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1960www.dvd4music.com [Leicestershire]
Total claims:1
24/04/2009 »21/02/200924/04/20091

I ordered a difficult to find DVD (Carly Simon at Martha's Vineyard) for my wife, the site advertised it as available at ~£19 plus delivery. I ordered the DVD and paid by visa card, I checked back the next day to check status which had changed to "on order".


I've checked back every 2-3 days since and the status is always "on order" I tried emailing the company but got no response, I've tried dozens of times calling the office but always get an answer machine and despite leaving my details, the have never returned my call.


It may only be £20 but I've read elsewhere that they do this thing all the time, they have had my cash now for 2 full months and I doubt if I'll ever get it back (or even my DVD)


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775Westbourn Rehearsal Studios [London]
Total claims:1
Loss of Deposit due to Act of God »02 FEB 0902/02/20090

Preparing to audition 30+ people for a music club, I left a deposit on a rehearsal oom at the above named establishment. The morning Feb 2nd, I woke to find nearly 10in of snow and ice on the ground; ALL Londnon buses canceled; ALL overland rail service either suspended or experiencing severe delays; and only TWO tube lines operational. Yet apparently the entire city of London grinding to a halt was not a good enough reason for Chris, the proprietor, to allow a reschedule and transfer of deposit. I was ready to introduce 30 people to his business, each and every one a potential-term long customer but this idiot of a businessman decided my one-time deposit was more valuable. Not only did he keep my money but had the audacity to cal ME a future booking risk.


 


STAY AWAY FROM WESTBOURNE REHEARSAL STUDIOS AT ALL COST!!!!!!!!!!!


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792Makeitorbreakit.com [Las Vegas, NV]
Total claims:2
Mistreatment of Employees »2/1/0904/02/20090

This complaint is regarding Ron Johnson, owner of Makeitorbreakit.com, who operates his business from his home in Las Vegas (or was at the time of my observations) and pays his employees under-the-table.  I speculate he is operating this business without a license.  He is extremely verbally abusive to his employees including constant violent threats, sexist comments, insults, and sexual harassment of female employees for lengths of time as long as entire 12-hour shifts.  He generally keeps 3 to 4 people employed for a few weeks to a couple of months and then fires everyone for not being as skilled as him notwithstanding his lack of ability to adequately train.  Due to the the "under-the-table" status and no official contract, records, or paperwork, employees choose not to fight it and just move on.  He then hires a whole new group of people and this cycle goes on and on.  His employees do work that he could easily do himself, but he enjoys telling someone else to do the work, then break them down with insults of incompetence only to end up doing everything himself anyway.  He and his employees spend the majority of the 10 to 12-hour work day sending spam to hundreds of teens on myspace, youtube, etc. promising them a career in the music industry for a small fee starting at $500 for the least expensive starter package.  If they're able to contact someone directly, they extract as much personal information from that person as possible, leaving them with very little information about the company.  His favorite place to find potential future employees is the Las Vegas Craigslist job section under Admin/Office and Customer Service.  He used to advertise under the name of his business, makeitorbreakit.com, but due to recent complaints, he has been soliciting people from behind amateur recording artists' homepages and vague posts targeting people interested in working in the music business (these ads and homepages always look similar as they're generally designed with a simple template).  I'm reporting this because Mr. Johnson is toying with peoples' lives under the guise of an alleged illegitimate business while getting a rise out of verbally abusing, threatening, intimidating, and sexually harassing people that are looking for legitimate work in a very difficult economic time.


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4824Makeitorbreakit.com [Las Vegas, NV]
Total claims:2
Terrible Service, High Prices, Generic Sound »8/25/0912/09/20090

I would not recommend makeitorbreak. The main producer, Ron Johnson, made me beats that came out sounding generic and homemade. My cd's were produced 2 weeks after I was promised them and I didn't get any exposure for the $1,000 package I ordered with this company. It all sounds great, but trust me, you can do what they do at home for free, if you have a computer, music software, a mic, and internet. Not to mention, Ron Johnson seems to have "issues"- I'm not trying to knock him, but he is a little strange and very verbally abusive to his staff. If you're interested in doing business with makeitorbreakit, I would strongly recommend thoroughly investigating the company before handing over your cash. I'm sure you will feel the same once you see the real thing behind all the fancy advertising and false promises that this company will get you "seen and heard" by the world.


