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Old 05-23-2019, 09:53 AM
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I found this add on craigs, looking for work while I'm still laid off

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/lbg/d...891902753.html

Has anyone heard of them? I don't know if it's a local thing here, or nationwide, or just a scam. It sounds like they 'make' you into your own contractor, doing light duty roadside asst: tires, gas, lockouts.

Of course they charge for their service, which is to give you a list of other contractor, who I assume you work under as a private contractor. And charge you for a jump box, and/or lockout tools and dvd. You have to use your own vehicle, get paid every 2 days, and around 25-35 per call, plus mileage.

If it's legitimate, it sounds like a half decent way to get money.....IF it's real. Of course, if it is real, it all depends on how many people use whatever app or service get them in touch with you.

Any word or insight on them? I did a quick search and didn't really find anything on them.
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:57 AM
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https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Roadside-Assistance/reviews
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:08 PM
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I found the same page, it's not the specific company I'm looking for.
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From the sounds of it you will be driving all over chainging flats in the rain for minimum wage...just like uber/lyft.
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Did you ever get more info? My husband and i are looking for info as well and theres not much to go on.
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My husband and i are looking at it as well. Did you ever find anything out?
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:41 AM
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On their Facebook page, they've made one post since April... and there's this person who claims to have done research and says it's a scam. I've tried sending messages (yesterday, so I'm waiting for a response)... but the business model sounds simple enough, they give you the supplies, a list of auto clubs and insurance companies and tell you how to run your business... and cost of entry is low... so it doesn't seem very scammy to me. I'm willing to take the risk and post updates. So, here in a few days, pending a response, I'll let you know.
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I have tried calling them as well as emailing them multiple times. To no avail I have not gotten any responses back from anyone via email or return phone call. Their communication abilities / skills are non existent from what my experience has been concerning run-roadside.

My suggestion:

If whomever is the contact point of this questionable opportunity posting being seen by multitudes of people in varied states / areas with no way to make any contact with them for further information then keep your money and do not send it to them on a hope and prayer that their legitimate without verifying them first.
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I purchased with them and got my lockout tools in 4 days. Deff NOT a scam because I got trained on the lockouts quick and already completed a few jobs. I had trouble getting ahold of them too but then finally got ahold of a rep. What he stated is that the program took off faster then they anticipated and they were completed understaffed. I did find out that they have a youtube channel and are constantly updating with informational videos that are pretty hilarious in my opinion. I will try to post a link to one of their videos. also i am just starting out so i will update after i have been doing this for a month or so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOEZ3QpyIkM
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I purchased with them and got my lockout tools in 4 days. Deff NOT a scam because I got trained on the lockouts quick and already completed a few jobs. I had trouble getting ahold of them too but then finally got ahold of a rep. What he stated is that the program took off faster then they anticipated and they were completed understaffed. I did find out that they have a youtube channel and are constantly updating with informational videos that are pretty hilarious in my opinion. I will try to post a link to one of their videos. also i am just starting out so i will update after i have been doing this for a month or so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOEZ3QpyIkM
Someone new comes on, makes one single post trying to convince us it's not a scam... seems totally legit.

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I'm not trying to convince anyone, i dont give a crap what you do. I was just sharing my experience with that company saying i already got paid through them and thats why i said i would update after a month to let you guys know if i have any issues with them. I thought that what this thread was for.
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It may not be a scam in the traditional sense but I do feel itís sort of a scam.

I know my roadside assistance plan will pay up to $100 per incident. (Fuel, lockout, etc...)
Iím going to go out on a limb and guess that almost any incident is billed at that $100 rate.
This means you are making 1/4-1/3 of the fee charged while doing all the work, using your own vehicle and taking the risk of getting killed by a drunk/stoned/texting driver?

What about damage you may cause? Does this company insure you?
What if you change a tire and it falls off and the person gets injured or killed?
Heck, opening a door and you scratch someoneís Porsche or GMC Yukon?
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