I came across a critical review of Progressive Financial Services on a Scam Reporting website – DirtyScam.com, titled ‘they hire and giving felons access to sensitive private informat’.
DirtyScam allows anonymous submission of complaints from angry consumers and victims of scams. Since the website is hosted offshore (probably in Russia or India), we take this (negative) review against Progressive Financial Services with a pinch of salt.
Here is what the review says –
I am writing this to make people be aware of a company called Progressive Financial Services. This company is already under investigation by the Better Business Bureau for failing to conduct proper background checks on the individuals they hire and giving felons access to sensitive private information on people. My roommate just got to Tempe, Arizona and he finally told me about what goes on at that company and how they are trained to gather as much information as possible from debtors like social security numbers, dates of birth and complete and current address information and credit card information.When they first contact you they first as you for the last 4 of your social security number and they assure you they already have it but they dont, its a scam. This company is been investigated by Law Enforcement and various other agencies for their scam. They take the information and peoples credit card numbers and they draft money out of your account without your permission, small amounts at a time so most people dont notice it. My roommate informed me of this becsuse he works there at the Tempe location and they claim they do background on people but they dont actually do them.My roommate told me he is on a man named Kendtrell Becks team who is an African-American man who promised my roommate when he got out of prison he would be able to come work for Progressive. I googled this name and there were a number of mugshots of his arrest and newspaper articles about this man and his criminal past. This man had just got out of Federal prison for threatening to deliver a bomb to a Jewish Synogoge and was also arrested for throwing a Quran threw the window of a Rabbi in which the Quran, one of the big heavy ones landed in the crib of a infant child.This man is was hired by Kentrell Beck because as he said thats his homeboy and he looks out for the brothers over the whites when they apply there now how could a person with a violent past infiltrate a company like Progressive Financial Services and they not find out this information on him when they did a background check? Are you kidding? Because his homeboy is also his manager and hid this information from his superiors, Kendtrell Beck was over my house last month smoking pot and doing lines of coke in my living with this man going over information that they had collected from the company with peoples personal private information in it.I asked Kendtrell What do you guys do with that information? he replied We sell it to Mexicans and illegals out here, what else? Do you know how much them Mexicans pay for social security numbers and this kind of info? How could this person be a manager there? Hes at my house getting high with this convicted felon and they both are selling this information to criminals and illegal aliens. I asked my roommate how did you get that job when you just got out of prison, he said Because Kendtrell hooked it up this man is a manager at Progressive Financial and knew my roommate was just released from Federal prison but he kept it hidden from the management, these are the kind of criminals you are giving your personal information to and your social security numbers.This has to be exposed, this is a company that hires felons and criminal minded individuals and Kendtrell Beck is knowingly collection personal data on people to make extra cash off the clock by destroying these peoples credit and illegally selling that information to other groups of criminals. I was so appalled by what I was hearing I gave my roommate till the end of the month to find somewhere else to live. I can not believe these two thugs had the audacity to sit up in my living room rolling blunts, drinking and getting high bragging about how much money they make by selling peoples sensitive information like that.These man and this company is the exact reason why we have such a serious problem with fraud and identity theft. I am furious about this and you should be too. I just cant understand how the management could ignore this information and turn a blind eye to this mans criminal behavior at their company. Background checks are not properly being conducted all I did was google the guy and found out what I needed to know about him, Kendtrell Beck is also a drug user and Progressive Financial Services is a company that does not actually do background checks on their new employees or they only do local checks and thats how my roommate was able to slip through the cracks with Mr. Becks help in getting hired at that company.This is a warning to anyone that deals with that company or anyone who gets a call from them with thier employees asking for the last 4 numbers of your social security number, DO NOT GIVE IT TO THEM! This company is a scam and a fraud and Kendtrell Beck is the main reason why any convicted African Americans will be allowed to work there and gain access to yours and my personal information. This has to be addressed.
In case you don’t already know (assuming you came to this page by Googling ‘Progressive Financial Services scam‘, or ‘Progressive Financial Services review‘, Progressive Financial Services is listed under the category Business on DirtyScam.com.
Here is the rest of the contact information for the sole purpose of identification –
- Address: West Fairmont Drive Tempe AZ 85282
- Phone: (602) 453-8560
- Website: http://progressivefinancial.com
- Severity of Scam: High [not sure what it means]
- Reported Loss: 500 $ [unsubstantiated]
- Reported by: Anonymous [obviously]
The entity Progressive Financial Services was awarded 1 / 5 Stars based on 5 Reviews.
It is difficult to ascertain whether Progressive Financial Services is a Scam, or Legit, based on this single review. In the coming weeks/days, I will try to research deeper into Progressive Financial Services, analyze and list more critical reviews and identify a pattern (or lack of) to substantiate the claim mentioned above.
Regardless, until then, we give the benefit of doubt to the reviewer and list Progressive Financial Services as someone you need to avoid (for now).
If you have any grievances, complaints, or anonymous tips against Progressive Financial Services, please contact us immediately. If you have lost money to Progressive Financial Services, together we can work to recover your loss.