Runway Models = Model Model = 1st Class Images = West 1

Friday, 17 September 2010

Runway Models = Model Model = 1st Class Images = West 1
Tuesday, 24 July 2007
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Erik Chandler = Runway Models = ModelModel.tv
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Runway Models for £475, put you in touch with Model Model who charge £99...
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This is the rubbish that Model Model claims on their website:
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“Model Model is the worlds leading and award winning Model agency supplying models and tv extras everyday to the entertainment industry. We promise to get you the best jobs and best rates of pay. Thats why we have been voted the best by several magazines. We are now casting fresh faces from Newcastle, Scotland, Wales, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Shefield and nationally for jobs in your area. Your stairway to the stars start now with www.modelmodel.tv/About.asp"
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Remember, this so called agency only set up their website on 27 February 2010 less than 30 days ago - before the above bogus claims were made!
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1st Class Trading Ltd and Model Factor LLP claimed they were not connected...
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So why was (Nicky Butler) Erik Chandler (originally) either a partner/shareholder of both companies???
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1st Class had offered auditions and their adverts claimed that they are looking for applicants to fill specific types of jobs. The adverts by 1st Class were almost identical to those by Model Factor.
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Model Factor claim on their website, that applicants have the chance of work - on BBC EastEnders & ITV The Bill. Clearly you stand little or no chance; since almost no one actually looks at the website. No wonder Model Factor don't charge commission... They also advertise 'free photo shot' and charge applicants up to £350, for their supposed 'Gold Service' and so it goes on; and on...
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Well these tricksters have set up yet another bogus company called Runway Models Ltd
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The is the supposed director of Runway Models - Karel Odvarka...
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He gives a contact address of: 42 Lytton Road, Barnet EN5 5BY which by a strange coincedence is the same address as (Celebrity) Model Factor LLP
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This Siobhan Dwyer also known as Sarah Jones etc...
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She was a director of West 1 Casting Ltd in 2007
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She had claimed to her friends on Facebook - that she is:
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"Kind, honest, generous, funny and loyal till deaths door, but screw me over and I will f*** u up!!!"
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Now these tricksters have set up a new agency website - only on 27 February 2010, called ModelModel.tv who ring up those - who went to a Runway Models venue, but did not necessarily sign up and pay £325. ModelModel offer actual work, but cannot give a date. Neither can they send any documents or literature about their agency - but they do demand £99 up-front. The agency is purportedly registered in the Virgin Islands. Does Erik Chandler have his villa there, I wonder?
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1st Class Trading = West 1 Casting Scam!

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NO Hiding Place For Siobhan or Erik Chandler...
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BBC North West Shy Scammers 21Jul08
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Erik Chandler admits defeat - certainly not - silly man...
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Little Erik has changed his trading name from Elite Management to Strut Your Stuff
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Erik Chandler deceives public by claiming NO AGENCY FEES!!!
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So... 2½ years after the above BBC Radio Leicester broadcast, what exactly has changed - the answer is nothing. SHAME!
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Well I said it was only a matter of time before these criminals were arrested.....
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Employment Agency Standards still refuse to enforce their new 7-day cooling off clause!
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In order for a 'business' to come under BERR Employment Agency Standards (EAS) Regulations, that business (Agency) has to offer a work-finding service.
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Clearly 1st Class Trading Ltd/Images do come under EAS Regulations, since they offer a guarantee of a work-finding service or a full refund of your money. Mind you, the agency they find you, Model Factor, are exactly the same people - who also run 1st Class Images. This amounts to FRAUD!!!
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Alert!
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The Studio Liverpool/1st Class Images has nothing to do with scammers - 1st Class Trading Ltd/1st Class Images
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Click: http://www.thestudiolpool.org.uk/images_1.html
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10th ASA Adjudication 25Jun08
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6 for West 1 & 4 for Hidden Faces...
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Minister still allows these tricksters to con the public...
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Erik Chandler claims he does not know who I am???
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West 1 Casting Ltd (R.I.P) went into liquidation - now it's 1st Class Trading Ltd...!!!
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They still have the same staff...
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They still con the public...
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They pretend - not be a work-seeking service...
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But they do promise to find you an agency; or your money back...
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Of course nobody gets turned down...
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Vermont Hotel cancelled the booking - then went to Caledonian Hotel...
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If you have paid money to these scammers - contact me asp!
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.NO mention of the new £325.00 fee payable...!!!
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Ist Class Trading/Images were chucked out of Copthorne; then went to Invicta Hotel...
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Both West 1 Casting Ltd/Model Management and Hidden Faces/Talent have now gone into liquidation!.
