FTVModelling is a webcam interview scam.

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http://www.ftvmodelling.com/

According to this post.

They will try to get you naked and the guy on the other end is either beating off or recording it for amateur porn content. If you get contacted, see if you can get yourself a free webcam. They have been known to buy webcams for prospective models to be picked up at Bestbuy. Get your webcam, return it for a store credit and get yourself something nice.

Scumbags!
Ok so this guy I've shot with before was singing the praises of this company called FTV modelling. I had a dialogue with him where I said girls with lotsa tattoos have to be freelance because mainstream shit sucks and they want cookie cutter garbage. Some folks said to give it a shot anyways so I submitted some pictures and didn't give it a second thought.

A week later I get an email saying that my photographs have made it throuh a lengthly selection process from this lady named Alana, claiming to be an assistant in New York. She then says I now have to meet the owner but since he lives in Australia they were going to send me a webcam so I could Skype with him. This doesn't seem strange to me at all since people do this for business meetings ALL the time so I figure, 'Yeah, cool, send it on over'.

They order it and I pick it up from Best Buy, when it's actually in my hands it's a little surreal but also fairly exciting. How trusting I am, you think me of all people would have learned by now how fucking lame the world is.
So I 'meet' with the guy via Skype, and though he can see video of me I can only see a picture of him. I hardly think anything of it but he seemed intent on explaining it. He then goes to tell me about how rich he is through stories where he's drunk and ruins his $2,000 Armani suit, brings his models around famous football teams and runs $3,000 tabs etc. etc. I'm pretending not to be bored while he says all of this.
Soon enough it's down to business. SO he starts sending me images of girls with the FTV logo in the corner, and talks alot about the expresions on their faces, how they looked like they were having sex even though they weren't, in the throws of extacy, sensual and all of that. He then forwards me a video of one of his models in a shoot. Afterwords he says he really wants to make sure I can give the right look and poses before he flies me to L.A.
At this point it feels pretty strange and creepy but having no experience with the industry other than freelance I have no idea what to expect, and I pretty much assume that working with any agency IS strange and creepy.
But then it went to far. He wanted me to start trying to 'sell him my shirt', saying weird gross things over and over again. He kept saying, 'that's great Khate, that's great, run your fingers through your hair, yes yes they all want you Khate' over and over it was very icky.
Then he askes how I fell about lingerae modelling. I tell him I'm fine with it as I've done nudes as well so it's no skin off my back. Many agencies would want to see you in a bikini, your underwear etc. because they're shallow like that but over a webcam? The guy sounded like he was masturbating. so I ended the meeting and he said meet me via Skype again the same time tomorrow.
Now whatever you want to say, I really dont care about being on the internet in lingerae, that's not the point here and I don't feel like it's a big assault on me or my reputation. What seemed really weird to me was that there was a website, an assistant, an employee whom I knew and some research to back it. Seemed like ALOT of trouble to get a gal in her underwear when I would do it for a TFP shoot? Also there are several companies by the name of FTV, one of which was porn, one of which was fashion T.V., and one of which was FTV modelling, the 'company' I was dealing with. But alas these webcam scams will always take it further and try to get you naked. I had caught on to this by now for sure! ANd further research proved it to be pretty common.
SO me and Michael hatched a plan. The next day (last night), I logged ionto SKype, and of course he was there, waiting. The guys name was Jason, and if he was really running a modelling agency he would NOT have time to be in front of his computer everyday. He jumped RIGHT back into it and pretty much immediately started trying to get me back into the poses. 'Oh yes Khate!', the heavy breathing, all of that. So I lead him on for several minutes really buttering him up and letting him get into it assuming he's got his fucking limp dick in his hand. The heavy breathing got even heavier and the ice in his glass was clinking in a repeated motion. I started to take off my shit to his cries of 'Oh yes Khate, this is exactly what we wan.........' AND THEN MICHAEL JUMPS IN FRONT OF THE WEBCAM AND MOONS THE GUY! he turns around a pumps his dick at the camera a few times, then he moves out of the way so I can display the sign I'm holding that reads 'PERVERT'. 'THanks for the free webcam asshole' I yell while I give it the finger and then end the call.
I feel this was the best way to handle the situation and I wouldn't change a fucking second of it.
The best part he he sent me this enraged email full of spelling errors, and not once did he mention anything that happened! He just went on and on about the webcam being his property and how I'd better bring it back to Best Buy and I'd be hearing from his lawyers!
Haha! Fat chance of that.
Fucking scumbag predators like this drive me crazy! They lie and they lie and they feed off of the insecurities and hopes of girls the world over. They manipulate them and take advantage in a big way promising false hopes of modelling contracts and paid shoots in Milan, all that crap. I caught on pretty quickly, my intuition and my gut forced me to but what if it's some little 18 year old who really wants to be a preschool teacher and doesn't think anything strange about 'the head of a modelling agency' wanting to see her in her underwear (because they will, IN PERSON!) and then let's it continue beyond that.
I wasn't born yesterday and I wish I'd researched the possibility of a scam before hand, it seem's like a nobrainer now but if you've never heard of it before than it seems not too abnormal to be sent a webcam, people do it for business meeting all the time as I stated earlier. But the honest truth is, I couldnt be happier with the outcome!
And if you want a free webcam, just sayin'
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The link for the site is:
http://www.ftvmodelling.com/
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Here's an email they sent a model after she kept the webcam.

