Are the "Fake Casting Agent" scams legal?

A girl from school got caught up into one of these scams and that video is all over these x-rated sites. She wasn't paid a dime, but the con artist is making $ off of it... I'm not sure if she knows about this yet, and IDK if I should be the one to tell her... but can she take legal action against the man... show more A girl from school got caught up into one of these scams and that video is all over these x-rated sites. She wasn't paid a dime, but the con artist is making $ off of it... I'm not sure if she knows about this yet, and IDK if I should be the one to tell her... but can she take legal action against the man tricked her into doing this?


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For those of you who don't know what the fake casting agent scam is:

The confidence artist poses as a casting agent for some adult movie company. He invited the mark (usually a girl) to his office to make a photo shoot and interview. He tells the mark that if she wants to work in the adult industry, he will have to make a casting video with her, usually involving sexual acts. After that, she will be handed a contract and is told she will receive payment in the coming weeks, but the contract is never issued - the con will give time reasons as an excuse, etc.
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