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London TV & Fashion Media, Trading As Ga11ery - Modelling scams

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My Son was contacted to do a shoot for the Ga11ery . We told we needed to pay a £50 deposit but we would get it back.

 

We went to  the shoot and he was told he had won a contract with Adidas.

We were told that he would be paid £3500 for the Adidas shoot.

But because he had been chosen and they would not be looking for anyone else in good faith and to ensure we attended the shoot we should pay £1000 which we would get back at the shoot. 
 

no one from Adidas has contacted us

they have set up a website with his images but I have since read several posts around this company with the same scenario that nothing comes of it and people have lost money as it is a [problem].

How do I get back my money.

 

Please help

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Hello and welcome to CAG. People should be along to advise later.

 

I've found a thread on another forum about these people and see that their reviews on Trustpilot aren't good. We'll try to help you get the money back.

 

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6302620

 

Best, HB


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Have you actually paid the £1000? And how did you pay?


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Also, where was advertised and where was their office – where did you go to?

Can you post a link to their website


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I'm having trouble finding information on this company, if it is a company.

 

Where did you go for the photoshoot please and who did you see?

 

HB


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Hi Honeybee I have found out they operate  using different names. The company the money was paid to is 

London TV & Fashion media Limited

26a Market place

Fitzrovia

London W1W 8 AW

 

They also used to be called Xenon modelling

They are registered with company house

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The above address is also where the shoot took place. 

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Thank you. Do you remember the names of the people you saw on the day please?

 

HB


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Hi yes

 

Zain Ali - main consultant with an American accent claiming he was from Altlanta and was working with them on different projects

http://www.thega11ery.co.uk/

 

this is their website

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Hi Bank Fodder

 

i have paid the £1000 + £50 deposit by bank transfer

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4 minutes ago, Hope20 said:

Hi yes

 

Zain Ali - main consultant with an American accent claiming he was from Altlanta and was working with them on different projects

http://www.thega11ery.co.uk/

 

this is their website

 

Hi.

 

I've seen quite a lot of information about them, haven't come across that name though. Who was the photographer, do you know?

 

HB


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No she said her name but can’t remember it. She was actually quite good and the shots came ok. But I would not pay a £1000 for 10 photos

Sorry that was replying to bank fodder about the photographer 

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It wasn't Chrissy or Taylor, was it?

 

HB


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Hi Yes the after care manager is called Miss Taylor Grant

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I'm out at the moment so I can't write very much but I'm very sorry to say that because you paid by bank transfer and not by credit card I think that the outcome here is that you were going to to be unable to get your money back.

I know that is a very pessimistic view and it's not very often I take that approach but in this case I think that the cost of trying to start a legal action in order to get your money back and the difficulties with enforcing any judgement as well as being unable to get your costs back would probably mean that it's not worth it


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Is there anything in writing mentioning Adidas or was it all verbal ?


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have you actually spoken to your bank about this?

 

I have known a bank refund a BACS transfer over a similar sc@m involving Pet Portrait Pictures, whereby they found out the money was no longer held in the company account had infact been immediately transferred out again into a personal bank account of a well know fraudster who had numerous CCJ's again them for similar Sc@ms. 

 

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Yes. No harm in trying it. Nothing to lose you should begin straight away Monday


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Yes I have contacted my bank on the same day and registered my concern about the company. 

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Adidas is not on the contract as they were to contact us directly on the Monday.

I have contacted Adidas who can’t seem to find any links or campaign with this company

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No surprises there – and I suppose you don't have any written evidence at all that they claimed that there was a contract with Adidas. I suppose that you did it all on the telephone without recording the call


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If you look at their Privacy Policy on their website: https://www.thega11ery.co.uk/privacy-policy/

 

They are actually London TV & Fashion Media, Trading As Ga11ery

 

London TV & Fashion Media Limited
26a Market Place
Fitzrovia
London
England
W1W 8AW

 

Company Number: 11427366

Incorporated: 21st June 2018

Status: Active

Director: George Sinclair, 

 

Companies House link: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/11427366

Endole link: https://suite.endole.co.uk/insight/company/11427366-london-tv-fashion-media-limited

Bizdb link: https://www.bizdb.co.uk/company/sports-drinks-34-limited-11427366/

 

ICO Registration Number:  ZA524114   (note they were only registered 28 May 2019)

https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/Entry/ZA524114

 

Note: the above Director George Sinclair is linked to 2 other companies 1 which is liquidated:

 

GVH MEMBERS LTD
1 Percy Street
London
W1T 1DB

 

Company Number: 12272394

Incorporated: 21st October 2019

Status: Active

Companies House link: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/12272394

 

WINFIELD GROUP LTD
8 Hill Street
Mayfair
London
W1J 5NG 

 

Company Number: 11314049

Incorporated: 17th April 2018

Status: Liquidation

Companies House link: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/11314049


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Thank you so much st007 and to everyone who has given me advice.

 

I have just heard  someone on LBC asking about the same thing with the same company.

They have pulled this stunt with a lot of people .

Quite disgraceful really.

 

It is taking advantage of people who really can’t afford to lose that type of money.

They have really disappointed a 13 yr old who believed that he has the potential to take this career further.

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Hi Hope20, 

Did you manage to get your money back?

We had a photoshoot on 26 Jan and everything you have said, including names was exactly the same as ours..

.just wish we had checked them out first.

 

Sadly we had a very excited 12 year old so went along with it and paid £5k+.

Contacted my bank day after but heard nothing yet.

 

Just interested to see if any luck getting money back.

 

 

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