This is a great article because I know that there are a lot of terrible people out there who are trying to scam you out of your money. I want to let you know a couple of tips about how to watch out for scams and when to expect these sorts of things.
First of all, you need to be wary that whenever someone contacts you out of the blue for something, there is a big chance that it is a scam. Look at the wording in emails. Professionals will usually have proper capitalization and will be freely willing to give you their phone number so you can call them. Scam artists won't.
Another important thing to watch out for is craigslist ads. Know that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Also know that no legitimate company will charge you to act or join their agency usually. They need you for continuing the growth of their business, so they will want you to join them without having you pay. Remember, you are working for them, why should you pay them to work for them?
The last main thing to watch for is if a company says you need to get headshots from them. No company does this, they expect you to find headshots on your own. Also be wary if they invite you to an audition without even asking for a headshot or resume.
Watch out for scams, and check out Karim's interview about commercials (by signing up for the free newsletter) because he talks about acting scams in it.
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