Here is the email:
ello Khat

Now, I dont what you have in your head Khat, and by the way the webcam is not free.

It is the property of FTV Modelling as it was purchased on FTV Modellings account
from Best Buys, as I am sure you aware, so therefore it remains the property of
FTV Modelling and it also proves its our property as we purchased it and it is still
in our name as our property.

So I will have my lawyers email you where to return it too and if its not recieved
within 7 days from the date of that email to the place stating it be returned too,
they will simply have a summons complaint of theft of the webcam issued on you at to
your local Police station closest to your address of:

San Francisco CA. 94110

and then if you do not return it, you will face a charges of stealing property that
is not yours. So I wouldnt be so cheely Khat ok.

check your laws Khat.

Tours Faithfully

Jason Earle

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  • Elle

    I had the same thing happen to me but I already have a webcam and started with a conversation about him his company his daughter prostituting herself out of a strip club for 11,000 dollars and so on. So he said my pics were bland and had no expression. So he wanted to do a pretend shoot through the web cam at first I was like okay and did an hour long of nothing but what I already do in other shoots. I was a dancer before so he told me to use my experience to tease the camera. When it got uncomfortable was when he started asking to model in lingerie. Most model interviews I have done I had to come out in a bathing suit or under garmets so it wasn’t and unusual request now when he started saying inappropriate rmarks during the session was when i started feeling real uncomfortable. Who does a shoot and they can you feel your boyfriend in side of you and all nasty things like that. so I started doing some research and only found what little info on his site and this blog. So I set up another training session and told him I was gonna do it in jeans that if I was as good as he said I could model and sell anything. Well he didn’t like that too much he said he was on the phone and never wrote back. I am sorry but as a business major when your running a company and make an appt you keep it not leave the person on hold and never respond back. And secondly I asked for references and proof of the models in the high fashion magazines he claims to have credit for no response from neither him or this jay york guy. This FTV Modelling is a scam anyone can make a website and post pictures on there. They are taking advantage of people who have dreams to be in the industry and getting their kicks off on it. Thank goodness I have friends in criminal justice cause if I can get them off the internet legally I will.. Before some poor girl gets taken advantage of.

