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Nicholas Martin

Posts: 32

I've just come back from an interview with Go Models & Talents International in London. They're purported to have offices in Barcelona and Tel Aviv as well. The offices looked impressive enough, but the waiting room was packed when I was there.

Frustratingly, after a 20min interview session, which oddly included reading a script from "Huckleberry Finn"(!?), they dropped the bombshell: they said they will take me on for a 10-month contract, PROVIDED I PAID THEM £150 A MONTH, PLUS 20% FROM ALL JOBS!!

I walked straight out when I heard that, particularly since the number of appiicants emerging happily clutching their newly-signed contracts far exceeded the number of actual models they have on their (poorly designed) website: 3 male models and 5 female models at the last count!

The biggest mystery is, I was contacted by them just yesterday to set up today's meeting, but I have no idea where they could have gotten my phone no.!? The only place I can think of is perhaps from my Facebook profile, but if they get in touch with you guys, be careful!

Incidentally, anyone out there who is actually signed with them and have anything redeeming to say about the agency?

Sorry for the moan, but the interview coupled with my getting ready for it and travelling to and from London, means this charade has pretty much wasted me an entire day!

Nick

Jun 04 09 09:09 am Link

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Katharine R

Posts: 100

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Im sorry you had a rubbish experience sad Thanks for the heads up. x

Jun 04 09 09:32 am Link

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David Kyung-min

Posts: 1182

London, England, United Kingdom

i went there yesterday, these guys are shady dealers

Jun 04 09 09:38 am Link

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Rhiannon Davis

Posts: 945

Denton, Texas, US

That really sucks that you had a whole day wasted. I would be furious. But hey, look on the bright side, at least you didn't end up like those poor souls who actually bought into the bullshit they're throwing out there. It's so sad that there are actually people out there totally willing to take advantage of young people who have little knowledge of the industry.

Jun 04 09 09:43 am Link

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WIP

Posts: 15916

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

They need to be reported as what they are doing I belive is illegal.

Jun 04 09 09:45 am Link

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David Kyung-min

Posts: 1182

London, England, United Kingdom

c_h_r_i_s wrote:
They need to be reported as what they are doing I belive is illegal.

well i havent yet talked to anyone who has actually signed the contract, so im not sure if it is illegal or not, i saw lots of daughters with their mums, looking pretentious like they are something special sitting outside. maybe one of them would have signed the contract,

O and its £150 BEFORE VAT

Jun 04 09 09:49 am Link

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Nicholas Martin

Posts: 32

I just got up and walked off when they started talking about me paying them £150 a month. And the lady who interviewed me even tried to chat me up!

"I hope your girlfriend doesn't mind, but I like to have very good relationships with my models."

WTF?! LOL!

Nick

Jun 04 09 02:40 pm Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22898

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

c_h_r_i_s wrote:
They need to be reported as what they are doing I belive is illegal.

Highly likely that it is. It amounts to an up-front fee which IS illegal.

They may try to style it as an administration fee; they may try to call it a service fee; but it IS an up-front fee.

Did any of you guys that went get anything in writing about the monthy charge, some kind of info sheet detailing the charges... anything?

Studio36

Jun 04 09 03:39 pm Link

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Ario Mangal

Posts: 84

London, England, United Kingdom

Damn I already paid the £8 entry to their model competition, what shall I do guys? ask for it back??

Jun 04 09 03:48 pm Link

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David Kyung-min

Posts: 1182

London, England, United Kingdom

here are their terms and conditions to signing their contract.

1. It is agreed that the above order terms are final and cannot be changed other than in writing. on return of a signed copy of this agreement, "go models" will undertake to photograph the applicant with digital still photos as indicated in the order and for that purpose alone. the photographs will be provided to the aforementioned client following advanced coordination between the client and the photography studios.

2. All design and production rights for the photographs to be designed by "Go Models" and/or its representatives on its behald are reserved for "go models" and no use is to be made of them without written permission by "go models"

3. "Go Models" will provide the stills within 45 days of the photographing

4. should the orderer wish to cancel this order after a photographing date has been set, the orderer will be charged for 50% of this order's sum, and this is as an agreed and pre-evaluated compensation without having to prove any damages as a result of having to coordinate with the working staff, the photographers and the make-up artist

5. should the orderer wish to cancel this order on the date of the photographing then the orderer will be charged for the full sum of this order and this as an agreed and pre-evaluated sum without having to prove any damaged whatsoever.

