Modeling Agency Speaks on Hate Sites
R.D. Ecksmith, On Track Modeling, (OTM) alpha model Group,(AMG) comments on EZBC.com, ezbc Background check, easybackgroundcheck.com modelingscams.com, or his other 11 sites and names.

First off this is what's called a hate site. Hate sites are not even legal in Europe.

Have you noticed, when you pull up Alpha Model Group or On Track Modeling, EZBC.com, Easy Background Check comes up on Google and some other search engines? EZBC.com or EZBC Background check also comes up with Proscout, Barbizon, John Robert Powers and 90% of the agencies, scouting companies, and modeling schools in the country. This site would lead you to believe that these companies are all scammers. His only intent is to get you totally worked up and think you have been scammed. If he really had your best interest in mind, he would tell you to contact the customer service person for that company. Maybe you just don't understand something, or you need something taken care of, customer service can take care of that for you. If it can't be handled through customer service, which is rare, the BBB can help. That's why he never refers you to customer service or the BBB, No,No,No! His sole purpose is to get you all emotional and make you believe you are one of thousands of people getting ripped off!


A list of his other hosting sites are at the bottom of this article.

Why does he hide? Why does he stay so anonymous? The companies and people he writes about don't hide their name. I don't hide my name, or my companies names. Is it because half the industry will sue him for all the lies and slander on his site? You Bet!

They could be a crazy hacker and the scary thing is once you contact his website he could have access to any information he wants on you through your computer!!! Bank accounts, tax info, etc. scary!!


If you want information on a company, check with the BBB. The BBB will give you true, reliable information. All companies have complaints, it's how they handle them that counts. Also the size of the company compared to the amount of complaints. On Track Modeling for example, has 40 some complaints the last three years. If On Track Modeling were a small local agency, that would be a lot. 40 some complaints in three years, from over 100 markets in the USA however, with over 20,000 assignments booked, and having received international awards, is definitely not bad for this industry!

As stated earlier, if you have a problem or concern, first contact the customer service department of a company. This saves you lots of time. If you go to the BBB without first contacting the company, you have to contact the BBB, the BBB has to contact the company, the company has to respond to the BBB, the BBB sends the response to you, and finally you start working things out. This takes days, sometimes weeks. Almost any problem can be worked out within a day or two by dealing directly with customer service, it saves everyone lots of time.


EZBC.com or EZBC background check's big beef with Alpha Model Group (AMG) and (OTM) On Track Modeling is that we sell photography. He even says it's illegal! Saying an agency can't sell photography is like saying a hair salon can't sell hair products, or a car dealership can't have a service department, or a restaurant can't have a carry out. Where do you get better quality hair products, K-Mart or a hair salon? Legitimate agencies use the better photographers, it makes it easier to market you.

Any purchases of photography are, and have always been, the option of the model! They can go anywhere and get a test shoot. Of course we believe we provide the best shoot for the money. We have hundreds of models that purchased their test shoots elsewhere, as a matter of fact, in 2002, over 40% of the jobs booked were with models that purchased no photography through On Track Modeling.

EZBC.com also says we shouldn't make a profit on the shoot. I'm sorry, we have to make a profit on anything the company does. COMPANIES ALL ARE IN BUSINESS TO MAKE PROFIT!

There are what's called "photo mills" in the industry. This type of operation is illegal in some states. They are companies that sell photography on the pretence that they will get modeling assignments when in fact the company has little or no jobs whatsoever. This is simply not the case with On Track Modeling.

On Track Modeling is the leader in the promotional end of the business. We received the Golden Web Award in 2003 from the International Webmasters Association as the best site in the entire modeling industry! In 2003 On Track Modeling (OTM) booked over 8,000 assignments, over 20,000 in the last three years! No other agency has booked that many assignments without sub-contracting models. By the way, all this information can be verified through company payroll and tax records.

My advice is:

1. Deal with national agencies or locals who have been in business for a while.

2. Don't get involved in the negative hype of the industry. There are lots of good things happening too! It's just the good things never go on TV or get into the newspapers.

3. Remember, You are not in NY city! (well probably not) local agencies work entirely different than agencies in the major markets. The types of jobs, pay, expectations, representation contracts, everything is different.

4. The modeling industry is just like the Music industry. There are musicians who make millions of dollars. But for every one that makes millions, there are thousands across the country, playing music in clubs and other venues.They're having fun, making money, doing something they love, playing music. Modeling is the same, for every model making millions, there are thousands in local markets, working hair shows, promotional jobs, commercial print, local castings, having fun, and making money part time as a model.

5. Remember "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

EZBC.com, EZBC Background check says promotional modeling isn't real modeling, last year over seventy percent of jobs done in local markets were promotional assignments. This shows his knowledge of the modeling industry. This is a quote from a e-mail I sent to EZBC.com.

RD states: "You on the other hand, you are not aware that this industry has indeed changed. Most of your quotes are from 5-10 years ago. There are things popping up everywhere on the internet about you and your hate site. Media and government officials no longer take you serious and are seeing you for what you really are. Still you do your best to get people all emotional and convince everyone that contacts you that they have been scammed. Why don't you just refer them to the BBB? Is it because the BBB might actually SOLVE the problem? I have asked you on several occasions to have models that may have a problem to contact customer service and you refuse to help. You'd rather print things that are slanderous and absolute lies about companies, never anything positive. That's why hate sites like yours are illegal in Europe, and should be illegal in this country too!"

In closing here just some of the agencies EZBC.com, EZBC Background Check writes about. Just because there's a file on a company doesn't mean their scamming people. It means he has a file on them, it may be true, it may be someone's lies. Check this out! Here are what the site classifies as the most inquiries: John Robert Powers, John Casablanca, Barbizon, Alpha Model Group, On Track Modeling, Proscout, These are the top National recruiting companies in the country! They have all been in business ten years or longer. Would being the largest and oldest companies be the reason for more inquiries? DUH!!!!
It takes a real expert to figure that one out! check these companies also listed out!

Naomi Campbell, Karin NY, Next NY ,Ford models, Elite, Wilhemina NY,
I would say he has files on 90% of the industry! Here are other sites that have kicked EZBC and modeling scams off the internet!

angelfire.com/space/modelingscams: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

min.itgo.com: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

modelingscams.itgo.com: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

money2003.8m.com: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

4mg.8m.com: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

m4.s5.com: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

5t.itgo.com: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

58.4t.com: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

angelfire.com/ab7/money1: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

y7r.scriptmania.com: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

mcbchtmlplanet.com: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

anglefire.com/falcon/money2: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

bck2003.freehosting.net: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.

angelfire.com/retro2/m2: shutdown by hosting company due to violation of user agreement.


Click here to hear EZBC.com A.K.A. ModelingScams.com Phone call to alphamodelgroup (Warning Contains Profane Language)

IS IT FAIR TO CONCLUDE THAT THIS PERSON IS OPENLY ATTEMPTING TO RUIN THE REPUTATION AND LIVELIHOOD OF THE COMPANIES IT ATTACKS.

BY BEING SO EVASIVE, KNOWING VERY WELL HE OR SHE IS BREAKING THE LAW, THEY TRY TO AVOID DETECTION AND PROSECUTION. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF SOMEONE DID THIS TO YOU? SHOULD PEOPLE BE ALLOWED TO BE SO ANONYMOUS ON THE NET? I READ AN ARTICLE FROM ONE OF THE BIGGEST NEWS PUBLICATIONS ON HATE SITES, IT CLASSIFIED THEM AS THE TERRORISTS OF THE INTERNET....


R.D. Ecksmith

 
© copyright 2004 Alpha Model Group