/Security-for-America-Inc-Complaint-165266-for- $0.00

I've been collecting info about them (since they have my info in the form of a resume...thought I might as well return the favor since they're kinda scary) and have a few pages of good stuff. I'm keeping it just in case things start to disappear from the internet.

There were a lot of creepy things I completely ignored because I need a job so badly. Go see my posts to read about my super enlightening experience.

im about to read this. hopefully it helps.

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

New York in Flushing, New York said: His name is mark bt I think he changes his name place by place bt all I no is dat we all shud com together n fight these ppl n if dats nt the guy ur looking for then here's a Gud news for the ppl .. There are more ppl working wid him from the previous company so u might catch ur guy within them..

This is a really good idea. Instead of people saying to run, which is cowardice, we should unite and make a movement like OWS did. Occupy Wall Street, there really are enough of us to do this.

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

Brian in Gloucester, United Kingdom said: Brian here at newyorkrecruitmentagency.com It pays to research these people and report them, thanks to you and the others who have had these problems we are going to put a page on our site to spread the word.
Thanks to all
Brian

Is there anything i can do to help?

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

ron in New York, New York said: Dude, The place did right by me, after helping me get the certificates i needed, they were able to staff me. After about three weeks and an interview im working. Not for Nothing, I cant complain.im getting 11.50 an hour. would have loved more, but its a start.....

THAT DOESNT MEAN JACK. THEY DIDNT EXACTLY HELP YOU AFTER THREE WEEKS IM SURE YOU HAD TO DO COUNTLESS INTERVIEWS BEFORE YOU GOT IT RIGHT? BECAUSE I WAS GUARANTEED SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY AND I HAVENT TAKEN THE CLASSES YET BUT EVERYONE IS SAYING THE SAME THAT THEY HAVENT GOTTEN ANY JOBS, DO YOU HAVE AN ACTUAL SECURITY LICENSE? BECAUSE IM SUPPOSED TO BE GETTING PAID 15 TO 17 STARTING AND ITS SUPPOSEDLY A UNION JOB SO AFTER THREE MONTHS ITS SUPPOSED TO GO UP. EVEN IF I GET THE JOB ITS NOT RIGHT TO TAKE EVERYONES MONEY JUST FROM AN INTERVIEW. I ALSO HEAR SECURITY TRAINING DOESNT COST THAT MUCH. IM SUPPOSED TO PAY 500 DOLLARS. GET BACK AT ME IF YOU CAN. UNLESS YOURE ONE OF THEM!

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

davida rowley in Middle Village, New York said: This was just on the news last night! Hundreds of NYers scammed. A class action lawsuit is going to be filed soon so if you were a victim please file a police report and take the appropriate steps to resolve the matter.

Just to be clear it is NOT a scam to pay for training IF they are listed as a registered training provider on the NY State website. HOWEVER what is fraudulent is that they tell you they'll get you a job because UNLESS they are an employer (which 95-97% of them are not)...it is IMPOSSIBLE for them to get you a job. On top of that, after you get the 8/16 hour certificates you must apply for the license through the state in order to legally work as a security guard which cost $36 for the application and $120 for the fingerprinting.

Once they get you the certificates, it stops there! Thats all you are paying for. The license and job application part you have to do on your own for the extra state-regulated fees which CANNOT be handled through the training company.

