• Report: #808409

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  • Submitted: Mon, December 12, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, January 31, 2013

  • Reported By: Pissed off — Philadelphai Pennsylvania United States of America
John casablancas
100 n buckstowne rd suite e 204 Langhorne, Pennsylvania United States of America

John casablancas Complete ripoff Langhorne, Pennsylvania

*General Comment: RIPOFF - John Casablancas / NEA - National Education Acceptance

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Client Services

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So.... Months ago I was at a local art show with my 11 year old daughter. There was a booth set up for John casablancas modeling school. We filled out a paper giving them my contact info. Weeks go by and I get a phone call from them asking if I could bring my daughter in the next day for a " new talent scouting day" . I had work that day but my husband agreed to take her. She comes home the next day super excited about how they said she has so much potential and if they had met her a year ago she would be booked up for months. It seems a little pricey at $1000 but they make the classes seem very instructional and informational. They say we can give them a down payment of $400 and finance the rest, which we do.

 First class: complete waste of time. Waited in line for ever to sign in, watched this guys reel of his past work. They recorded a short video of the kids saying stuff like " hi, I'm Jen , and I like to play soccer." end of class. Second class: another waste of time. Long line to check in. Complete disorganization. They had a " photo shoot" for the kids which we didn't even know about. Basically spent a bunch of time waiting for other kids to get their picture taken until it was your turn. Third class : biggest waste of time of all. Again, long lines to sign in and complete disorganization. We get into the classroom and, literally the first forty five minutes waiting for people to come into the classroom and sign up because the reception area in the front of the offices is so backed up people keep filing in late and the instructor has to keep repeating everything she has already told the people who were there on time. Which by the way was useless drivel about why you should or should not have a boarder on your headshots. Finally when it seems like everybody is there, she realizes there is not enough room or chairs in the present classroom, wasting another fifteen minutes of the class shuffling everyone to a different room. I am quickly realizing this place is a complete scam.

Now for the fun stuff. We withdraw form the class, which we were told we could do if we weren't satisfied. I send a certified letter to the company and I get a letter from the company that financed our tuition saying we owe them more than the original amount of the tuition. I have called this company( national educational acceptance) and they will not respond. Have filed complaints with the better business bureau as well. Still waiting for a response. Do yourself a favor and open your window, throw $1000 dollars out of it and you'll save yourself the headache of driving to Langhorne.

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#1 General Comment

RIPOFF - John Casablancas / NEA - National Education Acceptance

AUTHOR: Music Artist - (United States of America)

I too have been scammed by John Casablancas.  I put down $340 for my 14 year old daughter at that time (Sept 2011) to start her acting/modeling classes with John Casablancas in Brentwood, TN.  The total costs for the tuition was $2,195 and I put down $340.  I have paid $146.52 a month since then and am still paying which makes me have paid $2,284.79.  And they are still attempting to draft my account.  When I call to inquire why and to ask them to stop drafting my account, they do not answer the phone. 

Also, John Casablancas has not honored anything they promised.  At the time of signing up, we were told that all photo shoots were included in the tuition and they my daughter would receive commercial opportunities that would pay for her tuition costs.  Every photo shoot (3) I had to pay additional monies, and if there was an opportunity presented, I have to pay money just to get my daughter considered.  I do not understand why companies take advantage of people's excitement of fulfilling their dreams, at the expense of hurting and crushing children.  This needs to publicized to avoid more victims being robbed by John Casablancas.  They are not who they say they are, nor do they provide the acting or modeling opportunities the promise.  The manager who wheeled us in with her lies, quit while my daughter was in school.
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Client Services

AUTHOR: John Casablancas - (United States of America)

We are sorry to hear of your experience at our Center in Langhorne.  It is our desire that all of students have a positive experience.  You do not provide your name or any contact information for us to assist you in resolving your concerns.  If you would please contact us at clientservices@jcasablancas.com so that we may help you.  

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