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"NOTICE is given that Hidden Faces Limited (Co. No. 04620130) formerly trading as Hidden Faces and later trading as Hidden Talent Model & Casting Agency ceased trading with effect from Thursday 24th April 2008.
.Explanatory Note:After 6 years of successfully placing artists and models with major TV and production companies, Hidden Faces Ltd has been compelled to seek liquidation due to unacceptable delays in recovering payments from its debtors which has resulted in insufficient funds to pay its creditors. As a gesture of goodwill, the former management of Hidden Faces Ltd will endeavour to place all currently contracted artists and models with another model agency. If you would like to take advantage of this facility, please send an Email to bookings@hiddentalentmodel.co.uk stating your full name, Hidden Talent ref. no. and submitting some up to date photos. By doing so you consent to this information being released to another agency."
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Don't worry yet another Hidden Talent (LLP) - set up to replace the agency...
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Perhaps you should know which other (new) agencies - you will be passed to...???
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Well one of the agencies is Model Factor, set up by Eric Chandler; hang on isn't he the manager for 1st Class Trading?
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Well Model Factor appear to charge applicants £99.99!!!
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YES!
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These scammers are wicked!
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NO name of the agency... NO mention of the new £249.50 fee payable...!
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See ASA Adjudications below...
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Here is the latest publicity material from Hidden Talent dated 10 March 2008, notice the address shown is Pinewood Studios - but according to Pinewood they left these premises in December 2007...
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See Hidden Talents latest advert showing their correct new address:
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They are certainly desperate for your money!
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Oh... Erik Chandler???
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And there was I thinking that Rebecca Moore was living with Erik Seth Irving (see below). Surely their one & the same person???
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Just how much longer - can these conmen survive...?
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We ALL know that Model Management/West 1 & Hidden Talent are the same people, same address...!
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Below you will find details of West 1 and their sister agency Hidden Talent/Faces and further supposed agencies they 'work' with...
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See how Hidden Faces & West 1 scam the public...
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Did you know that Hidden Faces/Talent supplies ALL EASTENDERS for the BBC?
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Did you know that Hidden Faces/Talent have been going 15 years?
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Did you know that you get invited to the After-Parties?
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Do you want to earn £10,000 in 3 months?
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Get only 2 days off in 3 months?
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Then listen to my under cover interview above with Hidden Faces/Talent
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IF ONLY THE ABOVE STATEMENTS WERE TRUE!
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An Agency who finds you - another Agency?
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West 1 Casting Ltd then trading as West 1 Promotions only set up in June 2005. Earlier in 2006 they changed their name to West 1. But from November 2006 the agency started trading as Models One Promotions; (NOT to be confused with www.models1.co.uk). Then in February 2007 they changed their name yet again to Model Management Uk..In May 2007 they started trading as Models Unlimited...
By a strange coincedence Hidden Talent (Faces) & West 1,are both at the same address at Pinewood Studios; and appear to have the same staff. Erik Chandler is a manager and appears to run both of these companies, but the director now responsible for West 1 is Rebecca Moore, the original director was a Seth McDonald; he was also a manager for Hidden Faces; so he too worked for both limited companies.
Seth McDonald suddenly resigned his directorship of West 1, on 13 March 2006 - The address he gave was 31A Furness Road, Fulham, SW6 2LJ; but was he ever at this address? Does he exist?
We do know that an Eric Seth Irving is on the voters roll at Flat 2, 19 Finborough Road, London SW10 9DF.
Rebecca June Moore who was the West 1 company secretary, then took over the directorship of West 1; her registered address? Well this appears to be an accommodation address...
Let's not forget about the one and only current director of Hidden Faces Ltd, Gieorgia Villa, who was appointed on 25 January 2004. Her date of birth is 01/10/1982; so she had only just turned aged 21, when she became the director... Evidently, she must have had years of experience in the business? But, she is on the voters roll at that address!
The current company secretary for Hidden Faces Ltd, is shown as a Derek Pooley, at 2 School Lane, Penn Street, Amersham HP7 0QJ; but according to BBC Inside Out 16 February 2007, he has never lived at this address. Isn't it strange that Hidden Faces made no comment, when confronted by the BBC?
The current company secretary for West 1 is shown as a Sloan Savage and gives her address as 73 Inglethorpe Street, London SW6 6NU, but does she live there? Well, she is shown as living at 41 Romney Court, Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4RX; because she is on the voters roll at that address.
I do have details...
A certain Rebecca June Moore appears to be living with a certain Erik Seth Irving - at 78 Lower Road, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 9AA. I wonder if this is true?
