ED Magedson – Founder
Allen and Associates2601 Maitland Center Parkway Maitland, Florida United States of America
I was just doing a review on some of the reports listed here, when I saw: Allen and Associates listed. I could NOT believe that this company is still in existence.
I worked for the company for a few weeks in the mid-1990's. I had "NO" idea what I was getting into, until I started. The company would advertise in the Wall Street Journal, catering to out-of-work executives.
On Monday morning, employees would be handed a stack of resumes that had come in over the weekend. We would review the papers and then contact the jobseeker.
Our conversations were open to a reviewer at all times. I was so upset about what was going on, that I would copy down the names of the jobseeker and go home and call them "on my dime".
I would warn them "to stop" all contact ASAP w/Allen and Associates. The "push" at the time was to sell the idea of "hot-Atlanta". There were NO jobs.
There was a LIST that would be pushed on the jobseeker of companies in an area that "hopefully" they would like to move to for work. The jobseeker would be paying for a LIST of names...no jobs!
There was a division for preparing resumes on the other part of the work area.
I was listening to men from WA. tell me that they would gladly move to Atlanta or N. Car. if, they could get a job. These people were desperate enough in the mid-1990's to move their families across the United States...but w/o a guarantee of work.
I tried very distinctively to let the caller know what I was trying to say...."this is a list". At that time, very few people had easy access to home computers. Otherwise, as we can today, they would have pulled up the same information on their own w/o paying one dollar to any crooks..like Allen and Associates.
I quit as soon as I could. I was told that Allen and Associates were due to be raided by the government. I do not know what department.
Now, a victim can write to the Attorney General Bill McCollum and hopefully get some assistance with a claim.
This is definitely a company that should have been "shut down" fifteen years ago. Look at (((link redacted))) and find out who owns the company. That might help those people who have lost money.
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