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Warwickshire Trading Standards have received more complaints from young people about bogus photographic or modelling agencies
Warwickshire Trading Standards has recently begun to receive more complaints from young people about bogus photographic/modelling agencies. These businesses, who often advertise on social media, claim to be able to get their clients modelling jobs.
The agencies offer to create a portfolio of photographs for their clients in return for payments which can total several thousand pounds.
Young people are often drawn in by being offered a few photos for a low price, before being pressured in to signing a contract for a vastly more expensive portfolio.
However, having paid their money, clients have claimed that the modelling jobs never materialise and that they are simply fobbed off.
Warwickshire Trading Standards