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Want to be a model? Don't get scammed

Want to be a famous model or TV personality? Wait! You may be headed for a scam. Here's what you need to know before you get involved in a star search.

The Internet has become a magnet for fueling scams to lure young hopefuls. The president of the National Women's Coalition Against Violence says the web is a hiding place for predators.

International model Diannah Gilardi says things have changed since she got into the business. She is still modeling and has some words of wisdom for both men and women staring out in the industry.

Diannah says,"you really need to be skeptical. If anyone approaches you, you get a business card. First of all, anyone can print a business card and now a days you can check them out online or through your better business bureau."

Heinz Holba is the president of two of the largest modeling agencies in both LA and NYC. He says forget the Internet come-ons and go straight to an agency.

Both our experts say if your kids want to get into the business never let them go anywhere alone and teach them how to deal with rejection.

Our Pros say here is what you should remember:

  • If anyone ask for money, it's a big red flag
  • Never let your child go alone to a photo shoot or casting call to anywhere without you
  • Identify a reputable agency
  • Email  a picture or a video and wait

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