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Old 07-24-2003, 07:54 AM   #1
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Post For all those who hoped the Rally Racer reality TV show was real...

It's not....read on:

Interesting Inside Edition report:
http://www.insideedition.com/investi...ityTVScams.htm

Even better forum discussion regarding the show (it's long, but worth the read):
http://www.2rtv.org/html/viewtopic.p...ic=29&forum=11

And if they aren't brash enough...they are still scamming people:
http://www.rallyracer.com/

Remember, the above RallyRacer.com link is a scam, DO NOT sign up...you will get nothing for your money.
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Old 07-24-2003, 08:48 AM   #2
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Haha! Even better, I got this in my e-mail today from the RallyRacer crew:

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Dear Opie

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS EMAIL IN ERROR AND YOU ARE ONE OF THE 50
PEOPLE NOTIFED TO APEAR ON RALLY RACER'S ON CAMERA TRYOUTS/INTERVIEWS PLEASE
DISREGARD THIS EMAIL.

Please take the time to read this ENTIRE LETTER as it serves as a formal apology from Morre Entertainment LLC and the method we are compensating ALL that have participated in the online casting call process for www.rallyracer.com.

First and foremost, we would like to apologize to you for this entire process. There is no excuse for what has taken place throughout this process with production delay after production delay and rewrites of our online casting software.

We would like to compensate you and all others that have signed up for Rally Racer.

For all of the people who applied for Rally Racer., we would like to extend this offer and pledge in compensation for your patience and fortitude in sticking with and trying a new and different method of casting call recruitment for a reality television program.

Rally Racer was our company's first project as a new company entering into the industry of television program development and production. It has been just over three years since we started on this project and with more than $1.5 million invested, we have learned what not to do and what to do. This project continues to lose money for our company, but has given us an invaluable lesson in operating in this industry.

In our initial research, we found that the success of a non-scripted
(reality) television program was mostly the result of the cast members and the recruiting. Review and selection of those people is a daunting task. Previous casting directors and producers have relied on the age old method of putting an ad in a local paper, trade paper or other methods to announce a casting call in limited cities or send a VHS tape to an address. They would then have to view thousands of tapes to even find who they would like to review further.

There have been less than 40,000 of you that have participated in this process. Far less than most of you had thought signed up, but far more, by 10 times, the amount of the average non-scripted (reality) TV programs. Through this process and largely due to the extended delays encountered, we felt there has to be a way to give something back to all of you that entered into this voyage and took a leap of faith and hope in trying something new.

Here is what we would like to give ALL of you. It is our way of saying thank you and a way for us to help some of you to possibly participate in non-scripted (reality) television programs.

Morre Entertainment LLC has partnered with several other television production and entertainment marketing companies on additional non-scripted (reality and comedic skit) television programs. We would like to welcome you to login and apply to each one of these programs FREE FROM CHARGE. We will email you a brief description of each TV program and a link that will
allow you to login and answer any additional question specific to that TV program again FREE FROM CHARGE.

We will also enter YOUR Rally Racer personal profile as your online
personal profile in the realCASTING.COM's master database where your order id number becomes your membership number and your username and password will remain the same. www.realcasting.com is being launched later this summer as a partnership with several companies as a FREE FROM CHARGE to ALL certified CASTING DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS, TALENT SCOUTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS and AGENTS within the entertainment industry wishing to search, recruit, review and select "real people" for their entertainment programs and projects. ALL OF YOU who signed up on www.rallyracer.com will
receive FREE FROM CHARGE your realCASTING.COM personal profile submission where you are CURRENTLY able to upload a photograph to your online personal profile and send in a Mini DV (ONLY) Format tape of three (3:00) minutes long. That tape by the end of this year will be uploaded and be viewable by entertainment casting professionals. In the interim,we will duplicate to VHS tapes and forward them to those certified entertainment professionals that implement an inquiry search for their program's participants.

We hope that through this effort Morre Entertainment LLC will be able to at least assist some of you in your pursuit in becoming a participant within a non-scripted (reality) television program (i.e. adventure, relationship, competition, cohabitating, game show, courtroom, talk show, documentary, still photography, commercial projects, etc.).

