I received a letter in the mail from “Ad Kids,” a personal management firm that claims it can help my son find work in print ads and television commercials. I was all set to try this (‘cause he’s really cute), but I decided to Google them and find out if they’re legit.
They’re not, of course.
I found major dirt on them at easybackgroundcheck.com. It turns out that Ad Kids is connected to Kids.com, another agency notorious for scams. Ad Kids will interview the parents, ask for $595 upfront to sign the child to a five-year contract, then they never get a call back. I found other complaints about the company at scam.com and modelingscams.com. I now know that I should never pay upfront for an agent, photos, etc.
Oh, by the way, a child abuser is somehow connected to Ad Kids. Great.
Thank God for Google!