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Setting up a sting operation, Beijing officials held a fake casting call at Chinese modeling agency M3, which reportedly represented some of the detained women. Models found to be auditioning without the correct work visas were immediately taken into custody. In Guangzhou, several models were apprehended, but quickly offered information as to other models' whereabouts, including addresses, in hopes of better treatment for their corporation. Chinese police are also currently stopping any foreigners on the street that look like models and demanding to see their paperwork. Models have been warned not to carry their portfolio out in the open, but to hide them in large bags, to lock their door, do not answer their phones and keep their apartment lights off at night.