Thank you again for your participation and continued patience.


Sincerely,
Eric S. Canonico
Managing Member,
Morre Entertainment LLC
So basically they are saying sorry we screwed you over, so now we will forward you info to another company that will try and scam some more money out of you.

Gee....

Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2003, 10:45 AM   #3
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Anyone thing we could all get to gether and get our money back from that jackass?
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Old 07-24-2003, 11:01 AM   #4
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i got the letter too.

i would like my $11 back and they can forget the whole thing with the rest of the 'casting agencies'.
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Old 07-24-2003, 11:02 AM   #5
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I have gotten three of those emails already. They have not gotten my name right yet
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Old 07-24-2003, 11:08 AM   #6
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that "email" is a scam too...

http://www.specialstage.com/forum/cg...rum=DCForumID2


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Old 07-24-2003, 11:57 AM   #7
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I'm in the wrong business. How does someone think this stuff up? This is just like the 'modeling agencies' that scam people out of their money.

Glad I didn't get sucked in and I feel for you folks that did.

I think someone should find the president of Morre, put a diaper on him, put him in the passenger seat of a real rally car and do a special stage. Then make him walk around in his dirty diaper on Rodeo Drive.
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Old 08-12-2003, 07:41 PM   #8
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Default Rally Racer & Good Morning America

Hi guys:

I'm a producer at Good Morning America and I'm interested in hearing more about your experiences with Rally Racer & Morre.

Please email or call me.

Thanks very much,

--Allen

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Old 08-13-2003, 09:00 AM   #9
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RallyRacer:

Basically, they point you to a website that looks toatally believeable (and is still running, now charging $19.95), tell you that for $11 you will have the chance to drive a rally car day after day at speed through varying rally stages.

Then one day they say "Sorry sucker, that was all bull****, thanks for the cash. Oh, and let me introduce you to some people who want more of your money."

I can't believe the site is still up. I guess it continues to make money. :monkey:
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Old 08-13-2003, 09:58 AM   #10
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Hi guys:

I'm a producer at Good Morning America and I'm interested in hearing more about your experiences with Rally Racer & Morre.

Please email or call me.

Thanks very much,

--Allen

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got this message this morning in a PM...hmm
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Old 08-13-2003, 10:31 AM   #11
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yep me too
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Old 08-13-2003, 11:20 AM   #12
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rally racer can kiss my ass They made me send in a video and everything
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Old 08-14-2003, 02:55 AM   #13
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Default Re: Rally Racer & Good Morning America

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Hi guys:

I'm a producer at Good Morning America and I'm interested in hearing more about your experiences with Rally Racer & Morre.

Please email or call me.

Thanks very much,

--Allen

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Anyone have the links to the old threads about it?
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just want to give everyone a quick update...

allen is totally legit. we had a good conversation yesterday about my experiences with rally racer. he's trying to help us out, so throw him a call or an email if you haven't already.
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Old 08-14-2003, 07:58 PM   #15
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I talked to Allen today. He seems to be on the up and up and intrested in our crappy stories. Does anyone else want to kick Rally Racer in the nuttz?
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:54 AM   #16
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Hey Guys:

Thanks to all of you who got in touch.

If anyone tried to leave a message yesterday (Thursday) after about 4:10PM Eastern....I may not have received it because of the blackout.

The power is coming back on here in NYC...so please try again. I'm interested in hearing from as many people as possible who were involved with Rally Racer (even if your stories are similar). So please also spread the word if you can to anyone you think might have signed up & sent in material.

I look forward to talking with you & will try to keep you posted.

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Good stuff Allen, Ill see what I can do about spreading the word around.

I guess this would make a decent news story too wouldnt it? "When Reality TV goes bad, stay tuned!"
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I guess this would make a decent news story too wouldnt it? "When Reality TV goes bad, stay tuned!"
From a few e-mails, sounds like Allen from ABC is already on the case....

And his feature story on ABC will show that mister Eric "Rally Racer" Canonico has already moved on to the next scam:

www.americasradiodj.com

Note that the same "ESC" of Odessa, FL is the domain contact for both americasradiodj.com and for the realcasting.com that wants your $20.

Scam city
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