• Report: #260973

Complaint Review: Commercial Kids.com, Show Biz, Ltd,

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  • Submitted: Sun, July 15, 2007
  • Updated: Tue, March 02, 2010

  • Reported By:sherman oaks California
Commercial Kids.com, Show Biz, Ltd,
8721 Santa Monica Blvd. #700 West Hollywood, California U.S.A.

Commercial Kids.com, Show Biz, Ltd., Steve, Talent Agent Mailing List RIP OFF SCAM!! TALENT AGENT MAILING LIST RIP OFF! CORRUPT COMPANY-FRAUD-DON'T ORDER THESE MAILING LABELS!! West Hollywood California

*Consumer Comment: No RipOff, just work. Like everything else worthwhile, you have to be willing to work!

*Consumer Comment: Oh, LOL...

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Endorsed by "Entertainment Tonight" - see our web site for ET clip -

*Consumer Suggestion: Commercial Kids/False use of Mariska Harigitay's name.

*Consumer Comment: Ripoff? I think not.

*Consumer Suggestion: Commercial Kids and Show Biz Limited are SCAMS! Don't pay them a dime!

*UPDATE Employee: Fired Employee "Rachel" in Sherman Oaks Faces Criminal Charges

*Consumer Comment: Commercial Kids.com & Showbiz Ltd.com ARE THE BEST! THEY ROCK!!

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Don't order the talent agent mailing labels from commercialkids.com, show biz, ltd.

It's a complete scam company run by a wanna be actor named Steve out of a seedy area in Hollywood from his studio apartment!

The so called "celebrity endorsements" are fake, i contacted rep's for these actors and they have not give this company permission to use their names!

This company is nothing but a fraud! The labels are of companies mostly out of business or they're not even real agents, they'll try to sell you pictures and classes.

oh, this guys Steve, the scum who runs it, also sell you their "consulting" services...what a rip...he doesn't even have a real office.

The address on santa monica boulevard is simply a mail box stop...what misleading pigs!

If you purchased their mailing labels, simply file a claim with your credit card company stating "no legit services were rendered". You WILL get a refund and this sham company will be charged back, as Steve should.

This wanna be actor is nothing but a scam artist sucking other actors and parents in for his useless mailing list company.

GET YOUR MONEY BACK! CONTACT YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, check out their ad's on the Internet, how misleading!

LET'S ALL SHUT THIS GUY DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel
sherman oaks, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/15/2007 10:05 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Commercial-Kidscom-Show-Biz-Ltd/West-Hollywood-California-90069/Commercial-Kidscom-Show-Biz-Ltd-Steve-Talent-Agent-Mailing-List-RIP-OFF-SCAM-TALEN-260973. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

No RipOff, just work. Like everything else worthwhile, you have to be willing to work!

AUTHOR: Yaya - (United States of America)

My title about says it all.

We first came to ShowBiz, Ltd/CommercialKids/Steve in early 2006.

That nothing much has happened, as a result, is of my own doing. Prolonged Cascading, near Catastrophic, Family events over the last 4 years prevented me from getting any further than watching half of the DVD which strongly informs the consumer of the approach needed to succeed. That in itself, was something anyone would expect. You do not get something for nothing.Your Child/Grandchild has to be schooled. There have to photos. Now, you can try to coach them yourself & hope that Anhauser Busch will risk the $Ms they're going to spend on a home grown newcomer, or you can take the information as valid & enroll your Child/Grandchild in a legitimate Acting/Modeling Course near your home.

What the free lists from SAG, et al, do not offer is the availability of simple guidance, if needed. Steve & his staff do.

We live in Chicago, where until recently, we were considered the Movie Wasteland of Life. We are hopping now & Steve's Service is sold here in Bloomingdales & other reputable, upscale venues.

That his business is mostly cyber...so what? My own Son runs a successful Property Tax Appeal Service in the very same Manner, here, & has had the same UPS Store Address for the last 12 years. SBL/CKs still carry a AA+ BBB rating after all of these years & after all of these personally horrific years, without a peep from me, one day after I left a voice message, seeking guidance re: Commercial Kids Contest, they called me back & helped me out. They called ...me, a dormant client...after 4 years!

My delay is much the result of the amount of commitment/WORK it is going to take to get somewhere. Thankfully, by Father God's Grace alone, we have survived as a Family, mostly intact, & I am now able to devote the COMMITMENT & WORK my Granchild's Career demands.

Keep in mind, too, (as I will, as well) Just maybe the love of your life/reason you're living/amazing/gorgeous/talented/child IS that, ONLY TO YOU & that, while they're a really good & bright child, they are just not amazing/gorgeous/talented enough to be hired at the time, or anytime in the future. Keep in mind that, just maybe, they will make a better Farrier than Jockey, a better Brain Surgeon than Model, a better Anthropoligy Researcher than an Actor. ShowBiz, Ltd/CommercialKids cannot & do not control that!

Later today, I am sending away for an updated list. 

