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Safeguarding - Bogus Model Agency

Staffordshire Safeguarding has contacted Staffordshire schools to warn them about a bogus modelling agency which is trying to groom young girls. The company is known as Starlett or Scarlett Bookings Agency. The scam sees each child initially asked to post a photo of themselves dressed in their favourite outfit. They are then asked for a bikini shot and then a picture of them naked. The intention is to analyse the child’s body type, coupled with threats if they refuse to oblige. Contact is usually made with the child via Instagram.

We would ask that all parents/carers remain vigilant of their child(ren)’s internet and social media use, and report any unwarranted/abusive contact via the platforms’ online reporting systems.