• Report: #813898

Complaint Review: Paragon Security

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  • Submitted: Mon, December 26, 2011
  • Updated: Mon, December 26, 2011

  • Reported By: Travis — Canada
Paragon Security
1210 Sheppard Ave. East toronto, Ontario United States of America

Paragon Security Paragon Security Academy Training Scam toronto, Ontario

*UPDATE Employee: This Report is False and Defamatory

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I found an advertisement in the paper from Paragon promoting that they are looking for security guards. I called them to ask for more information and they had told me that they will answere my questions only in person and so I booked an appointment with a recruiter. When I arrived I noticed a person arguing with an employee of Paragon demanding his money back. I though nothing of it at the time because I thought to myself that I am only here for a job and not here to do any business with them. After filling up their application, I went into a room with a fat white made who sweated a lot. He sat me down and asked me if I wasted my time going to any other scams. I told him I found only training schools online. He told me that they were all scams and that only Paragon had real jobs. He than promised me a job if I spent $500 on training and licensing. I told him I didn't have that type of money and asked if I could pay it back on a payment plan. He then to my surprise asked if I had friends that I can call or he can call for me to borrow the money from them and started to apply alot of pressure on me to buy. He then looked at the emergency number I placed on my resume and asked if he can call that number. I was so embarrassed that I begged him not to and gave him my credit card that I only used for emergencies. He charged my card and told me I had to be in class the next week before I can even ask him about the rate of pay.

I asked other people about Paragon after I left and they said that Paragon tells their employees that they treat them with respect but its all lies. I was told I will never make more than minimum wage and that management fires everyone after two weeks so they can replace them with new graduates. I called my credit card company to cancel my charge. A few days later they called me saying that they will criminally charge me and sue me if I didn't give them the money in cash. I called a legal expert and he called Paragon to clarify what they had said. They denied everything and said that I was confused.

Don't go to Paragon. Go to a college to get your training.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

This Report is False and Defamatory

AUTHOR: Paragonian - ()

This report is false and defamatory almost to the point of being laughable.

It seems like the author may be legitimately mistaking Paragon with one of several training scams operating in the GTA, who do indeed operated how this report is described, but this is definitely not an honest review of Paragon's business practices.

This person claims no one would tell him the price of the training course over the phone - this is false - not only do we disclose this on the phone by request (call yourself and see) but our price for the course is published all over the internet in our advertising (look up Paragon on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Kijiiji, Craigslist, etc. and you will see the price which is $250+Hhst = $282.50, as this person claims)

 

Secondly, no one would argue with anyone about a refund.   If a refund is requested, a cheque is cut the same day.

 

The scenario described regarding the credit card being charged, is quite frankly an outright lie.

 

Paragon does not pay anyone minimum wage, even entry level pay rates are well above minimum wage.

 

This is either an outright malicious lie, or the workings of a very confused individual.

 

Check out Paragon's Facebook page and see what REAL PARAGON EMPLOYEES have to say about the company.

 

Paragon has been is business since 1976 and is the GTA market leader in Security Guard, Training, and Consulting services.  We employ over 3,000 uniformed security guards.

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