• Report: #139189

Complaint Review: Global Casting Network Aka Showtime Casting Aka Primetime Casting Aka Star Search Casting

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  • Submitted: Sun, April 17, 2005
  • Updated: Mon, June 04, 2007

  • Reported By:oceanside California
Global Casting Network Aka Showtime Casting Aka Primetime Casting Aka Star Search Casting
215 1\2 N. Coast Hwy Oceanside, California U.S.A.

Global Casting Network Aka Showtime Casting Aka Primetime Casting Aka Star Search Casting ripoff Oceanside California

*UPDATE Employee: There are 2 different companies with the name Star Search Casting

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If you think that that you were foolish giving this fraudulent company your credit card number, you can take some relief in knowing that owner of this company Mr. Neil Pallante does not just stop with the consumer but he also robs his employees as well as many local check cashing outlets and banks by passing out bad payroll checks.

I was one of those very employees before being downsized because I would not bear with the "company" if you can call it that. The actual street address is 215 1/2 north coast highway Oceanside Ca 92054 unless they have moved which I doubt they are smart enough to do. The direct line is (760)721-6901 the owners ext is 301 if my memory serves me right but dont quote me on that

Nunya
oceanside, California
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

There are 2 different companies with the name Star Search Casting

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

The company this person is talking about started doing business in 2003 and was only in business for about 3 years. They kept changing their name and website so people would not catch on to their scam. They were located near San Diego California in Oceanside and also used an address in Carlsbad. This is their Better Business Bureau report: http://www.sandiego.bbb.org/commonreport.html?compid=20005827

Many scammers, like this company, confuse people by using names very similar to real reputable companies.
These are the names they used until they went out of business in late 2005:
Hospitality Trainers
Exposed Casting
Star Search Casting
Prime Time Casting http://www.PrimeTimeCasting.com
Show Time Casting http://www.ShowTimeCasting.com
Global Casting Network http://www.GlobalCastingNetwork.com
Global Entertainment Network http://www.gcastnet.com
Get Casted Now http://www.GetCastedNow.com
Search Light Talent - http://www.SearchLightTalent.com
Look At Me Inc.

There is a real company named Star Search Casting, Inc. (http://www.StarSearchCasting.com) that has been in business since 1998 and is a member of the Better Business Bureau. You can see their BBB report here: http://www.bbbonline.org/cks.asp?id=1050419191358

Many people still confuse the scam which operated out of Oceanside California with the real Star Search Casting located in Ventura California because they used the same name.

Fortunately, the scam company is no longer around but their bad reputation continues to hurt a legitimate company.
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