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Report: #199808

Complaint Review: Advanced Safety Solutions - James Jenkins - Hamden Connecticut

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  • Advanced Safety Solutions - James Jenkins 3490 Whitney Ave. Hamden, Connecticut U.S.A.

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Advanced Safety Solutions is a FRAUD! Not only do they CON people into selling this stuff, they NEVER DELIVER WHAT HAS BEEN SOLD I have quite a few contacts for this company and with the State of CT. PLEASE. The more people that complain IN WRITING, and make NUMEROUS phone calls to the following numbers. The quicker we can get these people IN JAIL! YESI SAID JAIL! What they are committing is FRAUD and they are stealing MONEY!
Please use the information I have provided below AND STOP THIS COMPANY NOW!

They have also started up an office in West Warwick, RI. FUNNY HOW THEY KEEP MOVING, HUH??

James Jenkins - Manager for Advanced (who when I demanded my money back after waiting 18 weeks - says he has no authority - BS!) Call him, and don't stop - either at 203-230-8920 or in RI at 401-736-0200

Ana Backo -AKA- Ana Wilson - 203-808-1293 (so called Customer Service)


CT BBB - Paris - 203-269-2700 x 128

CT Assistant Attorney General - Sandy Arenas - 860-808-5420

News Channel 8 Investigative Team - Alan Cohn - 203-784-8801

Also - The company has an LLC registered with the State of CT. It is listed as ADVANCED SAFETY SOLUTIONS, LLC. Business ID # 0819422. With a business address of 295 Phillips Ave South, Hackensack, NJ 07606. If you are going to file a small claims suit, or any legal action, also list the Principle Member: Robert Drozak. This is so, in case they get a lot of cases against them, the company could very easily file for bankruptcy, as they have done under other names..BUT if you list Robert Drozak, he can be personally held liable.

Please repost if you need any more info - as I am actively pursuing action against this company.

Michelle
Lisbon, Connecticut
U.S.A.

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#11 Consumer Suggestion

ADVANCED SAFETY SOLUTIONS MARK MINGOLO, MARK ANTHONY, "MR. M", JAMIE JENKINS, COMMON CRIMINALS THAT BELONG IN PRISON

AUTHOR: Bob - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Sunday, September 03, 2006

WELL, CONNECTICUT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN RIDDING ITSELF OF THIS COCKROACH INFESTATION REPRESENTED BY MARK MINGOLO, MARK ANTHONY, "MR. M", JAMIE JENKINS (THANKS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL BLUMENTHAL AND SOME BRAVE FORMER EMPLOYEES OF THIS SCUM. THERE ARE ARREST WARRENTS OUT FOR THESE COMMON CRIMINALS AND THEY ARE RUNNING FOR COVER.

IF THESE CLOWNS TRY TO STEAL YOUR MONEY, LIKE THEY HAVE DONE TO SO MANY THOUSANDS, NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY,AND PLEASE POST ON THIS BOARD. THEY WILL SET UP THIS FIRE OR SAFETY EQUIPMENT SCAM ELSEWHERE - SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE - , I HAVE NO DOUBT. THESE CLOWNS HAVE NO OTHER TALENT OR CAPABILITY, THEY JUST KNOW HOW TO STEAL MONEY FROM KIDS AND OTHER HONEST FOLKS.

I HOPE SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE A FAMILY MEMBER OF THESE COCKROACHES ASKS THE QUESTION "WHAT INFLUENCE HAS MY FATHER, SON, HUSBAND MADE TO SOCIETY" AND TYPES THE NAME OF MARK MINGOLO, MARK ANTHONY, OR JAMIE JENKINS INTO A SEARCH ENGINE LIKE YAHOO AND GOOGLE. THEY WILL HOPEFULLY GET A LINK TO THIS POST, AND THEY WILL REALIZE THAT THEIR FATHER, SON, HUSBAND IS A PIECE OF HUMAN GARBAGE THAT SCAMMED PEOPLE OUT OF MONEY.

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#10 UPDATE EX-employee responds

THEY GOT ME TOO

AUTHOR: Paige - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I am so glad that these people were finally taken down!!! I was too a victim of this scam! I am totally embarrased i let these people take advantge of me and all my family and friends, who were helping me and not to mention the hundreds of others who were taken advantae of also. I always wondered what ever came of Ana I guess she passed her training hahaha! I hope that Jamie, Mike, and Mr.M do some hard time. I wonder what their preacher father thinks of his boys now! I will keep checking the sites for updates. I will also be willing to anything I could to see that this scams ends now and that no other innocent people fall for this.

