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Complaint Review: Talent6 - Search For Talent

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  • Submitted: Mon, February 12, 2007
  • Updated: Wed, February 24, 2010

  • Reported By:Austin Texas
Talent6 - Search For Talent
5419 Hollywood Blvd. Suite C727, Hollywood, California U.S.A.

Talent6 - Search For Talent unauthorized charging ripoff scam Hollywood California

*Consumer Comment: OWNER IS A LIAR

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: 3 day cancellation period

*Consumer Comment: talent6 account

*Consumer Comment: its a SCAM

*UPDATE Employee: Talent6 is not a talent agency or a talent scout, the site is only a venue.

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Talent6 does NOT work

*Consumer Comment: Loop hole in service

*Consumer Comment: Loop hole in service

*Consumer Comment: Loop hole in service

*Consumer Comment: Loop hole in service

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Talent6 works just like we say it does!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Talent6 is NOT a scam

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When I initially started out with the trial of SFT, I was NEVER, NOT EVEN ONCE, able to access the site with the information they gave me. However they continued to charge me and when I called to cancel my account t hey told me lis about the charges being valid and not being able to do anything about it.

After that I called again and a man there tried to tell me that someone else had signed up at the same time with my same credit card information - another lie. So I contacted my bank and filed a claim but for some reason they did not pursue all the charges.

A SFT rep left a message on my phone saying that they had canceled my accoutn and refunded some of the charges, but a couple days ago they charged my account again.

Emmanuel
Austin, Texas
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

OWNER IS A LIAR

AUTHOR: Danny - (United States of America)

That's funny Igor you said something about Refunds and that is a bunch of crap your people told me the same day the money got took out of my checking account I am too late for a refund so don't keep lieing and putting all these lies on the internet about all this stuff about your company is a good company and every other lie you are putting on here if you were an upstanding Company you would have refunded me my money so don't get on here and start feeding all the people about you company is Good and you do what you say and everything else I hope your company goes down so hard ,especially the times that we are in today and you still take money from people and tell them they can't get NO REFUNDS!!!!!!!! 
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

3 day cancellation period

AUTHOR: makmtg - (United States of America)

 The operator will lie to you over the phone and say that they cant refund your money because of the guarantee, but you do have with in 3 days to cancel. Its in the terms of agreement.
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#3 Consumer Comment

talent6 account

AUTHOR: makmtg - (United States of America)

 I called talent6 and got through to an operator right away who offered me a lifetime portfolio on their website for $45 and I agreed. I did some research and found that this website doesnt have good reviews so I decided that I didn't want to continue dealing with talent6. As soon as I called they immediately cancelled my free trial membership to contact casting calls but they refused to refund my $45 for the portfolio, claiming that I agreed to the 90-day guarantee to receive a phone call by any casting director and that they would only be able to refund me after that 90 days have passed. The operator was asked repeatedly if there was any way I could cancel my portfolio and get my money back, even though I had just signed up the the night before. The operator still couldn't help me. I got on to the website and read the terms of agreement and in it there was the 3-day cancellation period in black and white. It stated that I could cancel and that all I had to is fax in a statement with my signature and the date with-in 3 days of signing up and that the registration fee would be refunded and the portfolio would be taken off the website. They lied to me repeatedly over the phone and made me feel obligated to stick with it for at least 90 days when I could have just cancelled with-in 3 days, no problem. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior and I will let everyone know what I know so that this can be avoided by all those who may have just been suckered into to this.
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#4 Consumer Comment

its a SCAM

AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

ITS A SCAM or at least closer to one.

I am the landlord to the mother of a actress who is in fact a extra in both Oklahoma & California and she stated that postiively that while Talent 6 may not be a scam in the usual since, that there is no fee required to be a extra or similar, and that it is traditional that real agencies take a percentage.

Basically she said that any agency that requires $$ up front is likely either fake or not really any sort of real talent agency.

SHe also stated that quite often you can just show up at the set, and be picked right out of a crowd and be an extra right then (assuming papers are signed that waive certain things).

She in fact had me, personally do that at a local filming in my area to prove the point.
Though I wasnt picked I actaully knew the person they did, and this was his first ever too.

In other words, dont waste your $$ on this, as you dont need them to do what they do for you.
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#5 UPDATE Employee

Talent6 is not a talent agency or a talent scout, the site is only a venue.

AUTHOR: Talent6 - (U.S.A.)

"Fees:

You understand that Talent6 is not a talent agency or a talent scout, the site is only a venue. All Talent6 Members pay a $45.00 registration fee for a LIFE TIME portfolio on Talent6. To access casting call listings the member must pay a monthly fee, we provide new members with a 14 DAY RISK FREE TRIAL access to the casting calls that begins on the day the member signs up for a paying account. You accept that Talent6 may change its fees or services at any time."

Olga from CA Said:

"I am new to talent6 n already have contact with directors n been to in my first movie an going to my first show ...WOW!! this is a great opportunity to be notice and to achieve dreams, don't loose non "believers out there" wish u all luck . best -olga"


Talent6.
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#6 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Talent6 does NOT work

AUTHOR: Scamstopper - (U.S.A.)

