- Report: #328792
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Hollywood Group, Carlos Becerra, Kids Talent Network, The Hollywood Group, Alex Simon
Hollywood Group, Carlos Becerra, Kids Talent Network, The Hollywood Group, Alex Simon2050 Bundy Drive, #202 Los Angeles, Las Vegas, California U.S.A.
Hollywood Group, Carlos Becerra, Kids Talent Network, Alex Simon $1800 Kids Modeling-Acting Scam-Rip-Off-Fraud-in Los Angeles-Las Vegas-Same Owners Los Angeles, Las Vegas California
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Hollywood Group has no affilattion in Vegas False Report!
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: update, The Hollywood Group Changed name to Talentorium
*Author of original report: The Hollywood Group-Kidz in Media-Carlos Becerra-Amir Khalatbari-Debonair Marketing-Commercial Scouts-O'Brien Rottman-Kids Talent Network-ALL SCAMS!
*UPDATE Employee: This "report" contains absolute mistruths about the Hollywood Group
*Author of original report: This company is useless-extra work-just go directly to the companies and not through this scam!
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THROW IT OUT! IT'S A SCAM!
Don't waste your time going to Kids Talent Network in Vegas or The Hollywood Group in Las Angeles. They both owned by Alex Simon and Carlos Becerra.
The both prey on nieve parents trying to make their kids stars!
They have "scouts" or 'used car sales people' desperate to make a buck giving out cards in malls. These scammers are mostly out of work actors looking to make a quick buck. They tell you your cute kid could be "perfect" for a TV show and they give you a card for an audition that will cost you nothing! That's right, to go costs you nothing. Once you go, they're are a bunch of other corrupt companies like John Robert Powers there trying to slam parents for money for classes and pictures.
The Hollywood Group sells you a USELESS "discount guide" for $2,000 and Kids Talent Network (based in Nevada) sells you their "web site" package for $650.00 (approx.). They tell you your kids will make it in Hollywood. They have an impressive website but don't be fooled. All of the people at these companies are highly trained high pressure sales people all on commision on how many people they "slam" as the owners Carlos Becerra and Alex Simon state it.
A search on the Internet exposes some of their scams but they're good at covering them up on the Internet. They go by several bogus names.
It sickens me that there's people out there that will do this to parents with young children.
All these companies do as far as work goes is submit on extra work or background work that pay $50 in many cases. You don't need to spend thousands of dollars for that! Just go to any extras casting agency.
Head shots and classes are never needed for extra work.
report these people to: www.easybackgroundcheck.com and pissedconsumer.com
Also, file a complaint with the management office at the mall they scammed you at! Then, the mall security will throw them out. The malls very much frown upon this. They have already received complaints from other ripped off parents!
REPORT THEM...DON'T LET OTHER PARENTS GET SCAMMED!
Beverly Hills, California
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/25/2008 04:14 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Hollywood-Group-Carlos-Becerra-Kids-Talent-Network-The-Hollywood-Group-Alex-Simon/Los-Angeles-Las-Vegas-California-90025/Hollywood-Group-Carlos-Becerra-Kids-Talent-Network-Alex-Simon-1800-Kids-Modeling-Actin-328792. 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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