- Report: #424273
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Complaint Review: North America Pageants, Inc - North America Productions, Inc - Charlene Craig
North America Pageants, Inc - North America Productions, Inc - Charlene Craig6 Michael Ave Derry, New Hampshire U.S.A.
North America Pageants, Inc - North America Productions, Inc, THE WHOLE PAGEANT IS A SCAM & Illegitimate! Charlene Craig (OWNER) had to be PAID personally over $1000 REQUIRED just to be her pageant & 6 months after we won were still NOT PAID cash prizes! Instead she took back 2 titles via email claiming they broke pageant rules,with no proof - NO RULES WERE BROKEN & she demanded crowns & sashes returned ASAP! NO WINNERS WERE PAID Except her 2 friends! Derry New Hampshire
*Consumer Comment: Charlene Craig is a thief!
She SCAMMED each and everyone one of us out thousands of dollars , just to be able to participate in the pageant with NO RECIEPTS and listed all kinds of GREAT PRIZES ONLINE and then the week of the pageant DELETED THEM.
She posted :
Cosmetic Surgery Package, Dental Cosmetic Surgery Package, Tanning Package, Spa Package, etc. Even the prized she didn't delete, like ROSES, and Personalized Crown Case, etc still were not awarded. The prizes that were awarded were ebay trash trinkets and the jewerly was also found on ebay for under $20!!! After research of course!
We didn't even get ROSES or get to take the WINNER'S WALK DOWN THE RUNWAY!
SHE CHEATED EVERYONE BY MAKING US PAY CASH ONLY THE DAY BEFORE THE PAGEANT AT THE HOTEL FOR TICKETS --- OUTRAGEOUS PRICES $35 per person for one night and $25 per person for the second night and you HAD to purchase them NO REFUNDS whether you made it to the second night OR NOT.
NO REFUNDS FOR ANYTHING!! CASH FOR REQUIRED TANK TOPS at the last minute for the OPENING NUMBER, which nobody knew about.
Two weeks before the pageant she made us all make costumes to describe our TITLE THAT WE HAD TO BUY, my division was $675.00. The Ms. Category was $675 also, along with the Senior Miss and the Miss and Petite Miss, the other 5 divisions ranged from $575 down to $375 and the Little Miss. She even created a MR division to get another group of $675's !!
When it came to her paying the winners--- SHE JUST DIDN'T!
She AVOIDED ALL CALLS, AND WHEN SHE DID ANSWER SHE LIED OVER AND OVER and OUTRAGEOUSLY OVER AGAIN!!!
YET, Charlene took her best friend, who ironically won her division, and her other best friends daughter won, amazingly enough, every category and the title too! And SHE TOOK THEM TO NY a few times for MAGAZINE MODELING SHOOTS and all the cosmetic surgery went to them, and prizes that were online that STRANGELY DISAPPEARED= CHARLENE'S TWO FRIENDS!!
She told even 4 yr old little girls mother that there would be talent agents and scouts there so she would pay to compete so she could sing and be discoverd.
She "played" just about every single person by digging into what they wanted to get out of it and then told them what they wanted to hear and she is still doing it. She made a ton of money off of the hopes, dreams, and legitimate real honest life-changing reasons!!
CALL THE NH ATTY GENERAL BEFORE YOU GET INVOLVED WITH HER PLEASE!!!!
Anonymous, North Carolina
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/14/2009 11:02 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/North-America-Pageants-Inc-North-America-Productions-Inc-Charlene-Craig/Derry-New-Hampshire-03038/North-America-Pageants-Inc-North-America-Productions-Inc-THE-WHOLE-PAGEANT-IS-A-SCAM-424273. 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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