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resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved Universal Talent Agency — scam
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
i was looking for an acting job and i came across universal talent in craigslist. they didn't have a number so i had to email them with mine...jim called:one of the agents and he asked if i could show for an interview the same day. i told him i would have to wait for my ride since my husband didn't get off until 2pm. he told me to be there as soon as my ride arrived. my husband and i made it to the place. john gave us an application and asked if we had pictures, we said no..my husband models as well.. then he said well how do you want to take care of it by cash or visa etc..and that it would be 20 dollars so that the agency could take the pics. we paid and jim called us in to his office. he grabbed the camera and took the pics. they were horrible and worthless. i couldn't see why they wanted to take photos of us when we didn't even tell them we were interested. so they got us there. then jim goes on and on about how they get good jobs for their clients and what not. so we're all happy after all his bragging on how good it was gonna be to join. then he says all he needed from us was $1000 for the both of us..for photos and acting classes.. i wanted to scream at the top of my lungs because i barely had enough money to drive 45 mins to the place...then give away $20 more.lol. i was like what happened to the good ole days when people were more legit with this stuff. even if i had the money they would'nt have gotten it..so i try to negotiate and say give me a job and i will pay you when you pay me. of corse it didn't work. then he keeps going "ok give me 400 a piece". i say we don't have it. then he says ok "600 for the both of you". i knew then something had to be wrong . then i say we don't have it AGAIN, jim keeps going i realize then this guy is a pro at being a con. so he says maybe i should do modeling..and that it's going to be better for me . i think he realized we we're really broke and then he said ok leave a $40 deposit to get started on those acting classes. how can you go from $1000 to $40...he wanted to get ANYTHING out of our pockets just as long as it was green. I Don't reccomend anybody to go to these people everything about them erks me. Don't waste your time or hard earned money. at least i didn't waste too much money but there are alot of honest people who did. i wish there was a way to fix this problem because i can imagine how many people they have scammed in counting.