And talent agents and managers should never charge upfront fees; they should only be paid via a percentage-based commission when they book work.Keep an eye out for projects that try to "bait" with a cool-sounding casting notice and then "switch" things around at the last minute by trying to charge for something that wasn't mentioned in their original notice. However, depending on the situation (and state law) the fees may be legal.They might mention their company name and send a link to their website; but in reality they're not really associated with the company or website they say they're working for.

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They might grab the real project details for major feature films and TV shows from legit websites like and IMDb, to make their casting notices sound real; but when these sites are used to submit to projects online, the submissions will go nowhere.

Sometimes scammers will even include an email address in their fake casting notices, but the email accounts are secretly being controlled by the swindlers and not the real casting directors; when emailing a picture & resume, an individual will get added to the scammer's spam list but will never get cast.

What happens next is that they'll either ask for banking information so they can deposit money into the account (but instead they'll try to steal the money).

Or, to make themselves seem less suspicious, they'll send a check in the mail.

This is where things get really tricky: The con artists will come up with an excuse for why they sent too much money.

They'll ask the individual to send them some of the money back.To sweeten the deal, they'll probably offer to let the individual keep some of the extra money for themselves, as a bonus, in exchange for sending them some of the money back or for sending some of the money on to someone else that's also supposedly working on the project.They might ask to send the money through the mail, but more likely they'll ask to to send the money via a wire service like Western Union.For instance, a live talent competition or an online video contest can charge an entry fee.And some professional dance organizations charge a small fee to take a choreography class before their auditions (a number of professional sports teams do this for their dance- and cheer-squad auditions).And by then the scammers, somewhere else in the world, will already have the "extra" money wired to them —and they'll be untraceable.