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Independent Modeling section navigation threads and main content area. All content is copyrighted, and may not be referenced without citing, and linking to, the source on our web site. All content, which includes modeling job leads,  is traceable, and we verify web traffic and the source of our information. Independent Modeling is a resource site for independent and agency-represented models who wish to enhance the marketability of their modeling careers, as well as have an advantage over limited models; those limited models being agency-only models who do not think for themselves, do not invest in their career, and allow modeling agencies to manage them, and to tell them what to do. Other limited models include models who try to put together competent professional modeling portfolios for free, using TFP, and who try to compete against professional models with cheap career tools. The independent models who use Independent Modeling are smart, professional models who know enough that to have an advantage over other models, that they have to invest in their careers. Independent Modeling is NOT a modeling and talent agency, and we do not claim to be. We do not directly refer models into modeling jobs for financial compensation, and do not represent models. Independent Modeling is not intended to be used for any advice, which includes legal advice, and any advice which can only be legally given by a licensed professional in a regulated profession. For information, and reference, only! Use at your own risk.

MODELING SCAM DEFINITION DATABASE

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Database to be expanded to full 2nd Generation Modeling Scam Analysis Database and Modeling Scam-fighting resource after in early 2013.


Modeling Scams are listed by threat level and how common they are. The modeling scam definitions listed first are the most dangerous to models and their modeling careers. Clarify and verify. Learn to recognize modeling scams from what they do, avoid them, and do what you can to fight modeling scams and undermine their effectiveness. Currently, we are in a state of war against modeling scams.

The following modeling scam definitions will be expanded as data is added to the modeling scam analysis database.

Modeling Job Scam Alert - Models are needed for major department store fashion shows!

Modeling Job Scams - Modeling scams often use modeling job offers or the promise of modeling jobs to bait models into buying what they are selling or to set up models to be taken advantage of. Click on the link to learn more about modeling job scams and to find free tools to use to undermine their effectiveness. Clarify, verify, recognize, avoid, and deal.

Modeling Agency Placement Scams - Modeling consultation businesses offer to refer models to modeling and talent agencies. The problem is, they will only refer models to modeling agencies after the models buy their services. These are like modeling job scams, where the business baits the models with the promise of modeling jobs, but in this case, they bait models with the promise of being introduced to modeling agencies. Many modeling agency placement scams and modeling consultation scams also operate modeling job scams. Modeling agency placement scams often steal modeling job leads and modeling information to pitch them to models. Modeling consultants, like modeling job scams, are not licensed modeling agencies and have no incentive to refer models to modeling agencies or modeling jobs because they cannot make money doing so. The services that these modeling agency placement scams sell, which include modeling portfolio photography services and low-quality "laser" composite cards, are overpriced, and are often three to four times the normal rates of modeling portfolio services (with less quality than comparable services offered by legitimate modeling portfolio service companies). Models should shop around for modeling portfolio service providers who offer quality services of good value, and who do not advertise modeling jobs. Reputable modeling portfolio service businesses will be straight-up about what they are selling. Models can easily find reputable modeling agencies on their own after they invest in their modeling portfolios and composite cards. Models can also book modeling jobs on their own without going through a modeling and talent agency.

Model Search Scams - Model search scams are modeling scams where modeling consultants or modeling agency placement companies advertise for models to be "discovered".

Modeling Agency Scams - E.

Model Exploitation Scams - E.

Model Management Scams - E.

Credibility Scams - E.

Modeling School Scams - E.

Modeling Portfolio Photography Scams - E.

Modeling Competition Scams - E.

Model Scams - Models who scam others and unethical, unprofessional models. Check references of models before you work with them, and make sure that they have invested time and money into a professional modeling portfolio and modeling composite cards before you consider them for any modeling job. Models who invest in their careers are more likely to be professional models, regardless of if they obtain work through a modeling agency or on their own. Also, look at who the models are associated with. If the model is associated with an unethical, unprofessional party, they cannot be trusted.

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