A girl told me today about being scammed from an agency this week. They took her money, charged her too much and she is feeling scammed. It seems on every corner there is a new scam, new wanna be, new scary person trying to jerk over models! To skip the scams you have to not be desperate and also take your time, don't rush, or panic, or think everything has to happen right now...it is good to be ambitious but don't get yourself in a mess. There are too many people out there ready to mess with anyone. So keep your head up. The higher you aim, the more realistic you are, the harder you work, the more you want something the more careful you have to be too sometimes.
Don't ever pay the agency for photos. This is a scam. Many times you can find better photography rates on your own, however you do have to be selective and careful. No matter what- modeling involves being smart about creating your markting material and you can make your own compcards cheaper than an agency can say they will make it for you usually. Don't fall for a scam. Manage you! Be apart of ur dream and the work.