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November 11, 2011
The Janitorial Agency aka TJA aka (and formerly GMS Contracts) advertises what it calls a Master Franchise opportunity.
The Janitorial Agency website states:
“Own your own exclusive franchise. We’re looking for a select group of entrepreneurs or business professionals who hold themselves to higher standards and desire to run their own janitorial agency master franchise with all the assistance and support that is needed to maintain the high levels of success. As an exclusive Master Franchise owner, you will have the freedom to run your own Janitorial Agency master franchise, with the proven model of success, and be rewarded for managing a high performance business. We help you do all of this without all of the hassles brought upon most business owners. You have your own business and you’re not growing it alone.”
The Janitorial Agency Complaints
Despite the friendly tone and assurances of The Janitorial Agency website, a growing number of complaints and scam allegations are appearing on complaint sites throughout the Internet.
October 17, 2011, babalu wrote:
TJA Company [The Janitorial Agency] is a total scam. I have purchased they program for $7400.00 and they said it is GUARANTEED business volume of $24000.00. If you get your contract, if you are lucky they will charge 20 % on your first contract. And willl say that $7400.00 was for setup package.
They send you to bogus appointments and then claim that it’s your fault for not obtaining the contracts. The client will tell them, they dont need a cleaning company…
Please save yourself from these company…
Mike d — STOCKTON California U.S.A. – posted this on July 28, 2011:
GMS Contracts/The Janitorial Agency Promised leads of quality janitorial accounts, never called once, Internet
A sales rep from GMS Contracts called me a few years back to sign up with them. She said for 840.00 she would be able to help us get contracts by setting up the appointments. After a year I never received one call. I called to ask for a refund, at this point they were changing their name to The Janitorial Agency. I spoke with Steve I think was his name and he said if they could locate the old records (whatever) that they would refund me…….imagine this, they didn’t locate them..
After trying many times to get a refund they said they would apply the money I was owed towards their new program that cost way more…….?! huh really? So now to get my refund they want even more of my hard earned cash…shut these crooks down….it has been many months since i last spoke with anyone
I looked up this board today after I got an automated call from them wanting me to sign up…the nerve…
April 23, 2011, Rose Gerard — Valley Stream New York, wrote:
The Janitorial Agency TJA Total Scam, Unable to deliver Lansing, Michigan
This company is a total scam. They do not have the contracts to give you and they don’t issue refunds if they fail to perform. They send you to bogus appointments and then claim that it’s your fault for not obtaining the contracts. A lot of the prospects are not looking for cleaning services and the so called “training and consulting” is something you can do yourself for less than $100 at the JanitorialStore. They can’t help you grow your business because they can’t run a business themselves. Look them up on the Michigan Better Business Bureau and the Michigan Attorney General. They have a lot of unresolved complaints. Look out for Sue Bowers and Denise Shattuck, they send them to talk to you when you file a complaint. They try to get you to retract your complaints so that they can screw you over. Google the name TJA scam and TJA complaints. There are over 30 complaints about them. Sue Bowers visit sites and try to write rebuttals when people try to complaint. It is not an issue of training and doing your part, they can’t deliver and want to keep your money as well
Terrible. These guys are terrible. All I can do is beg people not to waste their money here. Imagine a sleezy car salesman, mixed with a con-artist, combine that with a serial liar, and you still wont come close to how low this company will stoop to get your money.
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