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Ok so I had a call from GT models today and we spoke for about 20 minutes, explained everything that they do and seemed quite genuine. He invited me to a shoot in London next week, saying I need to pay a £50 deposit but he wasn’t rushed to do so and made sure I was able to get down there. Me being me I was eager and agreed. Now after my boyfriend doing some research, and finding bad reviews on here. It says that people have been scammed by similar companies? Is GT modelling a scam??? Having a full on panic now!!
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listeeennnnnnnnn fammmmmmm, firstly chill
secondly yeah they probably are i got contacted by a company called River models and they want £50 deposit also, any company that does that is scamming just forget them do porn or something
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Thanks 😂 considering it hun x
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Had a five-minute snoop, looks scammy as hell.

Website is crap, full of spelling and grammar issues you wouldn't expect on a professional site. Three of the 'people' who apparently run it have the same email address, and all of them have generic placeholder phone numbers. There's no legal stuff on the site (no privacy policy, terms and conditions, for example, that lets you find out exactly who runs it). The email addresses are also used on another 'model' site (http://zeramodel.co.uk/contact-us/) and the domain is associated with what looks like a dormant spam Facebook page and a Raspberry Ketone spamming Twitter account...

I'd avoid it, personally.
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😭😭 oh god well that’s £50 down the drain
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Anyone serious about getting you into modelling won't make you pay money up front. If you have to pay its a scam.
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Anyone serious about getting you into modelling won't make you pay money up front. If you have to pay its a scam.
I'm afrade that is not always the case.
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(Original post by Jcairn33)
Ok so I had a call from GT models today and we spoke for about 20 minutes, explained everything that they do and seemed quite genuine. He invited me to a shoot in London next week, saying I need to pay a £50 deposit but he wasn’t rushed to do so and made sure I was able to get down there. Me being me I was eager and agreed. Now after my boyfriend doing some research, and finding bad reviews on here. It says that people have been scammed by similar companies? Is GT modelling a scam??? Having a full on panic now!!
Let me know what happens
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I'm afrade that is not always the case.
Be Afraid ........ Your reply is erroneous on two counts.
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Be Afraid ........ Your reply is erroneous on two count
You do realise I work in the film industry and as such I know of a modeling agency that is not a scam but does charge an upfront fee. There called UGLY they were one of the agency's that were used on fantastic beasts 2. I know this because I worked on the shoot through casting collective last year in December.
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I called a call from GT MODELS to and got invited to
London for a modelling shoot. They asked me questions about the height, hair colour, waist line and stuff so it thought it might be genuine but I was recently scammed by a modelling agency called visual studios a few days ago so I don’t know whether to GT MODELS is a real company. Where they a real company?
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I called a call from GT MODELS to and got invited to
London for a modelling shoot. They asked me questions about the height, hair colour, waist line and stuff so it thought it might be genuine but I was recently scammed by a modelling agency called visual studios a few days ago so I don’t know whether to GT MODELS is a real company. Where they a real company?
*i got a call
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Don't worry about it we've all been there haha I also got a call from them and the exact same! also payed the £50 and now am too afraid to turn up to the shoot. loads of spelling errors in everything they do and the 'company' was only created this year according to my research. It really sucks and I feel like an idiot but I guess it could be worse we're in the same boat!
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Don't worry about it we've all been there haha I also got a call from them and the exact same! also payed the £50 and now am too afraid to turn up to the shoot. loads of spelling errors in everything they do and the 'company' was only created this year according to my research. It really sucks and I feel like an idiot but I guess it could be worse we're in the same boat!

So is it a scam liz? My mum really wants to do it and i'm telling her it's a scam so just curious
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yeah I really don't know but I am not gonna go because the company really doesn't seem legit but I am not 100% sure - just not gonna risk it but don't let me decide for you it's totally your choice
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Did anything else happen?I just got a call from them and I feel like its so suspect...
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Did anything else happen?I just got a call from them and I feel like its so suspect...
Yeah massive scam, my mum went up there and they were forcing her to sign documents to pay 500£ for these photos which would be useless, defo dodgey, if any place is making you pay for photos then it’s a scam
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So I’ve had the same issue the past few days and it is in fact illegal for them to ask for a deposit, they are only allowed to charge for things like photography costs but after a 30 day cooling off period. I called them out on this today and the boy I had been corresponding with ‘Sully Sulaimaan’ after he panicked a bit at what I was saying and put me on hold for a couple of minutes he got very defensive and rude, telling me that if I was happy to continue my boring life, which it isn’t (just got back from travelling around South America for three months) then that was fine. He was also unable to provide me with an address of the studio where he wanted to me go in London. Said it was between Oxford Circus station and Tottenham Court Road - yes babe, there are a lot of buildings in between those two locations ... anyway I ended the phone call abruptly and reported it to citizens advice bureau. I then received an email from him containing the address 199 hardour st. Which I then search, it can up with a few modelling agencies there, none of which were GT, and also a search result from scambusters. DO NOT TRUST THESE PEOPLE. The guy Sulaimaan, also told me he was 19, that he received 17,000 applicants a year and took on two a day.. he was saying how they are the only ‘five star platform’ in the uk and are apparently huge.. I have a friend who is a rather successful model, he has never heard of them. They also only have roughly 3000 followers on Instagram, which I pointed out the boy on the phone, he didn’t like this, started comparing themselves to Tesco’s 😂 he was like yeah how many Instagram followers do you think Tesco’s has? The answer is about 235k .. point being he was very defensive, of this were a legitimate agency then the so-called ‘agent’ would have been far more patient and understanding at my worries of this being a scam, and if they had truly wanted to sign me, then they would have made me every reassurance they could. BE WARNED ONLY GO TO MODELLING AGENCIES WITH ABSOLUTE CREDIBILITY.
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You do realise I work in the film industry and as such I know of a modeling agency that is not a scam but does charge an upfront fee. There called UGLY they were one of the agency's that were used on fantastic beasts 2. I know this because I worked on the shoot through casting collective last year in December.
Justin, is that you?? 😂😂 sadly mate, if your agency does this they are in fact not allowed to.. by the Conduct of Employment Agencies Regulations 2010, such companiesy are forbidden from charging an upfront fee to secure or determine attendance, which is exactly what these Scams are asking for.
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I have had same experience, I had a call from FABRICE, long conversion about me and opportunities, then asked me to pay deposit through PayPal account which seemed a bit weird at that time. I said 'okay I will pay' but he was like oh I will wait until you have paid as I need to book you in because we have only one space available at this time. I was actually about to pay but I overheard lady saying exactly the same about other girl in exactly same words, like they had a script, so I asked my bf to do some research whilst I was still on a phone (btw he was on a phone waiting for payment about 20mins even after I said I am having some issues with my card blah blah). I am very naive and I am glad that my bf always tell me to do research before!!
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