- Report: #1025701
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Complaint Review: Shine Competition 2013
Shine Competition 20135000 Guardian Ct Spring Hill TN 37174 Nationwide United States of America
Shine Competition 2013 Jeff Sievers, Shine Competition, Shining Star Competition Talent Scammers from John Robert Powers Use Dead Child As Sales Tool! Vancouver, Nationwide
*Consumer Comment: Thank you for speaking the truth!
*Consumer Comment: I Didn't Think it Was a Scam Either
*General Comment: Our Positive Experience
*Consumer Comment: Shine is a Positive Experience and Jeff is the Victim of Jealousy
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Sadly, Jeff lost a child due to brain cancer. Most human beings would grieve, but Jeff and his backers see this as an opportunity for a scamming families out of thousands of dollars for over priced acting classes and promises of fame and fortune.
It all begins with a phony radio ad urging CHILDREN to text in to a call center for a chance to be cast in a show with a top Disney or Nick star. The ad also states that it is limited to the first 200 callers.
Once you arrive to your "audition" they tell you all the reasons you should do invest in your child's "career" and parade a bunch of made up success stories or paid endorsers. (Sometimes they get an out of work Disney has-been or a 2nd rate Talent Agent to endorse them.)
Next you are asked a series of questions which have very little to do with your child, and more to do with whether or not they think you will go for it. They hype the kid up, and send them on their way with some copy written material to read for their audition.
Lastly you are handed a DISTURBING pamphlet with the prices! Anywhere from $1900 (the same as John Robert Powers) to $5700.00!!! Then they have the nerve to ask extra for photos and training!
At the back of the pamphlet there is a list of agents "endorsing" SHINE, but when I contacted them they had never heard of it!
If you hear these phony radio ads, please call the station you heard it on and ask them to STOP supporting this scam!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/08/2013 02:14 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Shine-Competition-2013/nationwide/Shine-Competition-2013-Jeff-Sievers-Shine-Competition-Shining-Star-Competition-Talent-Sc-1025701. 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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