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Complaint Review: Impact Legal - Star Search Casting

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  • Submitted: Sat, September 11, 2004
  • Updated: Wed, June 06, 2007

  • Reported By:Detroit Michigan
Impact Legal - Star Search Casting
ImpactLegal@StarSearchCasting.comSurvey@StarSearchCasting.com , Utah U.S.A.

Impact Legal - Star Search Casting - ripoff Seaside, Utah Nebraska *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

*UPDATE Employee: There were 2 companies using the name Star Search Casting!

*UPDATE Employee: There were 2 companies using the name Star Search Casting!

*UPDATE Employee: There were 2 companies using the name Star Search Casting!

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I purchased star search castings membership in September of 2003. I found their ad in a news paper on my college campus.

I was not satisfied with the program and cancelled my membership in September and was also given the run around.

A check was mailed to me and I cashed it my dismay the check bounced. After I went to my bank I later found that 29.95 was also being withdrawn from my account by a company associated with Star Search casting called impact legal.

I told by the President Jonathan Parker that impact legal: We would like to do everything we can to help you get your money back. The place to start is with your own bank or Credit Card Company. Call them as soon
as possible and ask if you can charge back any charges you do not agree with or that were illegally charged to your credit card. Most banks have a 60 to 90 day period after a charge was made to your account in which they issue a chargeback to the company that originally charged you in this case, Prime Time Casting. Visa allows a customer to chargeback for a period of up to 6 months (although your bank may not go this long). When your bank issues a chargeback, this automatically credits your account so you get your money back. If your
credit card is being charged monthly by Impact Legal, you should be able to get back at least the last two months of charges credited back to your account, and
cancel any further charges from that company.

This is all a lie and these people can not be stoped. I contacted my bank who would not charge back the charges because they state that I waited past the 60 day period. I was unaware of this company until late in october and contacted my bank in November.

I was removed from my bank because the people contributed to my funds being depleted.

The atttorney general can't even help. They refused to take any complaints made about this company.

Jennifer
Detroit, Michigan
U.S.A.

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!

HERE IS WHAT RIP-OFF REPORT SUGGESTS YOU DO:

Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!

DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.

CHARGES TO YOUR CREDIT CARD

If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.

And good luck Let us know how you do!

ED Magedson Founder, Rip-off Report.com & Author of www.ripoffrevenge.com
EDitor@RipoffReport.com
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/11/2004 07:43 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Impact-Legal-Star-Search-Casting/Utah/Impact-Legal-Star-Search-Casting-ripoff-Seaside-Utah-Nebraska-EDitors-Suggestions-o-107971. 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 UPDATE Employee

There were 2 companies using 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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#2 UPDATE Employee

There were 2 companies using 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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#3 UPDATE Employee

There were 2 companies using 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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