We first became aware of modelscouters.com, model-scouts.nyc, and its other feeder sites, when we discovered they had stolen photos, testimonials, copyrighted content, and trademarks from our website. They fraudulently misrepresented our material as theirs in order to mislead models into believing they were either affiliated with ModelScouts.com, or that the testimonials and photos were the result of their work when they were not.
At no time did modelscouters.com, model-scouts.nyc, manhattan-models, or west-38 have permission to use our copyrighted and trademarked material. Our legal department sent several cease and desist letters to model-scouts.nyc, manhattan-models.com, west-38.com, and their web hosting companies, demanding the removal of our copyright and trademarked material, and to cease their fraudulent misrepresentation.
In an emailed letter from the operators of these websites to our legal department, they admitted, in writing, their fraudulent misrepresentation to the public, and their copyright and trademark infringement. They eventually removed most of our material. However, remnants of our content still remains on their sites.