- Report: #186028
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Complaint Review: Infinite Talent
Infinite Talent1901 Newport Boulevard, Suite 350 Costa Mesa, California U.S.A.
Infinite Talent Modeling agency scam, ripoff Costa Mesa California
*Consumer Comment: I was contacted by this agency today.
*Consumer Suggestion: Be Warned
*Consumer Suggestion: HEATHER IS SOO SNIKY AND DUMB I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS GIRL
*Consumer Comment: NICE TRY HEATHER!
*UPDATE Employee: I LOVE INFINITE TALENT
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I was promised a very professional shoot, makeup artist and somewhere near 150 photos on a disk. When I went to the shoot, I was horrified. It was in what they called a vingage house (more like a house on its last leg). I was rushed through. The makeup artist was very rude, slapped on some makeup and said "thats the best i can do FOR YOU" making me feel like I was ugly and she couldnt do anything for me. The photographer put me in these strange positions and snapped off a million photos. We did 4 changes and I was sent on my way. I left feeling horrible. When I contactd Infinite talent about the shoot they had every excuse in the book. "You are new to the business, dont worry they are professionals, it will be fine." More than 1 month later I received the disk of photos. (I was promised the photos in less than 2 weeks, when this did not happen they had every excuse in the book for that too) I wish I could show the pictures on this site. They were horrible. They were out of focus, the lighting was WAY OFF!!!! and it was basically 25 photos of the same pose for each look. Photoshop could not save these photos. I complained to Camille and eventually she got around to giving me another shoot. There, it was a bit better of an experience since it was in an actual studio, but again, I had no say in what I wore, or my makeup or hair. I was rushed through the shoot and my pictures again were horrible. I went on many castings with these photos and was laughed at and told I had better get some professional photos for my book before I go on any more castings. When I brought this to the attention of HEATHER, CAMILLE, and RACHEL I was told to call them and work it out. They have said that I just dont know the industry so I dont know what is good and what is not. They will not give me my money back, they will not give me a photoshoot with the photgrapher of my choice. All they do is tell me I can reshoot with the same photographer.
In a nutshell I have learned a huge lesson, this is a SCAM. They keep the money or pay very little to the photographer. They bait you in, make you feel pretty, or special, use lies to bait you into paying and then you are dropped, like trash. They dont email because they know it is documented proof of what they say. They lie on the phone. They say they call, but do not. They are a bunch of scam artists.
I am seeking a lawyer to get my money back. I have posted complaints with The Better Business Bureau, here and I am putting an ad on craigslist as well as the local paper. I just dont want this happening to anyone else.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/11/2006 09:18 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Infinite-Talent/Costa-Mesa-California-92627/Infinite-Talent-Modeling-agency-scam-ripoff-Costa-Mesa-California-186028. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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