    • Brenda

      In reply to Elle. I did an interview with this Jason in Australia and nothing like you said Elle happened, he did mention his daughter and seemed very proud of her, he said she models for them, nothing about prostituting herself out of a strip club for 11,000 dollars and so on as you say, what happened Elle, he knocked you back as a model like he did with me, then again Elle hun if you cant take a knock back get out of modeling that is if you are a model, you say you were a dancer, do you mean dancer or stripper ? and dont put people down because you get a knock back as it is bitchy people like you that make it harder for actual models like myself. Knock backs, I get them all the time and tell me Elle, why would someone say something like that about their daughter if as you say you started with that conversation, I would find it hard to think any one would say hello guess what my daughter is a prostitute, dont you ? unless you said something about being one yourself possibly and is Elle even your correct name hun? Also I read this blog on here before I did the interview and the blog on the jclvnetwork.com.So I did some checking into ftv modeling also Elle before doing the interview. I also looked up that http://www.whois.net/ site and called the number on that site on the phone and found out that it is there company that is located in France not ftv modeling, they told me that ftv are actually based in Australia and Los Angeles and that the http://www.whois.net is only to see what domain names, (http://www.com/ names in other words) are available worldwide, it is not a business name search. It is to see what .com names are available and if you can buy the .com name you want. So its misleading as all it tells you is that ftv modelling is a registered . com name already taken and you cant buy it. It does not even tell you where the .com name is located you have to call like I did on the phone to find that out. As I said the http://www.whois.net/ are located in France not ftv modeling as the jclvnetwork.com says, it only tells you that the name is already taken and been registered. So its just a free site where you can look up what .com names have been taken if you want to buy one. So I then goggled the Australian phone book and came up with http://www.whitepages.com.au and typed in the name ftv modelling and hit this blue find button and it gave me the address and phone number and a map where they are located, so I called them also and they answered the phone and I spoke to this Jason on the phone before I did the webcam interview as he seemed very nice. I agree with you Elle however it is not unusual to have to do interviews in lingerie or bikinis as you did and I did I have had to do them before also many times, however I did not find his direction on a pretend shoot offence as you say it was and yet you say you were a dancer by that do you mean stripper? lets gets our terminologies correct here hey hun, a dancer is a dancer as in ballet or something like that , not a stripper, a stripper is a stripper and again it is girls like you that call your selfs models and make it hard for real models, you say it was offence, that has to make me lmao, a dancer finding something offence and let us see Mr. Yuen if you post this because I do not see any good posts here and I know several models that have sent in good posts. As to what this guy Cam said, I dont see anything wrong with this what he calls a picture. I am a friend of Jay Yorks from ftv modelling in Los Angeles and 256studio.com on my facebook and 256studio is owned by a Scot Birchfield a different person totally, I can only assume that people like Elle and Cam read something on the internet and believe it without calling. Just because it is posted here by Mr Yuen does not make it true. All it takes is picking up your cell and calling. So I am all for ftv modeling even though I did not get to model with them. I wish I had as I am definitely sure it would have helped my modeling career blossom even more.

      • “let us see Mr. Yuen if you post this because I do not see any good posts here and I know several models that have sent in good posts.”

        You are wrong. I publish all comments unless it’s spam or violates terms of service.

        Anyone who thinks modeling evaluations and lessons via webcam will further their modeling despite all evidence to the contrary deserves what they will get.

      • Well “Brenda”. Let me give you a little lesson on making fake profiles to defend this sad little scam. There is something called an IP number logged with each comment. The public does not see it but I do and I can see that you are posting from the same IP as Jay York from this post ( http://blog.patyuen.com/2011/02/04/ftv-modelling-scam/ ). It’s rather pathetic that you came back with a fake name just to rehash more garbage. As you can see from the Facebook LIKE button on that post, over 168 people have already clicked LIKE. That means this link has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and other social media. This post also shows up consistently on page one of a Google search for FTV Modelling.

      • Anonymous

         The above comment implies that the mentioned studio and person lend credence to FTV Modelling.  This is absolutely false.  Thank you.