6. should the client wish to cancel this contract within 24 hours of the photo shoot then the entire contract sum will become payable. this charge is now open to challenge by the client.

7. the client declares and confirms that he/she was explained to and is aware that "Go Models"'s undertaking is that of producing digital still photographs of the client in a one time manner and that "go models" does not undertake in writing or verbaly to provide work opportunities depend on the personal efforts on the part of the client only.

8. should the client fail to comply with the terms of the agreement and/or fail to pay in full the contract price, it will be considered cancellation of the contract and "go models" will be entitled to cease the editing of the photographs and other materials.

9.In the case of a work engagement arising out of an introduction by "go models" to a third party, the client will be liable to pay "go models" a sum equal to 20% + VAT of the fees earned by the client out of such engagements. the balance off the fees for such services will be transferred to the clients nominated bank account within 45 days of the date of the recipt of such fees from the third party. The client will need to submit appropiate documents in order to enable "Go Models" to transfer these funds.

10. The client must be aware that the photo shoot audition days and times are set and must be strictly adhered to. but should the client forsee any problems with these meeting times, "go models" will have to be informed within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time.

11. the client undertakes to show a respectful appearance by wearing appropriate attire and maintain appropriate behaviour. The client is expected at all times to apply professional ethics anywhere he/she will be invited to by "go models"

12. the client is aware and confirms that this order is for a specific period of time only as indicated on this agreement and "go models" is not obliged to carry out any additional marketing other than this period. Should "go models" and the client mutually agreed extended period of time.

13. The client declares and confirms his/her understanding that any agreement or stipulation not made in writing will no be valid and will not be binding on "go models"

14. The client also declares that he/she has read the terms of this agreement and understood its contents and its legal implications and agrees with the above. the client declares that he/she has taken reasonable time to study and understand the above contract and, if necessary, has consulted with his/her own legal expert before signing of this agreement 


Number 14 makes me LOL they majorly pressured me into signing this as soon as possible. how the hell is anyone meant to read this whole thing and fully understand the legal implications + consult a legal advisor if needed in the 1-2 minutes between them giving you this thing, (whilst talking to you while your trying to read it) and signing it.

Jun 05 09 07:59 am Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22898

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Well, there it is in all it's glory:

7. the client declares and confirms that he/she was explained to and is aware that "Go Models"'s undertaking is that of producing digital still photographs of the client in a one time manner and that "go models" does not undertake in writing or verbaly to provide work opportunities depend on the personal efforts on the part of the client only.

They are a photo mill. Straight up. What they are NOT is an agency. At least not by way of that contract. And whoever wrote it should go back and take some revision in English.

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Studio36

BTW  - - -  Whoever wrote this looks like he could be writing for the Nigerian scamsters too.  It's God awful nonsense!!! Fucking gibberish.

http://gomodels.co.uk/page.asp?id=1

Jun 05 09 11:19 am Link

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Nicholas Martin

Posts: 32

What really stumps me is how they got my number in the first place? I've only just started modelling and have only joined a couple of modelling sites. I have not put down my contact details on either. Initially I thought they might have been trawling FaceBook accounts but again just checked and I have not put my number on there...

What bemuses me is the number of people in their offices willing to get ripped off...

Nick

Jun 05 09 01:22 pm Link

Photographer

The Signature Image

Posts: 12055

Gorham, Maine, US

David Sheldrick wrote:

well i havent yet talked to anyone who has actually signed the contract, so im not sure if it is illegal or not, i saw lots of daughters with their mums, looking pretentious like they are something special sitting outside. maybe one of them would have signed the contract,

O and its £150 BEFORE VAT

Nothing illegal about trying to get a model to pay an agency.

Jun 05 09 01:46 pm Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22898

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Nicholas Martin wrote:
What bemuses me is the number of people in their offices willing to get ripped off...

Nick

In the parlance of scams: There is no mark like a willing mark.

The beauty of their pitch, and how they make you a "willing mark", is probably this: They can sit there and tell you to your face how sucessful they are going to make you... hell, you are going to be the best thing to modelling since lettuce; you will get to travel all over the world and earn hundreds of thousands of £££,; blah, blah, blah...

Once you sign that contract, however, THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS is what is in that written contract. And the part I highlighted from paragraph 7) fully controls what they are obligated to do for you in finding you work = exactly nothing. They agree to provide you with photographs, which they will probably do, but not with work. Very expensive photographs. In the ten monthly installments of £150 it will come to £1500 worth of photographs.

