• Report: #467027
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Career Connection - Jimi Petulla

  • Submitted: Thu, July 02, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, August 11, 2010

  • Reported By:Mesa Arizona
Career Connection - Jimi Petulla
6253 Hollywood Blvd Suite 302 Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

Career Connection And Jimi Petulla Career Connection Internet Fraud Los Angeles California

*General Comment: Read this please

*UPDATE Employee: The Only Fraud Here Is From John Of Mesa Arizona

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Career Connection purports to be a Mentorship Program that couples a student with a professional Mentor from a local radio or television station, or a local film or recording studio. As of this date, the Mentorship costs seven thousand dollars and Career Connection promises placement assistance for six years following graduation.

Career Connection claims to be accredited through the National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance, but they are not.

Career Connection claims to be a Master Member of the International Council of Online Professionals, but they are not.

The owner, Jimi Petulla sends potential students a fraudulent report from the New York Better Business Bureau (found here: http://www.careerconnection2000.com/about/bbb/index.html), because he doesn't want anyone to see the real BBB report from Los Angeles (found here: http://www.la.bbb.org/BusinessReport.aspx?CompanyID=13134620).

The Los Angeles BBB warns that Career Connection has "failed to respond to complaints, their advertising is grossly misleading, they are not in compliance with the law's licensing or registration requirements, their complaints contain especially serious allegations, [and] the company's industry is known for its fraudulent business practices."

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#1 General Comment

Read this please

AUTHOR: Brian Hulnick - (United States of America)

Perhaps people should take a look at this article before passing judgment.

Recording Connection Scam - The Real Deal

recording connection scam

The word what "fraud" can be used across the world along with the advent and popularity of the internet, you can find this term related to almost every individual and company that prevails and the newest focus on may be the Recording Connection scam.  

Unfortunately, you can find those who become linked to the phrase "scam" and they are not liable of any wrongdoings.  Obviously, as with any business which you serve thousands upon thousands of people, there will probably be mistakes, glitches and slip-ups. However , calling a company a scam is a major misrepresentation regarding what the firm turns out to be and what it really does for numerous.

Through classification, useless is a fraudulent business scheme; a con; a hustle, flim flam, plan and a bamboozle.  It means that the company, in this case the Recording Connection scam, is in the business to victimize people and also deceive as well as fool them out of funds.  If a business is useless, the "simply" business they're in is to rob persons of cash and provide them absolutely nothing in return.  That's a true scam in most cases they get discovered promptly and their customers are banned.

The Recording Connection, based around 1984, contains associations and programs over a globally range.   It provides students hands-on experience with actual operating specialists within the entertainment industry.  Many college students, over the joints they have made throughout their training, find employment instantly after graduation.  The tuition is actually far less compared to most of the schools which offer the same classes and also the Recording Connection allows students to be effective within a real studio or arranged area atmosphere.  For pretty much 30 years, this company offers earned the praise of numerous professionals, mother and father and students and absolutely nothing of a Recording Connection scam.

It is unlucky that a modest group who could have had an unfortunate mishap with a college can make a buzz that they are the Recording Connection scam; when college students for decades possess felt it had been one of the better places to practice for jobs within the entertainment business.  It is necessary whenever reading through e-mail, particularly those that are composed anonymously, that you additionally go to the site and browse the excellent good remarks of this academic institution by the ones that really attended.  Around the Recording Connection website, there are video and also posted testimonials by "real" individuals with "real" titles; not really someone who stays their own times trying to ruin another person's popularity.

Finally, be assured that any company which is in the business of education and has been for pretty much thirty years is performing something right.  However, given that negative people out there and schemers have a tone of voice upon the world wide web and still have tagged this company the Recording Connection scam, these people try to destroy anything that they sense does not make making use of their viewpoint.  The Recording Connection, unfortunately, has gotten caught up in the middle of some of these individuals.  However the evidence is in the many years of graduating tens of thousands of students that are working successfully in the market nowadays.

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The Only Fraud Here Is From John Of Mesa Arizona

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

Let's take a look at John's "scathing" attack on Career Connection and check his allegations against the facts.

1. John states that Career Connection offers mentor/apprentice training programs in film, radio and recording. He states these programs cost seven thousand dollars and provide job placement assistance for six years.

REBUTTAL: John has most of this correct. Actual cost is $7450 which is much less than any comparable media school. However, as stated in several places on their websites, "Career Connection" -- the correct name of the company is Entertainment Career Connection -- the job placement assistance is for one year following graduation.

2. John alleges that Career Connection is not accredited. Actually Entertainment Career Connection is fully accredited by the National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance. The certificate of accreditation and contact info in case you wish to verify the Entertainment Career Connection's accreditation is available here.

3. John alleges that Career Connection is not a Master Member of the International Council of Online Professionals, but in fact they are. Here are details of Entertainment Connection's Master Membership in Icop which can be accessed either here http://www.i-cop.org/cgi-bin/mem/jl.pl?1419
or from the home pages of http://www.recordingconnection.com http://www.film-connection.com and http://www.radio connection.com.

4. Jimi Petulla does not send out fraudulent BBB reports. There is indeed a New York Better Business Bureau report on Entertainment Connection that was prepared as part of Entertainment Connections law suit against the Los Angeles Better Business Bureau to demonstrate how arbitrary and slanderous the Los Angeles Better Busines Bureau's rating system is.

5. John states a bunch of bad things that the Los Angeles BBB says about Career Connection. This is a blatant misquote as these charges are generic in nature and are listed as possible reasons that a company received the grade given them by the Los Angeles Better Business Bureau. In fact, Entertainment Connection has responded to each and every complaint, their advertising has been investigated and approved by the National Advertising Review Council, which is affiliated with the BBB. Additionally, Career Connection is in full compliance with all licensing and registration requirements, and has been continuously mis-categorized in the wrong industry by the LA BBB.

John, we're not sure who you work for, or what your beef is with Career Connection but unfounded, untrue allegations, mis-statements and whole cloth lies do a disservice to all. If you have a problem with Entertainment Connection, we'd love to discuss it with you.
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