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  • Submitted: Tue, August 07, 2012
  • Updated: Sat, August 18, 2012

  • Reported By: Mary — Oakland New Jersey United States of America
HITS NY, LLC
147 West 35th St. #707, NY NY 10001 Internet United States of America

HITS NY, LLC Mary Cicitta Mary Cicitta 14 Mohawk Avenue Oakland, New Jersey 07436 To Whom It May Concern, On April 30, I registered and paid for my daughter, Kelly Blake, to attend a five-week immersion dance program at HITS Internet

*Author of original report: HITSNY training program scam and dishonesty

*Consumer Comment: Witness to the Scam

*General Comment: HITSNY Complaint clarification

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To Whom It May Concern,

On April 30, I registered and paid for my daughter, Kelly, to attend a five-week immersion dance program at HITS NY, LLC (147 West 35th St. #707, New York, NY 10001-212.600.1873, cell: 347.703.1104; www.hitsny.com) from July 13 to August 27. We were told that there were 18 students in total already registered for the program and that they would only accept a few more.

On Tuesday, May 1 we visited Pearl Studios at 500 8th Avenue, NY, NY where they hold most of their classes and I gave them a $5,000.00 check for this service after we signed a contract, a copy is available along with other documentation. In the contract it indicates that for a full refund, HITSNY LLC has 14 grace days to return the amount of $5,000.00 (Five Thousand Dollars) to Kelly Blake. I should also mention that the $5,000.00 was withdrawn from my daughters 529 College Fund, Securities Exchange.

Prior to signing the contract and paying the money, the marketing manager Lois Chun provided us with three references, two of whom confirmed HITS NYs legitimacy: Sue Cheng (Taryn Chengs mother, 626-215-3186); and Eric Rosenbaum (Esperanzas father, 646-234-9172). The third reference was Steve Roth who owns Pearl Studios, the facility that they rent for the program (212-904-1850, ext. 3). Mr. Roth did not return my calls.  I should also mention that the day before Ms. Chun cancelled the program, Mr. Rosenbaum called to warn us that things were not above board and services as promised were not being rendered and his daughter dropped out. He said he couldnt elaborate because he had signed some sort of non-disclosure agreement with HITS NY. 

On Monday July 9, four days before the program was to begin, Ms. Chun called and told us the program was being changed to four weeks because some students did not pay.

On July 11, she called and cancelled the program, which was to begin on July 13. We were told that our money would be refunded via bank check on or before July 31.

From July 11 and on I have been in almost daily contact (or attempted contact) with Ms. Chun to ensure that we would be repaid the money.

In addition to other non-stop calls and emails, I emailed Ms. Chun on July 31 to inform her that I had not yet received the check and wanted to know when I would receive it.

My most recent contact with her was today, August 7 to ask her where the check was and she informed me that their bank, Chase Bank, is investigating HITS NY, LLC because they deposited two fake checks, which she claims she received from a parent in payment for the summer bootcamp. Therefore, the account was frozen.

Every time I speak with her I get a different story.

She also indicated that she was attempting to set up a new corporation under a new name with a new bank account so she could refund all the parents money for the cancelled summer bootcamp.

When you review all the materials and the contract, it becomes apparent that HITS NY, LLC is a fraud and this program was and is a scam. Additionally, if they reincorporate they will continue to scam other people.

This business needs to be investigated and exposed for what it is. 

Can we expect your help? 

I also have the names of at least eight other parents.

Sincerely yours,

Mary 


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/07/2012 04:13 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/HITS-NY-LLC/internet/HITS-NY-LLC-Mary-Cicitta-Mary-Cicitta-14-Mohawk-Avenue-Oakland-New-Jersey-07436-To-Whom-923899. 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 Author of original report

HITSNY training program scam and dishonesty

AUTHOR: Mary - (United States of America)

