Modelling agency scam?

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Has anyone ever had any dealings with QOD models? It’s for my friend. Their asking her for a deposit of £50 for a photoshoot where the remaining sum of £100 which will be paid on the day before offering her a contract. Should she be weary or has anyone had any good things come of it?
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I don’t know much but I have heard that if they’re asking for money then it could be a scam. I would be wary about giving them so much and look online about how to spot modelling scams maybe? Perhaps someone else will know more though
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Has anyone ever had any dealings with QOD models? Their asking for a deposit of £50 for a photoshoot and the remaining sum of £100 on the day before offering a contract. Should I be weary or has anyone had any good things come of it?
Hi the exact same thing happened to me when I was 13-14. I went to a stage school where the also has a talent and modeling agency. I went to the stage school for some time and they knew what I was capable of. I had an audition for the agency and was accepted, I then had to have headshots/photo shoot done so when companies are looking for models/actors etc they could say who they wanted. I had been on the agency for 8 months and only had one audition from one company. I later found out that the agency i was signed to were turning down opportunities for me. I then decided to leave as they also said my mum owes them £175 as I hadn't been paying for the stage school. This was all incorrect and had just been scammed for money. Personally I wouldn't recommend this career path but it's completely up to you! Hope this helps
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Yes, I agree with billiejaex. Modelling is a VERY toxic industry but of course, it is up to you. I would just suggest you research everything about modelling and just how toxic it can be before getting into anything )
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Yes, I agree with billiejaex. Modelling is a VERY toxic industry but of course, it is up to you. I would just suggest you research everything about modelling and just how toxic it can be before getting into anything )
Ah ty for agreeing! It can be toxic and you will end up doing things you won't want to do. Like @Chopinnocturne31 said research first I find out what it's like from other models
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Has anyone ever had any dealings with QOD models? It’s for my friend. Their asking her for a deposit of £50 for a photoshoot where the remaining sum of £100 which will be paid on the day before offering her a contract. Should she be weary or has anyone had any good things come of it?
These are always scams. There have been so many threads and news online about how these fake modelling agencies keep scamming people out of their money.

No matter how real it might seem, if you have to pay money, it's 100% a scam. If you Google, modelling scams, you'll literally find thousands and thousands of links to scams where you have to pay money. Here's another huge thread on these scams: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5622238

Feel free to Google 'modelling scams'. These companies always change their names but it's the same scam all the time.
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These are always scams. There have been so many threads and news online about how these fake modelling agencies keep scamming people out of their money.

No matter how real it right seem, if you have to pay money, it's 100% a scam. If you Google, modelling scams, you'll literally find thousands and thousands of links to scams where you have to pay money. Here's another huge thread on these scams: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5622238
Thank you for the link!!
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My daughter went for a photo shoot ‘tester’ in London yesterday. Whitechapel Studio, Hessel Street. She ended up paying £300 for ‘her photos’ and the promise that Tesla Model Agency wanted to sign her up. THIS IS A COMPLETE SCAM. Tesla Model Agency does not exist. Called all their numbers-telephone numbers are false despite their glossy website. We are currently trying to recoup her money. Have reported to police/trading standard/ companies house. A name behind this operation is a 28 year old Alexander Bold (if indeed that is his real name). Company only registered July this year. I have spoken to some legitimate modelling agency since this scam has come to light and they said that NO LEGITIMATE MODELLING AGENCY WOULD EVER ASK FOR MONEY. Please be aware of these scams and tell your friends.
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