Educational Consumer Tips

Advance Fee Talent Service

Author: Better Business Bureau
Category: Service

These companies advertise for talent with ads that imply that by responding you will have started on your road to stardom.  If you answer an ad, they will often tell you outright that they will help you obtain acting or modeling employment. The catch is that everyone who responds needs lessons or training to go before a camera or down a runway, they say.  This training is really what these companies are selling, and their courses can obligate you for thousands of dollars. In reality, they cannot guarantee you employment, and you will not find such a guarantee in their written contract.