Scams can cost aspiring models a fortune! Whether it's a modeling school that requires you to take pricey modeling classes or illegitimate agency that sends you a fake check to cash, modeling scams in all forms can cost you both your hard earned money as well as your dignity.
One of the latest scams that has come to our attention involves phone numbers that can drive your phone bill through the roof. If you get any emails with the phone prefix +4470 – do not call the number. Phone calls to these numbers will transfer you to an unpublished phone number and can cost you up to £2 per minute, which is almost four American dollars.
A scammer using the name Erick Kent has been identified as one of the individuals using these high-priced phone numbers to lure unsuspecting models. See below for an example of the messages he's been sending:
Thank you very much for your quick reply. Pembroke Recruitment Agency is a free lance model recruiting agency. You were contracted for a part time or full time position depending on your options. Your photo was considered attractive enough so we decided to contact you. At the moment we are under obligation from DR modeling firm and we would like to hire you on their behalf. At the moment your area of content will be trade shows, Print, runway music videos. Location will be London, England. It will be necessary you send resumes , photos and any documentation that will properly describe you and explain better what you do.
Pembroke Recruitment Agency
14d Blvd Westminster London UK.
If you receive an email from Erick Kent or the Pembroke Recruitment Agency, do not respond. If you receive suspicious correspondence from any other individuals and you're not sure what to do, post the email to the community forum for feedback and advice from the Star Search Casting staff and other members.
For more information on Internet scams targeting aspiring models, actors, dancers and singers, visit http://www.StarSearchCasting.com and log in daily to read our Scam Watch.
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Scam Watch: Beware Of Erick Kent & The Pembroke Recruitment Agency
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