After a three-year investigation into two modeling companies, the state attorney general's office has filed a complaint alleging that the agencies fraudulently enticed the people into signing contracts and promised parents they'd market their children toward modeling and acting careers. The complaint alleges that Industry Model and Talent Studios LLC and its successor company -- Interface 1, LLC -- approached parents in theme parks and malls to "extol the children's good looks and prospects of a successful modeling career. The N. Attorney General's office claims that the companies and the company's owner, Roman Vintfeld, violated the Consumer Fraud Act, made false promises, misrepresented facts and did not provide copies of sales contracts to consumers. Vintfeld and his companies are accused of enticing parents to sign up their children with the promise that they will not be charged unless their child receives work, and then are bombarded with phone calls to set up appointments.
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