• Report: #68521

Complaint Review: Trans Continental Talent - Wilhelmina Scouting Network - Emodel

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  • Submitted: Wed, October 08, 2003
  • Updated: Sun, July 12, 2009

  • Reported By:orlando Florida
Trans Continental Talent - Wilhelmina Scouting Network - Emodel
1701 Park Center Drive Orlando, Florida U.S.A.

Trans Continental Talent aka Lou Pearlman Fashion Rock ripoff Going out of business and still scamming people, TCT vans hauling documents away from Park Lake Drive Orlando Florida

*Consumer Comment: Ayman Ahmed El-Difrawi back in Orlando Business

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Terri Bears Alec Defrawy

*Consumer Comment: FASHION ROCK IS HONORABLE AND LIVES UP TO IT'S TALENT'S WINNINGS

*UPDATE Employee: Franchise SCAM - Treci Voorhees & Terri Bears part of these major scam artists & should be behind bars!

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Lou Pearlman is closing down Trans Continental Talent after a weekend of scamming people October 11 & 12, 2003 at the Marriott in Orlando.

If you don't get your money back NOW you may never see it!

They are even already answering the phone "Trans Continental Companies."

Over the weekend we have been shredding "evidence" and moving out boxes of "smoking gun" material so that there will be nothing that anyone can point to criminally when it comes down to interrogating Lou Pearlman. TCT vans have been hauling documents away from Park Lake Drive as recently as yesterday.

All this will be side-stepped because the flat-footed Orlando Sentinel hacks are so stupid (or corrupt) that they can't (or won't) figure out concrete relationships between the WHOLE organization including Alex Walker, Michael Zwebner, John Daly, Mark O. Van Waggoner. I'll bet the Orlando Sentinel does not have the balls to tell the complete story (or have been paid off not to do it).

Anyway, if you read this, still go to Fashion Rock II (or buy a spot at Fashion Rock III still being sold) you have no one to blame but yourself.

Sparticus
Orlando, Florida
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/08/2003 10:06 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Trans-Continental-Talent-Wilhelmina-Scouting-Network-Emodel/Orlando-Florida-32835/Trans-Continental-Talent-aka-Lou-Pearlman-Fashion-Rock-ripoff-Going-out-of-business-and-st-68521. 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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#1 Consumer Comment

Ayman Ahmed El-Difrawi back in Orlando Business

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

Alec Difrawi is in another operation in Orlando Florida, under the name Three Stars Media Inc. It is basically reselling Information using a bait and switch telemarketing tatic. There are sefveral sites at work within the company, an affiliation with monter.com and also bogus projected earnings named by lower-level managers and staff.

Action 9 News is looking into it and I know of more insider information as well, but Ripoff Report needs to look into Three Stars Media located in the MetroWest neighborhood of Orlando, FL.

Action 9 Clip and article: http://www.wftv.com/action9/19970193/detail.html
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Terri Bears Alec Defrawy

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

They are at it still!!! Alec and Teri Bears are now together doing franchising in her company Franchiseitnow.com They are franchising for none other than Lou Pearlman,CortRandell,The Cardio Club,and Bernard Haldane. Whwn will these scam artists learn they can not hide.
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#3 Consumer Comment

FASHION ROCK IS HONORABLE AND LIVES UP TO IT'S TALENT'S WINNINGS

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

HI MY NAME IS STEPHEN I WENT TO FASHIONROCK2 IN ORLANDO,FL IN OCTOBER OF 2003 WITH MY DAUGHTER

GABRIELLA WHERE WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND THE STAFF

WAS VERY PLESANT.I PROBABLY CAN SEE SOME PEOPLE

NOT ALWAYS BEING HAPPY BUT I CAN SAY THIS.MY DAUGHTER WON THE BEST YOUNG VOCALIST AWARD THERE

AND WON A MONEY PRIZE AND A AWARD.IT IS NOW MARCH

2004 AND FASHION ROCK HAS LIVED UP TO THERE PROMISE BY SENDING MY DAUGHTER HER FIRST TWO CHECKS FROM THEM.LISTEN LETS CALL A SPADE A SPADE

