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Ken Furia Send email
 
Jul 16, 2017

Mice infected

House is vacant, address 204 Bank St., Lodi, Ohio 44254. This house is mice infested, the mice are migrating to other homes in the area. I have contact the Medina County Board of Health about 3 weeks ago, still no response. My next step is to contact the State Board of Health and the Attorney General. Since you own the property you need to fumigate the entire house and may also have to fumigate my property as well. The Attorney General may want to handle this.
ksab10 Send email
 
Jun 26, 2017

Locked out, Home trashed

Safeguard Properties was hired by our mortgage company to secure the home after they assumed our home to be vacant. While in the process of moving out we noticed stickers on both the window and door stating the home was vacant AND our locks had been changed along with a lockbox that was placed on the back door. We tried to contact Safeguard Properties MULTIPLE times to notify them that we were not done removing our belongings from the property and we received no answer what so ever.Things like our songs birth certificate and other important documents were still in his safe hidden in his room which we still needed to grab. Our son went back to see if he could somehow unlock the other lock. He also went to the back door and much to his surprise the lockbox had been left open. Our son was able to get in without damaging our home and he found our home completely TRASHED! All of our outdoor property was thrown around inside of our house. Our grill, lawn mower, chemical bins, gas tanks for the lawn mower thrown all about the living room and kitchen! The wall leading to our basement was ripped off and thrown in the living room. Our son took pictures of all of the damage done to the property. When collecting the rest of our belongings our son noticed multiple items missing from his drawers and room, especially items of value. Everything was thrown around and rummaged through. I am at a lost for words that a company paid to "secure" homes comes through and does this! We are still receiving letters from our mortgage company stating we can still get caught up on payments and our home is not in forclosure yet, why would they do this? Is there anything that can be done?

Locked out, Home trashed Locked out, Home trashed Locked out, Home trashed Locked out, Home trashed

BTownsend168 Send email
 
Jun 22, 2017

Stolen Property & Fradulent Billing

This company was hired by my mortgage company to "protect their interest" to date I've seen double billing because the charges are being passed down to me from the mortgage company, they have stolen property from the house, put property in the house that doesn't belong to me and left these items there after I spoke to someone at the company and told him, that these items don't belong to me. To date these items are still sitting in the living room, stolen items like a bed, brand new boxed tiles, ceiling fan, and god knows what else they've rummaged through looking for what they can take, but their litigation department swears up and down it wasn't Safeguard's inspectors and they have "so called proof". If there is a class action lawsuit in the making; please contact me.
Stevehos333 Send email
 
May 6, 2017

Stolen property

We moved out of our home and were going to gut it and try to rent it while working with the bank. Found a note on the door stating it was vacant. Immediately called them and told them it was not vacant and was going to get it set for rental. Came back two days later to cut lawn and found both tractors gone and anything of value missing. Doors also locked.

What can be done?

Stevehos333@yahoo.com
Bbad2 Send email
 
May 5, 2017

Keeping Safeguard Properties Honest

I have learned how to deal with Safeguard Properties's cuts of invoices and chargebacks. I now contact the Broker via email and let them know what was actually paid by Safeguard Properties for work completed. I urge them to demand a refund for any overcharges. I figure that if I'm not going to be compensated for my work then Safeguard is not going to be paid for that work either. I urge all vendors to do the same. Let's keep Safeguard Properties honest!
PQSPP Send email
 
Apr 27, 2017

Scammers

Do not invest your time or money with this company you will regret it trust me. It's a money grab you invest money in properties in hopes you'll get paid from safeguard and you won't because your pictures aren't good enough or you input it wrong in they're special system , it's a ripoff
57man Send email
 
Apr 24, 2017

CROOKS

we worked for them for about sixteen years and it kept getting worst when son-n-law took over as lead man. do work and they will always find a way for a charge back. The stole thousands of dollars from us by doing charge backs or not paying for completed work. Sorry company to work for and they will NEVER stand up up for the vendor. Their QC worker are cheats and liars! Stay away from them.
ronnie b Send email
 
Feb 13, 2017

Thieves

Safeguard properties is by far the biggest thieves. I was a vendor for 9 years and I must have payed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back charges for no reason. I have asked to see the invoice for any of their claims and not once have I been provided anything. they have no loyalty to any of their vendors. I believe they should be investigated by the feds for a several issues. safeguard properties should not be allowed to tell you that you have to use their choice of insurance carrier but they do. I think in my opinion they should be at the very least closed down and even have charges against them.. DO NOT BECOME A VENDOR FOR THEM YOU WILL REGRET IT.
Newbie_60089 Send email
 
Jan 31, 2017

Strange statements by Safeguard

Hi everyone

I am a newbie trying to decide if working for Safeguard Properties is worth it.

