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American Mall Model Search - Connecticut / not sure if it is a scam

Ca
Apr 17, 2012

I am not sure if amms is a scam..I entered my 7 yr old son, and we paid the 150 for photos, did the talent, and modeling show, we received our pics right after the shoot, and I must say they came out pretty well...we recived all the copy rights to the pics as well...My son is a good looking kid, bi-racial, with long curly hair, he went in there and delivered his line pretty well, then did a great job on the run way...last week we received an e-mail informing us he had won a modeling contract..the e-mail said we should receive our contract in about 7-10 days..it also included our contract #...

American Mall Model Search - North Carolina / American Mall Model Search

Fa
Jan 29, 2012

American Mall Model Search may be a scam but not everyone wins. Yes everyone get through to the second round but u DONT have to pay all up front. I paid $20 and this guy that was in front of me already got a call from a high fashion place. So, people just shut up just because your not pretty or handsome enough or your child isn't gives you no right no criticize this Business.

American Mall Model Search / RIP OFF NOT SCAM

Go
Jul 8, 2011

My experience was here in Arlington, Texas. I just did it for fun to see how and what it was all about. The lady I talked to (Jessica) said there are no fees to audtion but I knew I was going to pay something so I didnt bring my wallet just in case they sell me. I dont think its a scam but I do believe they are just trying to get money the best way possible. They want only new faces and people because most likely you want have a portfolio. I won the "first round" in competition but there was like 8 others that won and like 2 that didnt make it. Furthermore, American Mall Model search have been...

American Mall Model Search - New Jersey / not professional!

Ba
May 9, 2011

I received a call to audition. However, when I arrived no one was at the stage that the company had set up. I called and left a text message like it said and still I got no response. I was unsure about it in the first place after reading reviews online, but figured I would at least see if they would tell me I had to pay. Long story short, no one showed up and I stayed at the mall 4 hours later, and there was still no one there. I can't seem to understand how a company can give you a specific time for an interview and never show up; a bit odd. Not only that, but I was told to come at 7:15 in the morning, I could have stayed sleep.

American Mall Model Search / Idiots

Ne
May 7, 2011

Some people are big idiots when they complain about American Model Mall Search. First of all you only have to pay if you do not have a portfolio. Many of the interns assume that you do not have one so they fill it out for you. You do not have to pay if you have a portfolio and resume on hand. Since there are little kids auditioning who obviously do not have that, they use this fact to fund their operations and keep the business open. I took my little niece to this today and it is legitimate enough for me. She did not know it was an audition of some sort, but she still made the best of it. The...

American Mall Model Search / Greatest Experience

Na
Apr 27, 2011

This was the greatest experience for both my child and myself. A couple of months ago my child begged and begged for me to fill out the card with her information, so I did; thinking what is the harm. About 2 weeks later I had received a phone call from AMMS, the lady was asking about my childs experience/personality. After I had told her she was shy but breaking out of her shell the lady was about to tell me that it was not a fit for my child but then I had explaine d that this was all of my childs idea and not myself. The lady then said ok so she may be ready. That was on a tuesday and my...

American Mall Model Search - New York, Lake Grove / SUSPICIOUSNESS!!!!

Pi
Mar 7, 2011

I was called from AMMS after my daughter filled out a questionnaire in the mall. They called her a week later and told her to meet up at the mall for an "INTERVIEW" FOR MODELING AND ACTING at 3 pm on that following Saturday. They told me that it was a free audition and that I would not have to pay. We showed up and to our surprise their was a stage and we were told that my 11 year old had to walk down the catwalk and also recite a line from a small skit. My daughter was not told that at all over the phone when they spoke to me and her so we just simply went home as they lied to us. Now, figure...

American Mall Model Search - Connecticut, Oakdale / Fradulent Services

Ma

I got scammed by this company too, along with two fo my friends and their kids. I filled out the form like everyone else did and they called me a week later asking me to bring my son in for an interview with their casting Director, Brody. I was told, like everyone else, to be there the following night at 7:15. I was lead to beleive this would be a one on one, at no time did they tell me about walking a catwalk, the many other people that would also be "auditioned", etc. My son is 2, I showed up at 7pm, only to be told to have a seat, we would be called for our appt. time with the casting...

American Mall Model Search / SCAM SCAM SCAM

Ti

I got involved with them just by filling out a little slip in the mall, I was just curious. I wasn't expecting much out of it. Well about a week later, I get a call asking me to audition for them the following day (I was still just curious and figured why not?) Well, I made it past the first round, and my "judges sheet" said to see the judge before leaving. So, I did and she asked me to intern for them. She said that they thought I was perfect for them (Im 5'9 & a size 2, whos been trying to make it in this industry for a long time.) Once I got picked, they then asked for at least 50...

