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Complaint Review: Richard Ransom - Fort Wayne Indiana

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  • Richard Ransom 722 Spring Street Fort Wayne, Indiana USA

Richard Ransom Richard Owen Richard Bruner Richard Owen Bruner RR Social Hollywood House Ransom Rich Entertainment Stole thousands of dollars from innocent people while claiming to cast 16 actors on a Reality TV show Fort Wayne Indiana

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: You want him? Here he is!

*General Comment: He's at it again

*Consumer Comment: I am one of the castmates

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Richard Ransom reached out to 100's of actors via email. He was able to get information off of an "Actors" job site.

The email basically asked the "actors" to send a 3 minute audition video of themselves and send it in as an audition to be casted on a new TV Reality series called "Hollywood House"

The emails started going out to various actors in July or August.  Richard Ransom and his producers were going to choose 7 individuals to be casted.

 

He communicated with the candidates through his "Hollywood House" facebook page, choosing 1 or 2 candidates every month.

Around September timeframe he started promoting shares which was suppose to allow the cast and fan base to buy into the show as an investment. He stated that the candidate that had the most shares purchased by supporters by the end of the casting window would automatically be casted on to the show. The purchase started at $3.00 per share.

Richard Ransom would have special promotions in regards to the shares to encourage people to purchase more.. Richard collected over $30,000.00 in shares purchased.

 

By November Richard Ransom grew the cast from 7 to 18 actors. But a half of the cast received a bogus contracts, grew suspicious and realized that things did not add up. After careful research, they were concerned about a a lot of things in regards to Richard Ransom and "Hollywood House"  (see below)

  • He has more than 23 judgements/lawsuits against him
  • Richard Ransom has been accused of collecting money in the past for projects that never happened.
  • He has gone by many different names
  • He is not associated with any actors union like he had originally stated
  • He does not live in Miami. He lives in Indiana

The list goes on and on...

 

By January, most of the cast had dropped out except for 9 people.

Richard Ransom had them convinced that everything that he had been accused of in the past was a lie. 

He later told the cast that he had been diagnosed with cancer and would have to postpone the show. The cancer diagnosis has not yet been confirmed.

The longer this went on the worse it got. The last straw occurred when one of the producers from "Dr. Phil" reached out to Richard Ransom and wanted to speak to him about the details of the show. At that point he panicked and sent out an email immediately to all the remaining cast members. See below....

 

To whom it may concern:
 
After recent health issues and evaluation of my future plans, I have decided to leave the entertainment business.  I have had many minor successes over the years, but continue to struggle to reach the level I have always tried to attain.  I have remained dedicated and steady in my path, to try to reach those objectives, but always have had to face adversity and continued controversy.  Recently trying to launch the realty television show project, once again, these situations arose.  I had several people attempt to derail the project, and had to smooth over situations with other cast members, and deal with "drama" of people's ideas, attitudes, and actions.  After all this, and continuing to move forward, to finalize the cast, I thought we were good to go.  Today, I found out that a couple of the cast members contacted a nationally televised show (Dr. Phil), and are still attempting to create drama.  You know who you are.  So, congratulations, you win.  I am done.  Hollywood House is done.  To those of you who were not apart of this, I apologize that this is going to impact you negatively.  But I have made my decision.  I don't need negative things in my life right now, as I am facing something major in the next few days, and the timing is just extraordinary.  I will not be replying to any texts, calls, emails, etc.  So feel free to talk amongst yourselves, trash me, talk all the crap you want -- I don't need it, don't want it, won't be a part of it.
 
I will begin making arrangements later in the month to return any shares bought into Hollywood House.
 
For those of you who truly have not been apart of this, I wish you the absolute best in your careers.  I think you have amazing talents and skill sets, and with continued work & dedication, you can achieve your goals.
 
I know this may come as a shock to some of you, and I truly apologize for that.  Good luck to each of you.
 
Again, I will not read nor reply to your email messages, so don't waste your time - you know who you are.
 
 
All the best!,
 
Richard Ransom

 To this day none of the supporters or cast members of Hollywood House have received any refunds from the shares that were purchased nor have they heard from Richard Ransom.

Before doing business with him, do your research.

 

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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

You want him? Here he is!

AUTHOR: Anon - (United States)

POSTED: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

 This b*****d stole thousands of dollars from me while I was living under his roof. Took my food stamps, stimulus checks, debit cards, clothes, and things such as whitening strips (things of significant value). (((REDACTED))) He’s in Phoenix, Az. He is lying out the butt about his actual issues and was asking for handouts from the church he goes to.

They paid 3,000$ for rent even though i was paying me portion for those months. He owes all of you more than me. Richard Owen Ransom, Richard Owen McDowell (not sure about this because he just added it to his profile on Facebook), And soon to be Richard Owen Sonterro. Please make this guy pay. He’s never had cancer. Never. The most he has is diabetes and a craving for trouble.

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#2 General Comment

He's at it again

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (USA)

POSTED: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 He has a new Facebook page. He's trying to scam again. Beware. The police need to look into this man taking money from everyone

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#1 Consumer Comment

I am one of the castmates

AUTHOR: Tya - (USA)

POSTED: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 Everything stated about Richard Ramsom, Richard Burnson or whatever name he is using. I am one of the 7 castmates that received the letter that was posted by email referring to Dr Phil. He is a fraud and I never received my money back nor did my relatives and friends for these shares. He gave us fake contracts and held conference calls almost every other week with the cast. We will find you and we will get our money back

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