Is tesla modelling agency a scamWatch
Scam Tactic: You have to pay a fee to them to serve as your agent before they'll do any work on your behalf.
Modeling and talent agencies get work for experienced models and actors. Some agents require that you sign up exclusively with them, while others allow you to also register with other agencies in town. Either way, legitimate agencies don’t charge you an up-front fee to serve as your agent. They get paid when you get paid.
Modeling agencies aren’t the same as modeling and acting schools. These schools claim to provide instruction — for a fee — in poise, posture, diction, skin care, make-up application, the proper walk, and more. But after you take their classes, you may be on your own, despite their promises that attending modeling school will ensure you make it as a model.
Generally, be sure to do some research on the tactics that alleged modelling agencies use to con prospective models. Also, do research on how to ascertain the legitimacy of a modelling agency. Again, here is something from the same website I am referencing to give some ideas:
Ask if the company or school is licensed or bonded, if that's required by your state.
Verify this information with your local consumer protection agency or your state Attorney General. Make sure the license is current.
Ask for the names, addresses, and phone numbers of models and actors who have gotten work — recently — based on the company's training. In some cases, companies have put up pictures on the walls of successful models they didn’t actually represent.
If an agency says it has placed models and actors in specific jobs, contact the companies to verify that they've hired models and actors from the agency.
Get everything in writing.
That includes spoken promises or assurances. Keep copies of all important papers. Documents like your contract and company literature should be kept in a safe place.