• Report:  #2644

Complaint Review: Traque International Model Management - Royal Oak Michigan

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Thu, July 13, 2000

Traque International Model Management
Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.A.
Modeling Agencies
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This is for any model who is considering signing with Traque Model Management. They are a RIP OFF! A whole group of us models have worked for Traque since last year. We have never been paid.

They owe thousands of dollars! At first they kept saying that they were waiting on the check to come in so they could pay us but now they deny ever seeing our time sheets. We waisted tons of our Saturday and Sunday afternoons working for Traque and they pocketed our money. We have been left with no money and all those weekends stolen from us. DO NOT SIGN WITH TRAQUE. By the way, they claim to have models in Europe and New York ... it's not true.


From: [email protected] [SMTP:[email protected]]

To: [email protected]

Subject: Rebuttal%20to%20Report

Sent: 8/28/00 8:38 AM

In Response to a report on my company, Traque International Model Management Inc., and the claim that we do not pay our models...the claim is completely unfounded. We pay our models when our clients pay. Clients have 120 days legally to pay us, and most clients pay after 90 days. If a model incorrectly fills out paperwork with a client it occasionally slows the process. Whoever filed this claim left no specific information which makes me think it is a model that we fired for unprofessional behavior and this is their revenge.

In response to the claim we have no models in Europe???...that would probably surprise the numerous models who are living and traveling throughout Europe and in the States under our management.

For references on the international and national management portion of our company any interested model can contact the Men's division at Ford models N.Y., the women's division of Click Models in N.Y.C., The women's division of IMG London, Bananas in Paris, Joy in Milan, Action in Greece just to name a few (for a more complete list of agencies we work with world wide please contact Traque at 248-542-6355).

For references in Detroit we invite any interested party to contact us and we can give you numerous clients (Hudson's, Value City, Hour Magazine etc. etc.) as well as references from our happy "responsible & professional" models who are not only paid on time, but who also enjoy the benefit's of working for an agency that gives them personal attention and pays for their marketing materials before payment is received from clients that they have worked with. We do this so that our models can benefit from advanced marketing and so their careers advance quicker. I invite any one with questions to call 248-542-6355 to ask questions or receive references form clients, models, and model's parents.

2 Updates & Rebuttals


You are wrong about Traque!

#2UPDATE EX-employee responds

Fri, November 17, 2006

Traque modeling agency does pay. I was signed with this modeling agency for about five years and I was always paid. They offered everything you would accept a modeling agency to and more. The owner of this company really cares about you and your future. Your not just another comp card, with some form of I.D. This agency cares about your future and will guide you in the right direction. I don't think they can help it if your not sellable, don't have ambition, or can't fill out a time sheet. There is no reason not to go to this agency, and it's sad that people are trying to slander a decent agency.

I WILL NOT consider using them for advancement of my daughters career.


Tue, December 11, 2001

They filed the following rebuttal to the above Rip-Off Report: Their email: [email protected] Their name: Interested Mom Their relationship to the company: Consumer Suggestion Rebuttal: Against the Traque Model Mgmt,,,In the first paragraph of their rebuttal response they say "We pay our models when our clients pay us" then in their last paragraph of their rebuttal they contradict themselves by saying "....model's who are not only paid on time........and pays for their (Model's) marketing material before payment is received from clients...." Which is it?????? Sounds pretty hoaky to me. I WILL NOT consider using them for advancement of my daughters career.

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