Here's the right way to make yourself safe as you go after your dreams. Real industry people will encourage you to look them up on imdb. They will be very open about who they are and all details of the shoot.
You should never feel pressure. No one should EVER say how great an opportunity this is and talk about how this could make you famous. Red flags should go up all over the place. Use your intuition! There are bad people out there, there just IS. So please be smarter than them, and bring a friend along if you're going to be alone with someone. Jessica from our mentorship group shares a story that was told her to on her first shoot day.