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Just want everyone in Beacon to know about the "movie extra" job scam being advertised locally.  From a "Yahoo Answers" reply: and are the same company and both are a well known Advance Fee Job Scam. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of online complaints and as many Better Business Bureau complaints. 

The Los Angeles BBB as well as the National BBB give Casting360360 and Talent6 an "F" rating, which is actually fairly hard to do! The LA BBB actually calls Talent6 a scam on the main website.

Casting360 and Talent6 are operated out of Moldova, a small former Soviet Republic known today as a haven for credit card and identity theft. Talent6 has a small administrative office in the USA to comply with US Incorporation rules. 100% of the operation is in Moldova including the "Casting Agent" you spoke with.

In May 2010 Talent6 aka Casting360 was fined by The San Mateo District Attorney $45,000 for False Advertising, Misleading Ads and Fraud. 


I think the state of the current economy has likely resulted in an increase in job scams, and unfortunately, a greater chance the scams will be successful for the perpetrators.

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Comment by Ben Royce on July 11, 2012 at 11:45am

The $45K fine seems like a small price to pay to stay in business, they probably make that much in a week.

It is a con that preys on parental love. It is totally sleazy, and I really wonder why this scam can't be shut down by the authorities.

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