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Report: #24058

Complaint Review: Bernard Haldane - Portland Oregon

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  • Reported By: Albany OR
  • Bernard Haldane 1220 SW Morrison Ste 800 Portland, Oregon U.S.A.

Bernard Haldane Oldest trick in the book! corruption ripoff waste of time Portland Oregon

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Wow, am I glad I checked this site out! After getting a very nice email, followed by a very nice and professional-sounding phone call from a secretary I was eager to meet the representative of this company I'd never heard of. Sounded so expensive, very high-class, and I felt that perhaps I was being selected out of just a few because of my background to have the opportunity to actually present my sorry case to this wonderful executive service.

I went to the first interview. I came away very impressed and excited but was puzzled as to why he wanted to see me again but this time with spouse in tow. But, I was told that only 15% of applicants get asked back, that I was special and was going to be an easy person to score a job for. Luckily for me my wife was out of the state and was unable to attend a second meeting. I relayed this info to Bernard Haldane Co. which said that they could forego the spouse attending and lets meet again soon.

On my second meeting a sheet was passed over the desk which explained that for me to get their expertise I would need to shell out $4800. Well, I'm not stupid...alarm bells went off! I called my wife and she about crapped! Having worked in a Job Recruiting company for 10 yrs herself she gave me the quick skinny. Needless to say, the Haldane Company didn't get me to sign on the bottom line!

I can't report a fraud but I can see the makings of a fairly easy and perfectly legal scam. Since Bernard Haldane makes no claims to ever locate you a job they are completely off the hook legally if you fail to find employment. Basically, they are a very expensive short course on resume writing and interview presentation... and that's it. The rest is up to you. Think it's worth almost $5K? Not me.

If say, they were to actually land you a job....and it pays $48,000 a year. 10% goes to Bernard Haldane!? I could do better on my own.

The buyer should be aware but I feel the States Attorney General should be aware as well as to the cult-like manipulation of individuals in very vulnerable situations.

They should probably cease just as a health risk. Suprising actually that no one's gotten hurt! Anyone bilked ME out of $5K and I knew their physical address....better run!

Glenn
Portland, Oregon

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CLICK HERE, You must read this!! ..Financial Post Article LINK - Haldane not up to the job ..exposing this company for what it really is - a huge scam

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