How to Avoid Modeling Agency Scams
When searching for a modeling agency, you have
to be careful as there are so many "fake" modeling
agencies out there. Read the article below to learn how to
avoid modeling agency scams.
If you are an aspiring model or a model just looking for
a modeling agent, you have to be extremely careful and do
all you can to try and not get scammed by a fake, non legitimate
modeling agent. To learn a few signs and things you can watch
out for to try and avoid getting scammed by a modeling agency
that is not legitimate, then read the article below.
Avoid Modeling Agencies that ask for upfront fees:
If a modeling agency asks for money upfront in order for them
to represent you, then walk away immediately. The modeling
agency is not legitimate and the modeling agency is trying
to scam you out of your hard earned money. No legitimate modeling
agency will ask you for any money in order to represent you.
The only time a modeling agency may ask you for money is to
be listed in their headsheet books or their agency website.
Avoid Modeling Agencies that guarantee you modeling jobs:
Any modeling agency that guarantees you that you will modeling
jobs is a scam company. A modeling agency doesn’t have
the right to guarantee you work. There job is to submit you
to their clients and the clients normally choose what model
they want to book, therefore, a modeling agency doesn’t
necessarily have the final word on you getting booked for
a job. If a modeling agency tells you they will guarantee
you modeling work, then immediately leave.
Avoid Modeling Agencies that make your use their photographers:
If you have a modeling agency that tells you that you must
shoot with their photographer, then that agency is probably
not legitimate. A modeling agency can recommend photographers
to you to shoot with, but they should not be telling you that
you must shoot with their agency photographer only in order
to work with them, then they are more than likely not legitimate.
Avoid Modeling Agencies that make you pay for modeling classes:
If a modeling agency tells you that the only way you can be
represented by them is to pay and attend their modeling classes,
then the agency is more than likely not legitimate. A legitimate
modeling agency will not make you pay for modeling classes
in order to be represented by them. A modeling agency may
offer modeling workshops that are optional for you to take,
but a modeling agency making you take modeling classes is