I was contacted by Safeguard recruiter today and she asked me if I will be willing to conduct home inspections in my area.

The pay was kind of low ($4 to $6 per inspection), but she re-assured me that Safeguard will keep me busy and I will make great money on the volume (1,000+ inspections per month, according to her).

I was still not convinced, and then she stated that there is more to the inspectors job than just pay per inspection.

Safeguard recruiter stated that inspectors are allowed to have any property from the abandoned/vacant homes. Furniture, electronics, appliances - anything is a fair game as long as the property is abandoned or vacant.

This statement did not sit well with me.

Is this common?

Is anyone here heard of this rule about inspectors taking things from vacant/abandoned homes?

I really need the money, but at the same time I do not want to be in any kind of trouble.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Trying to make a living Send email
 
Jan 31, 2017

Ny field services

Never work for this company the owner will screw your out of money say they trained you when the owner don't even leave his office. Be carful they screw you around in every way . The owner is out for him self will pay males and extra dollar compared to females . They need to be put out so real contractors can make a living . Worst company and safe guard backs them to show how great they really are
Mommabear1202 Send email
 
Dec 27, 2016

Lost home in fire

My home was destroyed in fire i
and we had some belongings outside some of which were from home. A couple weeks went buy my boyfriend had went by the house to see if the garage was ok an what was left of the property there was a man there with a trailor and had loaded everything up outside (picnic table, grill, chairs photo albums, stroller and can't forget to mention my flower pots that had plants in them but dumped all my flowers out, there was along t of other things as well as burnt things) also he was getting ready to change the locks on garage. He told him my our home was being forclosed an he had an order to come there an secure it. He had me come up there and don't tiron he didn't hear a mouth full. This guy working for safeguard was getting ready to take all my belongings to the dump. I made him take what things were still good off that @#$% trailor my home was not getting forclosed i mean we just lost everything an he was there taking the rest. The bastard still got away with my antique vases, propane tank to grill, & cast iron skillets . I'm so disgusted i conet even think straight. No one has evet appologized for any of it either.
Dowhatsright1 Send email
 
Dec 18, 2016

Under paid, In House retribution

My company performs inspections for Safeguard which is basically piece work, the average inspection pays only $3.00 per house, which pays for a gallon of gas, not your tools nor your time so you are basically working for free, after having to have workman comp, e&o insurance (which they require) from some if highest price insurance company, now you out in your Business insurance and your company is operating in the red.. I took on a zone which was more then an hourplus from my home at which time I had an sub in the area, I contacted Safeguard in October and advised them, I wanted to let the zone go, it's just wasn't cost efficient for us to continue, I would like to add that the dub in the area resigned due to not being paid enough to purchase him a pair of pants.. after speaking with my Vam I assumed it was taken care of, 3 weeks later I was told by my Vam "I thought you were going to hire someone) no that's not what I said, then to be told I needed to put it in writing and give them 30 days unwillingly I agreed, I'm like 12/09/2016 this nightmare would be over, I am still receiving work for the 2 zones that I gave up, in addition due to the work going pass due, my company gas began failing their audits, at first I wanted to help them out until They found someone now the hell with them, their script suck has nothing to do with the property you are inspecting, on contact inspection their have been times when we do not have to ring a door bell or knock, because the home owner is standing outside or in their driveway, so we are told there is no way we could have rang the bell or knocked on the door , we didn't need to the owners were outside, now their nick picking not only because we do a damn good job, we refuse to go back into zone 33 or 34, they owe us over $2000.00 in inspection and I want my money, Safeguards staff is friendly when you first sign up however after that Beware, every time I've made a changed or refused an order, we either fail or barely pass our audits. Now that I know we as contractors and subs are making them millions fact you perform 600 work orders at $3.00 make $1400.00 a month for your company, Safeguard make $27,000
Makemup65 Send email
 
Oct 16, 2016

Safe Guard Properties

Our company has been taken by these crooked people just like many of you others have spoken of! I feel we can all come together and get a Class Action Lawsuit against them! We work our selves to death only to get charge backs, unfair payment adjustments!!! I am prepared to do the leg work! Just email me and we will get this petition started and hopefully show them they can't keep taking from those that work so bery hard for them! Please email me at: makemup65@aol.com
Makemup65 Send email
 
Oct 16, 2016

Class act law suit!!!

