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Forums > General Industry > dashfoto.com...real or fake?

Model

Regina Robbins

Posts: 154

Crestline, California, US

What do you guys know about Dean with dashfoto.com?

Is he legit?

Sep 21 07 11:15 pm Link

Model

-Terrace-

Posts: 1322

Knoxville, Tennessee, US

i got the same email- i know exactly what you are talking about.

so i'm gonna go with "no"

...but,  *shrug* 

~T

Sep 22 07 12:18 am Link

Photographer

SayCheeZ!

Posts: 20051

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Judging by the fact that he's one of a few hundred people that claim to be a photographer, casting agent, scout, and whatever....

no, he aint legit!

(the term "sluggo" is used by MM members to describe that type of guy).

Sep 22 07 03:02 am Link

Model

Regina Robbins

Posts: 154

Crestline, California, US

yeah i got this..it starts at the bottom.
this was copied and pasted.
i just dont wanna go down and get scammed you know?


HIM: relax
do u wanna model??

, Besides MODELING/ACTING i shoot/scout/cast jobs!I HAVE WORK FOR U;ya this  is a tad unorthodox.
CAN YOU TRAVEL?  this is a window of opportunity;DO YOU WANT TO COME TO LA/ NYC /MIAMI  SHOOT  -  WORK AND  GET A AGENCY?  LETS get your career going!?    dashfoto.com  (my photo site) 




ME: no i'm sorry.
i know nothing about you.



HIM: honey, im in LA
  can u come here?


ME:im sorry
im in california.
other side of the country...




HIM:i haVE A JOB FOR,  U IN TOWN? WHERE RU? up for a trip?????

Sep 22 07 03:04 am Link

Photographer

SLE Photography

Posts: 68937

Orlando, Florida, US

Looks like another phoney BS "management company."
I loved this line on their site:
"EXCUSE MY CONSTRUCTION :MY SITE WAS  HACKED!
BESIDES MODELING/ACTING I SHOOT/SCOUT/CAST JOBS AND PLACE GIRLS IN AGENCYS!"

And apparently in fixing the hack no one knew how to spell "agencies."

Sep 22 07 03:07 am Link

Photographer

SLE Photography

Posts: 68937

Orlando, Florida, US

Regina, I see the problem.
This should be a sticky for everyone getting a profile here.
Take your instant messenger & e-mail info OUT of your profile.
Putting them there will only get you this kind of harassment.

Sep 22 07 03:08 am Link

Model

Regina Robbins

Posts: 154

Crestline, California, US

Yeah that is what i was thinking..
Alright i will do that, thank you!!

Sep 22 07 03:12 am Link

Model

Regina Robbins

Posts: 154

Crestline, California, US

for the record!
this is what i know now.
He is a loser scam artist from Miami. He used to be a male model with Wilhelmina, but is a psycho model stalker, despised by hundreds of people. He trolls the model sites looking for models, he promises them fame and agency introductions, and tells them to fly to Miami (on their expense) then he makes them live with him. He shoots them topless a couple times and tries to hook up with them, if that doesn't work out, he kicks them out and sends them home.

Sep 22 07 10:15 am Link

Photographer

SayCheeZ!

Posts: 20051

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Regina Robbins wrote:
...he promises them fame and agency introductions, and tells them to fly to Miami (on their expense) then he makes them live with him...

Florida law is pretty strict regarding agencies and licensing.  Operating an agency without a license is a FELONY, and the states definition of an "agent" is wide enough to include managers, casting directors, and promotors.

In other words, if someone is offering to get a model a job for a third party... they must be licensed as an agency.

The description that you've given regarding his actions is probably very accurate, but it's still somewhat too vague to figure out if he's committing a felony.  Introducing a model to an agency may or may not be considered a managers position... depending on how he's offering to do it.

Please read the link to the Film in Florida website regarding talent agencies in Florida, and if you feel that the scammer has broken the law by somehow promising to get work for you in that state, file a formal complaint.  It's the only way scammers like that can be stopped.

