Scam Businesses

Fortress Metal Buildings Ripoff Scam, AKA MBJD Steel

Please log in or register to like posts.
Share this complaint

I got involved with this company in sept of 2016 and my experience seems to be very similar to a lot of the other reviews I have read on them from different sources including yelp, google reviews, and the better business bureau.

My experience originally started off with a call from Chase (I think that was his name) where he informed me there were some clearance buildings at great prices I could get. I had some questions and he said he could connect me to one of their 'engineers'. He connected me to Joe Digraziano who is a manager of the company, not an engineer. Over the course of the day I received numerous high pressure phone calls telling me I need to act today or else I would not get the pricing. I then got another call from a competitor who told me that he bought his products from Fortress and he could not match their pricing. I later found out this was a Fortress Employee posing as a competitor as I saved the number in my phone.

My experience kept getting worse. I received plans out of the blue without authorizing them, and the plans did not match what I was sold. I started getting concerned and did more research on the company which confirmed my suspicion. This company's owner's have a long history of other business dealings as owners of other metal companies. When I asked for a refund I was told that was not an option.

Since then I have had numerous other interactions that have been rude, or threatening. I tried to rework the deal I signed to get material sent to me and I got a quote that was 2x market price. They then offered me a refund of a portion of my money and when I agreed to take it, they said they would not honor that either.

I have gotten into contact with other customers and prospects of theirs to confirm their experiences were similar to mine. IT's no surprise that this company has an F rating with the Better Business Bureau. The owners of this company have a litany of criminal charges as well as business complaints in their past and I wished I had known this before getting involved with them.

I recommend you do your due diligence before giving these people your money. Search on the business principles and their past activities.

Racist Women
Caters News


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Me and my family also be ripped off be them also. They got $8,600 of my money for a downpayment and now are not going to deliver or will not answer my emails or phone calls. Joe , Eric Wagner and mike are all a bunch of scammers. I just want my money back because they did not deliver.