ED Magedson – Founder
Josh Sands & Hollywood Film and Acting Academy1786 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, California United States of America
Josh Sands has knowingly mislead me with his scam school. He says he would make movies and promised imdb credits but it didn't happen.Reasons are not important,what matters is that he did promise me those movies and credits before I signed up.He also promised he would take care of my studentvisa tru the Huntington Career College, but when it came down to actually helping he backed off and later I found that Huntington Career College is a fake college just existing to help,mainly, Koreansto obtain an expensive studentvisa.It has 2000 students who supposewdly study fulltime but at any time any day hardly anyone is present.Josh Sands caused severe problems for me as a foreigner by geting me in touch with this fake school and by not helping as promised.I did pay hm extra money to help too,but he later wojuld twist his stories.TYhe contract he had me signed is fake because it does NOT state his obligations and promises towards students,so it is very difficult to prove what he actually promises,although there are proffs of previous website screenshots where it becomes clear that he was using misleading advertisements.
While I stayed in the actor's house connected with his school Josh Sands has stolen belongings from me, especially grave was the cleaning out of my room without my notice and in my absence because I was abroad taking care of the visaproblems Josh caused. During mu time away from the US I did continue payments to his "School" so he had no legal reason to have my room cleared out by students on his explicit orders.He has then gone through my stuff I have learned later and has taken my US social security card as well as many items he has then thrown away or distroyed later, such as dishes clothes and other personal belongings.
Josh Sands has continuously disrespected me as a student and not paid me back what he ows though I have paid my tuition for the whole program i signed up for.
He has not paid back the security deposit of 500$ and the tuition deposit of 500$.Since he had me kicked out of my room while I was abroad yet still collected on me for 6 weeks i do want that money back as well as compendation for what was stolen.
Also Josh has treatened to have me deported and said numerous times he could call USCIS or fed's to report me.He lured me into fighting with him,but I didn't take his bait,though he then would blame me for having no respect and being in need of anger management.THis intimidation which almost led to a real fight was a set up by Josh in order to create a pretense to have me evicted out of school .He denied me classes for 2 weeks yet collected full tuition.
When i returned from abroad with the visa,which i arranged myself,I found Josh had the remainder of my things put in my suitcases which i had left and had me put in a room where I later was confronted with a mental insane roommate who was agressive and later put in an insanityward.Josh had this Jose then sign a nondisclosure paper so it would not be known that Josh was aware of the mental prblems before. I have then chosen to leave the house and live in a hotel,the costs of which i also claim
In total I have been robbed of time and money in the worth of 9 x 1500 tuition = 13.500$ but did not get my money's worth, to put it mildly.Also through Josh's criminal intentions and lies and mistakes I had to spent 3 monts in a hotel which cost me 800$ per month.The costs of which could have been avoided when Josh had not kicked me out of my room without any reason and illegal,without notifying me before and without my consent.
In fact i should not have signed with his scam operation and therefore claim my tuition and all made expenses back.
My advice to everybody is: stay away from that place!Do not sign because you willonly loose money which can be better spent on quality teaching and schools and housing which is safe.
Josh Sands should be going to jail for his crimes as he has illegally had me as an international student which he was not allowed to have,but he is in the educationbusiness for profit with his fake academy.Please stay away!
I seek money back and excuses but I won't bet on it.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/19/2011 10:21 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Josh-Sands-Hollywood-Film-and-Acting-Academy/Los-Angeles-California-90028/Josh-Sands-Hollywood-Film-and-Acting-Academy-Joshua-Scott-Sands-misleqding-advertising-684569. 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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