Report: #466495


  • Submitted: Tue, June 30, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, August 13, 2009
  • Reported By: Atlanta Florida
    7730 Roswell Rd
    Atlanta, Georgia

JARAD BARNES - JOHN ROBERT POWERS Lied, Scammed, Ripped Off, Took Advantage, Bait and Switch, Fake, Bad Sales, JARAD BARNES Atlanta Georgia

* : Here's the TRUTH about...

* : Jarad Barnes was Good for me!

* : Lies/Untruth to try and turn people away from JRP

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Jarad Barnes and his dishonest company John Robert Powers Atlanta have ripped off many people. He will get you in telling you that there is an audition for something real, only to find out there is not. He will stand up in a group setting and tell you his success stories that are not real and he had nothing to do with. Tell you your kid is amazing and tell you that he has a spot for your kid. That spot will only be there if you pay thousands of dollars. The real story is that he is going bankrupt. It is finally catching up to him. I have talked to many people that have gone through his overpriced programs and it is not worth the money. That is why no one goes back for seconds. Jarad and his gang of horrible sales people will tell you anything you need to hear to get you to sign on the dotted line. The truth is there is not spot and anyone can join that has a checkbook. In fact i recently found out that they do 2 auditions every single week trying to get as many people in as possible for the group "audition". There is no such thing as "Type Cast" in his company. That is just another tactic to make you think you have to do it right away. It's not hard to see...ask to view one of the classes and you will see the caliber of people in the classes. You will then see for yourself that anyone with money can get in. In fact i bet you will not even be let in, he will use some excuse like, it's not fair to the kids who have paid if you come in the class. He will have a line for everything you say or ask him.

When I went to the audition I went with a few friends and we did not tell them we knew each other. Come to find out we all heard the exact same thing over the phone the next day for the "callback"....hmmm...."Congratulations you child is on our callback they need some training" They had my child go on camera and read a commercial. Then the next day they told me because of the camera audition he needed training...but when I asked them specific questions about the camera part they couldnt answer. My child didnt even read the script...he just stood there and they said "he messed up a bit but they could fix that with training" They obviously did not watch the video at all because my child did not do it at all.

Shame on you Jarad Barnes for being a person who takes peoples money by riding on their hopes and dreams. Please BEWARE of this place and especially JARAD BARNES. He is a bad person that you do not want to leave you child with. He is a liar, a cheat, and a scam artist.

Atlanta, Florida
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Here's the TRUTH about...

AUTHOR: Shannon - (USA)

There is absolutely NOTHING dishonest about Jarad Barnes or JRP!  STOP pimping your children!  If your children have a natural talent, then they will be successful in the industry!  Children are not YOUR cash cow!!!  My god, if they express an interest, then invest in their training.  If they do not, let them explore their own interests! 

I know Jarad personally, and he, as well as the instructors actually DO genuinely care about nurturing the talent of all JRP students.  If you think that he's some "talent mogul" who's swindling budget-conscious (or not) parents out of their money, he certainly is not.  He's not rich or famous, and that is not his intention.  His and the staff's intention is to help create opportunities for people to realize their dream.  He's merely the connection, and the instructors are there to help pave the way. 




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Jarad Barnes was Good for me!

AUTHOR: - (U.S.A.)

I was sent an email that I should check out this web site about Jarad Barnes and to be aware of some type of scam or rip off that was going on with the company.  My daughter is a client at John Robert Powers and I am content with the progress that she has made.  She is more confident, meeting new friends, and doing very well in the classes.  The thing that I am confused about, is the fact the Jarad does tell you about the classes and explains that they are a school before you even get the call back, so you actually know what you are getting into before you leave the audition. 

One of the reports state that they allow anyone in the school...I am offended by that!  Does that mean that whoever wrote that statement think that the kids there are not up to par?  Who are you to say that?  Maybe an angry parent who's child didn't get accepted? 

I keep close to the teachers and make sure that my child is getting lessons that will get her a call back when she attends her auditions; auditions that John Robert Powers provides a couple times a month for their clients.

Any where you go, even if its like "Walmart",  everyone is not always satisfied but that does not mean that Walmart is an awesome place to shop!

I agree, do your own research and make your own decisions!

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Lies/Untruth to try and turn people away from JRP

AUTHOR: Mislead mom - (U.S.A.)


I never do this, but both of my children act and went to JRP for coaching.

Last year, my son was called back, but we weren't in the position to afford the program. However, this year my daughter was called back and they had a scholarship program which allowed us to take advantage of the opportunity of JRP. I have spoken with Jared on many occassions and he has been very up front about the goals and set-up within JRP. In fact, we started getting these email alerts from 'JRP' at 5am and 2am saying that it was a scam. We found out that it was an ex-employee trying to damage the outlook of JRP and Jared. Little did the person know who was sending them is that we know about JRP - worldwide and keep constant contact with Jared an others to ensure that our children can get the best exposure with clients and casting agents. AND THEY DO DELIVER. Since my child has joined JRP she has been to 2 casting calls and there are 2 more scheduled within the upcoming weeks. As a parent, of course you want to be careful in every decision you make. But also, I advise anyone to educate yourself. Speak to students and parents that are actually going to classes and casting calls and getting booked. You will hear a totally different story. I can't speak for anyone else, but I can speak for myself. We are making an investment into the dreams and passions of our children now -so that they won't shoulda -woulda - coulda later. THAT'S THE BIG PICTURE - I invite you to come SEE THE TRUTH for yourself and delete the lies.

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