ED Magedson – Founder
Protection Services13 east 37th St New York , New York USA
Protection Services Tried to charge me $350 for fire guard license and didn't guarantee employment. AVOID THIS PLACE!!! New York New York
Ok where do I start with this company? Well first, I found a small ad for them on indeed.com and they were hiring for a specialty transporter for up to $25 starting, sounds good I applied. Within two weeks someone calls me sounding like they in an empty room because I hear nothing but an echo, he runs down the job saying they have armored cars, black cars and you need an armed guard license. First, I must pay $350 for my training, which seemed understandable so I said ok and agreed to an interview.
So I’m supposed to bring my resume, driver’s license and SS card. I go downtown to this establishment, which is in a nice area. I go inside and people look unprofessional, they have targets up and armed guard posters to make it seem legit. Half the employees are in jeans and sneakers, some dressed somewhat professional, and this one clown is wearing a pin stripe suit with basketball sneakers. Everyone in that “office” was in their twenties and it didn’t seem right.
The office looked like it was new even though they said they were renovating and their furniture was cheap IKEA fold chairs, which for a company looking to pay between $25-30 to start seem like they should afford more. The flat screen in the waiting area could not connect to Netflix, which is only $7.99 a month, which seems like a 14 year old can afford.
The application I was filing out did not seem well put together. There were two lines representing the area where you were supposed to fill in your employment, the dates, position, and duties. At the bottom of the application they want you to mark off what certifications and if you was ex-military or law enforcement.
After my application someone came and took me to the back who wasn’t the person I was supposed to see who was name Agent Marco (I don’t think he existed because they’re were like 10 other people there to see him) and she asked me some generic questions then asked me for money. I took this opportunity to leave and as I was leaving, someone else was leaving and he experienced the same thing but they tried charging hi $399.99. They told him on the phone $100 for his certification, which seemed ok if it guaranteed employment but then he said they talked about added more on top of the $100.
I should have known this place was a rip off when I could not find it on the internet and the way the office looked with the very unprofessional staff. I warn everyone to stay away they’re trying to steal your money and possibly identity cause they want your SSN and driver’s license.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/07/2014 05:29 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/protection-services/new-york-new-york/protection-services-tried-to-charge-me-350-for-fire-guard-license-and-didnt-guarantee-e-1144873. 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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