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845Koko [London]
Total claims:1
Complaint about abusive treatment by Security resulting in personal injury »7/2/200909/02/20090

On the 7th February 2009 I attended a music event at the club Koko, in Camden, London.


After sometime in the club, I saw a friend of mine being taken into a room without windows by a few security guards. I demanded to be allowed to see what was being done to him but was phisically stopped. I then called the police who informed me that they had the right to search him, should they suspect him of having any drugs on him. Should he not be in possesion, he can sue them.


A while later he was walked out of the club, in spite on not having any drugs on him. As my boyfriend and I were asking for justification of such unjustified and unfair treatment, we were forcefully pushed out of the venue too.


A few minutes later I tried to walk back inside to see the djs I had paid to see and was refused entry. Three or four bouncers blocked me and tried to push me out. I held onto the fence to stop them from pushing me out of the way. One of them (a woman) held me by the neck with two expert fingers until one of her colleagues told her to stop chocking me. Meanwhile, another kept prying open my right hand's fingers from my grip to the fence and another one kicked my foot twisting my knee and making me fall on the ground. I was left in agony on the ground until my friends helped me up and got into a cab home.


As a result, I have a knee injury now that means I have to walk in crutches for the next week and a half, when I'm due back in hospital for a re-check.


Neither me, my boyfriend or friend got the chance to see the djs we had paid to see.


My friend was searched and ejected from the club in spite of not having any drugs on him, as they claimed.


The excess of physical force and authority exercised by bouncers in some clubs is uncalled for. Moreover, guests are left to deal with it as there is no way to dialogue of complaint about their abusive behaviour. When one asks to speak to the manager they simply refuse. Managers should be available and visible or a system set up to avoid this kind of episode with abusive bouncers who can't wait to get physical or exercise their excessive given authority by club owners.


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1108TOTAL-MUSIC.COM [London]
Total claims:1
NON DELIVERY OF GOODS »July 0802/03/20090

Purchased a childs Guitar on line.


Never delivered.


Cancelled order, but supplier continued to email saying would send goods.


Told NOT to send and NOT to deduct from credit card.


Deducted the funds from card and NEVER DELIVERED GOODS


IGNORED ALL EMAILS


Order #001386


ROGUE - DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THEM !!!


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1954Unified Tribe [Las Vegas]
Total claims:2
Fraud »4/23.200923/04/20090

These people are absolutely sick and I am ready for the plug to get pulled on them.


I come from a place of just wanting to warn people of them, they have destroyed many people and peoples families lives. Not just a few groupies. These people especially the leader brainwashes people to believe that they are the next best thing musically and spiritually. In truth they have been using people for their money since (Magic Mendez) the leader has been 18 years old. Over 30 years of destruction to many. I would have loved to think that the con that these people pulled on wanting to make a positive difference and make good music was true.


I made the mistake in believing them and was with them for a long time and I ended up finding that my life had almost been destroyed. Fortunately I had the courage to get out and am very very happy with my life now. Going through this experience has made me so grateful for having my own freedom and life. Just like any cult they very carefully rip you away from your family without you really noticing it.


Magic is textbook cultleader just like David Coresh and Jim Jones. They take every dime you make and basically turn you into a servent while breaking you down emotionally, mentally and spiritually to make you into another Tribe robot. If you are a woman and Magic likes what he sees you will end up being convinced to sleep with him and the women felt like this was rape. If you are a man and you bring in a women you better be willing to share or lose your women. It is disgusting.


I am coming from my heart not anger. I really want to see these people stopped because they are flat out dangerous. They have talked about suicide pacts and all of us that had the strength to leave have been subject to long meetings about who is really loyal and who would kill themselves for the group.


