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Spotting Red Flags| BuildCasting.com

Spotting Bad Castings is Hard. Here are examples on what to avoid when searching.

Rule Number 1: Never communicate with a "model scout" on applications such as WhatsApp, Snapchat, or Instagram. Legitimate agencies and scouts will allow you to submit your portfolio or application only through their official websites. 

Rule Number 2: Never accept a check for a project you didn't complete in person. Fake checks are common. Never accept or use gift cards or payment apps like zelle or venmo for castings or jobs.

Rule Number 3: Always check for reviews and feedback online before meeting with a modeling agency or company. Previous models' experiences can provide insights into the professionalism and legitimacy of the organization. Independently verify everything to ensure your own safety.

Rule Number 4: Never make a deposit over the phone for a shoot that you haven't attended in person. Legitimate agencies will arrange for a meeting or casting session before discussing payment details. If an agency is genuinely interested in working with you, they will schedule a shoot after meeting with you in person. Depositing money over the phone without prior face-to-face interaction can lead to potential scams or fraudulent activities.

Remember, if it doesn't feel right don't do it. 

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