The Stratus Building Solutions janitorial / commercial cleaning franchise is a scam that preys on the hopes and dreams of recent immigrants, undocumented workers and non-English speaking families according to franchise attorney Jon Fortman.
A press release (below), distributed both in English and Spanish by the Law Offices of Jonathan Fortman, alleges that Stratus specifically targets victims they deem unlikely to fight back.
Stratus then sells them janitorial franchises that they guarantee will generate an attractive monthly income.
According to Fortman, Stratus knows that the cleaning accounts will never generate the promised income.
Fortman is currently engaged in litigation on the behalf of Stratus franchisees.
Here is the press release:
Contact: Jonathan Fortman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stratus Scamming Thousands Nationwide
Stratus Building Solutions is scamming thousands of people throughout the United States in a complex franchise scheme.
Stratus Building Solutions is the #1 fastest growing franchise in 2012 according to Entrepreneur.com and ranked #12 in the Franchise 500® in 2012.
The cleaning franchise company was founded in 2004 by Dennis Jarrett and Peter Frese and has grown astronomically since. Stratus is said to have a support system, minimal costs, and even guarantees a monthly income.
Does it sound too good to be true?
That’s because IT IS. Stratus is in the business of scamming thousands of people in a complex franchise scheme. The company now has two class actions filed against them in the State of Missouri and a group action in California.
The lawsuits contain several claims alleging that Stratus specifically targets minorities, does not provide the “guaranteed” monthly income, has no support system, and wrongly terminates franchises without warning and for false reasoning.
Stratus specifically targets minorities that speak little to no English (some are not even legal citizens) in an attempt to dissuade them from taking any legal action. They guarantee a monthly income knowing that they do not have the cleaning accounts to provide that income. Then Stratus will terminate the franchise saying that the franchisee received complaints from the cleaning account and is thereby terminated when no such complaints exists and results in a complex scam known as franchise churning.
Thousands of people are losing everything when they get caught up in the scamming web of Stratus. It is time the public, future targets, and those already struck get the truth about Stratus.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Jonathan Fortman at (314) 522-2312 or email Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Para espanol, please call Teresa at (314) 522-2312 ext 104.
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