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Model

Osama Abasi

Posts: 15

Sacramento, California, US

I got this e-mail this morning.
Scam or legit??

Hi,
I am emailing you as regards your post on Model mayhem. I was really thrilled when i saw  those wonderful shots of yours, I quite appreciate your looks and would like to work with  you on a small contract if you don't mind.

I work as a Talent scouting Agent for BMW automobiles in San Diego, CA. The  brand's CONCEPT started in 2004 by Postal Carrier Lonnie Reams. The company now expanding  into all markets has created a nice product,appealing to all. You can visit the website:  for more details. www.bobmodifiedbmw.com/books/

We need models to model for the promotion sales just to help publish them and to boost  their sales and help them pave their way up the motor company meeting up with world  fashion business today. Shot will be taking and pictures will be used to advertise their  products. Get back to me know if you are interested in the Job offer and let me know your charging plan for 2 hours just for a day shoot.The shot will be done at a location closer
to you.
Thank you very much for you cooperation.
Warmest Regard,
Gary Daniel.

Oct 10 10 09:07 pm Link

Photographer

Flex Photography

Posts: 5297

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Scam!! Here is why you got it! (and will get more!)

I strongly advise that you remove your email from your profile! It is visible to everyone in the world, not just members! It will be like a magnet attracting spams, scams, and perverts! Remove it, and just use MM's private internal messages with members. Don't trust any contact you get solely by email! You will likely still get some scams for a bit, as you are now on lists worldwide, as an easy target!

Also visible are MM's Tags, Photo Comments, Castings, and these Forums, so don't put anything private there, either.

Enjoy the site!
Fred

Oct 10 10 09:38 pm Link

Photographer

mikell

Posts: 25246

San Francisco, California, US

scam
here's our suggested reading
http://www.ripoffreport.com

Oct 10 10 09:41 pm Link

Photographer

Scottsworld71

Posts: 3587

Mount Vernon, Ohio, US

didnt you just participate in a scam thread a few days ago?

Oct 10 10 09:47 pm Link

Photographer

Steveba

Posts: 912

London, England, United Kingdom

It's Legit of course, go for it, you clearly have nothing else to do.

Oct 11 10 12:34 am Link

Model

Osama Abasi

Posts: 15

Sacramento, California, US

Scottsworld71 wrote:
didnt you just participate in a scam thread a few days ago?

Yes, I did. But after getting a few more "human-like" emails from him I figured why not ask the community?

I did some more research and you guys were all right, SCAM!

Oct 11 10 10:20 am Link

Model

Christina Szabo

Posts: 1590

New York, New York, US

Steveba wrote:
It's Legit of course, go for it, you clearly have nothing else to do.

this is in the newbie section for a reason....your comment was not helpful

hmm

To the OP ..there are many MM members who are very nice, you're best option is to read all of the links for beginners that people have suggested

good luck:)

Oct 11 10 10:26 am Link

Photographer

Jay Pegg

Posts: 6296

Kansas City, Missouri, US

People won't tell you things are a scam just for the hell of it you know wink

This is one of the more obvious ones.

Oct 11 10 10:30 am Link

Photographer

Flex Photography

Posts: 5297

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

I again advise that you remove your email from your profile.

Oct 11 10 04:33 pm Link

Model

Brittany Ann Ryan

Posts: 14

Los Angeles, California, US

Hi,
     I am emailing you as regards your post on Model mayhem. I was really thrilled when i saw  those wonderful shots of yours, I quite appreciate your looks and would like to work with  you on a small contract if you don't mind. I work as a Talent scouting Agent for Mercedes-Benz. The  brand's CONCEPT started in 2009 by Postal Carrier Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz .The company now expanding  into all markets has created a nice product,appealing to all.You can visit the website:  for more details.www.cyberparent.com/wheels/mercedes.htm.
     We need models to model for the promotion sales just to help publish them and to boost  their sales and help them pave their way up the motor company meeting up with world  fashion business today. Shot will be taking and pictures will be used to advertise our products. Get back to me know if you are interested in the Job offer and let me know your charging plan for 3 hours just for a day shoot.The shot will be done at a location closer to you.
     Thank you very much for you cooperation.
Warmest Regard,
Debbie Branch.
© 2010 Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
hwww.cyberparent.com/wheels/mercedes.htm
www.mbusa.com/mercedes/index



Just got this sent to me

Dec 18 10 01:07 pm Link

Photographer

Greg Kolack

Posts: 17845

Downers Grove, Illinois, US

Britt Ryan wrote:
Hi,
     I am emailing you as regards your post on Model mayhem. I was really thrilled when i saw  those wonderful shots of yours, I quite appreciate your looks and would like to work with  you on a small contract if you don't mind. I work as a Talent scouting Agent for Mercedes-Benz. The  brand's CONCEPT started in 2009 by Postal Carrier Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz .The company now expanding  into all markets has created a nice product,appealing to all.You can visit the website:  for more details.www.cyberparent.com/wheels/mercedes.htm.
     We need models to model for the promotion sales just to help publish them and to boost  their sales and help them pave their way up the motor company meeting up with world  fashion business today. Shot will be taking and pictures will be used to advertise our products. Get back to me know if you are interested in the Job offer and let me know your charging plan for 3 hours just for a day shoot.The shot will be done at a location closer to you.
     Thank you very much for you cooperation.
Warmest Regard,
Debbie Branch.
© 2010 Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
hwww.cyberparent.com/wheels/mercedes.htm
www.mbusa.com/mercedes/index



Just got this sent to me

As I suggested in your 2 threads, take your email off your profile.

Dec 18 10 01:44 pm Link

Photographer

Flex Photography

Posts: 5297

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Osama Abasi wrote:

Yes, I did. But after getting a few more "human-like" emails from him I figured why not ask the community?

I did some more research and you guys were all right, SCAM!

Yet you still have your email in your profile!

Dec 18 10 02:18 pm Link

Model

Jas "Belly Donsah"

Posts: 786

San Francisco, California, US

Post hidden on Dec 18, 2010 10:40 pm
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Comments:
spam

Dec 18 10 10:08 pm Link