Want to meet the 'Hidden Talent Team'?
I wonder which one is Becky?
Hidden Faces Ltd, was originally named Eriks Faces Ltd; it also changed its trading name - to Hidden Talent on 16/09/06. The Company Secretary from 18/12/2002 to 20/08/2003 was an Erik Seth Irving; that sounds familiar; his address was shown as 80 Thornley Road, Ivor; but there is no such address. Evidently he had difficulty spelling. But, original director Eileen Hamberger, was also living at 80 Thorney Lane North, Iver, SL0 9LR; so they appeared to be living together; she resigned on 18/06/2003; I wonder why?
Want to download file of original/current directors of Hidden Faces Ltd?
Another director who also resigned at the same time, was a Carl Schimbder he resigned on 18/06/2003 too. His address was shown as 40A High Street, Birmingham, B23 6RH.
By a very strange coincidence a website:
Is also registered at the very same address... Somebody is certainly a fan of mine!
Also... A certain individual has a judgement against him, at this address; for none-payment of a utility bill - in 2004!
West 1 (ex) director Seth McDonald date of birth was 10/02/1971. What a strange coincidence he had one of the same christian names as (ex) Hidden Faces company secretary, Erik Seth Irving now his date of birth was 10/02/1962!
It would appear that an Erik Seth Irving mothers maiden name was MacDonald. The plot thickens... Even stranger, is the fact that manager Erik Chandler also has one of the same christian names too...
According to Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) Employment Agency Standards (EAS) correspondence, Erik Chandler appears to run both of these limited companies and has been their main spokesman - to the media. Does he exist?
There is a Cameron J. Irving living at Kithill, Red Hill, Denham, UB9 4LE. I wonder if he has any connection...
West 1 doesn’t promise to find you any work as a model or extra. They do guarantee however, to find you an agency - for only £189! They did find you an agency like Regardez (see below) who charged a further £117.50. Regardez also went to hotel venues themselves; and charged £180!
If it looks like a Duck...
Swims like a Duck...
Quacks like a Duck...
It is a Duck!
Hidden Faces Ltd changed their trading name to Hidden Talent on 6th September 2006. Their new website address is:
Hidden Talent will even take your dog on - for £149.50!
Why does WEST 1 keep changing their trading name?
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West 1 Casting Ltd were supposed to file their first set of accounts with Companies House, on 08/04/2007. These accounts are now overdue; as at 28/07/2007; A fine will be imposed; but what was the reason why they have still not filed such accounts?
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Below is a picture of the address that West 1 state is their business address; it is nothing more than a accommodation address...
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Their real address is in actual fact, the same address as the agency they put you in touch with, which is Hidden Talent/Faces!
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So they are charging you £189 - to put you in touch with themselves!!!
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West 1 are telling applicants if the agency they put you in contact with, do not find you work, then West 1 will refund your money - Not true!
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West 1 are telling applicants they find work for 70% - Again not true!
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What is the truth?
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Well the truth is you stand little chance of getting any work; and you may have paid £500 in the process; all for nothing...
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Many applicants only realize it is a scam - when they are contacted by the 2nd agency weeks later...
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. DTI KNOW...!
West 1 Casting Ltd & Hidden Faces Ltd have the same manager Erik Chandler; same address...
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Rondevous Ltd & Regardez Ltd had the same directors, same address...
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. Click below correspondence - from DTI - who admit links:
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The DTI told me that West 1 were NOT passing 'victims' to Hidden Faces, now called Hidden Talent. Even the DTI were being misled by this agency, see the truth in the below BBC Documentary!
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How can the government stand by and let ALL these scams continue?
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..See below Advertising Standards Authority Draft Adjudication 24Jan06
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West 1 almost fooled the ASA, that they had over 500 agencies on their books!
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The ASA later removed that laughable and ridiculous claim from their final adjudication. Once again, West 1 were not telling the truth; even to the ASA!
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To see a larger image of the below ASA draft?
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What a bunch of rogues!



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Model Management (UK)
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Models Unlimited
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Previously to that
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Models One Promotions
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West 1 Promotions
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To see a larger image of similar publicity material?
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Surely these scams should be stopped?
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Advertising Standards Authority
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4 sets of complaints against Hidden Faces/Talent
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6 sets of complaints upheld against West 1 Casting Ltd
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Click Advertising Standards Authority links below:.
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Download ALL the scam adverts by Hidden Faces Ltd
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..West 1 latest adverts (July07) states that "terms & conditions apply"
Evidently this 'agency' is STILL trying to mislead readers...
