Project Envy Models — SCAM!!!!!
Please do not be mis-led by this company! They are not interested in you all they are interested in is your money! I attended an assessment and was there for about 45 mins, during this time i was utterley mis-led!! I had done all my own hair and make-up before i went and when i got there a few pics was taken, the lady said i had produced some good pics. I was then taken into another room and was briefly told about project envy models. She told me i had to pay £750 for them to produce a good portfolio for me, even though i had taken my own proffessional portfolio with almost 60 pics in it, she said she could only use about 3 of these as they was not very good!! She told me i could pay this sum over three installments over 3 months. I felt really pressured by her and she never even asked me if i wanted to go ahead with this she just assumed and said i would need to pay £250 there and then!! I was quite taken back by this, i explained i did not have that kind of money now! She said well we wont be able to take the rest of your photos in order to get your portfolio started? I said that there was no way i could pay this, i did not have no money in my account till my wages was paid anyway. She said well i will make you another appointment for next week and we can go ahead with the photo shoot then. So still a little connfused with all of this i agreed to make another appointment for the following week. Then she passed me an a4 sheet to sign which had 3 pament amounts on, this was the payment plan of £750 spread over 3 month, so i signed this which now i regret, but as i said it all happened so quickly and nothing was really explained to me, i was not even given the option! Then she asked for my bank card and said i had to pay just £1.00 in order for her to activate my account, i cant believe i fell for this one!!! I was then given a copy of the signed sheet, which i have now had chance to look at properly and all the T's & C's are on the back, i was not even presented with these as she only showed me the other side, the side i had to sign!! I was unaware these was on the back! Anyway she then asked what outfits i had brought and she said why dont you just pop that black dress on and we will take a few pictures in that, so a few more was taken. But bearing in mind she said the real photo shoot could not be done as i had not paid the £250, so i just thought that me putting the black dress on was just a few additional pictures! Nothing was to say otherwise. When i got home and thought about the cost of the whole thing and how she just assumed i was going to pay this, i decided against it and decided to cancel my next appointment. When i called to cancel i was put through to the lady who i had the assessment with, when i told her i was not going ahead with this as i could not afford it, she was very rude to me and said i still had to pay the first payment of £250 as they had started my portfolio and basically i had no choice now! I was really shocked and angry as i had not agreed to this as that was the reason we made a further appointment to do the photo shoot as i never paid the £250 on my innitial appointment!! So what was the further appointment ment to be for??? She said all the pics had been done and i had about 50 taken which is not true, she also went on to say i had used their make-up artist which is another lie too!!! I did all my own hair and make up before i went, this made me so angry. I tried to explain this was not true, i even wondered if she had mistaken me for someone else! But she was so rude and adament i had to pay, so i had all this done on my first assessment and i was totally unaware! this is how i was utterley mis-led and SCAMMED into paying this money! She shouted down the phone ' SEE YOU IN COURT ' and slammed the phone down, she was so horrible to me and very unprofessional! After this it dawned on me that they had my bank details, and later that day 3 transactions were pending on my account! I later realised that the 3 transactions was them and they took £590 out of my bank, one lot of £250, another of £240 and another of £100, i was mortified and shocked. It is totally wrong how they have done this and i will make other people aware of their actions, they cant get away with it its discusting and they need stopping!! PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE, THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY THATS ALL THEY ARE INTERESTED IN!!!