Talent6 is a scam for the most part
Talent6 posts 100's-1000's of casting calls a day/week but they are found by employees in Lativa (Eastern Europe near Russia)
Talent6 takes casting calls from Craigslist (Free!) and posts them as their own or from sites such as Mandy etc...
Talent6 notifies people that have posted casting calls on Craigslist that they essentially "stole" their casting calls and are letting them know they've reposted on Talent6.
Most people ask that their casting call be removed if they ever get the email saying their casting calls was posted on Talent6.
Talent6 works for a very few clients
Talent6 is most in communication with casting directors for some of the shows they brad about.
Talent6 does not work for most professional casting directors and small time producers because Talent6 will take anyones money and let them have a profile and apply for casting calls.
Sorry to be blunt but the entertainment industry isn't looking for not attractive and un professional people.
Talent6 gets away with all of this because of the wording of their small print
Talent6 will batch message members on behalf of a casting director with or without their permission thus your led to believe the casting director chose you...

Basically PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR TALENT6 you will NOT get your moneys worth in return.
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#7 Consumer Comment

Loop hole in service

AUTHOR: Tekpa - (U.S.A.)

Even for those who can access this site, after being told a few times of the "work in my area", they did say that
"We guarantee that you will be contacted within 90 DAYS. If you are not contacted, we can refund your registrations fee in full."
The person to contact me was a mass email offer for a reality show in New York, a little off since I live in St. Louis, but it does then fill there side of the bargain hence no refund.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Loop hole in service

AUTHOR: Tekpa - (U.S.A.)

Even for those who can access this site, after being told a few times of the "work in my area", they did say that
"We guarantee that you will be contacted within 90 DAYS. If you are not contacted, we can refund your registrations fee in full."
The person to contact me was a mass email offer for a reality show in New York, a little off since I live in St. Louis, but it does then fill there side of the bargain hence no refund.
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#9 Consumer Comment

Loop hole in service

AUTHOR: Tekpa - (U.S.A.)

Even for those who can access this site, after being told a few times of the "work in my area", they did say that
"We guarantee that you will be contacted within 90 DAYS. If you are not contacted, we can refund your registrations fee in full."
The person to contact me was a mass email offer for a reality show in New York, a little off since I live in St. Louis, but it does then fill there side of the bargain hence no refund.
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#10 Consumer Comment

Loop hole in service

AUTHOR: Tekpa - (U.S.A.)

Even for those who can access this site, after being told a few times of the "work in my area", they did say that
"We guarantee that you will be contacted within 90 DAYS. If you are not contacted, we can refund your registrations fee in full."
The person to contact me was a mass email offer for a reality show in New York, a little off since I live in St. Louis, but it does then fill there side of the bargain hence no refund.
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#11 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Talent6 works just like we say it does!

AUTHOR: Igor Reiant - (U.S.A.)

My name is Igor Reiant and I am the CEO of Talent6. I'd like to personally apologize for any problems any former member or employee may have encountered with our service. We've worked with over a million clients in the last two years and have designed our sales and customer support procedures to accommodate every one of them. However, as with any company, problems and mix-ups do occur, and we do our utmost to solve them and prevent similar issues from happening in the future.

We are not hiding anything. Members of Talent6 have the ability to cancel online and send questions through the site directly to Customer Support. If a client prefers to speak to the Customer Support Department by phone, our toll free phone number is provided during the initial sale and on the website. By calling 1-800-710-4210, you will be directly routed through to a real person who can answer questions, provide refunds and help you with any problems you may have. There are no phone prompts or mazes to go through and wait time typically does not exceed three to five minutes.

Talent6 is constantly working to improve our Customer Support Department, Sales Department and our website as a whole. We post thousands of new casting calls every week for people working to break into the entertainment industry. Search for Talent has also signed up hundreds of Casting Directors and Photographers who contact our members every day with upcoming opportunities. We are consistently growing and expanding, but it's not because we're a scam, it's because Search for Talent works.
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#12 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Talent6 is NOT a scam

AUTHOR: Igor - (U.S.A.)

My name is Igor Reiant and I am the CEO of Talent6. I'd like to personally apologize for any problems any former member or employee may have encountered with our service. We've worked with over a million clients in the last two years and have designed our sales and customer support procedures to accommodate every one of them. However, as with any company, problems and mix-ups do occur, and we do our utmost to solve them and prevent similar issues from happening in the future.

We are not hiding anything. Members of Talent6 have the ability to cancel online and send questions through the site directly to Customer Support. If a client prefers to speak to the Customer Support Department by phone, our toll free phone number is provided during the initial sale and on the website. By calling 1-800-710-4210, you will be directly routed through to a real person who can answer questions, provide refunds and help you with any problems you may have. There are no phone prompts or mazes to go through and wait time typically does not exceed three to five minutes.

Talent6 is constantly working to improve our Customer Support Department, Sales Department and our website as a whole. We post thousands of new casting calls every week for people working to break into the entertainment industry. Search for Talent has also signed up hundreds of Casting Directors and Photographers who contact our members every day with upcoming opportunities. We are consistently growing and expanding, but it's not because we're a scam it's because Search for Talent works.

In addition, while I do take great pride in www.Talent6.com and the thousands of people who have successfully used our online services, please don't call me a computer geek.

Thank you

Sincerely,
Igor Reiant
CEO Talent6
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