Getting Scammed by Silver Models
My daughter is 12 years old and she always wanted to do modelling, So I decided to have a look into it. I came across Silver Models and registered with them, they phoned me back within 3 hours of me doing registration form and was really friendly and helpful. They said the best way to get my daughter Olivia into modelling was to attend a photo shoot which they would organise but for them to do all this and registered Olivia with their agency I needed to pay a fee of £300, they said they would then said me documents containing receipt of payment and booking of Studio. I reluctantly paid the fee it was a lot but i knew it meant a lot to my daughter, i paid via card and received the promised email within minutes so that made me relax. We attend the shoot and took our booking form but once the shoot was over I had the shock of my life, they asked me to pay the bill for shoot and for any images we wanted, the shoot was £500 and images £800, i knew i would be buying images but i thought Silver Models organised the shoot, the photo studio was very kind and allowed me to ring silver models. On calling silver models they explained that all the details was in documents they had sent and I had signed, in small print it said silver models take a payment for advice and organising of shoot but do not pay for any shot costs or booking of jobs, it was in the paperwork all along but in very small print. So I had been scammed on the phone they said much different and in documents said alot different, i was stupid to not have read paperwork but Silver models had been so helpful and had rung me several times with advice and support, i just didnt doubt doubt their honesty. They are liars, they cost me a fortune and really ruined what was a lovely day. DO NOT pay them anything or work with them, you are only paying for some basic phone advice and that is it, they do nothing to help you. Word of advice never pay anything without researching and always read any contracts!! There are some great modelling advice companies out there but Silver models is not one!