Film in Florida - IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding agencies:
http://www.filminflorida.com/ela/tma.asp

Florida Dept of Business and Professional Registration
(more information about licensed talent agencies, verify an agency license)
http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr/pro/talent/index.html

File a complaint, search for complaints:
http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr/consumers.html

Please feel free to copy and distribute this info to other potential victims.

Sep 22 07 01:01 pm Link

Model

N i c o l e- Commercial

Posts: 10668

Lake Forest, Florida, US

Regina Robbins wrote:
yeah i got this..it starts at the bottom.
this was copied and pasted.
i just dont wanna go down and get scammed you know?


HIM: relax
do u wanna model??

, Besides MODELING/ACTING i shoot/scout/cast jobs!I HAVE WORK FOR U;ya this  is a tad unorthodox.
CAN YOU TRAVEL?  this is a window of opportunity;DO YOU WANT TO COME TO LA/ NYC /MIAMI  SHOOT  -  WORK AND  GET A AGENCY?  LETS get your career going!?    dashfoto.com  (my photo site) 




ME: no i'm sorry.
i know nothing about you.



HIM: honey, im in LA
  can u come here?


ME:im sorry
im in california.
other side of the country...




HIM:i haVE A JOB FOR,  U IN TOWN? WHERE RU? up for a trip?????

i don't even like the way this conversation went....  please disregard further inquires from him about your career.

Sep 22 07 01:05 pm Link

Model

N i c o l e- Commercial

Posts: 10668

Lake Forest, Florida, US

SayCheeZ! wrote:

thank you for saying on top of these things (as usual)

smile

Sep 22 07 01:07 pm Link

Model

Zoe Shear

Posts: 871

Charlotte, North Carolina, US

sounds like he thinks harassment is really just her-ass-ment.

Sep 22 07 01:23 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Cristina M Herrera

Posts: 4

New York, New York, US

Regina this guy Dean is def bad news hunnie.  He has screwed over countless wannabe models from Myspace and other sites like this.  He basically preys on the young naive models 18 and below, and promises all kinds of BS scams to them.  Then on top of that tries to make them his girlfriends.  He is well known in Miami, NYC and Los Angeles and I would not be surprised if he gets arrested soon one day.  In my opinion he is a pedophile and criminal.




Regina Robbins wrote:
What do you guys know about Dean with dashfoto.com?

Is he legit?

Sep 22 07 01:38 pm Link

Photographer

SayCheeZ!

Posts: 20051

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

The dashphoto website is no longer in existance.
It's now a (seemingly legitimate) company selling photo engraved products.

Sep 22 07 02:51 pm Link

Photographer

Rp-photo

Posts: 42711

Houston, Texas, US

https://www,richardsfault.com/misc/sluggo.jpg

Plain and simple.

Sep 22 07 03:11 pm Link

Photographer

Rp-photo

Posts: 42711

Houston, Texas, US

https://www.richardsfault.com/misc/sluggo.jpg

Plain and simple.

Sep 22 07 03:12 pm Link

Photographer

dax

Posts: 1015

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

oh boy.... smile

Sep 28 07 12:11 pm Link

Model

MelissaBaker

Posts: 1237

New York, New York, US

dax wrote:
oh boy.... smile

Dax....  lol....

Sep 28 07 05:01 pm Link

Model

Dances with Wolves

Posts: 25108

SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, Pennsylvania, US

No.

Sep 28 07 05:03 pm Link

Model

Victoria Ann

Posts: 547

Leola, Pennsylvania, US

Regina Robbins wrote:
yeah i got this..it starts at the bottom.
this was copied and pasted.
i just dont wanna go down and get scammed you know?


HIM: relax
do u wanna model??

, Besides MODELING/ACTING i shoot/scout/cast jobs!I HAVE WORK FOR U;ya this  is a tad unorthodox.
CAN YOU TRAVEL?  this is a window of opportunity;DO YOU WANT TO COME TO LA/ NYC /MIAMI  SHOOT  -  WORK AND  GET A AGENCY?  LETS get your career going!?    dashfoto.com  (my photo site) 


WTF?! lol I hope you wouldn't have fallen for this if it weren't for asking us at MM.