Studio36

Jun 05 09 01:58 pm Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22898

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Clique7 Studios wrote:
Nothing illegal about trying to get a model to pay an agency.

It is certainly illegal in the UK and also in a number of US states. But, you are not paying attention. They are NOT an agency in the first place. I don't care what it says on the website or on the sign over the door or on their letterhead... they are NOT an agency. Not even close.

Studio36

Jun 05 09 02:02 pm Link

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Hellan Judd - Retouch

Posts: 1860

London, England, United Kingdom

studio36uk wrote:
In the ten monthly installments of £150 it will come to £1500 worth of photographs.

How many photos are they promising? I can offer the OP a great deal for £1499 wink

Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Jun 05 09 02:09 pm Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22898

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Stefano Brunesci Beauty wrote:

studio36uk wrote:
In the ten monthly installments of £150 it will come to £1500 worth of photographs.

How many photos are they promising? I can offer the OP a great deal for £1499 wink

Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

They don't say in that document but what ever it is you don't even get usage:

2. All design and production rights for the photographs to be designed by "Go Models" and/or its representatives on its behald are reserved for "go models" and no use is to be made of them without written permission by "go models"

Come on, Stefano, that's worse than a joke.

And you know from our other conversation that they can do it too. Hell, I bet they even put a big ol' ugly "go models" watermark on them as well.  ROTFLMAO

EDIT: I thought so... [logo on lower left AND spelled out on the upper right]
https://www.gomodels.co.il/new/nofar_mizrahi/1b.jpg

Studio36

Jun 05 09 02:13 pm Link

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Hellan Judd - Retouch

Posts: 1860

London, England, United Kingdom

studio36uk wrote:
Come on, Stefano, that's worse than a joke.

And not a very funny one either.

My post WAS a joke, but it's kind of sad really that people are gullible enough to pay stupid money to outfits like this for what amounts to practically nothing and yet balk at paying a fraction of that to a decent photographer who will give them great images and generous usage rights hmm


Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Jun 06 09 05:49 am Link

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Ray Holyer

Posts: 2000

studio36uk wrote:
Well, there it is in all it's glory:


They are a photo mill. Straight up. What they are NOT is an agency. At least not by way of that contract. And whoever wrote it should go back and take some revision in English.

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Studio36

BTW  - - -  Whoever wrote this looks like he could be writing for the Nigerian scamsters too.  It's God awful nonsense!!! Fucking gibberish.

http://gomodels.co.uk/page.asp?id=1

I wonder how long it will be before they're advertising on MM, then.  At least one other portfolio mill appears regularly in MM adverts.

Jun 06 09 06:04 am Link

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Samantha I

Posts: 1577

London, England, United Kingdom

To the OP:

Im sooo glad you started this thread! I too visited Go Models (I think it was 2 weeks ago) and they offered me the same thing. I was really excited when I first arrived: the interior design is to DIE FOR! But it was only once I was called into the office to speak to one of the head bookers, reality dawned on me.

She was very happy with my images and said I have potential. It was only nearer to the end of our conversation, that she explained their fee. She said they normally offer a minimum contract of 3 years but due to my experience, she would offer me a 10 month contract. It was only after the 30 minute conversation (which she was doing most of the talking), that I realised it was £150 per month! That £1,500!

IMHO, the booker should change her career to sales because thats all she was doing: selling me the idea. All the things that an agency shouldnt say, she said!

"We can guarantee you work"
"You will make lots of money from us"
"You have to pay us in order for us to pay you"
"Your not getting working from your other agencies because you havent paid them"    (I wanted to slap her at this point!)

She then told me a story about a shoot for a TV commercial the weekend before. She submitted 15 girls from her agency who made £200 each. But wait: If they made £200 minus 20% agency fee + their £150 p/m fee to the agency, just how much money are the represented girls making????

NOTHING. In actual fact, the "agency" are making their money from the monthly charge of the models and not from the clients!!!

Jun 06 09 06:38 am Link

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Samantha I

Posts: 1577

London, England, United Kingdom

David Sheldrick wrote:
i just got back from their interview today, after they randomly called me out of the blue.
they said they 'really liked me' and TRIED to fill my head with promises of making it big, when i refused to pay £150 a month she even talked to her boss and lowered it to £75 a month.
i left, telling them i would 'think' about it.
as i was still unsure as to wether or not it is a scam

i was not planning on even going into an interview with them, but i had to pick up a suit from designer friend, i went into their agency on the way back, she tried to make me fork out the £75 straight away.

if only i read this, this morning ! then i would have not even bothered to drop by.

