Tips On Avoiding Bogus Talent Scouts

Some tips from the Federal Trade Commission on avoiding talent scout scams:

Steer clear of modeling agencies that require you to use a specific model photographer.

Compare fees and the work quality of several male model photographers. Be suspicious if a company requires an upfront fee to serve as your agent.

Be cautious if the school has a special referral relationship with a specific male modeling agency. The two could be splitting your fees, or the agency may not be suited to your needs.

Avoid high-pressure sales tactics. Never sign a document without reading and understanding it first. Ask for a blank copy of the contract to take home and review with someone you trust. If the company refuses, walk away.

Be wary of claims about high salaries. Successful male models in small markets can earn $75 to $150 an hour, but the work is irregular.

Ask for the names, addresses and phone numbers of male models and actors who have secured successful work recently based on the company's training.

Ask your local Better Business Bureau, consumer protection agency and state attorney general's office if there are any unresolved consumer complaints on file about the company.

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Tips On Avoiding Bogus Talent Scouts

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