When Do Most Modeling Scams Happen?


Most modeling scams happen before the aspiring model gets work. Probably 99% of the scams are from upfront fees which do not lead to modeling jobs. These include payments for registration, modeling photos, modeling schools, and modeling conventions.

The 1% of the scams which happen after the model works are, for example, when the agency does not pay the model the amount due according to the model contract or pays very late.

One talent agency kept the money sent by clients and did not pay the talent. That is theft. This type of agency closes down very quickly and moves only to start up again under a new name in a new state, or completely shuts down.

There are reports another agency which is still in business pays its models as late as a year after they work.