• Report: #1037449
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  • Submitted: Sat, March 23, 2013
  • Updated: Sat, March 23, 2013

  • Reported By: Sandra — Burbank California
Internet United States of America

modelandtalentservices.com MandTServices Pay for work SCAM , Internet

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Saw a listing for a "free" talent agency and decided to sign up, upon signing up and making you go through a ton listings and pages just to try and contact someone I found out that you had to pay in order to contact any client.

Turns out this is a classic "pay for work scam", requires you to (ultimately) pay them money in order to contact (submit) for any employment/jobs/gigs/work/etc.

It is illegal in most states for any entity/person/agency to ask for any amount of money, points, cash, coins, credits, tokens, tickets, and the like in lieu of any job, employment, gig, work, etc.

Legitimate talent agencies take a percentage or flat rate for booking after they find you work from a client.

Otherwise, only asking you to pay to contact clients does not offer the agency incentive/motivation to actually find you work since they are the ones making money by just listing you. [continued below]....
..... You make negative since you are only paying them to list you and not finding you work.

It is also illegal in most states for any entity/person/agency to ask you to pay for training/education/orientation/paperwork/filing/photoshoots/headshots/certification in lieu of work. The same reason applies as any such agency will only be motivated to sell you things instead of finding you work.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/23/2013 04:53 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/modelandtalentservicescom/internet/modelandtalentservicescom-mandtservices-pay-for-work-scam-internet-1037449. 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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