Monday, October 12, 2009

Slomin's Shield Are Shysters

As of recent I have developed a total disdain for Slomin's Shield security. In my opinion they are nothing more then unsympathetic shysters. Apparently I am not the only on who feels this way. Here's the back story.

A few years ago my mother decided to install an alarm system in her home provided by Slomin's. Everything was going well until she took ill and became disabled. She was forced to move into an Assistant Living facility. Her health has since declined to the point I am now looking into a nursing home for her. Since she moved out of her home She stopped paying for an alarm system she was not going to use. She informed Slomin's that she no longer needed their services.

Apparently Slomin's contract they had her sign was for 5 years and she completed 2 years on that contract. They were trying to force her to pay for 3 years of service that she could not use. They began legal proceedings against this woman. Nice.

When I saw the legal papers I called Slomin's then the attorney's representing Slomin's myself to inform them that my mother was disabled, living in a home and bed ridden. They did not want to hear of this and forced the issue.

They set a court date for last week and I attended on my mothers behalf. I explained to the judge my mothers situation but to no avail. Slomin's received what the judge called an "empty judgement" against my mother since they could not attach her disability payments although if they could those bastards would have.

I am really pissed off that these bastards go around suing people that should never be sued. My mother did not choose to get sick and disabled. She did not choose to have to move into a nursing home.

Slomin's Shield security are a bunch of crooks going around ruining peoples credit. Just read what the others had to say.

Please do not ever choose to purchase a Slomin's security system you will be very sorry.


18 People saying stuff:

Ms Wensday Mourning said...

I also had Slomins security...and I agree 100% with you. They tried to hold us to that 5 year contract when we were moving out of state by slapping us with a bill close to 900.00 all because the buyers of our house did not want to use their services....In the case of your mother the fact that they took this to court, they are heartless bast@rds!!!

Karen said...

I have Slomins. You can negotiate a contract for one or two years instead of five. Yes, you pay more, but then you don't breach if your circumstances change.

Sorry that they were unsympathetic to your mom's situation. But they are a "big business" and they only see money and not people.

Jeni said...

Boy, this company sounds like the world's worst in all respects!
Doesn't Maryland have a Bureau of Consumer Affairs or something akin to that? Or the Attorney General -someone, anyone -who would oversee fraudulent practices being put upon people? If you can find an office that would handle issues like this, I'd be taking my complaint there-and gathering up as many others as I could who have had similar problems too with this company. Something definitely is rotten in Denmark -as that old saying goes -and something certainly needs to/should be done to stop this kind of stuff!

Noelle said...

Bastards! And the judge too. You should organize a boycott. The only way corporations will change is if you hit them where it hurts - their profit.

Hit 40 said...

You will be running into a lot of bills that you do not want to pay out of your mom's savings. What you really need to do is discuss her finances with a professional. Do NOT PAY the security company. Screw them. Her credit does not matter. Pay what bills are needed.

You can do some interesting things with her $$ to make sure that she is taken care of. Please consult some one who knows your states rules.

Catherinette Singleton said...

Oh for the love, I thought one knew well enough to stay away from them just based on the HORRIBLE commercials they have. If the quality of the commercial is any indication of the quality they offer, then one is in for REAL trouble.

On a related note, I'd like to thank you because I now have their stupid jingle stuck in my head...

lisaq said...

Wow! This leaves me almost speechless! Talk about heartless. Ugh

moooooog35 said...

We should break into their offices and steal shit.

Wait..that might be tough.

inc23 said...

this is crazy! they are heartless and evil and they will fall!

Ann said...

If you haven't done it already, write up your story on the website www.ripoffreport.com
They have ways of getting their website to come up on the first page of google searches, so every time someone googles that company, the ripoff report will come up. It won't change your situation, but it might help someone else avoid a similar one.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Thanks Ann! I will do just that!!!

shorty said...

Hi, no time to send an email, but while I'm thinking of it....are we on for next weekend? I know you said your mom wasn't doing well, so I'm cool either way...just want to make plans if I'm coming for sure :)

Charmaine said...

Okay. You need to contact my sister right now. She's an attorney.

If you go to my blog and view my favorites, or followers, I can't tell which, she will help you.

I call her, "Free Legal Advice".

I think it's too late since a judgement was delivered. But your story SO pisses me off, maybe she can do something. She's freaky good and brilliant. She's never lost a case in her life.

Charmaine said...

Or give me Slomin's number. I'll take care of those bastards myself.

charming_mary@hotmail.com

I'm not kidding. Just let me have at them.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I hadn't heard of them over here, but I'm emailing your post to everyone I know!! Dirty jerks.

Just telling it like it is said...

I have never heard of that security..We just lock the doors and hope no one breaks in is that so wrong???

Liam said...

Well you can send them a letter and tell them they have lost me as a potential customer. How's that?

B said...

How awful. I'm glad you shared your story though so more people will learn about their shitty practices!