WOW. THANKS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION. SO THE CERTIFICATE ISNT ENOUGH. YOU STILL NEED THE LICENCESE AND TO PAY EXTRA FEES.WOW. HOW MUCH DOES ONE PAY FOR THE SECURITY TRAINING CLASSES IF ITS NOT A SCAM? IM PAYING 500

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

New York in Woodside, New York said: Hi every one Last time there is one company call American care who fraud a lot of people and disapeare.I m the one of victurm and today I m still looking for a job I use to get a call from many different compay so today I went in one company who is located at 79 building Madison av between 28 & 29 floor 7 th after I reach there and i was shocked because I saw the same who scame me throw the different company and I was like a shakeup my body and feel like to hit but I did not did anything he was also does not recognize me and then he asking me $100 for fee and I told him I have no cash I need to go ATM after I step out I call the consumer office and they did not respons me good they only asking me all we do is file the report Only I got so mad and I call the 911 to help after few minutes they came and I told them all story and there is two cops in car and one of them are already know the story he told me he saw in NBC new so I said i know the Froud where they put new office and doing same thing again and he said can only help throw investigate he write down the address of the Froud and took my I'd address all he said is we will investigate an they left i got so made I call my friends and we went up and suddenly the guys face is turn in red rightaway after I show my previous recipe he start shaking his hand all he saying is I only work in company you should call the company or call cops I got almost fight but my friend control me took me down the lObby he calm me down we left at home for getting nothing because I try all to call copes & consumer affaire office .[/QUOT

WE NEED TO SEND PEOPLE IN THERE WITH HIDDEN CAMERAS AND TAPE RECORDERS TO LISTEN IN ON THE INTERVIEWS.

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

Wayne in Queens,NY in East Elmhurst, New York said: Has anyone heard of or is familiar with a company called Security/For/America-they did not ask me for money

REALLY? EXPLAIN THAT? AND EXPLAIN WHY 20 PEOPLE THOUGHT THIS WAS HELPFUL BECAUSE YOU DIDNT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT IT. EVERYONE THAT GOES THERE PAYS 100 FOR THE INTERVIEW AND 400 MORE FOR THE TRAINING. AND YOU DONT GET A GUARANTEED JOB.

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

Frank in New York, New York said: Those guys are great! I was skeptical since I was taken by another company or over a thousand dollars. But this place was different from the start - it was so professional! To start with it helps that they're not a school so they're not trying to sell you on useless classes. Actually they actually paid money to help me get my CPR. The guy I dealt with was amazing. He tutored me to help me with interviews and withing 2 1/2 weeks I was hired. Thank you Angel Outreach Solutions - you changed my life when I had no where else to turn.

YOU AND THE MESSAGE YOU REPLIED TO ARE A WALKING PEICE OF SPAM . YOU SCAM ARTIST. ANGEL OUTREACH SOLUTIONS IS BULL. SO IS SECURITY FOR AMERICA

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

jcntjimenez@yahoo.com in Brooklyn, New York said: As I said yesterday the Fire Guard Cert. is given by the NYFD no instructor gives this.

WOW THANK YOU VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW.

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Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York

20 months ago

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnNZyajqZPs check the videos
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RHG_fXeVq4&feature=related. thanks to whomever posted this. now if only we can do the same to these other security frauds

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New York in Passaic, New Jersey

20 months ago

Thank You as wel giving me the idea .

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New York in Passaic, New Jersey

20 months ago

Yep I m sure they are doing same way .

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Bad Luck in Brooklyn, New York

19 months ago

Avoid all security training jobs and front desk etc posted on indeed or craigslist or any other site. I lost $100 to SECURITY OF AMERICA for the interview. They are not stupid people and have been operating this for some time. They do it within the grey area of the law. When i wanted a refund, they make u read your contract and say deal with them in civil court.
There not much you can do legally, If you got the balls, then go messthem up.
if u plan on going back, try to warn a few people waiting there.
take it as a life lesson, never pay for training, and read the contracts you sign

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Steven in Forest Hills, New York

19 months ago

I had a feeling that this job was a fake gig considering that they asked for $100 dollars for a front office desk position. However i still took their address just to double check.. which was 247 West 38th St. So thank you everyone for your posts.

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Dontbefooled in Brooklyn, New York

19 months ago

You guys still don't learn after all these years all these comments are here for no reason because these companies are still in business look at first security preparation and placement they been in business for 9 years and they are still operating after all the complaints on them. They are over charging but you guys are the ones who agree that you can pay for their training instead of doing your research and finding schools that are not expensive such as radiant security or blue steel security.

