• Report: #45742

Complaint Review: Nyc Fame, Manhattan Model Search, Model Search America, Millenium Model Management, Millenium Models

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  • Submitted: Mon, February 17, 2003
  • Updated: Sat, January 29, 2011

  • Reported By:philadelphia Pennsylvania
Nyc Fame, Manhattan Model Search, Model Search America, Millenium Model Management, Millenium Models
560 Broadway New York, New York U.S.A.

Nyc Fame, Manhattan Model Search, Model Search America, Millenium Model Management, Millenium Models inter-related SCAMS they're all linked together New York New York

*General Comment: about these claims..

*UPDATE Employee: TCTalent filed this report ..I am an Office Director with TCTalent and know people at corporate.

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HOW ARE ALL THESE SCAMS RELATED??
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Model Search America is run by David Mogul, who LEARNED everything he knows about running a model search from his mentor, Dwight Agnor, one of the most well known ripoff artists around.

Dwight ran Manhattan Model Search in the 80s and David Mogul worked there, took everything he knew and opened his own place. Dwight closed down Manhattan Model Search in the mid-90s as the feds were about to shut him down (Manhattan Model Search has since reopened under new management but appears to either be on vacation or about to shut down again- they have NO open calls scheduled anywhere for the next few weeks).

Dwight started NYC Fame after he shut down Manhattan Model Search to evade the feds. that company, as you will see below has a ton of complaints- 17 in the last 12 months.

So how does millenium model management fit in- well, they were started by a guy who worked with david mogul at model search america. he goes and starts this so-called agency but in reality they make 70-80% (from a former insider) of all their money from selling workshops and photography. a small amount is from bookings and the rest....get ready....is from kickbacks they get for sending their models to model search america conventions.


so to conclude- Model Search America started by guy who learned everything from sleazo dwight agnor at Manhattan Model Search. Dwight now runs ripoff NYC Fame. Model Search America former employee now runs Millenium Models with offices in Washington, DC, Kansas City, ST. Louis and Indianapolis (although rumor is that one closed)

BEWARE- THESE ARE ALL RELATED AND ALL SCAMS. don't be fooled by positive BBB rating for Model Search America- they pay thousands to keep their record good.

NYC FAME MANAGEMENT GROUP INC.
560 Broadway-Ste. 403
New York, NY 10012
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Original Business
Start Date: 1/1/1999
Principal: Mr. Dwight Agnor, President
Local Phone Number: (212) 274-9174
Fax Number: (212) 274-0394
TOB Classification: MODELING AND TALENT CONSULTANTS

The information in this report has either been provided by the company, or has been compiled by the Bureau from other sources.

Customer Experience

This firm is not a licensed modeling agency and cannot actively seek out employment for models. The firm holds conventions at which prospective models pay a fee to meet with modeling agencies.

Consumers are advised that fewer than 10% of the models selected to attend the conventions are chosen for agency representation. In addition, there is no guarantee that if chosen, you will be able to earn any money modeling.

The company's size, volume of business, and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number complaints received by the BBB. The number of complaints filed against a company may not be as important as the type of complaints, and how the company handled them. The BBB generally does not pass judgement on the validity of complaints filed.

Closed Complaints
Total number of complaints processed by the BBB in last 36 months: 21

Total number of complaints processed by the BBB in last 12 months: 17

Complaints Concerned (Please understand that complaints may concern more than one issue)
Credit/Billing Issues: 4
Delivery Issues: 1
Defective/Damaged Merchandise: 1
Failure to Provide Service: 1
Delayed Service: 2
Selling Practices: 14
Miscellaneous Issues: 2

Outcome of all complaints
Resolved -- The consumer received what she was seeking: 8
Resolved -- The consumer received a portion of what he was seeking: 5
Administratively Judged Resolved -- The business made an effort to resolve the complaint, but the consumer was not satisfied: 8

Joe
philadelphia, Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

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#1 General Comment

about these claims..

AUTHOR: uta.queen - (United States of America)

i am a former ny model and have known david sinse 1990 and he never pushes the issue with anyone. everybody wants to be a model and he doesnt force anyone into taking pictures and not everyone qualifys, when people that try as models realise that they are running after a dream that cant be fullfild becouse of different reasons they blame it on david becouse he sed them up with photografers and only acted as a middle man.

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#2 UPDATE Employee

TCTalent filed this report ..I am an Office Director with TCTalent and know people at corporate.

AUTHOR: Good Scout - (U.S.A.)

I am an Office Director with TCT and know people at corporate. I know this report originated from the Castnet operation. Paul Shultz and Erin Cameron work closely together with Jay Wallace and have concocted these reports to discredit this site.

I was going to keep quiet about it until Monday when Alec told us he wanted us to file bogus reports on this site so that the media could not get ahold of customers. (When ROR tried to give the names of clients and former scouts they would get us instead.) This company is out of control and lawsuit happy. I would talk to the media but now ironically they have made ROR the only safe place to provide information.

I feel sorry for the scouts in the KCAL story because Alec told us that they had sued them and they are even suing the media that went undercover. I know there are others that think this bogus plan is so dumb, but we are forced to go along with it because we need a paycheck.

Anonymous for now.

P.S. Here is a newflash for other employees: Alec said ROR wouldn't check the information. I have provided my true information and have been called by ROR on my last rebuttal. They promised to keep my information confidential and I believe it is protected by the Constitution.
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