Protection Services Unlimited

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE -- This Company has quite a reputation for not delivering anything but empty promises. They run ad's on Craigslist and many other sites advertising for Bodyguards at $30.00 per Hour. Upon contacting them they attempt to get you to enlist and pay a fee. they cannot and Will NOT provide a list of clients that employ their people OR a list of Employee (current or former) who have obtained work from their agency. They will readily dispute any complaints made against them, claiming that the offender was a former employee of theirs or that the company involved has a similar name to theirs and is not affiliated with "Protection Services Unlimited" Be advised that this company has a "F" rating with the Nashville Better Business Bureau and is even openly discussed on public Forums such as Yahoo Answers. They are currently running an Ad in my area and Iam taking steps to have it removed. Google their name and phone number, that's all of the information you need.
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Skye on 12/30/2010:
You know, just about all the jobs advertised on Craigslist are a scam. There was a report done regarding the employment listings on Craigslist, and it was found just about everyone is a scam. That's why Craigslist has all those warnings whenever you click on a job ad. They are just trying to harvest emails, gather personal information and ask you to run your OWN credit checks and credit reports, then email them to an ad, that you cannot even tell if it's real or not.

Thanks for warning others.
sutter77 on 12/30/2010:
Skye: Some of what you say is true, but not all. Over the Years I have had many success stories regarding Craigslist. MANY reputable Employers advertise there. The trick is to only respond to LOCAL Ad's. I have also sold over Two Thousand Dollars of garage sale type merchandise there over the years and never had a bad experience with anyone, again I only dealt with VERIFIED locals. Thanks much for your input, that's what helps make this board great.
Skye on 12/30/2010:
Wow, well congratulations on the money you made from your garage sale! It's stories like that, we all like to hear.

You gave good advice. It's always best to be careful with any ad's you are answering whether they are from Craigslist, or your local newspaper.
jktshff1 on 12/31/2010:
I see your point, but I don't know of any security company that would furnish someone a list of clients or employees. References maybe, but that would take the secure out of security.
madconsumer on 12/31/2010:
to the poster, would you want your name and info passed along to someone else who wants their services??
Starlord on 12/31/2010:
No security company I ever worked with would give anyone a list of clients. About the best you can seriously expect is references from clients who have granted permission. A security company can actually be sued for giving out info on clients to anyone without a court order.
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I called Protective Services Unlimited to apply for training to become a bodyguard. I was told to send $180 as an "application fee". I sent the money and soon received an application.I filled it and returned it with an additional $35 for "processing". I waited two weeks before I called.I was told that they've been trying to get in touch with me but I got no phone call or e-mail. I was told to be patient; I was. About two weeks go by and I receive an apparently automated e-mail that stated that I was rude to them and therefore I had been denied training and a refund because of my rudeness.

I had been nothing but patient with them and this was obviously a cop-out letter that they send to all of their victims.

Company Response 02/23/2009:
Sir, our company does NOT sell any type of products to train Bodyguards, this post was ment for Protection Services Unlimited. Our company does not engage in any of the "services" you discribed.
Please be more causious when posting defaming, harmfull and misleading information. Correctly Post the company NAME! Thank You
Brian B. /Director of Operations
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Suusan B. on 10/02/2007:
Are we talking about in TN? If so, then this is one of the most unprofessional websites I've ever seen (poor grammar, spelling, punctuation and heck - - most of the sentences aren't even complete and don't make sense). The website screams "scam" - - thank heavens you didn't pay them any more than you did.
Anonymous on 10/02/2007:
Sounds like they are a scam.
Good luck.
lilliana0997 on 10/05/2007:
agent man on 04/21/2008:
This is to all customers!! There has been a mistake on a comment that was posted on or around October of 2008 for Bodyguard Unlimited or protection services Unlimted in Nashville, TN We here at International Executive Services, LLC would like to clear up any comments that focus on this company about stealing or owing us any money. Bodyguards or Protection service unlimited have never owed us or stole money from us. We just would like to clear this up. This is a small world for bodyguards and we all need to work togather to keep it growing. Thank you and God bless

Lee Coleman CEO of International Executive Services, LLC
Tallow on 04/24/2008:
Bull..the same thing happened to my husband who is a police officer. He sent you money for this and that and when it came down to it you BLEW HIM OFF be advised this company is a SCAM. you know those ad's you see in your local paper all the time that never go away that say "travel the U.S make 200,000 a year blah blah blah...that's them.
SKAP on 07/27/2008:
I recently signed up with this company. Before I did I called the BBB, by the way the rep at Bodyguards U. gave me the number to the BBB, they had a total of nine complaints. When I asked the rep about these she made a convincing argument of their innocence so I signed up. I just recently completed the application and made my final payments. It is too early to say anything yet, but so far there service has been good. I am awaiting my training, etc. However I did not google the company beforehand, upon doing so now, I have found 3 sites with 1 complaint each about the company stating the service was horrible and its a scam. This has really freaked me out and has me worried, but like I said its to early for me to tell yet. If I receive everything I was promised I am going to do my best to discredit these claims, however If this company screws me I will take legall action and get the word out that they are a scam. To soon to tell yet but check back if you are interested.
Pirate McGee on 04/02/2010:
I used to work for this place. I went by John Stone. Not my real name they told me to use a different one for "security reasons". I quit when I found out what they do. I want to fix my karma. Email me and I will help you go through the steps to get your money back.
Bryan101 on 11/18/2010:
International Services or any program operated by Lee Coleman is a SCAM. I'm a police Officer in Indianapolis Indiana. In 2008 I applied for a Security Services job on the Afghanistan Border. After I submitted my application, I was later told that I had to pay a registration fee...over $300. Then, they need another $100. At that point, I smelled a skunk. They spoke to me on a couple of occasions..then they disappeard. I now see that Lee Coleman is up to no good again with a different corporate name. I see that he likes to occasionally respond to peoples replies..then ends it with "God Bless". Mr. Coleman..God has a place for you. This man needs to be stopped. He wants to play with former military and law enforcement...Lets play.
Lillian on 01/24/2013:
When making acusations, you need to make sure you know which company you are making them about. Ricky Lee Coleman is not affiliated with Protection Services Unlimited. as far as Mr.Stone is concerned... He is a disgruntal employee that we refuse to rehire because of lack of ability to do his job... to the comment above about the 200,000 a year job post, that was International executives not Protection Services Unlimited. if you want review then I would suggest you contact the bodyguards on their site, for a proper referral or review.
Rales on 06/15/2013:
These ppl tried to scam my friend yesterday. They told him he would make $500 a day if he sent them money. Luckily I read the reviews of this company, scammers
robert on 01/10/2014:
PSU Bodyguards is a scam that offers bodyguard jobs and training as long as you pay for their $299.00 DVD home study course regardless of the training you already have. Then they offer you a worthless certificate for completing their required home study course even if you were a Navy SEAL. Then they claim to offer you job leads which is also bogus. No real employer is going to hire you if your only training is from watching a DVD on "how to" be a bodyguard which requires real world training, firearms, self defense, advance work, venue logistics, first aid, communications, security driving, walking formations and a long list of other needed skills and hands on training which cannot be learned from watching a DVD on your couch at home. That is the scam, getting you to pay for their DVD with the promise of landing a great paying job for an executive, music or movie celebrity. Do you think the President of the United States has Secret Service Agents that watched a DVD as their training protecting him? Real bodyguards have heard of this scam factory and advise everyone to avoid this scam artist.
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