You were unsure as to whether it was a scam or not? You need to have a thorough read of this

Jun 06 09 06:42 am Link

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Samantha I

Posts: 1577

London, England, United Kingdom

studio36uk wrote:

Highly likely that it is. It amounts to an up-front fee which IS illegal.

They may try to style it as an administration fee; they may try to call it a service fee; but it IS an up-front fee.

Did any of you guys that went get anything in writing about the monthy charge, some kind of info sheet detailing the charges... anything?

Studio36

Asking for an upfront fee is illegal? Thats news to me!

Jun 06 09 06:49 am Link

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Virginia Lee

Posts: 2

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

not that kind of scam but beware for i have received two emails from two different people stating they represent magazines catalogs they wanted all of my alias's ever used phone number,address,etc and offering me money to shoot just didnt sound right why would they want all that information in an email so i checked it out and it was a scam so hope everyone is careful

Jun 06 09 07:00 am Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22898

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Samantha I wrote:

studio36uk wrote:
Highly likely that it is. It amounts to an up-front fee which IS illegal.

They may try to style it as an administration fee; they may try to call it a service fee; but it IS an up-front fee.

Did any of you guys that went get anything in writing about the monthy charge, some kind of info sheet detailing the charges... anything?

Studio36

Asking for an upfront fee is illegal? Thats news to me!

OK, I'll enlighten you...  NOTE: the following applies in the UK only:

[UK] The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003

Regulation 26 (1) and (2)

Para (1) allows charging of fees to certain classes of work seekers including "photographic models"

HOWEVER IF (1) APPLIES - (2) ALSO APPLIES

(2) Where paragraph (1) applies, subject to paragraph (5), any fee charged by the agency may consist only of a charge or commission payable out of the work seeker's earnings in any such employment which the agency has found for him.

= If they don't find you work, you have no earnings, so they can't charge you fees.

= NO UP FRONT FEES

There are certain limited exceptions if you are to be included in a publication [print or web] for the purpose of finding you work [referred to in Para (5)] but these are set out in detail and are restricted both in the scope and the amounts that can be charged. These, but ONLY these, can be advance fees.

They also can NOT sell you OTHER SERVICES such as photography / portfolios as a condition of representing you.

Studio36

The usual refrain:

"If you want to be in the business;...
you had better learn something about the "business of the business""

Jun 06 09 07:57 am Link

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J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 12221

Los Angeles, California, US

David Sheldrick wrote:
here are their terms and conditions to signing their contract.

1. It is agreed that the above order terms are final and cannot be changed other than in writing. on return of a signed copy of this agreement, "go models" will undertake to photograph the applicant with digital still photos as indicated in the order and for that purpose alone. the photographs will be provided to the aforementioned client following advanced coordination between the client and the photography studios.

2. All design and production rights for the photographs to be designed by "Go Models" and/or its representatives on its behald are reserved for "go models" and no use is to be made of them without written permission by "go models"

3. "Go Models" will provide the stills within 45 days of the photographing

4. should the orderer wish to cancel this order after a photographing date has been set, the orderer will be charged for 50% of this order's sum, and this is as an agreed and pre-evaluated compensation without having to prove any damages as a result of having to coordinate with the working staff, the photographers and the make-up artist

5. should the orderer wish to cancel this order on the date of the photographing then the orderer will be charged for the full sum of this order and this as an agreed and pre-evaluated sum without having to prove any damaged whatsoever.

6. should the client wish to cancel this contract within 24 hours of the photo shoot then the entire contract sum will become payable. this charge is now open to challenge by the client.

7. the client declares and confirms that he/she was explained to and is aware that "Go Models"'s undertaking is that of producing digital still photographs of the client in a one time manner and that "go models" does not undertake in writing or verbaly to provide work opportunities depend on the personal efforts on the part of the client only.

8. should the client fail to comply with the terms of the agreement and/or fail to pay in full the contract price, it will be considered cancellation of the contract and "go models" will be entitled to cease the editing of the photographs and other materials.

