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A Tip From The Fry
The French photographer from Clearwater sounds off about a questionable model consultation business.

you will like it , new consulting modeling stuff
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kiss of the Dragon

the fry

- French Fry, a photographer from Clearwater, Florida

Hi Fry Guy,
Thank you for the tip. I hope that these people are not model scams like those other model consultants. I hope that they are not luring models in with the promise of model jobs and then trying to sell them portfolio photography services and composite cards regardless of if the models already have them or not. That would be wrong, and it’s known as a deceptive trade practice.
If you know that they are doing that, please do the right thing and send what you have to the Florida attorney general’s office and the Federal Trade Commission (go to our REPORT A SCAM section in our Model Scam Definition Database for the links and instructions). They like to hear about consumer fraud.
If they are trying to scam models and a fraud investigation is opened up, the next thing that you should do is contact the local media so they can start their investigation. They should be more motivated to do an investigative story about the scam once they find out that the authorities are already investigating them.
If an unethical model and talent agency is doing this, then the next step would be to contact the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), which is the state department that issues TA licenses and regulates agencies. They will be inspired to open up an investigation of their own once they find out that the agency is being publically questioned by the media.
Ah, what great fun it is to make a difference by doing that. One step leads to another, and it is unlikely that a later step will easily work without an earlier one already done. You can do anything as long as you understand how things work and you know how to apply leverage against things that have been set up right. Some might be calling me a sarcastic, manipulative bitch right now, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that this process will work. Hell, it already has worked. Think it will get any attention when certain agencies begin to fall like the house of cards that they are? As a professional model who cares about the integrity of the modeling industry, I get a deep satisfaction from walking along the storefronts of model scams that have busted and have been forced to close their business. Touring the wreckage of a defeated enemy after the battles are won by the models just hits the spot for me, especially since we know that they cannot hurt any more models.
By the way, the three step plan that I just revealed is a great way to bring down unethical model and talent agencies anywhere in Florida, too, while the first two steps will wreak havoc on any model job or model consultation scams. Have fun with that, kids, and please remember to stay in model school! Oh, wait, who needs to pay for a model school? You already have sites like ours as a source for the best modeling information, and we are free!
Thank you so much for your help, French Fry!
~ Model Monica Stevens,
Tampa Bay Modeling Mail Bag Editor


September 2006 Mail Bag

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