London Modelling agencies scam?Watch
The next day they emailed saying I was successful in the filtering process and was shortlisted for an assessment appointment. The next day I got a phone from "Harvey", explaining the process, "come as a blank canvas, no hair or face products, bring 6 different outfits, if im successful I will then see a consultant who will recommend which direction to go in and make a portfolio if I wanted to. He said it was busy times with some kind of spring catalogue coming up or something and bookings were first come first serve. i booked a wednesday week, as the email said I had to pay a £50 deposit which was refundable if I showed up on the day, I gave him my full name, 16 digit number and 3 digit security number on the back - over the phone. He then said if I was under 22 I had to come with a parent, and later that week a welcome package with further instructions would arrive. After some thought I decided to kill it, ordered a new bank card and sent an email saying I was backing out, sorry for any inconvenience.
My heart is telling me I cashed out on an opportunity but my brain is telling me I am a ****ing idiot.
So do I lack balls? Or do I lack brains?
There seem to be a quite a few threads like this recently on this forum. Lots of people are getting scammed out of their money this way.
People!Don't trust www.visualstudios.co.ukThey will ask you to pay money, 50 pounds(give your card details) to prepare everything for you.. But IF FOR SOME REASONS YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO COME, FORGET ABOUT YOUR MONEY BACK and you will hear lots of sh.... Excuses and explanations why they can't transfer it back.I deeply regret that I agreed to to make this appointment. Hope it will help you.