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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..


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Mario2012 said:
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..


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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...
 
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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!
 

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

http://www.bbb.org/houston/business.../trade-workers-online-in-houston-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
 
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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.
 
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Thanks guys for your input, pretty much agree with all thats been said...
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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Scam! I am with Summit. Why would you pay to work? There is something in IL that you have to have in order to do alarm or security work. It is a PERC card. You do pay for it, but it's universal. It completes a background check, both state and federal and guarantees I have a clean record. Any time any asks if I have had a background I show them the card and that they can call and verify I am up to date.
 
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No GOOD!

We signed up with them about a month ago. We received a few emails for work that had nothing to do with our trade. We kept being assured that we would get jobs next week, it was always next week. We decided that we wanted our money back and now we no longer get emails and nobody will return our calls.
 
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I received a phone call from the same people today. They seemed quick to ask for all my info. and of course my debit info. for the credit check. Told them it sounded nice but I'd have to get back with them. It would be great if they were a legitimate company.
 
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Just had them Contact me and left a message the other day.
Same Guy Michael ...... I had my doubts about this. Glad I came across this Forum I'll have to say .. Shame, that the trades are just not what they used to be and that there is so much of this going on in general..
 
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thanks to everyone for your valuable input. this company has sent me several emails, and sounded like a scam, I just googled them and found this site with all my answers. I do admit, they sounded very convincing at first. I took my $99 and filled up my gas tank and spent the rest on me. :)
 
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Hey guys,

All I can say about the service is that there guys did a really good job building out a few studios I have.

Hope it helps,
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Well, I just got another call ( message ) from this guy "Michael" indicating about having some jobs that need to be filled in my neck of the woods. Same thing he mentioned several weeks back.
Fairly Persistent I'll have to say..
 
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Wow...received the same phone call?

I received the same phone call this week, and was leary about the $99.00 background check fee. The possbility of several projects with the banks did sound good and I was hoping this company was legitimate. Can't find any information other than this blog. I don't think I will put up the $99.00, to me it's too much to lose trying to get a cleaning business established. Will try to seek other legitimate companies that may provide contracts.
 
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Problem is as well, if you're getting paid through the Banks, or say through this Outfit, who knows when you'll receive Payment which can linger on for who know's how long.
 
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I signed up and pass the background check..on 05/11/2012 now i'm waiting for work through email starting on 05/14/2012...i'll let you guys know how things work out.
 
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