9.In the case of a work engagement arising out of an introduction by "go models" to a third party, the client will be liable to pay "go models" a sum equal to 20% + VAT of the fees earned by the client out of such engagements. the balance off the fees for such services will be transferred to the clients nominated bank account within 45 days of the date of the recipt of such fees from the third party. The client will need to submit appropiate documents in order to enable "Go Models" to transfer these funds.

10. The client must be aware that the photo shoot audition days and times are set and must be strictly adhered to. but should the client forsee any problems with these meeting times, "go models" will have to be informed within 48 hours prior to the scheduled time.

11. the client undertakes to show a respectful appearance by wearing appropriate attire and maintain appropriate behaviour. The client is expected at all times to apply professional ethics anywhere he/she will be invited to by "go models"

12. the client is aware and confirms that this order is for a specific period of time only as indicated on this agreement and "go models" is not obliged to carry out any additional marketing other than this period. Should "go models" and the client mutually agreed extended period of time.

13. The client declares and confirms his/her understanding that any agreement or stipulation not made in writing will no be valid and will not be binding on "go models"

14. The client also declares that he/she has read the terms of this agreement and understood its contents and its legal implications and agrees with the above. the client declares that he/she has taken reasonable time to study and understand the above contract and, if necessary, has consulted with his/her own legal expert before signing of this agreement 


Number 14 makes me LOL they majorly pressured me into signing this as soon as possible. how the hell is anyone meant to read this whole thing and fully understand the legal implications + consult a legal advisor if needed in the 1-2 minutes between them giving you this thing, (whilst talking to you while your trying to read it) and signing it.

Oh for crying out loud.
This looks like it was constructed in Nigeria.
Plus. They are getting direct access to withdraw from your bank account.
I didn't have to even read it completely to know this is something to stay far far away from.

John

Jun 06 09 11:47 am Link

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Nicholas Martin

Posts: 32

Samantha I wrote:
To the OP:

Im sooo glad you started this thread! I too visited Go Models (I think it was 2 weeks ago) and they offered me the same thing. I was really excited when I first arrived: the interior design is to DIE FOR! But it was only once I was called into the office to speak to one of the head bookers, reality dawned on me.

She was very happy with my images and said I have potential. It was only nearer to the end of our conversation, that she explained their fee. She said they normally offer a minimum contract of 3 years but due to my experience, she would offer me a 10 month contract. It was only after the 30 minute conversation (which she was doing most of the talking), that I realised it was £150 per month! That £1,500!

IMHO, the booker should change her career to sales because thats all she was doing: selling me the idea. All the things that an agency shouldnt say, she said!

"We can guarantee you work"
"You will make lots of money from us"
"You have to pay us in order for us to pay you"
"Your not getting working from your other agencies because you havent paid them"    (I wanted to slap her at this point!)

She then told me a story about a shoot for a TV commercial the weekend before. She submitted 15 girls from her agency who made £200 each. But wait: If they made £200 minus 20% agency fee + their £150 p/m fee to the agency, just how much money are the represented girls making????

NOTHING. In actual fact, the "agency" are making their money from the monthly charge of the models and not from the clients!!!

Pretty much the same thing she told me! "I've never heard anyone read that script so well!" "You will get so many jobs!" blah...blah...blah...

Considering the number of people they were seeing the day I went for an interview, I figured it was worth warning as many people as possible about them. No wonder they had such an impressive office - they're positively raking it in from these poor gullible people!

Nick

Jun 06 09 12:19 pm Link

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Shot By Adam

Posts: 7729

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Nicholas Martin wrote:
I walked straight out when I heard that, particularly since the number of appiicants emerging happily clutching their newly-signed contracts far exceeded the number of actual models they have on their (poorly designed) website: 3 male models and 5 female models at the last count!

A well orchestrated scam like this might be using shills. In other words, those applicants with contracts in their hands may have been in on it. The idea is that when you see all the other people before you that have signed, it makes you feel confident in the pitch so you'll sign too because, after all, everyone else is getting on the bandwagon, right?

Jun 06 09 12:58 pm Link

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glamour pics

Posts: 6095

Los Angeles, California, US

Clique7 Studios wrote:

Nothing illegal about trying to get a model to pay an agency.

Your profile says you are in the colonies, VA specifically. The "agency" at issue is across the pond, in the Sceptored Isle. EXACTLY what makes you qualified to offer "factual" info about British law? Are you a Solicitor? Or even a Barrister? Do you own a dopey-looking white powdered wig?