Safe guard has now done to us what they've done to many others!!! I am prepared to do the leg work to get a class act lawsuit against these crooks!!! Please email me and let's work together to get our pay we are rightfully owed!!!
Makemup65@aol.com
preswizard Send email
 
Oct 8, 2016

Safeguard Answer

Yes they are crooks but you know something we let it happen. We are the contractors that do the work. We are the skilled professionals. We are not sitting in a cubical making phone calls to get work done. What we need to do is to join together and start a professional contracting service for the banks with realistic time frames and true quality controls. We don't need some kid sitting in a cubical who has never held a hammer in his hand or slipped off a roof or been choked to near death by think black mold dictating how or when or how quickly we need to do this work. That is the problem in this industry there are contractors out there that are doing terrible work just to get to the next job because the pay is so little (on our end) that he has to do volume to survive and then hope he gets paid. Safeguard needs to be stopped. We need to form together and push them out. They can not offer contracting service without contractors......... Who has the balls to do it?
Kbur Send email
 
Sep 25, 2016

Damages done by worker

Been fighting with them for almost two months over damages that was done while they was cutting next door.... After them telling me there not going to pay I finally got them to pay up. BUT now they want me to fill out a W-9 form before they send me the check(wtf) I don't work for them, I'm not paying taxes on that money when I have to turn around and fix the damages... W-9 is a form if you work for the company.... What should I do
Sesnewlife2014 Send email
 
Aug 24, 2016

Safeguard

Just me and my wife doing pnp. She broke her collar bone . And we didn't have orders done in time so they stated they we're placing are account on hold and still wanted us to finish the remainder of our q. There crazy. That's professional . Right. Breech of contract. Ignorant. Karma will get all them assholes that sit in a cubicle. And do nothing. And talk to ya like your shit.
sgmfssuck Send email
 
Jul 18, 2016

DON'T WORK FOR THEM, EVER!!!!

If you are thinking about doing inspection or preservation work for these immoral and unethical turds, think again! I am dead serious and I should know, having done 6 years and out for these criminals. The banks suck real bad to be honest, but Safeguard just likes to steal money, likes to screw with your work load, completely and unethically cheats on the scorecard and lies and says you always have five days if something is late or almost late, but marks you down anyways. Also, despite Safeguard, look out for unscrupulous companies that work for them and you work for those companies. They will cheat you even worse and sit on their ass off your hard work, don't do it. Also, the others are not good either. The best, if their can be a best in this business is Five Brothers. They at least will pay you decently on inspections and quite good on extra work, or longer distance inspections. But this company, they deserve to, and I am sure will, get sued out of existence sometime down the road; hopefully sooner than later. So please, don't consider this a career, or even a short term job. You will only end up losing money as every company tries to cheat you in some manner

JUST A NOTE: If you live in Washington State, steer clear of Integrity Inspections and CK Field Services, and never ever work for the national company MCS. Their requirements are unfair and make Safeguard look too easy.
czultowski Send email
 
Jul 13, 2016

non payment, consistant charge backs

I cannot believe we have lasted 17 grueling and arduous years with this company. They have literally sucked our entire savings dry with their consistent charge backs and non payment of invoices.

They send you to a property, APPROVE your bids, PAY you and then CHARGE YOU BACK! Just yesterday we got a charge back for $1099.99! That job is months old. They don't care. We have got charge back that are 5 years old! What is wrong with these people?

They will have you drive 75+ miles one way to submit a bid at your cost.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, these people are crooks. They have no compassion for the loyalty of their contractors, and seniority certainly does not mean anything. 17 years!!! We started with them when we had to mail them photos, before digital even existed.

Why am i paying $421/month for a $1,000,000 E & O Insurance Policy with York-Jersey Underwriters? We do not make enough money to even cover it anymore!

There is so much more, they stick it to you every single chance they get. They are making a fortune!! If they take $1000 from each contractor per month, and they have A LOT of contractors, well, do the math. it is sickening.

