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Complaint Review: Impact Worldwide - Impact 210

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  • Submitted: Thu, June 08, 2006
  • Updated: Fri, June 09, 2006

  • Reported By:College Station Texas
Impact Worldwide - Impact 210
Internet U.S.A.

Impact Worldwide - Impact 210 Ripoff All castings are FREE off net Internet

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Be glad you didnt waste your time!

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Okay, to those of you who may not be "in the know" about this company, I am here to tell you a little more about it. I know this was a discussion in another forum of MM a couple of months ago; however, I recently received an email from one of the "scouts" (Krista Sickelsmith) of this company stating they found me on MM.

DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THIS COMPANY! If you do your research, you can find the VERY SAME castings (they charge $3.95 per casting) for FREE off the internet.

They violate copyright laws by "stealing" castings from copywritten sites.

How do I know? I signed up with this company in its initial stages (sign-up is free), but when I started looking at their castings (which are available also for free unless you would like the contact information), I suddenly realized EVERY SINGLE casting was from another area I had visited, such as MM. Also, they do not give you the requirements to the castings. Many of the castings they ask you to buy are not even in your state -- money down the drain!!

And to those who are "scouting" for this company, they owe A LOT of money to their "scouts." Do not waste your time.

Crystal
College Station, Texas
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Be glad you didnt waste your time!

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

I started with them before they changed to World Wide. They are a COMPLETE rip-off. He's got not contacts, he owes a great deal of money. Hell, he still owes me $1400 from October and threatened a lawsuit if I call him again! It's a bad sign when your paychecks bounce and then he pulls cash out of his pocket and pays you 1/4 of what your check was.

If you want to model, dont pay for photos, do photo shoots for free at first. In the process you get free photos for a portfolio. Eventually you will have enough and NEVER paid a dime. Or better yet get an agent! I know a lot of people who make a great deal of money doing it themselves. They check castings and shoots all day and send a few photos here and there!

He steals other sites postings and claims they are his. He use to have his casting guy troll other sites, aka Craig's list, one model place, etc. Yes once in a blue moon they get a call for models and actors. You will have more of a success if you have the talent to model or act doing it yourself.

Also, people who came close to their three months of work, were either let go or not paid at all. Three months was the key for medical, subway cards, etc. No one made it three months because they couldnt afford it. His success stories are the biggest crock! Ask a few other people who worked there! He's the greatest story teller since Baron Munchausen.

All those people who email you for jobs don't exist. The people who run his place are Mike Fromkin himself, his ex-wife who takes all the angry calls. He's too much of a coward to deal with the calls. She may not even work there at this point.

Oh and good luck getting your money back! He will avoid you like the plague and claim you signed this and that! BTW ask for what the LLC stands for on his paychecks that are hand written? Because, his companies are not registered as an LLC! He did however have a nice profile on himself and he previous scams on 20/20!

JM
NY, NY
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