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ms.lorettayoung in Elmhurst, New York

19 months ago

I went to City Investigative Security School at 303 West 42nd Street Suite 610. this company I have been going to for years and never had any problems with it to renew my 8 hours.

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lyoung11691 in Far Rockaway, New York

19 months ago

Anyone who is trying to renew their annuel 8 hrs you can go to City Investigative Security school at 303 West 42nd Street Suite 610. I have been going their for years and they are not a scam and this is the city, so whoever is looking to get their 8, 16 and fireguard can go here.

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Eugene in Brooklyn, New York

18 months ago

guys, what if I just made the deposit and signed the contract with this kind of company?? what to do???

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Ms. Security Girl in Bronx, New York

18 months ago

Hi Belinda.

I read your comment online&can totally understand where you are coming from! It took me a while to take a chance w/any ad from craigslist regarding security jobs but the. weakening economy has pushed me to try again. I actually went to 1st Security Preparation&Placement today&was glad I did b/c my perspective has changed. I too was very fearful that the whole thing was a scam&that they were gonna try to drag me in it too. But when I saw how many people from all walks of life were pouring in there&confident in the competence of the staff to find them work it made me realize that I made a good choice to interview w/them&get involved. My interviewer was great&truthfully speaking don't let nobody fool you it takes money to MAKE money. In security there is no easy free route especially if you are starting out in it like me. *Also did you know that you can't have no criminal record to do security? So when some gets angry&complains about not being able to find work in the field or various "scams" they may be bitter b/c they have a criminal history holding them back&wanna hate on that security business. Just a thought. The only security agency I wld not deal w/for placement is NEW WORLD SECURITY SOLUTIONS b/c even though I got my 8&16hr certs via their hook-up training, they lied about their placement connections&opportunities&that's not cool but I did cut a cheaper deal w/them for my training so I did get something good out of it. As for 1st Security Prep I get a good vibe w/them&I'm gonna follow it through. So if you ever reconsider I would give them a chance. Just my opinion. Good luck!

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Ms. Security Girl in Bronx, New York

18 months ago

Calissa in Woodside, New York said: Just received a call from two one two, two seven eight, eight one four one - which is Ralph Lauren in Google.
Their address is 237 W 37th St. The details are:
Front Desk
237 W 37th St
7th / 8th
5th Floor
507
Ms. Floyd

$14.00 / hour plus benefits

Anyone know of this ?

HOPE&PRAY IT'S NOT NEW WORLD SECURITY SOLUTIONS! THAT'S THEIR ADDRESS SUITE 506. Mr. SMITH&MR.BELL ARE NICE PEOPLE BUT THEY DON'T TELL YOU EVERYTHING&THEY CONNECTIONS AIN'T ALL WHAT THEY SAY OR HAVE YOU TO BELIEVE. JUST BE CAREFUL.

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Alice105 in New York, New York

18 months ago

tbest said: They just called me. A lady named ms. Deaf. She told me to bring 80 dollars for the background check and my uniform. A background check is free people, so is a uniform, so is fingerprints, so is training for the company. I've been doing security for a while and I already know that you should haven't to pay a company to work for them. What's the point of you spending money to make money? This is not a small or personal owned business you don't have to spend your money to get more or the same in return. All they do is change their names and the name of the company. Its all bull doody. Don't go for it because its not worth your time nor money. Somebody call HELP ME HOWARD on these people quick. Lol! Have a blessed day everyone. Lata

What agency you work for that the training is free?

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Alice105 in New York, New York

18 months ago

Who knows snout aargo security?