..The Advertising Standards Authority have told the agency three times that their adverts must mention that a fee is payable (Now £189) but it would appear the agency is afraid to do this, in case nobody turns up!
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Yet West 1 are now telling the public that it is illegal for them to state the amount they charge, in their advert; what utter rubbish!
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Would anybody turn up if West 1 had to tell the real truth that applicants would have to pay £189 for the priviledge of being charged yet another up-front fee, by their mates - but will you get any work?
Hidden Faces/Talent sent out publicity material (June 06) which still stated they were “One of the UK’s leading Casting Agencies”.Can they prove it? Hidden Faces are also giving the impression that they can find you work on: Eastenders, Family Affairs (Family Affairs ceased filming for good before Xmas) Casualty, Coronation Street etc…
They also state “OUR MAIN CLIENTS INCLUDE: THE BBC” giving the impression that much of their work comes from the BBC… Can they prove it? I wonder what the BBC thinks about this? I wonder what the Advertising Standards Authority think?
West 1 had made the bogus statement, that they have been in business for almost a decade. They promised the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in December 05 that the agency would remove the claim, for almost a decade. Yet in March 06 the company was still making the same bogus claims. They promised the ASA in November 05 that the agency would state a charge is payable (then £179), in their advertisements. Yet since then; the agency has done the opposite by stating “Free Photo Test Shot & Photograph”, which gives the impression - that no fee is charged to successful applicants. .
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.Rondevous Ltd - Disappeared!
Rondevous Ltd, previously called B & M, was set up on 17/08/05 they charge £180 and recommend you to Hidden Faces/Talent who charge a further £149.50.
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West 1 recommend you to:
Regardez Ltd - Disappeared!
Who now claim to have closed down - in March 2007; due to no work; or was it the publicity - by the BBC in 2003? Every one passed to Regardez by West 1 has now lost ALL their money; I wonder why West 1 don't tell new applicants - about this trick by the agent they work with? What is the DTI & Trading Standards doing about this!
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West 1 recommend you to:
Studio 1 Promotions - Disappeared!
Click on: www.studio1promotions.co.uk This is another one, of the supposed ‘agencies’ that West 1 put you in contact with. Studio 1 Promotions is run by a John Slater; yes I know the agency name sound the same as West1Promotions. They are not very clever people…
Studio 1 Promotions say they have been in business for 9 years, yet only set up their website on 18 January 06. Which appeared to only show 41 female and 27 male models, as at the beginning of March; which really is not many - after 9 years... This agency charges a further £49.99.
Studio 1 rings up many applicants, telling them they have a job for them, providing they pay the above fee. But when the fee is paid, the job suddenly disappears!
Studio 1 are now stating they are not taking on any more models - for the forseeable future - I wonder why...
Has the agency ever found anyone - any work? Studio 1 Promotions could not provide such evidence at all to the ASA, that they had found anybody any work – whatsoever!
The ASA upheld my complaint click on:
Studio 130 is another trading name by John Slater and they promise for yet another fee, to put you in their 'prestigious' Model of the Year Competition' Wow! They offer 'fantastic prizes'. They say, 'The 'Show' is sure to attract massive media attention!' and 'Family members can each sponsor you for £10...' Does it sound too good to be true? Well many victims have contacted me saying they had paid money - only to find the event cancelled!
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This is the agencies latest boast; "Models Direct is supporting a Department of Trade & Industry initiative which aims to to protect would-be models from unscrupulous individuals (West 1 & Rondevous?) - hire a (hotel) venue - to invite would-be models to attend then engage in hard sell tactics - to pay high fees (£128?) on the promise of work (Models Direct?) that very rarely materialises - Models Direct is not directly affected by the (DTI) proposed new legilation as it does not work in this way (through West 1 & Rondevous?)."
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These statements were made in Models Direct magazine 'IMAGE', which they claim has a distribution of 44,000! Can they prove it? Oh, and it costs you an extra £15 for a years subscription - to read such propaganda... £15x44,000=£660,000...
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Models Direct claim to have a wopping 30,000 new 'visitors' every month to their website - if so where is the work? - For all those who have paid up-front; yet had no work???
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So, are the directors of Models Direct saying; the agencies they 'work with' West 1 & Rondevous - are unscrupulous?
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Models Direct have proved that they will take almost anyone on and they just do not care who passes these would be models and extras - on to them!
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West 1 recommend you to:
Rebeccas People - Disappeared!
