VIP Talent Connect / VIP Ignite — scam alert
This company is a complete scam and I wish I would have realized before I went through with this event. One day I received a message from Alycia Kaback, the CEO of VIP Ignite, about auditions with the tv show power. This was a few months after my mother passed away. The email seemed legit and I didn't think twice since I was hoping a few days ago that an opportunity similar to this one would come up. I contacted the company and was set up with an online interview. I usually could fish out a scam but these companies are becoming so believable these days. I was asked a few detailed questions about me and my talents. The face of someone who seemed nice and caring made me believe it was all real. I was told that the event helps you connect with important people in the industry.
They have VIP ignite events every 6 months. The cost to attend these events range from about $800-$1800 based on the package you can afford. Almost everyone qualifies who has money. At the end of the interview you are asked if you can put anything down today. They persuade you to believe this is a now or never opportunity. I put around $100 down and set up a payment plan. I made all my payments and I was headed to Hollywood. The event was unprofessional and was Alycia. All Alycia did was be obnoxious and arrogant about who she knows and what she has accomplished. She was never dressed in Business attire. I was told I would be prepared on how to write my biography and set up my resume. I was never helped on any of those things.
Only the people who paid the most money were able to sing in front of the judges. Most of the participants weren't even mediocre singers. It's heartless how she preys on the hopeful. No one that I talked to booked any jobs. Nor did I. It seemed as if I just paid for friends in the industry. Also, I was photographed and still have not received those pictures. They are supposedly worth around $500 in value. I emailed everyone at their office about the pictures and months later I still haven't received a reply. Please stay away from this company. Your hard earned money should not be spent there.