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Alea in New York, New York

17 months ago

So I responded to a job for Front Desk receptionist on craigslist, and received a call back today. But reading these comments I'm now skeptical. It seemed really legit because the guy set up the time, gave me the address, and gave me the name Mr. Thompsons to ask for. But I think its sketchy because he didn't say the name of the company, AND he said I would have to bring $100 for a training. The address is 247 West 38th street between 7th and 8th Ave. That address is close to some other addresses I see on here. I don't know if I should go, is it a scam?

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medassist39 in Yonkers, New York

17 months ago

Do not go!!! If you are asked for money, do not go.

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medassist39 in Yonkers, New York

17 months ago

AlliedBarton, Command Security, SOS Security, MG Security, Epic Security, Elite Investigations, Summit Security, and Kraus just to name a few. Find out where they are located and go to all of them in NYC. Take with you your drivers license, security license, 8 & 16-hour certificates. These companies will never ask you for money to "train" not for fake certificates. Total nonsense. Use your head and stop throwing money you don't have away. All these recruiters do is send you a referral to the companies I named. Good luck and keep me posted.

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Alice105 in New York, New York

17 months ago

medassist39 in Yonkers, New York said: AlliedBarton, Command Security, SOS Security, MG Security, Epic Security, Elite Investigations, Summit Security, and Kraus just to name a few. Find out where they are located and go to all of them in NYC. Take with you your drivers license, security license, 8 & 16-hour certificates. These companies will never ask you for money to "train" not for fake certificates. Total nonsense. Use your head and stop throwing money you don't have away. All these recruiters do is send you a referral to the companies I named. Good luck and keep me posted.

Do they hire/train if you have no experience, and how much do they charge?

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medassist39 in Yonkers, New York

17 months ago

Alice105 in New York, New York said: Do they hire/train u if not qualified?

These companies will consider you as long as you have 2 certificates and 2 licenses. They do not charge at all ever. They may deduct a uniform few, depends on the company.

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Alice105 in New York, New York

17 months ago

Thanks!=} I guess I have to get training.

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sunny in Brooklyn, New York

17 months ago

Jonathan Diosa in Jamaica Estates, New York said: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnNZyajqZPs check the videos
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RHG_fXeVq4&feature=related . thanks to whomever posted this. now if only we can do the same to these other security frauds

hey jonathan i just read all the comments of yours. but i wish i would have read them a day earlier. i just came from an interview from security of america 247 w 38th street 9th floor, and my interviewer was the same guy Mr Smith and i paid 100 bucks and signed the contract.
what should i do now?? Because they have my social security information and that's what i'm really worrying about.

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Jaleesha

17 months ago

Five nine85) scam. He called me today. Applied on the new Jersey.com website

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Griffey in Bronx, New York

17 months ago

If you get a call from three, four, seven, nine, seven, five, one, two, seven, three...named Ms. Banks on the 4th floor of 469 7th avenue is a fake. I called her back after my girlfriend got a call for an interview and she hung up on me twice. I asked her the name of her company and she refused. I asked her why she charges $100 and she said it was for a uniform and drug test. This place is bullsh*t and I told her she should be ashamed of herself. Their ads are on craigslist and if I didnt google the address I wouldnt have known it was a scam. So good thing you guys are talking about it.
Never go to an interview with money. It is complete crap!!

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lena in Queens Village, New York

16 months ago

Markk in Flushing, New York said: i called up the guys at 240 W 37th St. im fully licensed and he said he would hire me after i pay him $80 for a CPR class. i want to stop all these fake ads and lets do something about it! i got a interview with them on wedenesday. i saw lets go there and show them what we know!

I also got scam at that company too,took my money and refuse to call back.

