September 28, 2006

Talent Palooza Events Booking Part 2

A few weeks ago I posted a blog entry about Talent Palooza using Talent Rock's Name to Book Events. Annette, one of the members of scam.com contacted Talent Rock about this matter, and than posted the response she got back. Here is that response...

Dear Annette,

The owners of the company that run the Talent Palooza were former partners in the Wilhelmina Scouting Network when Louis Pearlman bought the company. Mr. Pearlman decided to bankrupt the company due to bad business practices that were taking place before he bought the company. Hence, all of the bad press on the internet. Those individuals have been trying to copy everything we do at Talent Rock, (including holding events in the same locations, during the same time as our events). We had our Holiday Fest 2005 event at the Gaylord Palms last December and our Summer Fest 2006 at the Peabody Resort in May of this year. I can tell you for sure that Talent Rock is a legitimate event company, but I would do some serious study about the company that you are referring to. Check with the Central Florida Better Business Bureau to see what you can find. That would be your best source. We are in no way affiliated with them, nor would we ever recommend them as a legitimate way to discover talent.
Sincerely,

Scott Bliege

Talent Rock Administration
Monday through Friday
9:00AM to 4:45PM EST
1-866-582-4203

Annette says she is now going to send an email Gaylord. I'm sure the response will be posted on scam.com in a few days, so once I see it I will be sure to blog about it.

               

September 22, 2006

Funny Comment about Palooza Talent and Alec Defrawy

Yesterday I received a funny comment request that I would like to share with everyone. I have a funny feeling this comment was made by Alec Defrawy himself.

I am a former employee of Defrawy's and I can tell you that they 100% as of two weeks ago (last time I was in the office) are planning to move the event forward and are not planning on running off with people's money. There are people (Fomkin) who are completely irresponsible and will take the money and run if allowed to, but there are others who have him on a short leash. I think this site is unfair because it is very one sided and does nothing but go on conjecture. The way these guys market through the internet it hits hundreds of thousands of people's email every week and of those some are going to freak out and write negativity. It is inevitable. If you think by buying a ticket and attending the event you will be the next Britney Spears think again. All you are buying is a chance to be seen by people in the business nothing more. A ticket does not guarantee success. Good luck to everyone in attendance and I hope people like the author of this blog understand this he said she said stuff hurts people's livelihood's and impairs their ability to do business.

This has to be the most foolish comment I have ever come across. Let’s take a moment to point out all the crazy statements made in this comment.

There are people (Fomkin) who are completely irresponsible and will take the money and run if allowed to, but there are others who have him on a short leash.

Ok, so you are telling me that Michael Fomkin (the owner of the company) is completely irresponsible and will take the money and run if allowed, and you want people to trust you because he is being kept on a short leash. Does this sound retarded to anyone else?

I think this site is unfair because it is very one sided and does nothing but go on conjecture.

You are 100% right. This blog is one-sided because Palooza Talent only has one side, and it’s a SCAM! You seem to be forgetting that my family was personally scammed by Palooza Talent back when they were calling themselves Talent Palooza.

The way these guys market through the internet it hits hundreds of thousands of people's email every week and of those some are going to freak out and write negativity.

In other words... Palooza Talent sends out massive amounts of email spam about their talent and employment scam, and some people freak out about it. How Shocking!

If you think by buying a ticket and attending the event you will be the next Britney Spears think again. All you are buying is a chance to be seen by people in the business nothing more. A ticket does not guarantee success.

You should be thankful that your summer scam event never happened. You would have had many very pissed off family on your hands. My daughter, wife and I know how hard it is to get into the entertainment industry, and we had no thoughts about our daughter becoming a star by just going to the Talent Palooza event. The only reason we are pissed is because Palooza Talent ended up being a giant SCAM!

This blog was made to help warn people about the Palooza Talent scam. I will continue to publish information until they are stopped. Thank you for your comment. I hope you write back again sometime soon.

               

September 13, 2006

Photos of Alec Defrawy and Michael Fomkin

Here are two of the most recent photos of Alec Defrawy and Michael Fomkin that I could find online...

Alec DefrawyAlec Defrawy

Michael FomkinMichael Fomkin

               

September 12, 2006

Palooza Talent Opens New Office

Talent Palooza is now running their scam out of Brentwood a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. It also looks like they made their name change final as well. They changed their name from Talent Palooza to Palooza Talent. Who are they trying to fool with that name change?

Listed below is Palooza Talent's new address and phone numbers...

Corporate Marketing Headquarters
C.M. Management / Palooza Talent
750 Old Hickory Blvd.
Brentwood TN 37027
Bldg 1 Suite 286

Phone number: 615.373.2146
Customer Service: 615.373.2242
Fax Number: 615.250.9746