Report: #135729

Complaint Review: Search For Talent - True Travel Rewards - San Francisco California

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  • Reported By: green bay Wisconsin
  • Search For Talent - True Travel Rewards 400 Oyster Point Blvd Suite 222 San Francisco, California U.S.A.

Search For Talent - True Travel Rewards ripoff, unauthorized billings, dishonest, hard to get hold of after, never recieved what was advertised San Francisco California *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Search for Talent is NOT a scam

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: I have the cell of the owner of searchfortalent

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I would not be writing this if it wasn't for doing research on a unauthorized transaction in my account. Truetravelrewards.com (Never heard of them till now) I never signed up for their site, nothing. I then found this! Someone else had the same thing happen to them!! I couldn't beleive it! I really thought it was just me and because I was wanting to opt out they were making it tougher on me! I had cancelled Searchfortalent weeks ago!! ((I so thought))

And I mean almost to the "T" I was told I would have the starter fee of $44.90 and I would get a free month and time to opt out after they took the fee out. Nope! I couldn't get my fee back and then they charge me for the month of March after a couple weeks!! That was one heck of a short "free" month!! So 44.90, 9.95, 9.98 so far, just like the other guy. I can't believe it.

I never got any information on how to go about getting jobs. This was just for some extra cash. I have done extra work before. Machines after machines as well. To cancel, I had to call, go back on the website and I had to print out a form which I had to go to someone elses house to print! Now I wonder if they even got it!! They are suppose to mail you a packet with information and to register so you can send them pictures of you if you can't put them online yourself. Never got it! I was waiting through my trial period for these items. Nothing, so I wanted to cancel.

So what?? They are using other companies to keep taking more money from you?!?!

Can't email them either, just like the other guy said, you just get a blank page. And led around on the phone. They seem to be doing all right, If you don't CANCEL on them!!

Just a warning to all others, be careful and pay attention to your accounts!

wisconsin, Wisconsin

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!


Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!


Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.


If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.

And good luck Let us know how you do!

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Search for Talent is NOT a scam

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

POSTED: Thursday, December 28, 2006
My name is Igor Reiant and I am the CEO of Search for Talent. I'd like to personally apologize for any problems you may have encountered with our service. We've worked with over a million clients in the last two years and have designed our sales and customer support procedures to accommodate every one of them. However, as with any company, problems and mix-ups do occur, and we do our utmost to solve them and prevent similar issues from happening in the future.

We are not hiding anything. When new clients sign up with Search for Talent, they pay a small fee for shipping and handling of their welcome package, then have a period of time to test out the site to see if they wish to continue with us. If the member does not want to be a part of the service and pay the monthly fee, then they must cancel during this trial period. Members of Search for Talent have the ability to cancel online at any time and send questions through the site directly to Customer Support. If a client prefers to speak to the Customer Support Department by phone, our toll free phone number is provided during the initial sale and on the website. By calling 1-800-710-4210, you will be directly routed through to a real person who can answer questions, provide refunds and help you with any problems you may have. There are no phone prompts or mazes to go through, and wait time typically does not exceed three to five minutes. I apologize if you had an unpleasant experience with Customer Support, but know that such behavior is against company policy and we do correct it whenever it occurs.

Search for Talent is constantly working to improve our Customer Support Department, Sales Department and our website as a whole. We post thousands of new casting calls every week for people working to break into the entertainment industry. Search for Talent has also signed up hundreds of Casting Directors and Photographers who contact our members every day with upcoming opportunities. We are consistently growing and expanding, but it's not because we're a scam it's because Search for Talent works.

Thank you

Igor Reiant
CEO Search for Talent
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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

I have the cell of the owner of searchfortalent

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

POSTED: Thursday, September 01, 2005
Yes he gave it out for interviewing new telemarketers, which I apply for, but on the same day of my interview I found out the scams that they have been doing I just didn't go to work for them, the name of the owner, sales manager, costumer rep. and the person authorize to charged your credit card is Igor Reiant 650-267-7214. by the way he have no sales look, most likely he is the computer geek that made the website and do the financing, I just hate people like this screw other people around and give bad names to sales rep. and telemarketing of any kind, I have done sales in the health industry, and people like this deserve to get behind the bars.Good luck and gave him a call make him suffer.
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