ALLis Watchdog Desk gets reports about possible scams and suspicious emails daily, however current complaints have actually featured one transgressor in specific: Pearson Media Group.
ALLis Watchdog John Doppler
The Pearson Pretensions
And, following a pattern thats been embraced by many fraudsters and unprofessional vanity presses, these aliases are disposed of as quickly as the companys credibility ends up being too poisoned to provide a persuading exterior.
Pearson Media Group is a business that runs under more than a dozen aliases. APM Media Production. Frequently these aliases are selected to create confusion with more trusted and recognized companies, such as Pearson UK and American Public Media.
Pearson Media Group holds a 1-star average with the Better Business Bureau, however has actually spent for the BBBs fake accreditation to get an A+ rating. They eagerly tout this ranking on every e-mail and social media post as proof of their excellent credibility. Clients who have actually fallen victim to their schemes would disagree vehemently.
The Pearson Pitch
The author soon finds out that 10% share has to do with $3,500.00.
The present Pearson email pitch assures motion picture offers lifted from the common scammer boilerplate: slightly damaged English asserting that they are “associated” with major production companies (none of which are called, and the expected affiliation is never described); a little ego stroking about how their board of editors supposedly selected your book out of hundreds of prospects (Wow! The countless individuals who got these e-mails need to be so honored to be selected!); and hints of the incredible wealth that waits for the author if they offer a simple 10% of the production expenses … which naturally, is a huge favor to the author since “we take a high danger on your book since we see quality motion picture product and huge capacity for a film adjustment.”
The Pearson Personae
Accordingly, we appoint this company a Watchdog Advisory, our most serious level of score.
Over to You.
There is no sign that Pearson Media Groups staff have any experience in publishing, film production, or marketing. In reality, their website notes no personnel, or any person associated with the company. (Pop quiz: How numerous legitimate firms choose to remain anonymous?).
Pearsons emails are signed by either Mike Suarez, Markus Torres, or Mia Allerton, names that could not be traced to experienced specialists in the industry. Torres, the alleged Senior Project Manager at Pearson, has a faceless LinkedIn account that notes Pearson as his only job experience.
But there are numerous authors who are $3,500.00 poorer for having done company with Pearson Media Group.
The Pearson Payoff.
So, what does the author get for their $3,500.00 investment? Nothing, it appears. Pearsons portfolio consists of just 3 average book trailers featuring the same stars and almost similar stock audio soundtracks no matter genre. None have been made into feature movies. There is no proof of the company or any of its aliases having actually accredited rights to any studio, anywhere.
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Pearson Media Group is a business that runs under more than a dozen aliases. Often these aliases are picked to develop confusion with more recognized and respectable business, such as Pearson UK and American Public Media.
Pearson Media Group holds a 1-star average with the Better Business Bureau, however has paid for the BBBs fake accreditation to receive an A+ rating. There is no indication that Pearson Media Groups staff have any experience in publishing, movie production, or marketing. Torres, the alleged Senior Project Manager at Pearson, has a faceless LinkedIn account that lists Pearson as his only job experience.