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Any one heard of Diesel models, they seem dodgy

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jobags Mon 19-Oct-09 19:17:51

My nearly 13 year old daughter asked me if she could put her photo on the "Diesel Models" website. I said no, I would phone them to see how legit they were first. I did this and spoke to a man who said they would chose models from the photos, to come to london with parents, to see if if they were suitable for a photo shoot and referral to agencies. I allowed my DD to send a photo which resulted in a call from some one at the agency, saying they were keen for her to have a 4 hour photo shoot. I am guessing this is a scam, anybody heard of them??

ADifferentMe Tue 20-Oct-09 12:48:29

Have they asked you for money? Reputable ones don't and they would also only make contact with parents.

Try Storm or Select. I know someone who's dd is with Select and they're very happy with the treatment they've had, including a long lecture about eating disorders and how they won't tolerate them!

Good luck.

MegSophandEmma Tue 20-Oct-09 12:54:55

Urban Angels is a top childrens agency. Type in UAN or UAS on here and it will pull up hundred of threads.

Also there are plenty of modelling threads about on here.

If you have time to, there is a website called Alba. This website provides a list of legit agencies and also names and shames the duds.. If I remember correctly Diesel is one of them.

CliveHurst Tue 20-Oct-09 18:52:28

These people take no prisoners...

They have been featured in the Sun newspaper twice!

Diesel Models is just a front for their photographers 'The light Rooms' & 'Sugar Rush'.

They charge about £800 for useless portfolios that most reputable agents would put in the bin, straight away...

See:

http://www.anactor.net

&

http://dieselmodel.blogspot.com

The very good news, is that the government are expected to bring in new laws to ban these up-front fees. Further details are in this link:

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/25810/exclusive-government-proposes-total-ban- on

jobags Tue 20-Oct-09 19:40:53

Thanks
I thought it was a real scam. Unfortunately they phoned again, while I was out. They spoke to my DD about photo shoots and lots of clothes to change into, making my DD very excited. I have now used your info. to fully inform her.

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