Our family got scammed and ripped off by Art Kassel and his phony Detective Training Institute. We got his web site and trusted what he promised before we found out he is a fraud and a thief and an unethical member of the better business bureau when he stole their BBB logo for his own website! We have reported him and the authorities are now investigating him and his rip off scam company that takes good people for thousands of dollars by getting us to trust him when he says that other schools are rip offs!
He promised us that we could work for his private detective agency if we paid him thousands of dollars to go to his school. Then we found he does not even have a private detective business that does ANY business! We have reported him to the California Licensing authorities that he advertises his PI license to get poor people like us believing he has real work. He's just a scam and a rip off. He even told us that his school is licensed by the state education department, which is phony too! We found out that his school has a correspondence license from the state and that NO CREDIT can be given to us that we can use at any other school! All he needs is a few dozen poor people a year to rip off and make a lot of money running his scam from San Clemente California so he can keep his beach house! I am so mad for being a fool that I have learned how to investigator better because he made us do it.
I should have NEVER taken his word by believing that all of the other detective schools were scams. I contacted every one of the other schools that he calls a scam and they all said the same thing about him! My husband and I will be getting trained, but we will NEVER FORGET what he did to us and the new school we are now attending. Report this monster to the cops and whoever can some this rip off.
Los Angeles, California