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Loss Prevention Career Association

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Sure wish I did the research BEFORE I paid the money! These companies are all over the internet with incredible stories of fraud. Seems like this guys uses Craigslist exclusively.

To start with this company or companies are a total frauds and this man (Steve) has a few of them going on. He is operating (2) offices in Van Nuys out of the same building and one in San Diego..........The San Diego office is under a different name (BIG SHOCK!) In Van Nuys he has a Bartending school and a security school.


Loss Prevention Career Association
6819 Sepulveda Blvd suite 207
Van Nuys, CA 92405

West Coast Bartenders Association
(same address)

So Cal Loss Prevention
4455 Morena Blvd suite 107
San Diego, CA 92117

I went to the interview in Van Nuys (you should see the application, very basic) Im surprised the application just doesn't ask if you have a credit card or cash. Anyway I interviewed with some guy, jose who told me to pay the $300 and I will be "certified." Oh and I will be working in a few days after training. I took the bait. and I was next to broke, with two children when I did this in hopes of a job.

MY GOD the training room is trashy with cheap torn up chairs and looks like a large restroom with sinks! The "Training Manual" seriously you could barely read it, it was so copied. I should have known then.

I used their "Lead List", wasted more money in gas and the three Loss Prevention Managers I did talk to NEVER HEARD OF LOSS PREVENTION CAREER ASSOCIATION, or Steve DiTullio for that matter. They looked at my certificate and tried to be nice, but basically; Lady you've been ripped off. Also these LP Managers told me they have had lots of people coming in over the years....withthe same certificate. So this company has been doing this for some time

There were about 20 "student" that night ($300 a person, you do the math.) Most of the students I went to class with suspected the same thing...but it was too late.

If I can save one person from being taken by these "people" then at least I accomplished something. Don't get stolen from and don't waste your gas!

BBB Warning on Three Scams Targeting Job Huntersby BBB of the Southland on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:51am
As the unemployment rate rises, so does the threat of scams targeting job seekers. The Better Business Bureau of the Southland warns job hunters to be extremely cautious in their search for work because scammers are out to take advantage of them and make a fast buck.

The national unemployment rate is creeping closer to 10 percent—worse than the Federal Reserve predicted back in April. Already 13 states are experiencing unemployment rates in the double-digits. As more people find themselves out of work, they are also becoming targets of scammers looking to take advantage of those who are already facing a tough financial situation.

“More families are becoming increasingly susceptible to suspect offers for employment as they try to find work in an extremely competitive job market,” said Bill Mitchell, President/CEO of the BBB of the Southland. “Scammers have set their sights on the unemployed because the number of potential victims is growing by the hundreds of thousands every month.”

BBB advises job hunters to beware of:

Job offers that require an upfront fee Earlier this year, job ads cropped up in Florida from a company claiming it was looking to hire 2,500 employees for their new headquarters. Applicants had to submit $24 to pay for a background check. Law enforcement later found out that the money only went to the pockets of the company’s owner. Sadly, similar schemes crop up across the country every year. While the amount of money lost by any one victim may be small, the total amount taken in by the schemer can be significant.
BBB advice: Job hunters should never have to pay money up front to be considered for a job. If a potential employer asks for the job hunter to pay the company to cover the costs of testing, training or background checks, it should be considered a red flag.
Job placement assistance that makes big promises but can’t deliver
Job placement companies, or headhunter firms, often do not charge the job seekers for help finding a job, but are instead paid by companies that need help filling positions. Some job placement companies, however, have been taking money from job hunters and not fulfilling their promises of quick employment.

BBBs elsewhere have recently warned job hunters about one such placement firm that was advertising on Craigslist. The company charged as much as $195 and guaranteed it could find job hunters work. Unfortunately, job hunters didn’t receive call backs or refunds and had no real way to contact the company.

BBB Advice: Always research a job placement company first with BBB before signing any contracts or paying any money. Be extremely cautious about paying up front fees and know the deal on how to get a refund.

Phishing attempts by ID thieves pretending to be real businesses
Identity thieves employ many different methods for getting personal financial information from job hunters. Spam e-mail might offer a great opportunity and direct the job hunter to a Web site that is designed to install malware on his or her computer or solicit bank account or Social Security numbers. In other cases, the job hunter might even be asked to submit a resume, find out they’ve been hired and then immediately be asked for bank account or Social Security numbers.

BBB Advice: Be extremely cautious when responding to unsolicited e-mails from supposed employers—even if the company name is well-known—and do not click on any links in the e-mail until having vetted the company fully and can confirm that the e-mail came from a legitimate source. Legitimate employers will need Social Security numbers for tax purposes and may need a bank account number to deposit paychecks for new employees, but job hunters should be wary of any requests for such information from companies and job offers that they have not vetted fully.

For more advice on avoiding scams and fraud visit

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