- Report: #394792
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Entertainment Career Connection - Entertainment Connection - Jimi Petulla - Brian Kraft
Entertainment Career Connection - Entertainment Connection - Jimi Petulla - Brian Kraft6253 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, California U.S.A.
Entertainment Career Connection - Entertainment Connection - Jimi Petulla - Brian Kraft SCAMMERS IN HOLLYWOOD! DON'T PAY THEM! HAVE AN F RATING WITH CA BBB! Los Angeles California
*Consumer Comment: Not gossip
*UPDATE Employee: Internet Gossip
*Consumer Comment: Entertainment Connection waste of money, misleading advertising
*Consumer Comment: Thank you Jimi Petulla
*Consumer Comment: Food for thought
*Consumer Comment: still getting worse...
*Consumer Suggestion: School Seeker
*Consumer Comment: Entertainment Career Connection Radio Connection Ripoff Report is True
*Consumer Comment: It gets worse...
*General Comment: Entertainment Connection Rocks!
*Consumer Comment: Here we go...
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: That's the best you can do, eh ECC?
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Beau Just Doesn't Know
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: truth
*Consumer Suggestion: A little more...
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: it's all true
*Consumer Comment: The Ripoff Is By The BBB
*Consumer Suggestion: yes they are a scam, my friend works at the BBB in colton, she confirmed this company is a rip!
They tried to scam my husband into paying a lot of money!
they use big name actors to make it seem like they endorse the company!
Don't believe it!
I recently (last week) telephoned the BBB in Colton. They said this company is now trying to sue them but they stand behind portraying them as a scam. I spoke with a man named Gary Almond, a supervisor of investigations there. He laughed and said 'many scams like this (referring to Entertainment Career Connection) try to sue us for exposing them, they never win...a scam is a scam'. He also stated that the company uses misleading advertising on it's website and literature. He said they have hundreds of complaints pending and this company has lost many lawsuits. He said they're excited to go to court.
I'm so glad we did our research before paying them.
I hope if you're thinking of going with this company, you change your mind.
p.s.- thanks Gary Almond for speaking with me the other day!
Their BBB report-
BBB Reliability Report for
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23852 Pacific Coast Highway Suite 802
Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: (310) 456-9627
Fax: (310) 826-8064
Contact: Jimi Petulla - Owner
Business Start Date: 1/1/1980
Company ID: 13134620
Nature of Business:
This company's business is providing on the job training for apprentices or interns at a radio station, television studio, recording studio, or video and film production studio. The company collects tuition fees for their services and promotes job placement assistance.
Bureau Summary and Analysis of customer complaints and company responses:
Complaints allege failure to provide services as represented and not contacting clients to provide assistance. Clients complain that the company fails to issue certificates, provide job placement assistance, or final grades. They also complain that calls are not returned, and unexplained delays occ... >More
This company is not an accredited business. This fact does not disparage the company in any way.
BBB Comments and Analysis
Bureau's Comments and Analysis of Company's Business:
We have no further comment about this company's business practices or analysis of its offer that may assist you in your consideration of this company.
Customer Reviews and Rating
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We know of no government action taken against this company.
California Law requires these companies to maintain a $10,000 bond for each business location. The bond must be issued by a surety company admitted to do business in California. A copy of the bond must be filed with the California Secretary of State. To verify bonding, contact the California Secretary of State's Office, at (916) 653-3984. Or, you may write to, Special Filings Unit, P.O. Box 942877, Sacramento, CA 94277-0001.
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Complaint Closing Statistics
The following grid displays the number and responses to complaints over the last 36 months:
No. of Cmpl Type of Response
3 Making a full refund, as the consumer requested
1 Making a partial refund
26 Agreeing to perform according to their contract
0 Refusing to make an adjustment
5 Refuse to adjust, relying on terms of agreement
We know of no other matter or practice relating to this company that may assist you in your consideration of this company.
We believe that the use of clips of George Lucas and Jeff Goldblum, along with the editorial surrounding the link, suggest that these celebrities endorse or sponsor this company's program. We have asked that the company modify this advertising on September 8, 2006, but they have not modified it to be clear that these are not en... >More
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