To Whom It May Concern,

On April 30, I registered and paid for my daughter, Kelly, to attend a five-week immersion dance program at HITS NY, LLC (147 West 35th St. #707, New York, NY 10001-212.600.1873, cell: 347.703.1104; www.hitsny.com) from July 13 to August 27. We were told that there were 18 students in total already registered for the program and that they would only accept a few more. On Tuesday, May 1 we visited Pearl Studios at 500 8th Avenue, NY, NY where they hold most of their classes and I gave them a $5,000.00 check for this service after we signed a contract, a copy is available along with other documentation. In the contract it indicates that for a full refund, HITSNY LLC has 14 grace days to return the amount of $5,000.00 (Five Thousand Dollars) to (my daughter). I should also mention that the $5,000.00 was withdrawn from my daughters 529 College Fund, Securities Exchange. Prior to signing the contract and paying the money, the marketing manager Lois Chun provided us with three references, two of whom confirmed HITS NYs legitimacy: (Names and numbers removed to protect privacy). The third reference was Steve Roth who owns Pearl Studios, the facility that they rent for the program (212-904-1850, ext. 3). Mr. Roth did not return my calls.  I should also mention that the day before Ms. Chun cancelled the program, one parent called to warn us that things were not above board and services as promised were not being rendered and his daughter dropped out. He said he couldnt elaborate because he had signed some sort of non-disclosure agreement with HITS NY. 

On Monday July 9, four days before the program was to begin, Ms. Chun called and told us the program was being changed to four weeks because some students did not pay. On July 11, she called and cancelled the program, which was to begin on July 13. We were told that our money would be refunded via bank check on or before July 31. From July 11 and on I have been in almost daily contact (or attempted contact) with Ms. Chun to ensure that we would be repaid the money. In addition to other non-stop calls and emails, I emailed Ms. Chun on July 31 to inform her that I had not yet received the check and wanted to know when I would receive it.

My most recent contact with her was today, August 7 to ask her where the check was and she informed me that their bank, Chase Bank, is investigating HITS NY, LLC because they deposited two fake checks, which she claims she received from a parent in payment for the summer bootcamp. Therefore, the account was frozen. Every time I speak with her I get a different story. She also indicated that she was attempting to set up a new corporation under a new name with a new bank account so she could refund all the parents money for the cancelled summer bootcamp. When you review all the materials and the contract, it becomes apparent that HITS NY, LLC is a fraud and this program was and is a scam. Additionally, if they reincorporate they will continue to scam other people. This business needs to be investigated and exposed for what it is.  Can we expect your help?  I also have the names of at least eight other parents.

Sincerely yours, M. Cicitta
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#2 Consumer Comment

Witness to the Scam

AUTHOR: Mia Carla Lerda - (United States of America)

My name is Mia Lerda and I would like to offer my support in your endeavor against Hitsny and specifically Lois Chun. I have been a witness and victim to the unprofessional behavior by that woman and her company staff . I've witnessed her take credit for other peoples work and art, tell kids to lie and steal concert tickets. I seen her promise concert tickets to children in return for grunt work. Ive also witnessed her tell kids to make fake facebook profiles to lure others into false situations and theivery,...shes done it all with saying she had permission by Korean Entertainment companies such as SBS, SM Entertainment, KBS and YG family and the korean produce association of new york. her unethical behavior has ruined friendships, caused internet bullying and drama and has lead unknowing families into trusting her. She has asked for money among websites and groups as well as facebook fan pages. She targets teenagers and preteens who do not know any better...ANd whenever she gets caught in this unprofessional behavior she deletes the evidence. Her recent kidnapping of a mbc documentary on a handicapped girl even is further proof on her stealing from people who cannot defend themselves. However please contact me if you need any help or letters of reference to any of these situations because this person needs to be stopped. I know 2 more teenagers whom she tried to borrow money from too. I hope you get your money back and I hope Lois Chun returns to the rock in Texas she came from! SHES A SNAKE and anyone who works with her should be forewarned on what type of thief and liar she is! Im sorry you believed in her.. im so sorry anyone did.
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#3 General Comment

HITSNY Complaint clarification

AUTHOR: Eric Rosenbaum - (United States of America)

With regard to Ms. Mary Cicitta's Ripoff Report posted August 7, 2012, my family has it's own issues with HITSNY, but she has misquoted me, Eric Rosenbaum, in this complaint. 

I would like to note that my family finds it objectionable that Ms. Cicitta chose to include my daughter's name and my personal telephone number in this complaint. 
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