• Report: #1117380

Complaint Review: 206 model mangement

  • Submitted: Tue, January 21, 2014
  • Updated: Wed, April 16, 2014

  • Reported By: Scammed — seattle Washington
206 model mangement
5400 CARILLON POINT Kirkland, Washington USA

206 model mangement, Nick Tarnowski, Patrick Girodat, Modeling Acting Career Scam Ripoff Model Actor Kirkland Seattle Bellevue internet Washington

*Consumer Comment: Rebuttal to original complaint

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: 206 Model Management

*Author of original report: 206 model management

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206 model management Asks for up-front money $780, which may be called "registration," "sitting" "consultation," or "administrative" fees. Legitimate agents work on a commission. They don't get any money until you get paid for doing the work they have obtained for you.  

206 model management Pressures you to cash deposit & sign a contract immediately. 206 model management insists that you take acting lessons at a particular school or from a particular teacher Nick Tarnowski; or may try to get you to buy expensive photographs, [ $500+] audition tapes, comp cards [$150] or other services or materials sold by 206 model management suggests. An agent's time should be spent finding work for his or her client, not selling products and services.

To break into the business, you need professional photos and should be able to choose your own photographer. [continued below]....

..... 206 model management requires you to use their photographers likely is a scam.
You have to pay a fee [ 206 model charges 500 $$] to them to serve as your agent before they'll do any work on your behalf.

206 Model Management claim they 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. 206 models does this same step.

206 model management tells you the opportunity could disappear if you don’t act now.
You need time to check out a company before you give them any money or personal information. If an offer is good today, it should be good tomorrow.

206 model management may say your deposit is totally refundable. It's more likely that your deposit would be refundable only if you meet very strict refund conditions. Or, you might be told that 206 model management will evaluate your chances at success in the field, accept only a few people into the program, and give refunds to anyone not selected. What they don't tell you is that the program takes virtually everyone. [ remember do not pay and do not sign ]

Patrick Girodat Used names which sound similar to well-known agencies. Fraudulent companies will sometimes do this to give the incorrect impression that they are connected to a legitimate entity. [ They gave Heffner's name & BMG also !!]206 model management Placed phony ads that say something like, "new faces wanted" for commercials, movies or modeling or claim that "no experience is necessary." People are usually dropped once they say they don't have any money.


206 Scammed

Kirkland, WA


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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Sam L - ()

I have invested, as every successful model does, well over $3000 the past 2 years into composites, photoshoots, book, online portfolio, 2 acting workshops (which helped me land 3 national commercials paying well over $15,000 and still receiving residual checks) etc. I actually prefer to pay a great photographer, Make-up artist, wardrobe stylist, etc. so my pictures and book turn out great so I can book great jobs and get the interest of clients. A good agency should help you with this. This is common sense in the industry. Nick Tarnowski is actually an ok character. Patrick I do not know but Nick has been in this business forever so I would say his business model is legit. 

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

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AUTHOR: Nick Tarnowski - ()

Yes, in the beginning, models need to pay for their own test shoots and promotional materials. That is common within the industry. This person writing this may have a hard time dealing with rejection. Not everyone can be a model or actor. 

206 model management does not pressure anybody to “cash deposits & signed contracts” as you mention. This is absurd.  

If anybody wants to model and/or act in any market then there is one way of going about it. Audition with a variety of agencies, hopefully get lucky and get an agency to say yes to you, go with your instincts, and go about it in a positive fashion. 

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AUTHOR: 206 Model Scam - ()

I'd like to make an addition to correct 206 model management so that everyone will know for sure!

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