Is another top quality agency, who applicants have told me, that West 1 put you in touch with. Rebeccas People now charge a fee of £85 for entry into their casting directory; which is merely a work-seeking service. They do not charge commission; is this because they do not find work for applicants? A complaint was made to the Advertising Standards Authority about West1 as to the claim they worked with a London agency. The complaint was not upheld, because West1 (Director Rebecca Moore) said they worked with - Rebecca’s People; who confirmed this association.
Rebecca Rose; set up the website; by a strange coincidence, Rebecca Moore mothers maiden surname is Rose; well I never! Rebecca only set up her website on 22 January 06. Is it just another strange coincidence, the address Rebecca's People give - was at 235 Earls Court Road; is also the registered address - for Hidden Faces Ltd; it is only a mail box address. Rebeccas People telephone number was 0207-644 for a London NW6 postal area; and it was the same telephone exchange number for Hidden Faces, at their previous address.
Rebecca's People gave the impression, that extra work can be found on 'Holby City' and 'Casualty' but the BBC only use extras agencies who charge commission; and who are on their recommended list; this agency is not on that list. The agency is grossly misleading applicants...
On 4th September 06 the website http://www.rebeccaspeople.co.uk had suddenly disappeared from view and only reappeared in the middle of October. Also on the 4th September 06 I received an e-mail from a director of West 1, (Rebecca Moore) which stated “It has come to our attention that you have decided to list a company / agency called Rebecca’s People as being on our list of Agencies”. It went on to say, “I know that you cannot produce evidence to substantiate this libellous allegation, therefore please remove immediately all reference to Rebecca’s People from this listing or legal action will be taken against you”. I am still awaiting for this legal action. So exactly why has West1 director (Rebecca Moore) now denied any connection to Rebecca’s People?
Want to see the evidence that Rebeccas People were connected with West 1?
Rebecca's People suddenly became a limited company on 28 September 2006. Its registered office is: 16 Windsor Road, Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9DG. But the company is stating its offices are: Room 66, 27 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2EW. The telephone number is: 0870 042 2150, which of course is not a Birmingham number and therefore the companies offices could be based anywhere... Rebecca's People state on their website:
"We are not an Agency. We only show your profile in order to get you seen by various production companies or model companies wishing to book models. We are then called and pass your details directley to Model or Casting producer. We are all here at Room 66 to devote all of our energies to promoting you and getting your face seen by all the right people for just a one of payment for life of £85.00! WE WISH YOU EVERY SUCCESS WITH US THIS YEAR AND HOPE WE CAN DO FOR YOU WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR OTHERS."
I wonder what they have 'done' for others and who are 'all the right people'?
...Isn't it funny that this agency is now off line? So how do people get a refund for a service they are not actually getting? But they do promise to be back in 2008!!!
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Shocks Talent?
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One of the latest scam agencies that West 1 'work with' is www.shockstalent.com On the Shocks Talent website it states copyright 1998, but according to a 'Who Is' search, it would appear the website was only set up 23 January 2007... I received on the 30 May 07 an e-mail purportedly from a ‘Phil Jones’, Office Manager of Shocks Talent, it stated: "We would like to state that Shocks Talent are in no way connected with MODELSEXTRA. (www.modelsextra.co.uk) Shocks Talent is run by a small team of three. We are a independent company and will continue to be so. MODELS EXTRA sent our company a large number of would be models and we accepted 19 of these, a small number considering the large number we were sent."
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Of course it is just coincidence that Shockstalent set up in January 2007; and Modelsextra set up a month later in February 2007. Also it is just a coincidence that both companies chose Pipex as the host provider for their website…And…Just to prove that Shockstalent only works with - scam agencies; they now ‘work’ with West 1; well known for conning the public; SHAME!..
Is this really worth the £189 (£249.50) payment to West 1? A product or service by law, must be fit for its purpose; surely?
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West 1 Casting Ltd, were not stating their company name or trading name in their advertisements. Why would the agency want to hide their identity - prior to their venues at hotels? The ASA published their first adjudication on West 1 (Promotions), on the 1st March 06, see above links. A further complaint is being investigated…
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West 1 have even shown their website as: http://www.makemeastar.me.uk in some of their adverts, but when you clicked on the link, you got www.west1.me.uk
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Would little childrens parents/applicants knowingly part with money...
If they knew about
all the above...?
Hidden Talent/Faces even told me that they supplied the BBC with "all Eastenders" and told me that they had been in business 15 years; when clearly they had only set up on 18 Dec 02...
DTI (BERR) are to blame; for the thousands of hopefuls who have been scammed!
Click my main website: www.anactor.net
Surely these scams have been going on long enough...?.