-V



ME: no i'm sorry.
i know nothing about you.



HIM: honey, im in LA
  can u come here?


ME:im sorry
im in california.
other side of the country...




HIM:i haVE A JOB FOR,  U IN TOWN? WHERE RU? up for a trip?????

Sep 28 07 05:05 pm Link

Model

Lady Napalm

Posts: 202

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Regina Robbins wrote:
yeah i got this..it starts at the bottom.
this was copied and pasted.
i just dont wanna go down and get scammed you know?


HIM: relax
do u wanna model??

, Besides MODELING/ACTING i shoot/scout/cast jobs!I HAVE WORK FOR U;ya this  is a tad unorthodox.
CAN YOU TRAVEL?  this is a window of opportunity;DO YOU WANT TO COME TO LA/ NYC /MIAMI  SHOOT  -  WORK AND  GET A AGENCY?  LETS get your career going!?    dashfoto.com  (my photo site) 




ME: no i'm sorry.
i know nothing about you.



HIM: honey, im in LA
  can u come here?


ME:im sorry
im in california.
other side of the country...




HIM:i haVE A JOB FOR,  U IN TOWN? WHERE RU? up for a trip?????

I recieved a similar email.. dont fall for it.

Sep 28 07 05:10 pm Link

Photographer

Shutterbug5269

Posts: 16084

Herkimer, New York, US

Others have already weighed in on weather this is a scam or not.  (from what I've read, is most certainly is)

A good start in judging the legitimacy of an offer is the ability to spell properly and the use of proper grammar.  Most legit places have secretaries who type correspondence of this nature.

The other is that legit agencies don't send out e-mails to models via websites like this one, or Myspace for that matter.

I hope this helps wink

Mark

Sep 28 07 07:35 pm Link

Model

Paper Doll Princess

Posts: 16

Sacramento, California, US

I have gotten the SAME exact message, and he was REALLY pushy about first trying to get me to come to Miami, then LA...He was almost angry and rude, when I told him that I was declining the offer, and that I was not just going to up and leave to L.A., when I am in Chicago, and I have never heard of him, so I would assume it is fake!

Sep 28 07 07:39 pm Link

Photographer

dax

Posts: 1015

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

MelissaBaker wrote:

Dax....  lol....

Yes... the never ending story...  sad

Sep 29 07 05:14 am Link

Sep 30 07 07:09 pm Link

Photographer

SayCheeZ!

Posts: 20051

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

John Landers wrote:
...etc...

Pardon me for my ignorance, but do the links mean that this Dean guy is pretending to be female models in order to sucker other women into his scheme?

Sep 30 07 07:20 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Gina Cicero

Posts: 822

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Regina Robbins wrote:
yeah i got this..it starts at the bottom.
this was copied and pasted.
i just dont wanna go down and get scammed you know?


HIM: relax
do u wanna model??

, Besides MODELING/ACTING i shoot/scout/cast jobs!I HAVE WORK FOR U;ya this  is a tad unorthodox.
CAN YOU TRAVEL?  this is a window of opportunity;DO YOU WANT TO COME TO LA/ NYC /MIAMI  SHOOT  -  WORK AND  GET A AGENCY?  LETS get your career going!?    dashfoto.com  (my photo site) 



Funny things about these people that want to scam others that are working hard for what they love is beyond me, but karma is a bitch!!
Now as for these emails that are going around......Tell me which PROFESSIONAL person have you ever met that would send a letter and say....do U wanna model??
Proper grammer should always be noted!



ME: no i'm sorry.
i know nothing about you.



HIM: honey, im in LA
  can u come here?


ME:im sorry
im in california.
other side of the country...




HIM:i haVE A JOB FOR,  U IN TOWN? WHERE RU? up for a trip?????

