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Mario2012 04-05-2012 07:53 AM

Trade Workers Online?
 
Anyone have any experiance with this company? They work with banks on foreclosed property that need repair and/or cleanup and will send you the job. A one time fee of $99 bucks for a background check and that's it. Sounded squirrely but now my curiosity is up if anyone has had an encounter with them. trade workers online..


thanks

JFMURFY 04-05-2012 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mario2012
Anyone have any experiance with this company? They work with banks on foreclosed property that need repair and/or cleanup and will send you the job. A one time fee of $99 bucks for a background check and that's it. Sounded squirrely but now my curiosity is up if anyone has had an encounter with them. trade workers online..


thanks

If $99 bucks wont' break your bank... do you're home-work on'em and roll the dice. I've never heard of them... I see their website lists "Projects" an from what I see they link to State public bidding websites.
Send' em an email an ask them what work they have in your area...

jon karmazin 04-11-2012 05:18 PM

Cheap and Safe Bee Removal
 
I just got off the phone with them, and they said that the opening would not be available as the jobs will be taken by someone else soon.
RED FLAG! I am not spending a cent of my hard earned money for a
"99 background check" till I know THEY are not rip-offs!

GTX63 04-12-2012 07:44 AM

Pay to work? I know plenty of guys that would pass a BGC and I would never hire. Keep that $ in your pocket.

a_reply_guy 04-16-2012 02:54 PM

Looked them up on BBB
 
http://www.bbb.org/houston/business-...n-tx-90026212/

Just about any business has complaints this one hasn't been reported on any level thus far.. I have had similar calls with business' but they had scam written all over them.. It just seems to be too clean.. There hasn't been a complaint yet on the Better Business Bureau page... A good business would have at least a couple complaints and at least attempted to resolve them... I got the call from them but I'm not calling them back

summithomeinc 04-16-2012 05:43 PM

Think about it for a minute. Have you ever before had to pay an up front fee to be able to work? I know I haven't. Ask them for references from other contractors that work for them. I bet you get the run around. It is a scam.

Mario2012 04-16-2012 08:06 PM

Thanks guys for your input, pretty much agree with all thats been said...

bgatanis1231 04-18-2012 03:32 PM

Don't Do It
 
I literally just got off the phone with them. I went through the questions until they asked if I could pay the 99 dollars today for a one time fee. I told them that I could not today and before I had a chance to say anything else, they hung up on me.

Also, before I called them back they left a message on a phone that had a no call back feature (Red Flag!!!) Also on the message left on my phone the guy Michael said that I was able to talk to anyone in the office. (Red Flag) Usually there would be a specific office and/or person to deal with a particular issue.

Def do not do it.

WPainting 04-23-2012 12:42 AM

failure to launch
 
I started a painting company a couple of years ago so I thought I would give this a try. I figured if it worked I could make the $99 back on one job if I didn't like it I didn't have to continue to do it. I received 3 job offers, full-time job offers, one for a maint person for an apartment complex the second for a carpenter and the third for a landscaper. Needless to say none of these were what I was told about. I was told that there were forclosures in my area that needed to be painted and that there was about 7 months worth of work. I was also told that the banks would be emailing me the addresses there would be no bidding just an amount the bank would pay that I could look at the property before I agreed to any job and that the supplies would be at the job sites. Everything happened in the time frame that Kendra said that it would. After receiving the email about the jobs I gave it a couple of days and nothing. I tried contacting the company everyway I could I even emailed Kendra back there has still been no reply. So as of right now I would definitly SAVE YOUR MONEY if anything changes I will repost. I will be submitting a complaint with the BBB.

DMassembly 04-23-2012 07:57 PM

Tradeworkers Online
 
I was contacted by them today "Michael" left the message and said I could speak with anyone when I called back. I was considering it, but it all just seems really out there to me. I was told the $99 was to be covered by the Banks insurance in the event anything happened in the home.


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