ED Magedson – Founder
TK WORLDWIDE1482 Bloomingdale Ave. Valrico, Florida USA
TK WORLDWIDE Trainers very deceptive and scam artists!!! Please be careful!!!!! Valrico Florida
Hello. Let me start this report by saying that "Mike" from tk worldwide should be ashamed of himself. I responded to an ad in port charlotte florida searching for sales associates at a local ford dealership. Came in for the interveiw and was greeted by a very proffesional looking man. He introduced himself as Mike and I introduced myself. We walked into an office and he conducted his interveiw. After it was done he said he would like me to come back for orientation/training that he was conducting there at the dealership for three days. He represented himself as a manager at the dealership so I never questioned when he told me I may have to pay for my training course and materials. He never discussed a price though.
So I went in on the first day of the orientation. Everything was fine. There were 19 people in the class. He proceeded to go over all the details of what is expected of us and started to train us on how to sell a car. As the class was ending he said he was going to make his final decision of who he wanted to offer the job to. He called us back one by one and when he was done talking with them he made them leave. Well when it was my turn I walked in sat down and he proceeded to tell me that I would do great in the business and he would love to offer me the job, only I had to come up with the $630.00 to take my training class and get the training manuals. I never expected him to ask for that up front and I asked why I had to pay for my training if I was going to be an employee?
He explained that it was to make sure I was truely interested in the job that there had been many people go through the training then quit costing the company money so they asked for this at first to see your level of commitment. He said it would be fully reimbursed after 90 days. He was very convincing and I fell for it. I told him it would take me a little while to come up with the money but I would do anything I could to get the position. Well I called two days later to let him know I had the money and I was informed by the actual management at the dealership that he had skipped out and no one had any contact information for him. Turns out he was scamming the whole class. He ran off with eight peoples $630.00 and promised them jobs.
Luckily I did not have the money and I avoided the whole scam. However the other 8 people were not so lucky. Now they are out all that money and have no job. I have been able to get in touch with the group that did get scammed after I talked to the manager of the dealership. The group I contacted are filing police reports and the hunt is on for "Mike". I just wanted to put this story out there because from what I have seen and heard this has been going on for too long and no one realizes it until its too late. He skipped town with $5040.00 dollars of innocent peoples money that they will probobly never see again, and now have no job to boot. As I said before he should be ashamed of himself. Please do not fall for the same scam.
Thank you for taking the time to read my report.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/10/2013 12:37 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/TK-WORLDWIDE/Valrico-Florida-33596/TK-WORLDWIDE-Trainers-very-deceptive-and-scam-artists-Please-be-careful-Valrico-1057950. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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