BADFORPEOPLE

Archive for October, 2015|Monthly archive page

James Petulla: Is Higher Education A Ripoff?

In Bad Customer Service Experiences, Internet defamation, Online Defamation Rebuttal, Redacted Revolt, Uncategorized on October 24, 2015 at 6:48 pm
James Petulla

James Petulla. CEO Recording Radio Film Connection

James Petulla did not start out to be an educator. Back in the mid-80s, after working for a few months with the Columbia School of Broadcasting in his capacity as a San Jose radio DJ, he realized that CSB was not doing their students any favors. As Petulla stated, “They were ripping off their students. The textbooks were ancient, the equipment outdated, and their teachers out of touch.”

James presented a mentor/apprentice concept of education to the Columbia School of Broadcasting because he knew it would work to prepare students for a career in broadcasting. His plan was rejected as being unworkable and logistically unsound. Undeterred, James decided to start his own business, offering mentoring services to radio broadcasting students in the San Jose area.

Fast forward 30 years and James Petulla is the CEO of Radio Recording Film Connection which offers mentor apprenticeships in radio broadcasting, music recording and film directing and producing. Industry veterans have flocked to the concept, allowing the company to have professional mentors in all 50 states.
Along the way, James Petulla has never lost sight of his original premise: the mentor/apprentice model of education is fundamentally a better approach to education if the desired result upon graduation is to have a career. “Students are not only learning the ropes from working industry professionals, they are doing so in their mentor’s place of business—a recording studio, a radio station, a film production company—so they are constantly being exposed to how business gets done in the real world. You simply can’t duplicate this environment on a school campus. Additionally, because student apprentices work on their mentor’s projects they are interacting with clients, producers, directors, DJs and other industry professionals and this allows them to network within the industry. Essentially, our programs place our students inside the music, film and radio industries which is a huge advantage.”

There’s another fundamental difference in the approach of Radio Recording Film Connection, as defined by James Petulla, and other trade schools and colleges. “Most schools are driven by how many of their students graduate—that’s their end game. At Radio Recording Film Connection, our goal is to get as many of our graduates employment as possible. Right now we’re approaching 80% success rate in this goal—almost 80% of our graduates find meaningful employment within the industry within six months of graduation.”

This is more than just lip service. Radio Recording Film Connection has a dedicated Job Placement department that starts working with the student from their first lesson up until a year after they graduate. Their duties include unlimited free tutoring, help with resumes and interviews, as well as matching students with job openings as they come up. The results speak for themselves.

Another fact that James Petulla is particularly proud of is the low tuition charged by Radio Recording Film Connection. “What good does it do the student to graduate from a trade school with $30,000 to $100,000 in permanent student debt obligations? Debts kill dreams. We work very hard to keep our tuition low—almost all of our programs are priced at less than $10,000.”

When asked to reflect on his journey, Petulla responds, “If you asked me 30 years ago where I’d be today I probably would have said I see myself being a successful disc jockey like a Howard Stern. Today, I’m grateful for the path I ended up taking. I’m privileged to be a part of a process where we are helping future Howard Sterns reach their potential.”

IMPERSONATION: Jeanne Hogarth of FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2015 at 10:38 am

If you received a document claiming to be a guarantee from “Jeanne Hogarth” for an investment that is being pitched to you, as part of a boiler room securities fraud operation, rest assured, it is fake. This is a sophisticated criminal conspiracy operating out of the Philippines and Indonesia, aiming to have offices in Japan, Milan Italy, and elsewhere. It sounds convincing because the telephone calls come from US and Canadian nationals, and sometimes British. So their accents are not sound like typical scams from developing nations.

A copy of one such fake guarantee can be viewed here:

International Strategic Ventures SA is one of the fake business names used in the scam

If you have fallen victim to the scams, please submit your information below and you will be contacted by the team that is investigating the scam, with a view to bringing criminal charges through various international jurisdictions.

