Action 9: Man said company was not upfront about cost of training
By Don Griffin
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
A man tried to get some new training to help his chances of landing a solid job, but he said the company was not upfront about how much money it would cost.
Kendrick Frazier was fed up with his dead-end jobs, so he decided to enroll in a truck driving school where the tuition was more than $6,000, but he said the recruiter from Alliance Tractor Trailer Training Center told him all he needed to pay was a $495 deposit and take an entrance test.
"He told me don't worry about financing; we will get you taken care of. Don't worry about financing because I kept asking him that over and over again before I gave him the $495," said Frazier.
Fraizer said after he passed the exam, he was shocked to learn from the recruiter that he needed $2,500 more to start classes.
It was money that he didn't have.
Now Frazier can't get his deposit back or his calls returned.
"He won't return my phone calls, leave messages," said Frazier.
Alliance Director Tommy Rector said that no one in his organizations guarantees financing.
Rector said they do arrange funding sources, including federal loans and grants, but after our contact, Rector said he would refund Frazier's $495.
His warning: Before enrolling in a trade school, get all the promises in writing.
"Make sure you find out more about what you are getting into," said Fraizer.