- Report: #952125
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Motionstudios.TV
Motionstudios.TVMotionStudios 5940 Marine Dr. BC West Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Motionstudios.TV David Samson Rhys - Beauregar Master scammer - defrauds models encouraging them to pay $1000 upfront; no pay for employees Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
*Consumer Comment: David, You Need Help
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Cucoloris has zero concept of judicial system
*Consumer Comment: You two sods aren't getting to small claims court, your going to Criminal Court Says Motion Studios and both the US and Canadian government!
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: let us have it out in court then
*Consumer Comment: Nikole Klinkhamer, Vancouver, BC, indictable offense is spelled "you're f**ked!"
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: definitions of court terms, for you to use correctly
*Consumer Suggestion: Consumer advocate says I'm article author #4. Motion Studios has 40 journalists ready to write about Nikole Klinkhamer's lies about Motion Studios!
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: David is wrong, Rhona was scammed
*UPDATE Employee: Motion Studios has Rhona Karbusicky investigated for Fraud.RCMP have her in contempt of BC Provincial Law.
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I began to work for David on August 6th in an administrative role, assisting with Craigslist ads. for models, and providing salesmen with lists of aspiring contestants. Sales staff contacted models with the objective of selling portfolios, stipulating that $1000 be paid upfront to secure their entry on the TV show.
After a week /two, it became apparent that the operation was a scam - however, I persevered for 2 reasons : -
a) to continue until I had sufficient proof that Motionstudios.TV was indeed a scam
b) should the business prove to be a scam, I would subsequently endeavour to do all in my power to expose and halt these activities.
My salary( $20/hr - 8 hours per day) was due on September 1st - David sent an email explaining there had been a misunderstanding, and I would definitely be paid on 15th September. On said date, I queried the question of payment -David repeatedly asked for my banking information. On September 21st, I demanded an explanation. David became abusive, accusing me of neglecting my duties and what's more, I owed the company thousands of dollars in losses. He also asked whether I could perhaps invest $10,000 in the company and/or consider another month without pay.
When David realised I was not disappearing quietly, he hacked into my computer removing my personal email account, which contained company information, but I had taken the precaution of storing Motionstudios.TV data elsewhere. Several threatening emails followed, verbally abusive, but cleverly not implying physical assault.
This is a despicable scam, and has caused considerable distress to both employees and models. Mr. Michael Reid exposed this scam in his local newspaper the Times Colonist, (Victoria) in September.
Employees and scammed models post warning notices regularly in major cities on Craigslist. This case has been reported to the RCMP, the Ant-Fraud division in Canada, The British Columbia Association of Crime Prevention, the Federal Trade Commission in the US. NEVER consider employment without a personal interview.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/07/2012 06:48 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/MotionstudiosTV/Vancouver-British-Columbia-/MotionstudiosTV-David-Samson-Rhys-Beauregar-Master-scammer-defrauds-models-encouragin-952125. 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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