This organization is a Security school and Security company. It advises on Craig’s List as an unnamed employer that pays unexperienced and experienced security guards starting at $12 at schools, office buildings and hospitals. It said that call this number. I call that particular number and left a message.
One day later she called me back and said the same thing on Craig’s List. She told me to come to 248 West 35th Street, 4th Fl and to bring $80 as a deposit and to be interview ready. I came there and talk to the Director of Human, Lt. Crawford. He said this was a Security school and a job placement center. I need a 16 hour class and fireguard preparation. He said that I would need an additional $169. Before I paid it I asked if this money would pay for the fingerprints. In order to become a Security Guard you need to pay New York State $135. I will pay it and get it done in one shot.
After I finished the class, I went to Lt. Crawford to get fingerprinted. I got fingerprint them he said I need to pay the State $135. I said that I thought that the $169 was for the Fireguard and for the State. He said that the 3 hour Fireguard class cost $169. I learned that other security schools charges only $25 to $40. The material comes directly from the FDNY website. To actually take the NYFD Fireguard exam cost only $25.
This company placed me at security firm that does not pay anywhere close what it promised on it Craig’s List. This company is a ripoff because of its broken promises and its excessive tuition.
Bronx, New York