Modelling agencies issue warning over frauds seeking revealing pictures of girls
They don't want people to be tricked...
Two Irish modelling agencies have issued warnings to people interested in modelling over a fraud who has been posing as a member of their businesses in order to get girls to send him revealing pictures.
Both agencies warn that no model agency will ever contact people over social media asking for bikini pictures for representation.
1st Option agency and Assets modelling agency both issued separate warnings to people not to be caught out by the fraudulent pages.
In a Facebook post on Friday, Assets modelling agency said:
"IMPORTANT NOTICE - SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACT
"We are doing this post to stress that no Model Agency will contact you through social media asking for bikini pictures for representation. It has been highlighted again today with a call from another established Dublin Agency.
"If you are interested in modelling, be it child, commercial or fashion modelling, please do not email polaroids in bikini's or underwear to any social media account pertaining to work in an Agency or scout for an Agency.
"Please do a little research and contact the agencies directly. We are always here to answer questions and help as best we can. We also do not ask you to email in bikini polaroids and usually do these from our office which are sent in strict confidence to clients or agencies abroad on request.
"Social media has so many benefits but unfortunately some people use it for the wrong reasons. A person that you may think looks completely authentic may be the complete opposite.
"As an Agency with a social media presence, we have contacted people to arrange an appointment to come in and see us that we feel have potential. But never to send anything prior to the meeting!
"Most Agencies will hold open days from time to time, please check these out by calling or emailing to check when they will be held.
"But please, do not send anything by social media.
"Thanks so much,
"All at Assets."
Meanwhile 1st Option issued a similar warning on Facebook on Saturday.