Paige
Litchfield, CT

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#9 Consumer Comment

SOMETIMES: ...."Dreams" do come true.......

AUTHOR: Samantha - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Sunday, August 20, 2006

BBB Investigation of Advanced Safety Solutions
By: Paulette Hotton
President
Date: 2006-08-18

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner Edwin R. Rodriguez yesterday announced that the state has won a temporary injunction prohibiting Advanced Safety Solutions, LLC from selling unauthorized fire safety equipment.

The injunction was in part the result of an investigation conducted by the Better Business Bureau of Connecticut. The BBB gathered and provided a substantial amount of evidence to the AG's office documenting multiple violations of business ethics, hiring practices, and possible violations of fire-safety regulations and tax laws.

Link to: Read the DCP press release - http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/view.asp?a=2426&Q=318870

Link to: Read the original BBB press release about Advanced Safety Solutions - http://www.connecticut.bbb.org/newsrelease.html? newsid=47&newstype=1

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The BBB of Connecticut is an alliance of over 3,200 local businesses committed to ethical business practices, consumer education and self-regulation.

The BBB is in the forefront of identifying and publicizing marketplace scams and public reporting of the reliability of local businesses'. The BBB provides impartial dispute resolution services such as mediation and arbitration. The BBB is funded by local member businesses. BBB members must meet and maintain BBB membership standards. Visit the website: www.ctbbb.org


RECENT ARTICLE IN CT'S NEW HAVEN REGISTER:

Hiring probe leads to charges
Cara Baruzzi, Register Staff
08/18/2006

-HAMDEN State police have obtained an arrest warrant for a local man who was an office manager for Advanced Safety Solutions LLC, where he allegedly sold illegal safety equipment.


The state has also obtained a temporary injunction to stop the company from doing business, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Edwin R. Rodriguez said Thursday.

Police intend to arrest Michael Jenkins, an office manager at Advanced Safety Solutions, which had an office at 3490 Whitney Ave., for selling illegal fire extinguishers.

Criminal charges against other employees and officers of the company are likely forthcoming, Blumenthal said.

Jenkins is the first to face arrest because he recently sold unauthorized fire safety equipment to an investigator from Blumenthal's office, the attorney general said.

What began as an investigation into deceptive hiring practices found that the company also sold illegal fire safety equipment that had not been tested and was mislabeled, he said.

"Failing to secure proper testing and rating for its products, and then purposefully mislabeling them, unconscionably put innocent lives at risk," Blumenthal said, urging anyone who bought products from the company to contact his office.

Though the Hamden office recently closed, New Jersey-based Advanced Safety Solutions has other Connecticut offices in Berlin and New Britain.

The state is also pursuing a civil lawsuit against Advanced Safety Solutions for misrepresentations it made to consumers and management trainees.

The company used "a deceptive marketing and hiring scheme to lure participants as trainees," Rodriguez said in a statement.

Numerous people have complained to the state Better Business Bureau that the company owes them equipment or money, or both.

The company places ads online and in newspapers, offering paid training and good salaries to those interested in becoming office managers. In order to complete the training, employees must sell fire safety equipment to family and friends, as well as pay a $75 nonrefundable background check fee and a $95 fire safety kit fee that is to be returned to them after training.

Consumers did not receive refunds or equipment, the BBB said. The bureau has been investigating Advanced Safety Solutions since June 2005, said bureau President Paulette Hotton. In the past three years, 779 consumers have asked about the company, she said.

The bureau has said the company's regional vice president, Mark Mingolo, previously was president of similar companies that operated in New York, New Jersey, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.

Cara Baruzzi can be reached at (((ROR redacted email and telephone number))).

New Haven Register 2006

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#8 Consumer Comment

New Address in CT

AUTHOR: Carlinski - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Monday, August 14, 2006

They are setting up at
747 Farmington Av
New Britain, CT
860 348-0552

My wife was responding to a help wanted ad when we decided to check them out before driving up there.

Good luck to all of you.

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#7 Author of original report

READ theother reports & check this out:

AUTHOR: Michelle - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, August 03, 2006

If you need more contact numbers, look throught the other stuff thats listed about this company.