Jun 06 09 01:02 pm Link

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Samantha I

Posts: 1577

London, England, United Kingdom

Shot By Adam wrote:

A well orchestrated scam like this might be using shills. In other words, those applicants with contracts in their hands may have been in on it. The idea is that when you see all the other people before you that have signed, it makes you feel confident in the pitch so you'll sign too because, after all, everyone else is getting on the bandwagon, right?

I for one wouldnt be surprised if that was the case........

Jun 06 09 01:53 pm Link

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Samantha I

Posts: 1577

London, England, United Kingdom

Guess what? I just got this private message:

Hi Samantha

i am a model and i am working part time as a model scout for a company that is putting on a modeling competition. The winner gets a years contract with international modeling agency Go Models and also gets a shoot with a magazine which has propelled the uk's top models into the industry.... sooo I was wondering if you would be interested in entering as you have a great look!!!

Let me know
S


What was my response???? A link to this thread!!!

Jun 06 09 01:54 pm Link

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WIP

Posts: 15916

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

Q: Where are they getting peoples e-mail addys from.

Jun 06 09 01:58 pm Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22898

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

John Allan wrote:
This looks like it was constructed in Nigeria.

John

If you think that of the document you should go and read the "about us" page on their website. I described that, above, exactly the same way.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st10049386

Studio36

Jun 06 09 02:01 pm Link

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Nicholas Martin

Posts: 32

Samantha I wrote:
Guess what? I just got this private message:

Hi Samantha

i am a model and i am working part time as a model scout for a company that is putting on a modeling competition. The winner gets a years contract with international modeling agency Go Models and also gets a shoot with a magazine which has propelled the uk's top models into the industry.... sooo I was wondering if you would be interested in entering as you have a great look!!!

Let me know
S


What was my response???? A link to this thread!!!

Dammit!

I think I may know where they got my no. from now:

Hi Nicholas,

i am a model and i am working part time as a model scout for a company that is putting on a modeling competition. The winner gets a years contract with flair talent model agency and also gets a shoot with a magazine which has propelled the uk's top models into the industry.... sooo I was wondering if you would be interested in entering as you have a great look!!!

Let me know
S


Exactly the same wording but a different agency? I have to admit I was stupid enough to have paid the entry fee to join this competition...don't think I want to bother with attending  now...

But at least I only lost £8 and not £1,500...

*EDIT* This was not sent to my email, but to my MM inbox. This so-called part-time scout has a profile on here as a model.

Nick

Jun 06 09 02:05 pm Link

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David Kyung-min

Posts: 1182

London, England, United Kingdom

Post hidden on Jun 06, 2009 02:40 pm
Reason: outing

Jun 06 09 02:12 pm Link

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Nicholas Martin

Posts: 32

Yup, same girl...two different agencies...interesting, no?

Nick

Jun 06 09 02:17 pm Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22898

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

If those messages are originating from an account INSIDE of MM - CAM them.

Also dig a little deeper. There is a live MM casting call connected to this as well that directs you here:

http://www.createyourevent.co.uk/model-search

And, low and behold, who pops up in the blurb there? GoModels

"...Go Models is the agency who is offering our winner the chance to be represented for a year. They will deal with your contract needs. As they are an international agency, there maybe traveling expected...."

This is a howler. You get the chance to be published... in Essex!!!:

"...The event will receive extensive publicity throughout the pages of IN MAGAZINE - the leading lifestyle and fashion publication distributed throughout Essex...."

Studio36

Jun 06 09 02:18 pm Link

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Nicholas Martin

Posts: 32

CAM?

Call a moderator? And how do we do that?

Nick

Jun 06 09 02:23 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 12044

Olivet, Michigan, US

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Reason: outing
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Quoted outing

Jun 06 09 02:24 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 12044

Olivet, Michigan, US

Nicholas Martin wrote:
CAM?

Call a moderator? And how do we do that?

Nick

They don't make it easy to find, but
http://www.modelmayhem.com/contactamod.php

Jun 06 09 02:25 pm Link

Photographer

glamour pics

Posts: 6095

Los Angeles, California, US

Ray Holyer wrote:
I wonder how long it will be before they're advertising on MM, then.  At least one other portfolio mill appears regularly in MM adverts.

The magnitude of the SMASHBOX photo/rights contest ripoff  (heavily advertised on MM) far exceeds that of the pseudo-agency at issue. The pseudo-agency must bilk people one-by-one, while Smashbox does its ripoff as mass production.

Jun 06 09 02:26 pm Link