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    • Nadia J
    • By Nadia J 7th Apr 17, 2:44 PM
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    Route 66 Models... scam or real?
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    • 7th Apr 17, 2:44 PM
    Route 66 Models... scam or real? 7th Apr 17 at 2:44 PM
    Hi Everyone

    I just wanted to find out if anyone had signed up with Route 66 Models? I was going to sign up with them but they wanted a £50 deposit which they refund when you show up to the test shoot. I wasn't comfortable handing the money on the phone. Are they above board?

    Thanks

    Nadia
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    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 7th Apr 17, 2:50 PM
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    • #2
    • 7th Apr 17, 2:50 PM
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    • 7th Apr 17, 2:50 PM
    the website says no joining fees - which seems quite suspect


    but there doesn't seem to be any google scam warnings
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 7th Apr 17, 5:33 PM
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    • #3
    • 7th Apr 17, 5:33 PM
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    • 7th Apr 17, 5:33 PM
    Hi Everyone

    I just wanted to find out if anyone had signed up with Route 66 Models? I was going to sign up with them but they wanted a £50 deposit which they refund when you show up to the test shoot. I wasn't comfortable handing the money on the phone. Are they above board?

    Thanks

    Nadia
    Originally posted by Nadia J
    No reputable model company charges for photos or to put you on the books.

    If they want you, they will pay for your transport, everything. They'll fight over you.
    Survey Earnings 2017 - £163
    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 7th Apr 17, 6:16 PM
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    • #4
    • 7th Apr 17, 6:16 PM
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    • 7th Apr 17, 6:16 PM
    They're not a modelling agency, they are a "platform" that kindly puts together a portfolio for you. If the £50 is a deposit goodness knows what the full cost would be.

    The director has 190 active directorships and 3184 resigned directorships
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 7th Apr 17, 8:46 PM
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    • #5
    • 7th Apr 17, 8:46 PM
    • #5
    • 7th Apr 17, 8:46 PM
    The director has 190 active directorships and 3184 resigned directorships
    Originally posted by IAmWales
    This tells you everything you need to know.

    Your £50 deposit will turn into a £500 photographic fee...
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 8th Apr 17, 3:41 PM
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    • #6
    • 8th Apr 17, 3:41 PM
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    • 8th Apr 17, 3:41 PM
    we are not a recruitment or employment company
    'nuff said ;-)
    • pinkjets
    • By pinkjets 19th Apr 17, 4:35 PM
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    • #7
    • 19th Apr 17, 4:35 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 4:35 PM
    Hi, my stepson is in the same position, he has been asked to do a Photoshop with a £50 refundable deposit as long as he keeps the appointment on the day. We would have to travel quite a distance and I was wondering if you progressed any further and if any e has any experience/comments on Route 66? Many thanks! :-)
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 19th Apr 17, 5:00 PM
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    • #8
    • 19th Apr 17, 5:00 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 5:00 PM
    Hasn't the above made you cautious enough? ;-)

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5635728 is an experience in a related space with a different company
    Last edited by paddyrg; 19-04-2017 at 5:09 PM.
    • ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    • By ScorpiondeRooftrouser 20th Apr 17, 9:46 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:46 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:46 AM
    Hi, my stepson is in the same position, he has been asked to do a Photoshop with a £50 refundable deposit as long as he keeps the appointment on the day. We would have to travel quite a distance and I was wondering if you progressed any further and if any e has any experience/comments on Route 66? Many thanks! :-)
    Originally posted by pinkjets
    Do not do this. Everyone who contacts them is invited. It's purely and simply designed to take money from you.

    If you go along to this and pay them money, you are a cretin.

    Is that clear enough?
    • tykesi
    • By tykesi 20th Apr 17, 10:01 AM
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    Hi, my stepson is in the same position, he has been asked to do a Photoshop with a £50 refundable deposit as long as he keeps the appointment on the day. We would have to travel quite a distance and I was wondering if you progressed any further and if any e has any experience/comments on Route 66? Many thanks! :-)
    Originally posted by pinkjets
    Jeez, after all the other replies to the OP do you really think you need to ask this?
    £2017 in 2017 - £1974.69
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 20th Apr 17, 8:22 PM
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    I have changed my mind.

    I think you should get your stepson to do it.
    It's a fabulous opportunity.
    This will never happen again.
    Miss it and regret it.
    Pay £50, in fact pay £5000. You will make back 10 times that in the contracts that will flood in afterwards.
    Every mile driven every penny spent is just future income in the tank.
    Can't fail.
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