- Report: #45742
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Complaint Review: Nyc Fame, Manhattan Model Search, Model Search America, Millenium Model Management, Millenium Models
Nyc Fame, Manhattan Model Search, Model Search America, Millenium Model Management, Millenium Models560 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.
glad you asked...
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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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.
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.
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
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/17/2003 02:33 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Nyc-Fame-Manhattan-Model-Search-Model-Search-America-Millenium-Model-Management-Millenium-Models/New-York-New-York/Nyc-Fame-Manhattan-Model-Search-Model-Search-America-Millenium-Model-Management-Millen-45742. 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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