I know this is long but read it, it's worthy. I noticed that there isn't a lot of information about Blackberry Models so I'll invite to read my story.
A couple of months ago I submitted an application to Adora Models and Blackberry Models to become a model. I was interested in becoming a model so I thought "Why not try?". Never heard back from Adora Models, but Blackberry Models said they were interested in me and asked me to go to a "free" test shoot on Basement 208, Brick Lane.
I went, took the photos and about 15min later a guy asked me to go to a private room where he showed me the photos on a computer, always complimenting them like "Wow, so powerful" and said congrats the agency wants you to sign a contract and they will email it to you bla bla bla but you need pictures for their website and it would be better to use the ones you took. Then he showed me the prices which were like £2000 for all of them and, when I said NO he said, oh but you're a student so we'll cut it in half, and I'll take another £100 off and you'll pay £350 upfront and then you'll pay the rest monthly in £51 instalments.
After a lot of manipulation I stupidly said yes and paid £60 upfront and signed a few documents. After I left, I regretted doing that so on the very next day I sent an email (as well as a registered letter - which was returned because no one was there to receive it and no one claimed it) saying I wanted to cancel and return the photos. They said that a No Cancellation Policy applied and that I signed agreements. I then noticed I left my copies there by my mistake so I asked them to send them to me. After a lot of resistance from them they finally sent me the documents.
So apparently some things were filled out AFTER I signed (including the price - which was now 1000 Pounds again). I got in deep and after a lot of sessions with Citizen's Advice B. I sent my final email last week stating that a lot of things weren't done properly and that what I signed wasn't even a contract and was not valid, and I would allow them to sell me the photos for the £60 I had paid already because the photos weren't that good (which is the truth, some are even blurred). They haven't replied so I'm hoping that's the end of it. I also tried to call Basement 208 and no one picked up - hummmm... I also searched Basement 208 and Blackberry Models and a lot of info they provide doesn't add up... and also found a lot of bad reviews online - but not on their pages or websites.
So learn from me! THIS IS A SCAM! If you're interested in modelling you can look online various suggestions and precautions regarding fake agencies.
P.S.- Remember when I said BB Models was going to send me the contract? It's a freaking joke. It's some web generated *** when you fill out some fields like your name. See for yourselves on their website "/contract"
I never submitted it and they never contacted me again (LOL).
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