Interface talent network is a filthy degenerate scam.
Their modus operandi
Scouts will approach you at the local malls and laud your kids beauty/appearance. Tell you that your child has a great chance making it BIG.
Invite you for a FREE consultation with 2 forms of IDs and a Credit Card (Make it sound legit)
Ever been to a Timeshare meeting, this is exactly like that
Lure you in and hard sell
Ethnic and Minorities seem to be the PRIME and RIPE target.
Sign you up for a PHOTO Shoot, which is very substandard in my opinion and can be conducted by any one who can look straight.
They have several Photo Shoot packages. Starting at a whopping 500$.
Here is their Menu
1 Picture 600$
2 Pictures 800$
3 Pictures 1000$
4 Pictures 1250$
Oh and by the way thats not all, you have to pay separately for these pictures (which arent great to begin with)
Once they hook you with their economic packages, you show up to have your kids pictures taken.
You will be sitting in line for at least a couple of hours, it is quite an ordeal. The photographers seem exhausted due to the bevy of modeling aspirants at the venue.
Next you will come in for a viewing of the pictures and will be asked to put out another 45$ to get access to the pictures online. Oh and it comes with a 10$ monthly access fees.
Post this you will meet with a Marketing Director. Our marketing director had a total experience of less than 4 months. That right there is a pretty good sign of how serious they are about your childs modeling career.
They will than tell you that the 1000$ worth of photo shoot that you had done is a waste unless you sign up for online Profile Marketing. This is where supposedly the Modeling Agencies look for a particular type of candidate. Here is the menu for that
450$ for 6 Months
800$ for 12 Months
1500$ for 2 Years
1800$ for 3 Years + a Free Photo shoot
So after having spent a good 3000$ your child is on his way to becoming a star!! RIGHT!!!
So here is our story, we fell for this scam. Had our child go through this horrendous photo shoot, the pictures of the shoot somehow evaporated so they apologized and asked us to come back in.
They signed us up for a 3 year marketing deal. We deliberated over it and decided that we would revert to a 6 month 450$ deal instead.
My wife called Interface Talent, they took down all our information. We even chatted with our Marketing Director and were told that our plan will be downgraded to the 6 month 450$ plan and that the money will be credited back to us.
We kept calling them about it, and were told that it is in process and we shall receive our money within 10 days.
6 weeks later we still hadnt received our money, so we inquired about it and were told that they will not be crediting our money back because we hadnt sent them an official signed and dated letter stating that we wanted to downgrade the plan.
This is the truth, they just want your money, they are conniving persistent and wretched. They prey on peoples emotions toward their kids and sink their parasitic teeth deep into your wallet.
Please stay away. If you do wish to find a modeling career for your child, seek a legitimate Modeling agency