Hall of Shame: The Worst of the Worst Modeling Scam Artists
||Founder and leader of the worst child modeling
scam in world history: National Talent Associates. Sued three times
by the FTC. Finally banned from the modeling industry altogether
in 1999. Ran his scam for 33 years: 1966-1999. Responsible for scamming
over 100,000 Americans.
||Founder and leader of BAM aka Booking Actors and Models aka Millennium
Models aka ExpressCast.com, one of the biggest
photo mills in U.S. history, based in Hollywood, California, but
travels all over. Started company after leaving prison.
||Founder and leader of On Track Modeling aka Alpha
Model Group, the national photo mill scheme. About six different
photo mill scams came out of OTM, all shut down by the government.
||Founder and leader of Xtra Model Management, the national photo
mill scam. Shut down by the Georgia AGO, banned from Georgia. Founder
and leader of Face National Models and Talent, based in Charlotte,
NC, the national photo mill scam, which scammed about 25,000 Americans,
many of them losing $1,000 each. Shut down by the North Carolina
Attorney General, banned from the modeling industry in NC.
||Alfred Bagwell & Larry
||Founders and leaders of Kids.com LLC, the child
modeling agency scam. Scam over 4,000 kids and parents each year.
Gross over $3,000,000 per year, exploiting children and their parents
using mail fraud.
||George Bing Tonks aka David L. duPont
||Founder and leader of Dupont Model Management aka Moda Modeling
Management aka Model Managers Association of America, a national
photo mill scam. Scammed thousands of Americans, 2,000 people in
the Philadelphia area alone. Pleaded guilty to mail fraud and money
laundering, and was sentenced to 37 months in prison. Ordered to
pay $525,640 in restitution.
||Leader of Model Select International, based in
Charlotte, NC, a photo mill scam. Sued by NC Attorney General. Fled
to Iowa. Started same scam there, another photo mill, Belle Reve
Agency, then Ashly Lauren Agency. Sued by IA Attorney General for
deceptive and unfair trade.
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