(((ROR REDACTED LINK FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

Mark Mingolo(Cell) (203)641-5095
Mike Jenkins(Cell) (860)681-4972

James Jenkins - Manager for Advanced (who when I demanded my money back after waiting 18 weeks - says he has no authority - BS!) Call him, and don't stop - RI at 401-736-0200

Ana Backo -AKA- Ana Wilson - 203-808-1293 (so called Customer Service)

CT BBB - Paris - 203-269-2700 x 128

CT Assistant Attorney General - Sandy Arenas - 860-808-5420

Investegator w/ the CT State Attorneys Office
Steve Hennessey 860.808.5400

Stephanie Hoey
Executive Producer, Special Projects
NBC 30 CT
860-313-4297

(((ROR REDACTED LINK FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

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#6 Consumer Comment

Me too

AUTHOR: Betty - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, August 03, 2006

If you all find a way to stop these guys please do not leave me out. I live in Alabama and have been tracking them and trying to find a way to stop them. If you all have not filed a complaint with your attorney general and the Federal Trade Commission, please do it. They are being allowed to rob innocent people. I think I will write to President Bush. Maybe everyone should try that too. These guys hide under the Limited Liability Corporation law and are basically protected. If you have not looked that up you might want to. It will make you mad.

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#5 Author of original report

CONTACT ME MICHAEL

AUTHOR: Michelle - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Michael - Please contact me:

(((ROR REDACTED E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

I removed the "at" symbol, but that is obviously what you would use. PLEASE WRITE SOON...I have contacted tv Reporters, who I am SURE who be interested in your story too....Or any one else for that matter!!

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#4 Author of original report

CONTACT ME MICHAEL

AUTHOR: Michelle - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Michael - Please contact me:

(((ROR REDACTED E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

I removed the "at" symbol, but that is obviously what you would use. PLEASE WRITE SOON...I have contacted tv Reporters, who I am SURE who be interested in your story too....Or any one else for that matter!!

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#3 Author of original report

CONTACT ME MICHAEL

AUTHOR: Michelle - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Michael - Please contact me:

(((ROR REDACTED E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

I removed the "at" symbol, but that is obviously what you would use. PLEASE WRITE SOON...I have contacted tv Reporters, who I am SURE who be interested in your story too....Or any one else for that matter!!

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#2 Author of original report

CONTACT ME MICHAEL

AUTHOR: Michelle - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Michael - Please contact me:

(((ROR REDACTED E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

I removed the "at" symbol, but that is obviously what you would use. PLEASE WRITE SOON...I have contacted tv Reporters, who I am SURE who be interested in your story too....Or any one else for that matter!!

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#1 UPDATE Employee

I too was a Victim

AUTHOR: Michael - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, July 11, 2006

I "worked" for this company for over three months and put in over 500 hours of work. I made 27 sales for their company coming to about $7,000 dollars wich i recieved my commission of 10% on. So I made $700 dollars for my 500 worth of work.

I was led to believe that upon completion of my trainng, I would be making $4,000 plus dollars a week, so I stuck with it for a while. Until I started to realize that they don't live up to their promises and have all the controll and can make you "trainng" last as long as they want to; which is what they do to get people to leave and never recieve their "deposit for materials" or sign-on bonus which is said to be given after completion of training.

Also only 3 of the people that I made sales to had recieved their orders In 4 months. Their is a service line to call on the order reciepts you give the costomers so they can check the status of their orders. When people tried to call it, it had been conviently disconnected. They don't even make their own products but purchse them from other companies and mark up the price a whopping 300%.

This company is a scam and a freud. It has been around for over 12 years under differnt names and in differnt states. It has been kicked out of georgia where it was called Unique Worldwide Services and changed it's name to Safety Technology. It has been sued and lost money, filed bankruptcy and re-emergerd in CT as Advanced safety Solutions.

If you look up either of the previos compnay names on this very site you will find many more complaints about this compnay.

The so-called President of this company Robert Drozack may not even exsist. I was there for 3 months and never saw him, though his name was on the checks i recieved. But If you search the other sites you will see a man named Mark Mingolo who I did know, though I was led to belive his name was Mark Anthony. These con artist come complete with alias'. He was the head guy a knew of and seem to be the real owner of the "business"(scam).

If the Michelle that posted this sees my rebuttal please get in contact with me at (((ROR REDACTED EMAIL ADDRESS FOR PRIVACY REASONS))) and we will fight these b*****d together I'm sure we can get more to join us. Let's put these a-h away. Or if anyone else who sees this and wants to fight feel free to contact.

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