TTS: Two Faked TTS Test Results Attempted This Year

LOS ANGELES—According to a statement released yesterday, Sixto Pacheco, president of Talent Testing Service (TTS), claims that a producer in the Los Angeles area yesterday spotted a fake TTS paper result. Pacheco also states that the incident is the second one this year involving someone trying to "con the industry with a fake Talent Testing result."

The statement adds, "In both instances the person was caught and banned from the TTS testing system."

No other information regarding these alleged incidents was provided by TTS, but the statement continues, "TTS would like to remind [Talent], Agents and Producers that we have two key validation features in printed and web based Talent test result. that everyone can use:

"QR CODES: Implemented on December 2011

"We implemented QR Code Technology to protect the validity of all printed and web based results. All results now have a QRCode 2 Square below the results section of the report that when used in conjunction with any smart phone QR Code scanning software (such as ScanLife by Scanbuy, Inc. or Scan by QR Code City, LLC) it will show if the results are authentic and valid.

"Once the barcode has been scanned, the browser will direct you to the TTS Mobile page that shows the Talent Id#, Date of Birth (DOB), Test Expiration Date (based on a 30-day testing cycle), and the actual test results. This technology will permit any user viewing an actual paper result to verify its authenticity on-demand.


"If you don’t have access to software to read the QR Code, we provide an Authentication Code in each test performed. The Authentication Code for each test is found on the far right of each test result.

"To use the code, simply visit, where you will find a big tab labeled Test Authentication. Clicking on it will show you a new page where you enter the authentication code and a security code and results will be displayed and validated.

TTS has always been ahead of the curve in implementing leading edge technology and innovation. In addition to the QR Code and mobile access features, Producers/Agents as well as Talents are provided with a personal online dashboard with access to historical and most up-to-date testing information. Talents can also set up automatic reminders for next test dates."

Responding to a request for comment on this situation, Diane Duke, CEO of the Free Speech Coalition, which also administers the industry's Performer Availability Screening Service (PASS), told AVN, "Since the advent of the PASS testing database, we've always encouraged producers and performers to use our online database rather than paper results, and the vast majority do. It's simple, free and the results can't be manipulated. You can easily see whether or not a performer is cleared for work, even on a mobile device. If there are any concerns in the industry about test results, or questions about accessing the PASS database system, I'd encourage them to contact us directly."