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lena in Queens Village, New York

16 months ago

Griffey in Bronx, New York said: If you get a call from three, four, seven, nine, seven, five, one, two, seven, three...named Ms. Banks on the 4th floor of 469 7th avenue is a fake. I called her back after my girlfriend got a call for an interview and she hung up on me twice. I asked her the name of her company and she refused. I asked her why she charges $100 and she said it was for a uniform and drug test. This place is bullsh*t and I told her she should be ashamed of herself. Their ads are on craigslist and if I didnt google the address I wouldnt have known it was a scam. So good thing you guys are talking about it.
Never go to an interview with money. It is complete crap!!

it is a scam.they took my money

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lena in Queens Village, New York

16 months ago

Dirk in Astoria, New York said: SCAM REPORT:

HPC
Security Recruitment & Training | Security Transportation
75 Maiden Lane, Floor 3
New York, NY 10038

Typical scam. They qualify the mark by making you bring $80 for an imaginary background check. This marks you as a "payer" and plays on the human need to prove oneself right: if you paid once, you'll keep paying 'cause you are now invested.

When you go there they tell you about "payment plans," etc. but soon you discover that without paying your balance, you can't start class. Another technique they then have is to say if you pay half the balance, you can get into a "classroom environment." They subtly intimidate you by always asking for your contract . Every single time you walk in there, the frst question out of their mouth is, "Do you have your contract?" The second quesetion is, "Can you solidify your balance today." Hilarious. What happens then is that you must find a job in order to pay for this one. Except you if you did have a job, you wouldn't have gone to these charlatans in the first place.

Companies like these prey on the unskilled, the ignorant, and the desperate. Once you walk in you immediately see what type of element works there: uneducated, ghetto garbage. One guy is limping around like he's in “da hood,” another illiterate tells me the person I came to see isn't there, but I can “digest it with her later” (he meant “discuss,” the sad sack). The victims who walk into this too are from the lower classes, so none of this registers for them because they take it as normal. Go through this thread, for example, and find “Marissa,” the “ law student.” This is the kind of illiterate trash you'll be dealing with.

If you absolutely must do this thankless job because you are in a bind and want some cash until you find real work, you only need the 8- and 16-hour certificate—nothing else. Research first and avoid the Craigslist crooks.

I got scammed,they took my money and can

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lena in Queens Village, New York

16 months ago

HP SECURITY IN MANHATTAN ON 38TH STREET IS A SCAM,THEY TOOK MY MONEY,NEVER ABLE TO DO THE CLASSES AND REFUSE TO CALL BACK.ALL CELL PHONES.BE CAREFUL.

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lena in Queens Village, New York

16 months ago

HP SECURITY IS LISTED ON CRAIGLIST,BE CAREFUL,I CANNOT GET MY MONEY BACK .

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Anonymous in Bronx, New York

16 months ago

Always Vigilant lies by advertising job positions in the Classifieds, then when people call about the position they set up and "interview". This "interview" is not for an actual position as there was no actual position, just a ploy to lure suckers to their offices. During this interview they tell you they have a job for you, but you need to take their training first BEFORE YOU CAN START WORKING IN THAT POSITION (which does not even exist). They make you sign a contract and you have to give them exhorbital amounts of money for the training (I had to pay $423), then after you complete the training, you find out there is no actual job waiting for you. Instead you now have to show up in a suit every Monday Morning before 9 am and their "Job Coordinator" Mr. Collins will send you out for work. When you get there, they give you one or two addresses and they send everyone who showed up that day to the same place. There is no guarantee and no job and you wind up looking for work on your own. When I men tion the name of the school to employers, they make a faceand tell me they will call me back and I realize that Always Vigilant does not have such a good reputation. I do work for the Better Business Bureau and mentioned what happened to me and my colleagues to the Supervisor, they told me that Always Vigilant along with many other "Security Schools" have had many people complain about these scams and that they get away with it because not evnough people are willing or know enough to go and file a complaint. The schools are also smart as they tend to change their name periodically to avoid legal issues or move their location as well. I was "offered a full time front desk position" a year ago before being told I had to sign the contract and pay for the classes a year ago, I have yet to find a secuirty job through them or on my own and now Always Vigilant is not even there anymore. When I walk past where the school was supposed to be, I see that it no longer exists. Go figure.

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