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Complaint Review: Unistar Talent

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  • Submitted: Thu, November 15, 2012
  • Updated: Sun, December 23, 2012

  • Reported By: hickory — Irving Texas United States of America
Unistar Talent
16633 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas United States of America

Unistar Talent Unistar Talent Unistar Agency appears to be very similar to One Source Talent who simply charges a comp card fee and never delivers the comp card nor any bookings or follow up. I have been so-called signed for almos Dallas Texas

*Author of original report: Inaccurate

*Author of original report: If You've Got The Look, Look Out!

*Author of original report: If You've Got The Look, Look Out!

*Consumer Comment: fraud

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Denise Bring Brought The This Complain Before BBB Dallas Which Ruled In Favor Of UniStar Talent

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Response To Complaint Filed by Denise Bring

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Unistar Agency appears to be very similar to One Source Talent (read numerous complaints again One Source) who simply charges a comp card fee and never delivers the comp card nor any bookings or follow up.

I have been so-called signed for almost a year with no bookings, no photos or card in my possession, and too many unanswered emails and phone calls from my so called talent manager!

They have not brought one single opportunity despite their repeated claims of my marketability.
They lure prospective clients ( models) in charge a photo fee and never deliver any sort of bookings!

Please be careful. I would work only with Core Talent, Horne, Dawson, and some of the other more established firms in lieu of these smaller unverifiable firms.

I can verify that as a client, I am completely dissatisfied and have seen no results except my payment to them which resulted in NO service.

http://www.unistartalent.com

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/15/2012 07:10 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Unistar-Talent/Dallas-Texas-75001/Unistar-Talent-Unistar-Talent-Unistar-Agency-appears-to-be-very-similar-to-One-Source-Tale-969522. 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 Author of original report

Inaccurate

AUTHOR: hickory - (United States of America)

Regardless of the findings of this case, though it should be well noted that this claim is active, what consumers really need to know about the BBB, is that the it is not a governing authority that can mandate or hold a company legally accountable for its actions its job is to make information available to consumers about businesses in their communities.  This business has a D+ rating for a reason, and not simply for my sole filing.

The fact is that I paid for services for my minor child and after numerous attempts to resolve this matter amicably, the only thing in over nine months I have received is excuse after excuse as to why I have not received what I paid for.

There are actions for those like myself who have been financially defrauded by this or any company to take that will hold the company/owners legally accountable:

File a claim with the Attorney Generals Office
https://www.oag.state.tx.us/forms/cpd/form.php

File a claim with the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

Write  to the Licensing and Regulation board
legislative.inquiries@tdlr.texas.gov
( Note that talent and modelling are no longer regulated as they once were, which is why companies like this are able to open shop quickly)
The more valid complaints presented could bring regulation.

Civil Litigation and/or small claims
http://www.dallascounty.org/department/jpcourts/3-1/start.php
Many suits must be brought within 2 years after the dispute arose, others must be brought within 4 years. To be safe, you should file suit as soon as you are convinced you cannot recover the money on your own,
and before 2 years have gone by.

Better Business Bureau
http://www.bbb.org/us/
Though the BBB can not enforce legal actions, it does provide consumers accurate information about a business.

Do become informed before signing anything, read the FTC facts for consumers brochure titled
"If You've Got The Look, Look Out" Avoid Modelling Scams before signing anything with any company
-Never prepay for services including photo services
-Avoid companies who designate their own or a specific photographer
-Avoid paying the talent or modelling company for outside services such as photography, etc
-Take Action! If you have been defrauded, take action file with the  respective agencies, what may take minutes of time to file, may refund your money and save others. 

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#2 Author of original report

If You've Got The Look, Look Out!

AUTHOR: hickory - (United States of America)

Regardless of the findings of this case what consumers really need to know about the BBB, is that the it is not a governing authority that can mandate or hold a company legally accountable for its actions its job is to make information available to consumers about businesses in their communities.

This business has a D+ rating for a reason, and not simply for sole filing.

The fact is that I paid for services for my minor child and the only thing I have received in return is excuse after excuse as to why I have not received what I paid for.

There are actions for those like myself who have been financially defrauded by this or any company to take that will hold the company/owners legally accountable:

File a claim with the Attorney Generals Office
https://www.oag.state.tx.us/forms/cpd/form.php

File a claim with the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

Write  to the Licensing and Regulation board
legislative.inquiries@tdlr.texas.gov
( Note that talent and modelling are no longer regulated as they once were, which is why companies like this are able to open shop quickly. The more valid complaints presented could bring regulation.