[wufoo username=”iil1llll111lll1i1ill1iiil1l1ii” formhash=”pj073sl1jyv2j1″ autoresize=”true” height=”444″ header=”show” ssl=”true”]

tt

In Uncategorized on October 6, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec dictum nisi mauris, vel cursus velit feugiat quis. Nulla tempus nec sem id convallis. Nulla eu mollis enim, at posuere libero. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Etiam accumsan, turpis a pretium sodales, eros dui viverra nunc, sit amet ornare enim tellus eget turpis. Sed sit amet mi efficitur, imperdiet arcu id, tincidunt risus. Etiam elementum a neque vel feugiat. Nulla vitae elit ut elit dapibus volutpat.

Etiam non felis bibendum, luctus urna a, tempor lectus. Suspendisse commodo, nunc non tincidunt auctor, mauris velit varius augue, et venenatis dui erat in ex. Morbi ac ipsum in elit tincidunt lobortis ut eu arcu. Phasellus fringilla posuere orci, id molestie turpis faucibus vitae. Phasellus elementum non mauris vel lacinia. Curabitur tellus lorem, blandit placerat lacinia vel, tincidunt sit amet sapien. Proin sed ex enim. Aenean varius arcu nec augue cursus, dictum congue nisi imperdiet.

Custom Post Test

In Uncategorized on October 6, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec dictum nisi mauris, vel cursus velit feugiat quis. Nulla tempus nec sem id convallis. Nulla eu mollis enim, at posuere libero. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Etiam accumsan, turpis a pretium sodales, eros dui viverra nunc, sit amet ornare enim tellus eget turpis. Sed sit amet mi efficitur, imperdiet arcu id, tincidunt risus. Etiam elementum a neque vel feugiat. Nulla vitae elit ut elit dapibus volutpat.

Etiam non felis bibendum, luctus urna a, tempor lectus. Suspendisse commodo, nunc non tincidunt auctor, mauris velit varius augue, et venenatis dui erat in ex. Morbi ac ipsum in elit tincidunt lobortis ut eu arcu. Phasellus fringilla posuere orci, id molestie turpis faucibus vitae. Phasellus elementum non mauris vel lacinia. Curabitur tellus lorem, blandit placerat lacinia vel, tincidunt sit amet sapien. Proin sed ex enim. Aenean varius arcu nec augue cursus, dictum congue nisi imperdiet.

SCAM ALERT! Joseph Grossi of Opal Energies Joe Grossi

In Uncategorized on October 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm
SCAM ALERT! Joseph Grossi of Opal Energies Germany

SCAM ALERT! Joseph Grossi of Opal Energies Germany

Yet another front has been exposed for a group of sophisticated romance scammers operating on German dating site Elite Partner: Joseph Grossi of Opal Energies. There are two similar stories two other fake profiles operated by real scammers, and their fake companies. Those two company websites have now been taken down.

All three fake company fronts, and their associated CEOs, are based on similar stories. The

ROMANCE FRAUD! Opal Energies CEO Joseph Grossi is not Real – Joe Grossi

CEO was born in Germany, grew up in the USA, and recently moved back to Germany to establish a renewable energy company following the death/divorce of their spouse. Furthermore, the identities of the management team for Opal Energies are also fake. Further research has revealed that the members of the management team are associated with another legitimate company, Sanimax.

These pictures of Joseph Grossi are in fact a stolen pictures which have been associated with numerous scams on the web. Do not engage with this individual or with Opal Energies.

This is why he will NEVER do a video call, because the face of teh scammer does not match the photo.

If you are already communicating with “Joseph”, then DO NOT SEND HIM MONEY when he thinks you trust him, they will spend several weeks of months “grooming” you before asking for money.

If you are in contact with this individual, please contact us through the Romance Scam Victim Help Request form below.
[wufoo username=”rexxyfree” formhash=”q9osppo1gc57q9″ autoresize=”true” height=”1139″ header=”show” ssl=”true”]
[wufoo username=”iil1llll111lll1i1ill1iiil1l1ii” formhash=”xw2c86c1r3s9hc” autoresize=”true” height=”403″ header=”show” ssl=”true”]