i have been a victim of a fraudulent employment agency by the name of Allianz Security Protection. I was in need of work and came across the contacts and ad that this Allianz SP was "hiring" for secutiry positions, and would train if applicants have no training or experience. I scheduled an interview over the phone with a lady named Ms. Porsha, with hopes of getting a "Job".
As I went in for the interview at their office located on 244 West 49St Bet 8ave &broadway, suite 700 (7th floor). I was dressed appropriatly with resume as instructed, waited a little while as there were many people waiting to be interviewed. Than was finally called to be interviewed by a Mr. Maxwell. I gave him all proper identifications, resume, and then went into details of what the work required.
Mr. Maxwell went into details of what positions they have available, There starting hourly wages and 90day probationary period. And I also asked about benifits, which he answered confidently, " dental& health insurance, 401K". I was told not to worry about uniform, just have shoes. I needed training, therefore had to pay training "fees" which was $739, for the following: fireguard, Metal Detection, 8&16 hr prepartion certificates.
As the interview concluded, i was "congradulated" as if i got the job. There was a contract with a no-refound policy which i didnt give importance at the time because in my mind, I had a job, why would I want a refound. I was happy, they quickly shceduled my classes and i would start the following day. I was so confident about it, that I reffered my two brothers to schedule an interview, which they did, and supposedly got good results also with the fees varying between $400 and $450 for the training they needed.
After the first two classes, I was sent to the 5ft floor for the 8&16hr prep with another company called Imperial Security. My brothers who already had their security licenses were given a list by Allianz SP of companies that "might" have been hiring, and to schedule interviews with such companies . Which was NOT what we were there for, I discovered that they were a placement agency, which might not even be licensed .
The suspisions rose and now noticed the certificates did not have Allianz SP's ID number which they refused to provide, there was no form of license displayed in their office and also refused to provide such information. The certificates and training I paid for might not be valid, because of this company fraudulent act. Based on my research, Allianz SP are not the first to be invovled in such scams, and I am not the only victim.