A female character is approached on the street, usually by an older man. He tells her that she would make a great model and he conveniently happens to be a professional photographer
. He gives her his card and tells her to meet him at his studio, preferably alone or with an equally attractive female friend, and she sees absolutely nothing wrong with this
. Unfortunately, his 'studio' turns out to be a rundown apartment, or worse, an empty warehouse. And now that she's alone...
Variations also include a female character who wants to dance or act being offered a chance for an audition. Another character often arrives at the last second to save her, but not always
. The scammer may also intend to exploit the victim for money or other gain with nothing sexual involved, which is much closer to Truth in Television
. See also Casting Couch
, where there actually is a job opening available, but not for free