The following report sent to Allen and Associates is self explanatory and serves to warn other job seekers against these ruthless vultures, trapping immigrants and jobless people who least can afford to be scammed into these traps. Some information is blocked out for privacy.
Allen and Associates
I was one of the unfortunate immigrant job seekers in 2010 to be swayed into a service contract ($2000) by your fraudulent misrepresentation of facts and the so called "job seek service" that you offer. I paid you $1000 upfront for which I received 30 letters that I had to mail myself and a so called campaign plan that required me to do all the work and to contact people of your list. This is information anyone could get through the yellow pages or on line. Some of the letters that I have sent out was returned, "Address or person unknown" What a scam. I very soon realized that you do not have any special contact with employers or hiring managers as you have claimed, nor did you know about any open positions. It was also clear, based on responses from your so called contacts, that they did not know you or worked with you. I informed your correspondent that I do not wish to continue our relationship as it is not based on the truth or facts and asked for the $1000 to be paid back.
I have returned to South Africa without ever obtaining a job in the US, least by you. I now only visit and do occasional business in the USA, based on my own skills and abilities and not yours. I was prepared to write the $1000 of as school money and lessons learned, but now your debt sharks contact my family (my daughter) or friends in the USA harassing them for $1000, based on the so called "contract" that you have entered with me in 2010. To set the record straight. You can only enforce a contract that was truthful without misrepresentation and only if you delivered the service that was agreed upon and that was "commonly understood" by both parties and of course the requirements as per state law, California. Your contract does not adhere to any of the above and nor was the understood service provided. A contract based on fraud or misrepresentation is no contract at all. Based on the above I now claim the following from you;
$1000 refund that was paid to you and for services not provided and to be paid into my South African account at ..bank South Africa, check account nr, Kempton Park. RSA.
Stop to give my particulars to any debt collector or third party. Any disregard of this instruction not to contact me, my friends, relatives or anyone will result in my seeking legal advice on the full extent of my remedies under state, federal, and common law in the USA.
Please advise me immediately of any contacts to third parties already made by you, so that I can attempt to control or undo any damage that may result and take every possible step to make sure that no further attempts at such contacts are made. Inform all credit agencies, debt collectors, to whom you have sold the "debt" about this and inform them that this is now a formal dispute between parties.
Please conduct all future correspondence to me directly and in writing at the following address; .., South Africa.
I will answer no communication that is not in writing to the above address.
Former US address: .. CA, 92532