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Is Universal security Inc a scam?Asked by Julius Shittu on February 20, 2017 at 10:17 PM
Universal security Inc is offering me an employment, and am about to finish up the application using Jotform, and also asking to pay a $97 background check fee which will be reimbursed
I want to know if they are a legitimate company, I seem not to find their footprint on the internet and o traces on mention has been made about them anywhere.
We can't assure if the company is genuine or not, but their email id which is registered with us is email@example.com (not a registered domain email id)
You can email them directly and can investigate about them.
Hope this helps.
It is a scam. I fell for it and now they have my personal information. I didn't fill out the w4 form they emailed me because it seemed too good to be true. So I began digging for information and on the actual universal security website there is a clear message warning people about this scam.
Thank you for your comment, Ant.
Indeed, if someone is applying for a job, paying for it would something that someone should be suspicious about. Following my colleague's observation, we'll make some further investigation on the matter.
I almost fell for it, they were offering me 24.19 hour,p for an unarmed security job. Well that just did not make since to me! I emailed them back several times asking how can they pay that much money when the national average for unarmed security is 10 to 12 an hour and armed is 13 to 15 an hour. They never responded, just I better hurry up and pay the 97 dollars to hold my spot. Well I didn't and glad I found this blog, but others need to be warned, if sounds to good to be true, it's a scam! Thanks
Thank you very much for sharing your experience to inform people.
I got the same scam offer and found the warning on the real Universal Security Site
I dont see the form is active anymore.
There's two different universal security company that are based out in Chicago. One is legit (link below), the other is asking you for payment upfront is clearly a fraud.
I recently fell for this....how STUPID OF ME lol.........I paid the 97 for the background check and they have my social security, I am pretty annoyed with myself...is there any cause of action I can take against these people....Thank you....
Also the other trick they use is that they are going to "get back to you" with the orientation date saying its full and they have to find a new location.....BS I fell for it.....if your reading this DO NOT APPLY !
I really appreciate this opportunity your company is offering right now; I do but also I do have some questions that need to be answered before I decide if it's a great chance to invest my time, my skills and money in this opportunity.
My number one question is related to locations:
Where in Tampa is your office located?
Where in Tampa do yo have the unarmed open positions?
my second question is:
Why Do your company needs to Check my background when I have already done this trough the Department of Agriculture?
Third but no less important:
Please advise me of the wage per hour that your company claims pay to unarmed security officer since I've seen the $24.15/hr. and most of the Security Agencies do not even pay half of what you offer? including TSA and USCG.
Please keep me inform of this simplest questions and I'm willing to get ready to assist to the Orientation Meeting.
The answers from Universal security incAsunto: RE: Your Application for EmploymentHi Alex,
Thank you for the email. Unfortunately, our insurance requires that we provide a real-time background and criminal record check. I am very sorry for the inconvenience but the we cannot use your previous information. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
We were very impressed with your application and hope you decide to join our team.
DONT DO IT DO NOT SEND ANY OF THE W-2 THEY ASK OR ANY MONEY ORDER , CREDIT CARD OR SOCIAL NUMBER PLEASE DO NOT DO IT
ASK BASIC QUESTIONS LIKE LOCAL OFFICES, PHONE NUMBERS AND ALWAYS CHECK ONLINE THE REVIEWS, IF YOU FELL FOR THEM, FILE A REPORT IN YOUR LOCAL POLICE STATION
They are a scam....In PA, you dont need a security guard card to work for a security company that has a license. They were insisting that I pay for this up front as part of a background investigation. LOL SCAMMERS all the way.