Trust me if you are in any way involved with this group your life will be destroyed get out and wake up while you can. If anyone is investing in this group get out ASAP. This is a losing investment and you will just be taken for a painful money losing ride.


Please hear us we are telling you the truth.


 


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4256Unified Tribe [Las Vegas]
Total claims:2
Fraud from Unified Tribe »0817200917/08/20090

Beware of Unified Tirbe, headed by the leader Magic Mendez.  DO NOT invest any money in this group. You'll lose it all.  I did!


Please don't support them in any way, they're scammers!


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16027www.vip2pay.com [beijing]
Total claims:1
ipod nano »16 12 201016/01/20110
i bought what i thought was a genuine ipod from a genuine ipod company in dec 2010 ,turned out to be a scam and my daughter was robbed of a present as i didnt know what was happening,eventually a very cheap tatty piece of junk with an i pod label arrived on jan 2011, there was no adress on the packaging and the invoice was in chinese, www.vip2pay.com was the scammer and they do have a website buyele88@188.com you can talk directly to them from here via a chat box, though be warned,if u do they send emails to all your friends etc on your email list.how they do this i dont know,thre also very arrogent people

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29965Play Recording Studios/Downtown Artists [Ron/Soho London]
Total claims:1
Scam Music Promoters »01/04/1302/11/20130
This Company also trade under the name 'Downtown Artists'. I have reported them to Trading Standards and Consumer Affairs , regarding their ' Verbal Contract'. It is to my knowledge that this company's Manager goes by the name 'Ron' but no surname is provided ! They will tell you , that you are brilliant etc etc then they will ask you to pay them £1,600 ( possibly evern more ) . This is so they can record songs for you and then 'allegedly' 'PROMOTE' you to the record label industy. They also will tell you that they will put you in showcases that they hold which invites record label A&R agents - this will never happen and also they say they will release your songs on ITunes , however, you are unknown so no-one will know you - therefore your song will just be invisible alongside the many THOUSANDS of songs out there , by people who just use the service !

Please do not trust this company - they will be being investigated shortly . I am one of many who has been conned by this company , so I contacted legal advice and I will be taking this matter further! If you too have been 'ripped off' by this company , please make sure you contact trading standards and consumer affairs - as they told me once they start receiving more and more complaints ,then they can build a case against this company.
There are more sites around that you can also expose this company and one that i have just found is called ' Can You Trust Them.Com' . Please join it and share your experience as this will help other unsuspecting members of the public be aware as to not approach this company. Please email me at pialy_mallik@hotmail.com for further information.

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29966Play Recordings [Soho , London ]
Total claims:1
Play Recordings »01/04/1302/11/20130
This Company also trade under the name 'Downtown Artists'. I have reported them to Trading Standards and Consumer Affairs , regarding their ' Verbal Contract'. It is to my knowledge that this company's Manager goes by the name 'Ron' but no surname is provided ! They will tell you , that you are brilliant etc etc then they will ask you to pay them £1,600 ( possibly evern more ) . This is so they can record songs for you and then 'alledgedly' 'PROMOTE' you to the record label industy.
They will tell you that they will promote you to major record labels and will put you in their alleged ' showcases ' so that the A&R agents can come and see you perform - this i can tell you - won't ever be happening ! They are a scam company who only want your money and they do not have a good reputation and as many will tell you, they do not have any potential direct contact with any major record label ! This is proven by 1. Too many people have been complaining about being ripped off and not provided the service they promised ( which is a severe breach of contract by the way ) and 2. No-one from their client list has ever made it !

Please do not trust this company - they will be being investigated shortly . I am one of many who has been conned by this company , so I have contacted legal advice and I will be taking this matter further! If you too have been 'ripped off' by this company , please make sure you contact trading standards and consumer affairs - as they told me once they start receiving more and more complaints ,then they can build a case against this company.
There are more sites around that you can also expose this company and one that i have just found is called 'Qype.co.uk'which has now merged with 'Yelp' . Please join it and share your experience as this will help other unsuspecting members of the public be aware as to not approach this company. Please email me at pialy_mallik@hotmail.com for further information.

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