Kennedy Transportation / Fraud
I approached Kennedy Trans. because of an ad in the paper claiming I could make $3000 a week. Upon further investigation it was revealed to me that I would need to lease a 5-ton staright truck from them and pay a $2500 fee to them as well as a hefty down payment for the lease vehicle. I was promised to make between [protected] dollars a week gross with a net income of [protected] dollars profit. I made 700 dollars my first 2 weeks. and another 900 dollars my second 2 weeks gross. The company they had placed me with had just started and I was their first truck. The company was struggling to get customers and I would spend most of my time sitting and waiting all day. This was far from the established companies with work waiting to be done they told me I would be working for. I tried another company they sent me to work at and it was the same thing. The thrid company they sent me to did not want to work with me when the gentlemen found out that I had leased my vehicle from Kennedy Transportation. Further more, I gave them money in trust agreeing to a 48 month lease contract with 16, 000 dollar buy back at the end and when the lease contract came it had 60 months instead of the agreed 48. They assured me they would alter the 60 months to 48 months afterward but just for the sake of not wasting time lets sight the papers and change it after. When contacted about it later on they had changed their story and said that it was in fact 60 months. We were unhappy with this to say the least and they offered no help with getting rid of the truck as they had said they would if we didn't want it anymore. They lied and mislead me. I was told I would be starting a run to Montreal, Ottawa, and Cornwall. This never happened. As well, the extremely ridiculously expensive insurance they arranged for me only gave me 40 km's coverage from my home address. Which would make me liable if something had happened. As well I inquired about cargo insuranse and they assured me I was covered, which I later found out I was not on top of not being covered to drive the distance required for the shipments I was told I would be doing. This company is a fraud and I don't know what to do. This was a terrible experience and consumers and honest hard working people should be protected from companies like this. Please tell me if there is anything I can do to bring this company to justice and have some restitution.