Something needs to be done. We need a class action law suit!!
Firefighter Send email
 
Mar 26, 2016

Being told we have to fake photos

I worked for a large preservation company. A few of them actually. This is a very corupt industry. These companies are making millions of dollars ripping off banks and real estate companies. I have emails and live recordings of these poeple telling us to fake photos of work that is not needed to be done . I'm not sure what my next move should be and could use some advice. I do not even make enough to my bills or care for my kids, but yet they have us falsifying photos so they can collect tons of money while we struggle to get buy. Any advice on what I should do or who I should call. That do not deserve the contract or to be making tons of money by making there employees lie.
djpat Send email
 
Feb 21, 2016

SAFEGAURD PROPERTIES

In 2016, my Mother was basically denied Refinancing and Quick Deed of her Home so she fell heavily Behind on her mortgage due she's on a fixed incom along with Seterus aka IBM refused to just help her out.
So while I was at my Mothers home, I've heard her front door being pushed in, someone was trying to get into the house. Then I've notice the doorknob being twisted but it was locked.
I've open the door and shocked the inspector from Safegaurd Properties. Being somewhat pissed, I've asked him why is he's trying to break into my Mothers home, he only stated that he's an inspector from Safegaurd Property and is here just to see if someone lives in the House.
It was funny to me that he stated that since when he walked up to the door the security light turned on, so there is electricity within the home along with Heat and Running water.
After he said who he was, he just pretty much ran back to his truck and drove off.
I've called the Police department, made out a report along with calling Safegaurd Properties that Monday.
I've explained to them the inspector never gave me his name or a work order number, he just tried to force himself into my mothers home with her there.
Safegaurd just settles for a Million dollars in Illinois alone from inspectors doing the same exact thing, Breaking into people's Homes and stealing property while illegally locking them out.
If anyone have any information on any class action lawsuit against Safegaurd please email me at djpat@me.com , Thanks!!
November216 Send email
 
Nov 11, 2015

Non payment

I started for for this company under Jim Burnett and his wife Beth. The pay was awful but j thought if I could get a good volume going it would be fine. No. It's always something with these ppl. I printed and filled out 5 papers to be scanned, like W9 and all that. Then 3 days later, that wasn't good enough I need to print out more papers fill them out get them notarized. Wtf. The insurance loss were ridiculous the amount of ink and paper exceed what you make for the job...$2 nothing is more than $2..last place I worked a Loss draft/IL insurance loss was $10. So we know where that extra money going. So I quit. NOW they won't pay me. I call the main office...they don't pay me the vendor does..they pretty much told me to get lost. Wtf? In supposed to work for free?? This is so not over, I'll sue if I have to just to make a point that you can't go around calling yourself the leader in the industry then cheat ppl out of pay.
November216 Send email
 
Nov 11, 2015

Non Payment

I started for for this company under Jim Burnett and his wife Beth. The pay was awful but j thought if I could get a good volume going it would be fine. No. It's always something with these ppl. I printed and filled out 5 papers to be scanned, like W9 and all that. Then 3 days later, that wasn't good enough I need to print out more papers fill them out get them notarized. Wtf. The insurance loss were ridiculous the amount of ink and paper exceed what you make for the job...$2 nothing is more than $2..last place I worked a Loss draft/IL insurance loss was $10. So we know where that extra money going. So I quit. NOW they won't pay me. I call the main office...they don't pay me the vendor does..they pretty much told me to get lost. Wtf? In supposed to work for free?? This is so not over, I'll sue if I have to just to make a point that you can't go around calling yourself the leader in the industry then cheat ppl out of pay.
Gatorinc43 Send email
 
Jun 25, 2015

Nonpayment of work chargebacks discrimination of dissemination of work orders and pay to play in house policy

I am a contractor for safeguard and I am interested in filing class action lawsuit against safeguard. Let's pool our money together and file 50 million dollar lawsuit. We would win hands down trial by jury. Please call me lets do this. Let's make them pay 708-897-2033
mmmz06 Send email
 
May 1, 2015

Poor Job of Winterizing Property, Breakin

Safeguard Properties performed a winterization on a property that an offer to buy was accepted. I inspected the house in late January and placed an offer to buy the foreclosed property. The power and water were on and there were no plumbing issues. Six weeks later on a due diligence walk through, the city turned the water on and the house was leaking in the kitchen, laundry, and bath rooms and internal walls. The back door was poorly repaired due to a break in. Safeguard Properties said they are not responsible for the plumbing damage because "someone COULD have turned on the water". I had a licensed plumber asses the damage as well as a certified home inspector. Both concluded that the house was not properly winterized. That the lines were not drained and purged with compress air. Further more, the house did not have a main shutoff and as such, the water would have to turned on at the water main. Over $2,500 worth of damage was incurred.

I contacted Safeguard Properties again and asked them for a copy of their winterization procedure, who performed the winterization, and if they had inspected the damage. The refused all requests. Now I have no recourse but to hire a lawyer and sue them for services they did not properly perform.

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