American Mall Model Search / AMERICAN MALL MODEL SEARCH AKA MODEL PRODUCTIONS

Tr

~~~I HAVE WORKED FOR THIS COMPANY~~ THEY ARE ONE OF THE MOST BIGGEST SCAMS STILL ABLE TO OPERATE. EVERYONE IN THIS COMPANY IS CORRUPT AND NOT TO BE TRUSTED. THEY ARE CHEAP, **NONE** OF THEIR PHOTOGRAPHERS ACTUALLY HAVE A LICENSE. ALL THEY AARE DOING IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CHILDREN AND SELLING THEM DREAMS AND IT'S NOT FAIR TO PUT HAVE THESE PEOPLE FEED YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES A BUNCH OF LIES. I QUIT BECAUSE ONCE I SAW WHAT WAS BEHIND THE SCENES I WANTED NO PART IN IT WHAT SO EVER. THEY HAVE NO CREDENTIALS AND ALL ABOUT PERSONAL PROFIT FOR THE FAMILY THAT OWNS THE ENTIRE BUSINESS. DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT LET THEM WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!!!1

American Mall Model Search - California / Not a scam.

Be

Well I think it's BS that so many people say it's a scam, Well if you wanna act or model you need to learn how to know not everything is real. But we're gonna have to go threw stuff like this. It's life. I don't feel like it's a scam. It's fun. If you thought you weren't gonna pay for anything. Well sucks to be you. Almost EVERYTHING makes you pay for something. I feel like a lot of people are pissed off they didn't make it and you had to pay for thee photoshoot. Okay, So if you wanna get a job with acting and or modeling you need photos they simply...

American Mall Model Search - California, plesanton / Scam

Ja

The American Mall Model Search is a complete con artist. The employee that helped me out was not very helpful. I was asking her a lot of questions about what it takes to become a successful model/actress. She didn't really explain a whole lot. she just gave me short ended answers. Then i told her that i would not be able to pay for pictures. She was like we could do a trade of make up for the pictures. Then i thought to myself this is not a legit. So, then i asked her a few other things. She didn't even answer she simply told me wow i like your nail polish. She was not on the same...

American Mall Model Search - California / SCAM, UH NOT!

St

Okay stupid ###, THE AMERICAN MALL MODEL SEARCH IS NOT A SCAM! I interned for them so I know everything about them. The only reason people think this is a scam is because you have to pay for professional pictures. YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL PICTURES TO BE IN THIS INDUSTRY! Also, sorry ### ### thinks that this is a scam because they didn't get picked to get a contract. Sorry your a ugly talentless person. That's on you. Get signed or not you still get to keep the portfolio you payed for. So all you pathetic losers who keep saying this is a scam can shut the ### up, stupid ### ###! Sorry...

American Mall Model Search - Arizona, Tucson / the sickest of scams

Da

I tried out for this sick joke, I made it and they sent me to the desk so I could purchase a photo package. My father told me to tell them that I already had my head shots and Modeling portfolio, so I did. The person (model director Ashely) turned from really welcoming to extremely sour and rude. She told me that unless if i bought the photos from the photo package then I couldnt advance to the next round. I walked away holding back tears of frustration and sadness as i realized they had taken my dream of becoming a model and gave me that hope that i desperately needed only to take it away...

American Mall Model Search - Colorado / Complete load of CRAP

Do

EXPERIENCE FROM AN INTERN! I had fun with this at first. The first audition was fun. They said all these sweet things to me and told me how great I was, (eventually I was told that I don't even know how to walk in high heels.) Then They made me pay $150.00 for a photo shoot. FIRST, I ended up getting the wrong photos on My CD. I had to take them back to get the right ones. I looked at the pictures, and they turned out dreadful. I doubt these people are real photographers. I can take much better pictures of myself with my webcam! Another thing, pretty much EVERY contestant gets through to...

American Mall Model Search - New York, Staten Island / NEVER RECEIVED PHOTOS

As

I was in the mall with my 3 year old at the time AMMS was there with a big presentation. My child was intrigued with the whole thing and saw other children on stage. As a spur of the moment thing, we decided to go through the whole process of the event. They play into the minds of these kids and parents that there is a shot at fame. I never expected anything from this but an experience for my child to go on stage and take some photos. We "made" it to the finals miraculously and had to come back another day for that. The bottom line is, i paid $150.00 for a half ### photo shoot with a 16 year...

American Mall Model Search - Missouri, Columbia / Great Experience

Ra

My daughter is 2 years old and is currently going through the process. We have completed the initial walk on the runway, the photo shoot, and we are now practicing for the talent portion. This has been a wonderful experience thus far. We had an amazing photo shoot with 3 looks for only $270.00. If you do some research, a photo shoot is normally double that. The people that we are working with are amazing. No matter what happens this has been a great bonding experience and we have some wonderful pictures. I am sorry to those of you who did not make it with the company but that is how thi...

American Mall Model Search - California, Milpitas / HIDDEN FEE/SCAM

Aj

I signed up and was a finalist as well. If I'd known they were to charge a "portfolio package" fee, I NEVER would've joined. The lowest cost is $150 and sometimes they'll run it as $150 or let you split it up into payments of $50; trust me it's NOT worth it. You take pictures in this small set-up in the mall, which is SO not professional. I've done other photoshoots, and seeing that already made me suspicious. Not only that, the workers were dressed unprofessional. Cheap boots? Their hairstyle, their outfits. I figured something was not right, but I ignored my...

American Mall Model Search - New York / Rip- off

Ma

I brought my 2 children to the AMMS and one of my children passes- After she passed they wanted me to pay for her to have a photo shoot right there before she advanced on to the next round. I told them I didn't need pics for her that I already had her headshots and brought them there with me- The woman told me that she had to have already booked 3 gigs with the headshots I had or else they couldn't accept them. I told her that when i spoke to someone on the phone prior to the event and I had mentioned I had her headshots done and they told me that was fine- of course this was a different story when I got there. Scam or what?! I think so.

American Mall Model Search - Florida / REFUND

Cy

I regisyered my 7 month old daughter for this competition. I attended two sessions, the first was a "walk down the runway, . The second was a photo shoot which I was told to be at the mall at 11:00 the representative who scheduled the photo shoot didn't arrive until after 11:40. My daughter was supposed to compete in the finale which was scheduled for January 9 at McCain Mall in North Little Rock, AR. The representative told me to be there at 9:00. The companies representative didn;t show up until 11:15. I asked for a refund and was told to contact the company via email or phone. I have...