YOU REPORT THE BAD NEWS WHICH IS FINE BUT I THINK

YOU SHOULD REPORT THE PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT FASHION

ROCK IS NOT ALL THAT BAD.IN CLOSING I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS BEING CONTACTED

OR GETTING MY DAUGHTER'S WINNINGS SO FAR.SO UNTIL

THE DAY THEY DO ME BAD WHICH I DON'T THINK WILL HAPPENED THEN YOU HAVE AT LEAST ONE PERSON WHO CAN SAY IT'S NOT ALL THAT BAD.ALSO DON'T GET ME WRONG I CAN SEE PEOPLE BEING A LITTLE AFARID OF THINGS LIKE THIS AND ALSO SUGGEST ATTENDING ONE OF THERE MANY EVENTS IT'S EVERYTHING THEY SAY IT IS WIN OR LOSE YOUR CHILD IS GETTING THE CHANCE TO BE DISCOVERED BY THE MANY HONEST AGENTS AND SCOUTS THERE.



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#4 UPDATE Employee

Franchise SCAM - Treci Voorhees & Terri Bears part of these major scam artists & should be behind bars!

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

How in the HELL can Terri Bears, this major scammer, get away with being an officer in this company, date one of the franchisees, and own franchises? Is the SEC asleep at the wheel?

Alec and Terri Bears have been close in business since the beginning days of Studio 58 Models.
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I also know for a fact that there was inappropriate accounting (Hell, NO accounting) - the money was immediately distributed among the high rollers, Cort & Joan Randell, Alec Defrawy, Rafiah Kashmiri, Ed Bell, I even think they let Jason Hoffman get some. All of this is irregular and hopefully is part of the criminal investigations all over the press. If not they will miss the good stuff. Look in the British Virgin Islands because that is where they are stashing their money and I heard some of them talking that their reassigning trust will keep the government from ever getting to it.

All of the other franchisees, who are truly victims of the Alec Defrawy scam, which has also been Pearlman-ized, have been given their marching orders. Go forth and multiply, but without the TCT or Wilhelmina name. We can't use the Web Style Network name either - that's just the description of how we are tied together and a way to keep us together. (We have to come up with our own names and they aren't letting us off the hook for our franchise.)

One of the affiliated names in Hollywood, California is Scouting Entertainment Group. Dave Linn is messing around out there with one of his franchises - another in NYC and one in Miami. Ed Bell's proxy for this scam is Michele Fields Presley of Dateline fame. They are strong and still running in the Bay area. (I saw a recent victim on this site.)

Terri is not the only one involved in facilitating this franchise fraud, so is Treci Voorhees and Erin Cameron. So, I hope criminal investigators find their way to their doors. Besides, any pressure and they will sing if they think it will save their rapidly-aging hides.

I also saw that Dave Cohen "granted" an interview to the Buffalo press acting like he was "just" a talent executive with the scam. Why didn't anyone ever ask about his franchises of Trans Con Talent. He is in the same boat as the rest of us and I know the price had to have gone up substantially between the time many of us bought in and when he and Susan Oh bought in. I can't believe the press let them get away with it.

Some of the really bad guys are gonna get away if you don't watch it. Rip-off report needs to dig deeper into the Monster.com affiliation. You have the right idea with the web network and SOS Employment. Dave Elliott was reselling the ads answered. We had to pay for leads from advertising which was more money in his pocket. Then the monster ads for the scouts and photographers and interns... we had to pay for them, too.

Mo'money, Mo'money, Mo'money.

Franchisees are victims too.

No'money, No'money, No'money.

With our luck, we will have to take the fall and the REAL bad guys will get off with a slap on the wrist... they always do.
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