I was contacted by Susan Costa who is owner of 'World Coast Management" on behalf of her PR services.
She claimed she was given my card from someone at a networking event in Hollywood. We spoke for a while and after checking out her website and seeing we knew some mutual people in the entertainment industry, I decided to give her a chance.
She claimed she could help launch my guitar career, my clothing company and clothing store. She told me she would get me red carpet events, interviews with magazines, media press and tickets to run way shows all over the United States and Europe.
I told her my budget was only $300 per month, she told me that if I wanted to be a star she would have to charge me a minimum of $1500 per month with $1500 up front. She made it sound very inciting. She also claimed that she had the LA Times lined up and ready to do an article on my music and fashion and as soon as I paid her they would interview me. So, I borrowed some money from a friend and agreed.
I deposited the money in her account as she requested, 1 week went by and I heard nothing from her. I must have called, emailed and texted her 25-30 times.
"Week 2" comes and she claimed she was in NY with bad phone reception, she apologized and said we'd meet when she got back into LA.
We did meet when she got back to LA but for her only to tell me that, she can't perform PR services for all of my ventures and that I had to narrow it down to just 1, even though the contract stated "Clothing, Music and My Store" So I narrowed it down to music only. She told me I'd be opening up for one of her other musica clients and to prepare for that particular date.
So in excitement I practiced and prepared. When the week of the show arrived it was time for my next payment to her. I called her several times and she never picked up, finally the day of my payment due date, she answers the phone. She says that unless I give her $1500 she won't allow me to perform in the concert.
So, I give her the $1500 with good faith that this time, I will actually get those interviews and perform.
The day of the show arrives and I found out I am not even on the ledger, I am not even in the show, to make matters worse her other client fired her 2 weeks prior to the show for misrepresentation.
It took me 3 weeks to track this lady down and when I did ask for my money back she threaten to call the cops for coming to her office unannounced.
I have never felt more used and taken advantage of. I am out of $3000
Her name is Susan Costa and she is a major Con Artist!