• Report: #128047
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Metro Entertainment

  • Submitted: Wed, January 19, 2005
  • Updated: Wed, January 19, 2005

  • Reported By:Los Angeles California
Metro Entertainment
None Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

Metro Entertainment ripoff! Fake pictures! Los Angeles California

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This company advertises for escort, strippers, and other adult entertainment. They post fake pictures of their entertainers. The girl that shows up is not the girl that was in the picture. The girl comes demands the fee. Usually $250 then gives it to the driver and leaves, or asks you for more and more tips. She does not provide the service advertised.

This is how they operate:

The business is simple. When potential customers call, they talk first to the escort agency's female "booker," who often pretends to be the model in a specific ad. This woman screens for underage callers, pranksters or police and makes legitimate customers feel comfortable by
engaging in friendly small talk.

The booker also pumps potential customers for information. On internal "Show Information" sheets, she records the date of each call, customer name, phone number, address, directions, model sought, fee amount and
"special information"-- which could note anything from a client's airline flights or specific desires.

If a deal is made, the booker usually sets an upfront fee of $150 ($70 for the girl; $80 for the escort service). That price covers a striptease of less than 30 minutes. Men perceived to be wealthy could be charged $200 or more for the same dance. Cops say strippers hit "the jackpot" for themselves when they lure additional fees from customers.

But the booker's priority is securing reservations. A handwritten instruction manual found at Parra's Bellflower office reveals the game plan to play on callers: "If he asks what you do for $150, say you can't say too much over the phone, but say, We will have a good time, lots of closeness, touching, getting naked. You'll be satisfied.'"

Contingency scenarios included:

"If you are comfortable with some people, you can say full service.' If he asks for a specific act, then there are three [options]:

1. Hang

2. Try to work around it.

3. Book it; then hit and run"--escort parlance for tricking a customer into paying for sex but fleeing with his cash before delivering on the promise.

The hit-and-run scam is standard operating procedure for agencies. "Their goal was to find potential people to rip off," said Murray. "They thought they had a fool-proof plan because men wouldn't feel comfortable calling police to complain. They were selling sex without the intention of engaging in sex, and then laughing at their victims."

Los Angeles, California

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