Sep 30 07 07:24 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Gina Cicero

Posts: 822

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Lady_V wrote:

Opps sorry cut in the middle of your page.....
Funny things about these people that want to scam others that are working hard for what they love is beyond me, but karma is a bitch!!
Now as for these emails that are going around......Tell me which PROFESSIONAL person have you ever met that would send a letter and say....do U wanna model??
Proper grammer should always be noted!

Sep 30 07 07:25 pm Link

Photographer

coach moon

Posts: 5522

Pensacola, Florida, US

SayCheeZ! wrote:
Judging by the fact that he's one of a few hundred people that claim to be a photographer, casting agent, scout, and whatever....

no, he aint legit!

(the term "sluggo" is used by MM members to describe that type of guy).

isnt that another name for pimp?

Sep 30 07 07:32 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Gina Cicero

Posts: 822

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

moonboots wrote:

isnt that another name for pimp?

hahahahahaha totally!

Sep 30 07 07:35 pm Link

Photographer

John Landers

Posts: 374

Miami Beach, Florida, US

SayCheeZ! wrote:
do the links mean that this Dean guy is pretending to be female models in order to sucker other women into his scheme?

A Google search of Model Mayhem for the phrase “can u travel?” turns up tags from all of those model profiles (plus others).  Why would they all be tag spamming so many other models, offering them out-of-state work, using the exact same terminology?

Sep 30 07 08:05 pm Link

Model

Jessica malafouris

Posts: 2

New York, New York, US

yes he'll act as if he is a female model to get other girls involved...
..yes he'll get you to go on trips at your own expense and will  try to sleep with you..
...yes he make you think he loves you......yes he'll kick you out... yes, he will try to control your life....
.. no, youre not the only girl he's sleeping with
... yes, you should get tested...


GIRLS, HE'S A LONELY FUCK--- please dont fall for this... it'll ruin you.

oh, and by the way--- for those of you wondering... he's 38 years old.

thats all.

Oct 01 07 01:33 pm Link

Photographer

SayCheeZ!

Posts: 20051

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Sounds like Calvin Merritt, too!

Oct 01 07 01:41 pm Link

Photographer

SayCheeZ!

Posts: 20051

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Has anyone filed a complaint with the Florida DPBR or other law enforcement agency about him???

Oct 01 07 01:43 pm Link

Photographer

dax

Posts: 1015

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

Jessica ryan wrote:
yes he'll act as if he is a female model to get other girls involved...
..yes he'll get you to go on trips at your own expense and will  try to sleep with you..
...yes he make you think he loves you......yes he'll kick you out... yes, he will try to control your life....
.. no, youre not the only girl he's sleeping with
... yes, you should get tested...


GIRLS, HE'S A LONELY FUCK--- please dont fall for this... it'll ruin you.

oh, and by the way--- for those of you wondering... he's 38 years old.

thats all.

Wow !!

Oct 01 07 04:28 pm Link

Model

Stormie Psy

Posts: 919

San Diego, California, US

This guy?  http://www.myspace.com/dsizzle

He sounds like an unintelligent moron to me.

But that's just my opinion. Losers will do just about anything to try and hook up with pretty girls. What's sad is some girls actually fall for it. sad

Oct 01 07 04:42 pm Link

Model

Alix Andrea

Posts: 3035

Los Angeles, California, US

LOL Ive gotten a few emails from this guy too, but it was a  while ago, I see he's still at it

Oct 01 07 05:29 pm Link

Model

Jessica malafouris

Posts: 2

New York, New York, US

l

Oct 01 07 07:56 pm Link

Model

Jeneane Grotewiel

Posts: 1

Los Angeles, California, US

Im so glad i found this. That guy is crazy i dont even know how he got my number so when he called I go. "Get my career started? How much do you pay? Who is this anyways" and he goes "DEAN HONEY! YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHO THE FUCK I AM? ME PAY YOU?" I was like uhhh....yeah i am a model.

Oct 07 07 09:10 pm Link

Photographer

Rp-photo

Posts: 42711

Houston, Texas, US

Aptly-named, as they dash models' hopes.

Oct 07 07 09:11 pm Link