Lastly, as for some of the Contacts sent to you no longer existing ...This is News??? In an era of a Stolen Presidency, a Fictitious War, and the Worst Economical turndown, started by the first Reagan/Bush regime & finished off by the second Bush Regime...in an era where almost half of this Country's hard working Families found themselves losing their very homes..how on earth could you or anyone expect an ENTERTAINMENT Agency to survive? Who could afford it? Practically no-one. Food & Gas replaced Entertainment very, very quickly.(Another solid reason to work in cyber space)

Thanks ShowBiz,Ltd/CommercialKids! See you out there

Yaya

 

 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Oh, LOL...

AUTHOR: ReactorCore - (Canada)

"Linda" smells like a sockpuppet for "Rachel". The OP and rebuttal are too much alike.

Someone do the laundry!
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Endorsed by "Entertainment Tonight" - see our web site for ET clip -

AUTHOR: Anita W - (U.S.A.)

1. Endorsed by "Entertainment Tonight" - see our web site for the show segment

2. Rated "A" By the Better Business Bureau

3. Our preprinted labels are sold in 50+ Stores in LA & NY includ FedEx Kinkos, Borders Books and Argentum Photo

4. Endorsed by Mary Hart, Disney, DeGeneres, Cohen, Corbett, Chamberlin and 25 other celebrities

5. Been in business since 1991

6. Safe, secure site

7. Thank you all for your continued trust in us.

8. Call us toll free anytime 877-570-9662
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

Commercial Kids/False use of Mariska Harigitay's name.

AUTHOR: Agent - (U.S.A.)

Please note that Commercial Kids is using Mariska Hargitay's name illegally, she has never had any association with this organization. This is a disgusting misuse of an individual's name and is reprehensible.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Ripoff? I think not.

AUTHOR: Brandon - (U.S.A.)

Ripoff?? I used Showbiz LTD's labels about a year ago to do a submissions mailing, and a month later I had a new commercial agent. I have since done two national commercials for Chevy Silverado and Anheuser Busch. I thought you usually lost money from a ripoff, but I have gained money. Alot more than the labels themself cost me!
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

Commercial Kids and Show Biz Limited are SCAMS! Don't pay them a dime!

AUTHOR: Linda - (U.S.A.)

This sleazy company is located in Hollywood run by a wanna be UNWORKING GAY ACTOR name Steve, it's his company, he is the only owner, there are no "investors".

You can go on the internet for FREE and get a list of talent agencies. Go to the California Labor Board which regulates talent agencies in California. They will provide a list of licensed agents for FREE FREE FREE. Also, you can go to the Association of Talent Agents in Los Angeles or the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and get the same list! They all have websites which contain the agency names! Just because an agency is licensed, doesn't mean they're legit. There are many agency "scams" out there and many of them are on his stupid "lists".

Also, Steve will also try to sell you there "consulting" services for several hunderd dollars. Yep, another scam. Regarding the so called celebrity endorsements, call those people's agents, Steve does NOT have WRITTEN PERMISSION to use their names! I verified this!! They think he's a con artist!!

Don't watse your money on this shady operator "Steve" which does not even have a legit office. He operates out of a mail drop on Santa Monica Boulevard. If he was doing that well, don't you think he would have an office? Come on...please people...don't be stupid and please DON'T WASTE your time and money.
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#7 UPDATE Employee

Fired Employee "Rachel" in Sherman Oaks Faces Criminal Charges

AUTHOR: Don - (U.S.A.)

The company is owned by Ms. A Wade. If you check with the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Government you will see this. They have an AA+ rating with the BBB.

All celebrity testimonials are real. If they weren't this company would not have survived for 13 years and their products would not be sold in 50 stores throughout Los Angeles & New York including Borders Books and a little company called Fed Ex/Kinkos

All contacts on the lists are legitimate state licensed agents and studios. All updated daily.

"Rachel" in Sherman Oaks was a former employee. Fired for stealing and is now facing criminal charges in Los Angeles County Superior Court
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#8 Consumer Comment

Commercial Kids.com & Showbiz Ltd.com ARE THE BEST! THEY ROCK!!

AUTHOR: Don - (U.S.A.)

If they are a Rip-Off why are they sold in 50 stores in NY and LA? Including Borders Books, Kinkos and Samuel French? They have endorsements from (3) of my best friends (Mary Kate Olsen, Betty DeGeneres and Michael Corbett) all legitimate, all true. PLUS - They have been in business 13 years and have an AA+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

To respond to the nasty Rachel in Sherman Oaks (she is a former employee that was terminated for stealing, I found that out from police reports and by calling the company) - Commercial Kids.com & Showbiz Ltd.com DO NOT ASK YOU TO BUY PICTURES Nor do rip anyone off!

They have the most up to date mailing lists and mailing labels in the business. I have gotten dozens of auditions using their lists and labels.

And Now the best News... thanks to those auditions I have now been a series regular on Universal Television's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for eight seasons.

Keep up the great work Commercial Kids.com & Showbiz Ltd.

Mariska Hargitay
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