  • Brenda

    In reply to your comment CAM to Elle’s comment. I did an interview with this Jason in Australia and nothing like you said Elle happened, he did mention his daughter and seemed very proud of her, he said she models for them, nothing about prostituting herself out of a strip club for 11,000 dollars and so on as you say, what happened Elle, he knocked you back as a model like he did with me, then again Elle hun if you cant take a knock back get out of modeling that is if you are a model, you say you were a dancer, do you mean dancer or stripper ? and dont put people down because you get a knock back as it is bitchy people like you that make it harder for actual models like myself. Knock backs, I get them all the time and tell me Elle, why would someone say something like that about their daughter if as you say you started with that conversation, I would find it hard to think any one would say hello guess what my daughter is a prostitute, dont you ? unless you said something about being one yourself possibly and is Elle even your correct name hun? Also I read this blog on here before I did the interview and the blog on the jclvnetwork.com.So I did some checking into ftv modeling also Elle before doing the interview. I also looked up that http://www.whois.net/ site and called the number on that site on the phone and found out that it is there company that is located in France not ftv modeling, they told me that ftv are actually based in Australia and Los Angeles and that the http://www.whois.net is only to see what domain names, (http://www.com/ names in other words) are available worldwide, it is not a business name search. It is to see what .com names are available and if you can buy the .com name you want. So its misleading as all it tells you is that ftv modelling is a registered . com name already taken and you cant buy it. It does not even tell you where the .com name is located you have to call like I did on the phone to find that out. As I said the http://www.whois.net/ are located in France not ftv modeling as the jclvnetwork.com says, it only tells you that the name is already taken and been registered. So its just a free site where you can look up what .com names have been taken if you want to buy one. So I then goggled the Australian phone book and came up with http://www.whitepages.com.au and typed in the name ftv modelling and hit this blue find button and it gave me the address and phone number and a map where they are located, so I called them also and they answered the phone and I spoke to this Jason on the phone before I did the webcam interview as he seemed very nice. I agree with you Elle however it is not unusual to have to do interviews in lingerie or bikinis as you did and I did I have had to do them before also many times, however I did not find his direction on a pretend shoot offence as you say it was and yet you say you were a dancer by that do you mean stripper? lets gets our terminologies correct here hey hun, a dancer is a dancer as in ballet or something like that , not a stripper, a stripper is a stripper and again it is girls like you that call your selfs models and make it hard for real models, you say it was offence, that has to make me lmao, a dancer finding something offence and let us see Mr. Yuen if you post this because I do not see any good posts here and I know several models that have sent in good posts. As to what said Cam, I dont see anything wrong with this what you call a picture. I am a friend of Jay Yorks from ftv modelling in Los Angeles and 256studio.com on my facebook and 256studio is owned by a Scot Birchfield a different person totally, I can only assume that people like Elle and yourself read something on the internet and believe it without calling. Just because it is posted here by Mr Yuen does not make it true. All it takes is picking up your cell and calling. So I am all for ftv modeling even though I did not get to model with them. I wish I had as I am definitely sure it would have helped my modeling career blossom even more.

    • CAM

      You talk WAY too much to try to cover your ass.

  • Anonymous

      The above comment implies that the mentioned studio and person lend
    credence to FTV Modelling.  This is absolutely false.  Thank you.

  • R-U-4-REAL?
  • Please Do not associate my company(256studio) with FTV Modelling! I have asked nicely and please again don’t post me with the association of a company who is fake and scamming. I’m based in HSV, AL. Google me, call me. Just don’t post BS which you don’t know the facts about.. Check my IP!!
    256Studio

    • JT

      I don’t think this blogger cares all that much about facts.

      • The fact is the word 256studio does not appear anywhere in the article. 256studio is responding to Brenda who is actually Jay York posting under a fake name.

  • Jade

    same thing happened to me. got my free webcam and my gut feeling told me it was a scam. he wanted his webcam back and i told him i lost it lol he was fine with that. then a year and a half later, he added me on facebook and offering me to be the spokes model for his company in Australia (i’m from Melbourne), sounded promising but what would be my job i wonder, scamming other girls like i was? fucking idiot. he called me when he was in hospital after he had a stroke. lol, to run me through things about the job. apparently it was just running the facebook page and answering any questions people had about the company, attending functions , making appearances, having lunch meetings with clients etc. all sounded pretty standard. and it was $60,000 a year pay. with paid travel to any city i needed to be. i just dont understand why he thinks its such a great company and all that bullshit. where are the publications of his models and all that? all my model friends who do country road and all that say they’ve never heard of FTV Modelling. when he started telling me to remove my underwear i simply said no, i have to go. but yes i still have my free $100 webcam! SCORE! – Jade

  • anonymous

    Hello. I have received this scam and I had no clue whatsoever about the modelling industry and I didn’t strip but I kinda showed my body ( not naked or anything though ) and face and stuff and in the middle of doing that I got scared and ignored them and looked up on google and ended up here.
    I am over it now but really really scared of how they will use my video or photos if they recorded it. I don’t think they would give a damn about just one persons photos they must do this to a lot of girls so, though I am still scared if they keep the record and spread that over the internet or something.
    Could you give me some information of if they are just using that for masturbation or they will use the photos illegally etc cause I know even if they would we can’t do anything about it over the sea…

    Read more: http://blog.patyuen.com/ftv-modelling-scam/#ixzz25bKGJ8rB

    • patyuen

      No one can tell you what will happen to those videos. In all likelihood, nothing will happen because there is no market for videos of girls smiling into a webcam. Just move on and tell others about it.