Craigslist, The “No Zone” for Models And Talent

22 Mar


Craigslist has been known to be a tool to utilize when finding trade show and events to work. In some cases it may be beneficial, but safety is always a concern. Many of times, jobs that talent apply for end up not being legitimate. There is no guarantee that the person on the other side of the screen is who they say they are. Also, it can be time consuming going through pages and pages of possible jobs that are not secured in any way. 101 murders have been linked to Craigslist over time due to the fact that you never know exactly who you are talking to. Gone are those days! Castango  gives you the safety and security you need while landing big gigs!


Safety First

Numerous horror stories have been linked to craigslist encounters. There is no surprise that craigslist is a well-known website to scam people in the worst ways. Many people have been hired for jobs that turn out to be completely fake. Refrain from using Craigslist while booking your next big event.


Most scam attempts involve one or more of the following:

  • Email or text from someone that is not local to your area. (This could be extremely limiting for talent that enjoys to travel for events.)
  • Vague initial inquiry. Ex: asking to hire “someone”
  • Poor grammar/spelling.
  • A “guarantee” of money wired through Western Union, Money Gram, a cashier’s check, money order, or paypal.
  • Inability or refusal to meet face-to-face to complete the transaction.


This causes a huge problem for the event industry. Talent who travel have to communicate with their future employers that are not in state. Talent also needs to get paid properly. Not only does this limit where you will search for gigs, you don’t even know if you will get paid for the trade show or event job you worked. Craigslist’s best advice to avoid scams is to meet locally and face-to-face. That may not always be the best idea since you don’t know who you are meeting. Not only has Castango created a safe platform, we know exactly who is hiring and what type of talent they are looking for. This will aide to avoid any grey areas as to what the employer is searching for.


Summer is approaching and talent like you are needed for brand and product awareness. Whether you are working a pool gig or trade show event, finding the jobs to apply for could be stressful. Not only do you not know who you are talking to, there is no way to guarantee that the job is even legitimate. It is much more safe to trust a web platform that guarantees who your future employer is. Unlike craigslist, your future employer is able to see exactly what you look like, the skills you have, and your work history through Castango. Having this information available for them is half the battle. It expedites any concerns that they may have that could be an awkward conversation. Stay safe and use a website that is trustworthy. Safety is always first and this is why Castango is the future for the event and trade show industry.

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