Report: #1048612

Complaint Review: Carson Dunn Media, Bernard A McNealy

  • Submitted: Sun, May 05, 2013
  • Updated: Sun, May 05, 2013
  • Reported By: Tiff — north hollywood California
  • Carson Dunn Media, Bernard A McNealy
    7065 Hayvenhurst Ave. Ste. 12
    Van Nuys, California

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This guy is the worst Publicist/PR firm i ever did with. Bernard is a scam artist. Me and my buddy both got scammed by him. Once he takes your money that is it. You will not get anything rom him. He wasted my time and set up appointments and he was not ready or either said he had his grandson with him. Every single client of his was not happy with his work. he had people screaming at him and requesting a refund. this guy hires interns that have no real experience and he will tell you that his intern left the paperwork and she is not in the office and he will have to rescheldule you.

i never got a onesheet from him. i never got anyhing from him. the only thing he ever talked to me about in his office was about young women that were flirting with him and i can tell he wanted me to be interested in him but he was way too old for me. he is unprofessional and he does not talk about business. he will waste your time and talk about anything else other than business. He took $400.00 dollars from me and promised me PR for that month and said he was working on my onesheet and website and gonna submit me. he did not do anything all i got was rescheldules on every appointment we were suppose to discuss all these things and my friend also got his money stolen from Bernard and he never did one thing for my friend either.

Please dont let this guy scam you. once he gets your money he will not give it back. he never gets to business its always other things that does not pertain to business. every single client of his complained and was not happy. he is the worst publicist ever. he is a total Ripoff and does not produce any results. Beward of him. You can market yourself or business better than this guy, because he is real slow never gets anything done and i have the proff. we asked him to show us his clients before we signed up he refused to do so because none of them are happy. this guy will screw you over and steal your money. i think he might of moved his office. His name is Bernard A. McNealy.

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#1 Author of original report

I Am PR Agency Is a Total Scam

AUTHOR: - ()

I am PR Agency LLC is a total scam. They will steal your credit card information then charge your card and not answer the phone . These people do not communicate with clients at all , once they charge you they will disappear. they only want your money and they charge your card withour providing you with any service this is considered fraud. they fake like someobody went to the hospital. they are scamming people left and right and stealing their money without providing any service. i am reporting these people to the FBI because they should not be getting away with stealing innocent people funds. i am so sick of these fake companies taking innocent people funds and disappearing and thinking they can keep on doing this, i really needed my funds they stole $175.00 off my card and it was a disaster.  I Am PR Agency LLC has been scamming people and getting awasy with it then changing their phone numbers. they are full of crap. this is illegal what they are doing and we shall not let them get away with stealing innocenet peoples funds. if anyone has any questions about this let me know. i am placing a lawsuit against I Am PR Agency. they failed to communicate to all my emails and they are just full of crap. they blocked me from their twitter account because they are a scam. 

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#2 Author of original report

This guy is the worst publicist and not being truthful

AUTHOR: Tiff - ()

Please Don't let Bernard convince you that he is real. i have emails that prove my story and i had a friend that dealt with Bernard as well and he will be posting this story. Me and my friend both experienced unprofessional and did not get any service at all. As a matter of face all the clients that called in on the phone were all complaining and were very upset with him. he is a harbitual liar and manipulator. he moves extremely slow and will not get anything done. i have email messages as proof that shows each time he set about ten appointments with me and cancelled and left a message stating he did not have my one-sheet because his intern left it at her house. he will waste your time.

how many times i went to his office and sat there and he never got down to talking business just on a personal matter. he lied to me so much that he just stopped answering my calls because he knew he gt nothing done. i will put a lawsuit against him in court i have several winnesses that all expereinced the same unprofessional bullcrap and he will tell you he used to be an attorney. well he has a temper and he gets mad when you tell him the truth about himself. he won't do anything for anyone of his clients from what i seen everybody gets mad at him. his work ethic is unreliable and unethical.

it's a shame when someone thinks they are suppossed to keep your money and you are supposed to sit back and take it and keep your mouth shut. he said he rearranged three photoshoots for me . that is bogus. there was one-time that a photoshoot was arranged and they will never call you and remind you or tell you nothing but i never got any photoshoot from him. so way after that he tells me he is gonna build a website for me and also do my one sheet and start submitting me. i have the proof nothing got done. people should not treat others like that. because i am honest and speak the truth and don't like people stealing others money and treating others like they dont respect you after they take your money.

he should not be in business and it was a waste of time and money. ask him for a reference of a happy client of his. all the clients that i seen coming in and out of his office and answering the phones were all unhappy. he is a slick talker but the proofs in the pudding. i am a firm believer in karma. so karma will catch up to those that don't respect others. my word is my bond. i will not write this report if this guy did not lie to me. i have messages and so forth. he even wrote me emails and sent me messages reschelduling with me about ten times after that photoshoot was schelduled i am able to provide references and proof to my story. i dont lie and cheat people like this man does. he is a total fraud. 

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Rebuttal To A Libelous Assertion

AUTHOR: Bernard - ()

 Let me dispel what is tantamount to lie or fantasy.

Our agency offers public relations consultations along with advertising. The individual that is craping about not receieving the benefit of our services is completely wrong. Note, we arranged three photoshoots for a website and for publicity purposes for the complainant. Each phootshoot was costly monetarily to the firm because the subject neither showed up, extended the curtesy of cancelling, or paid for them.

In addition, we were never given cooperation with respect to the most basic things, such as keeping appoinments. She cancelled the majority of them. Our agreement required that a monthly retainer be paid -- in excess of the purported $400 payment -- 'Tif'  did not pay. This is well short of what she was to pay. There are no free rides in life. The simple fact is that our time is valuable -- which is why our services are retainer based.

In light of our drafting two press releases for her, and bringing in a freelance photgrpaher (three times) to photograph her, our agency is owed a considerable amount of money by her. We have 50 emails that document our communications with the former client.

As far as staff is concerned, an intern was assigned to work with her, but so was paid staff.

Over the past ten years I have spearheaded 60 campaigns of various sizes in advertising and public relations -- I am not a novice. None of our paying cleints have complained. 'Tif' and her 'buddy,' wanted the work done, pursued as if they were more important than anyone else, but refused to meet their obligations to us.

In closing, I would suggest that anyone serious about the communications and promtions profession streer clear of this deadbeat. Moreover, claiming that money was 'stolen' is not only outrageous, but it constitutes libel.

I believe that the best thing I can do is to notify members of my profession to slam the door on these people and avoid wasting the agency's time.

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