Civil Litigation and/or small claims, and/or file police report
http://www.dallascounty.org/department/jpcourts/3-1/start.php

Many suits must be brought within 2 years after the dispute arose, others must be brought within 4 years. To be safe, you should file suit as soon as you are convinced you cannot recover the money on your own, and before 2 years have gone by.

Do become informed before signing anything, read the FTC facts for consumers brochure titled  "If You've Got The Look, Look Out" Avoid Modelling Scams before signing anything with any company

Never prepay for services including photo services

Avoid companies who designate their own or a specific photographer

Avoid paying the talent or modelling company for outside services such as photography, etc

Take Action! If you have been defrauded, take action file with the respective agencies, what may take minutes of time to file, may refund your money and save others. 



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#3 Author of original report

If You've Got The Look, Look Out!

AUTHOR: hickory - (United States of America)

Regardless of the findings of this case what consumers really need to know about the BBB, is that the it is not a governing authority that can mandate or hold a company
legally accountable for its actions its job is to make information available to consumers about businesses in their communities.
This business has a D+ rating for a reason, and not simply for sole filing.

The fact is that I paid for services for my minor child and the only thing I have received in return is excuse after excuse as to why I have not received what I paid for.

There are actions for those like myself who have been financially defrauded by this or any company to take that will hold the company/owners legally accountable:

File a claim with the Attorney Generals Office
https://www.oag.state.tx.us/forms/cpd/form.php

File a claim with the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

Write  to the Licensing and Regulation board
legislative.inquiries@tdlr.texas.gov
( Note that talent and modelling are no longer regulated as they once were, which is why companies like this are able to open shop quickly. The more valid complaints presented could bring regulation.

Civil Litigation and/or small claims, and/or file police report
http://www.dallascounty.org/department/jpcourts/3-1/start.php
Many suits must be brought within 2 years after the dispute arose,
others must be brought within 4 years. To be safe, you should file suit
as soon as you are convinced you cannot recover the money on your own,
and before 2 years have gone by.

Do become informed before signing anything, read the FTC facts for consumers brochure titled
"If You've Got The Look, Look Out" Avoid Modelling Scams before signing anything with any company
Never prepay for services including photo services
Avoid companies who designate their own or a specific photographer
Avoid paying the talent or modelling company for outside services such as photography, etc

Take Action! If you have been defrauded, take action file with the respective agencies, what may take minutes of time to file, may refund your money and save others. 




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#4 Consumer Comment

fraud

AUTHOR: nunya - (United States of America)

regardless of what you are the BBB says (which has given you an F rating consistently this year, and you currently have a D+), i still believe you are a fraud. because i have experienced the same thing the poster has commented on regarding your company. are cases are almost identical.
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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Denise Bring Brought The This Complain Before BBB Dallas Which Ruled In Favor Of UniStar Talent

AUTHOR: Elena Humphries - (USA)

Denise Bring continues to post fabricated information about my company across the internet under a variety of names.  However, she also filed a complaint with the BBB of Dallas.  Both parties presented information and documents in support their position.  After several reviews of the information, the BBB ruled as follows with a response to Ms. Bring.

Complaint ID#: 91236393
Business Name: Unistar Talent

You have indicated from your Customer Response that you were not satisfied with the Company Answer in your complaint case. Because of this, we have conducted a case review which includes all of the available documentation contained within the Original Complaint, the Company Answer and the Customer Response.

Based on our review, we have concluded that the company did all that it could have been reasonably expected to or reasonably responsible to do to resolve the issue. The reasons for this conclusion are listed in the comments sections in the
link provided below. The case is being closed as Administratively Judged Resolved and this case closure will be summarized as such on our report on the company, as is our standard procedure, for 36 months after the above date.

(\b http://dallas.app.bbb.org/complaint/view/91236393/c/74vv7v)

Sincerely,


BBB Complaint Department
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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Response To Complaint Filed by Denise Bring

AUTHOR: Elena Humphries - (USA)

Ms. Bring has posted numerous negative post on the internet at various sites using various names.  The information in this complaint and others is a complete fabrication.  She also filed the same complaint with the Dallas BBB, but after an investigation they found that my company had honored the contract, provided her an extensive photo shoot with electronic photos, comp cards and castings opportunities, etc. as agreed. It is unfortunate that she resulted in malicious acts of this sort in the public domain.    

  
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