Forums > Model Colloquy > Scammer - Autographs

Model

GingerMuse

Posts: 369

STUDIO CITY, California, US

haha. yep, I've gotten that email before.
They've been sending out that email for years!

May 13 13 03:31 pm Link

Photographer

MCPHOTO

Posts: 740

Duvall, Washington, US

Its amazing what scams people will come up with.

May 13 13 03:32 pm Link

Model

Venessa Baez

Posts: 616

Tampa, Florida, US

I've had a few different people ask for autographed prints via facebook but they never said anything about poor Kenny lol

May 13 13 07:46 pm Link

Model

Caciazoo

Posts: 1

New York, New York, US

Thanks for the heads up!!

May 28 13 06:17 am Link

Model

Elizabeth Marxs

Posts: 1733

Denver, Colorado, US

I've actually been contacted by them 2 years ago. They actually mailed me the prints they wanted signed and I signed them and mailed them back.

Weird

May 28 13 08:23 am Link

Model

Natasha Nacre

Posts: 1

Silver Spring, Maryland, US

I just got an email this morning. Looks like the scam is going strong!

May 29 13 06:49 am Link

Photographer

Michael Fryd

Posts: 4418

Miami Beach, Florida, US

Elizabeth Marxs wrote:
I've actually been contacted by them 2 years ago. They actually mailed me the prints they wanted signed and I signed them and mailed them back.

Weird

And now they have your name, mailing address and signature.

Perhaps they are interested in identity theft?   Some people will sign with a stage name, and some people will use a business name.  But they don't need accurate information on everyone, just a few.

Jun 03 13 05:00 am Link

Model

Serene Isley

Posts: 3

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

http://buffalo-il.cannonads.com/14210/h … 21246.html

That's at least one of the places the guy uses to sell the autographs.

Aug 03 13 01:41 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Zahra

Posts: 1106

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Clearly MBA school was a waste - I never imagined the opportunity to make mega $$$ selling autographed photos of random non-famous people at the flea market.

And to whomever said he could cash in if one day that person did become famous - statistics class was useful in MBA school.

Aug 03 13 01:59 pm Link

Aug 06 13 11:39 am Link

Model

Abigail Rose Hill

Posts: 540

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

I got an email the other day to much the same effect (but a LOT longer - I won't paste it all here!)

The address to send to was UK based, Leeds to be precise. I then got a message on facebook to my fanpage (sometimes I wish they never turned that feature on...ugh) from a guy with a completely different name but signed the same name as used on the email - Nicola Poole.

Ebony895@aol.com is the email address the autograph request was sent from.

Aug 11 13 08:28 am Link

Photographer

Viator Defessus Photos

Posts: 1216

College Station, Texas, US

The problem I have with the idea of scams like this is that a celebrity autograph will almost never be worth anything these days. Most of these celebs sign hundreds if not thousands of things a year, some of them do it for $20-30. They use it as a revenue stream. With that many signed pictures/items out there, most of these things will never be rare or valuable. About the only way I see such things ever becoming worth something is if that photo/print is a limited print-run of a somehow desirable or iconic image of them or if the autograph is on an object of special significance (like Johny Manziel signing the ball used in the A&M v Alabama game from last year or something similar).

Aug 12 13 01:30 pm Link

Model

fluffycakes

Posts: 445

Chicago, Illinois, US

Paige Morgan wrote:

The same guy hits up well known folks as well. That's probably where the money mostly comes from.

Plus if any of the under the radar folks get huge, he can capitalize on that.

yeah i've heard of kenny&sandy before, don't remember where but it was awhile ago

Aug 12 13 01:55 pm Link

Model

RETIRED Kila Jager

Posts: 9

Dothan, Alabama, US

I just got the same message for the 2nd time in a couple of months. My reply was, you already tried this on me!

I'd love to send Kenny a package from....

http://www.shitsenders.com/order/

Dear Kila, Hi my name is Kenny. I'm writing to you because I saw your profile on Model Mayhem. I think that you are very beautiful. I am disabled and a veteran. I am collecting autographs of models. I would like to ask if you could please send me an autographed photo. If you could I would be forever grateful to you. Thank You Very Much Kenny



Kenny Thrun

40 Clifford Street

Buffalo New York

USA        14210

Aug 23 13 09:52 am Link

Model

Klarrissa

Posts: 2322

Los Angeles, California, US

I got an email from him the other day, I thought it was so odd! Thanks for the heads up!

Aug 23 13 11:28 pm Link

Model

Shilo Von Porcelaine

Posts: 235

Los Angeles, California, US

Fairly certain my boyfriend's band did this -_- It sounds really familiar so I'll have to ask him about it. Thanks for the heads up, though.

What a nutjob! Who pretends to be have a sick husband to get free autographs and sell them? Awful.

Aug 24 13 12:15 am Link

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Joanne Juiceboxx Wright

Posts: 2

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

oh god thanks for posting this
o.0

Sep 21 13 06:14 am Link

Model

trudy model

Posts: 1

Corigliano Calabro, Calabria, Italy

thank you everyone for posting this o_0
just reseved an e mail today from the same guy !

with a long story from his family,that they have passed a lot of strange horibble thing etc.. always using living in uk too and  using name of :

Miss Nicola Poole

14 Woodland Crescent
Swillington ( Not Rothwell )
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS26-8DN
UK.
E-MAIL = ebony895@aol.com

stay aware !!  and thanks again eveyone you where a lot helpful for me.

Oct 21 13 03:34 pm Link

Model

Michelle Genevieve

Posts: 959

Austin, Texas, US

Just got one myself, today, same guy, exact same message.  That little buzz in the back of my brain said to me "Haven't I read something about this somewhere before?"

Glad to have the search function!

Oct 26 13 06:18 pm Link

Model

Kt Red

Posts: 3

Atlanta, Georgia, US

He's still at it.  Pretending to be a disabled vet.  Just got his email about collecting models' autographs. SMH STILL USING THE SAME ADDRESS?! How dumb can this guy be?!


AimeeButler wrote:
Hi everyone smile

If you get this email... it's a scam:

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From: "KKrantz55@aol.com" <KKrantz55@aol.com>

Dear Aimee, I'm writing to you in regard to my husband Kenny who has gone through major back surgery and is going to be laid up in bed for a long while. My husband is a very big fan of yours. I would like to ask if you could please send him an autographed photo. If you could I know my husband would be thrilled and I would be forever grateful to you. Thank You Very Much Sandy

Kenny Thrun
40 Clifford Street
Buffalo New York
USA 14210
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Turns out kenny / sandy is writing to anyone & everyone, also likes to sell the autographs:

http://youcantcopysloppy.tumblr.com/pos … -autograph

http://buffalo-il.cannonads.com/14210/h … 21246.html

smile

Dec 25 13 10:23 am Link

Model

Abigail Rose Hill

Posts: 540

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

They've been emailing my agency as well. Utter utter lunatics.

Dec 25 13 01:38 pm Link

Model

Amelia Talon

Posts: 1471

Los Angeles, California, US

AimeeButler wrote:
Hi everyone smile

If you get this email... it's a scam:

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From: "KKrantz55@aol.com" <KKrantz55@aol.com>

Dear Aimee, I'm writing to you in regard to my husband Kenny who has gone through major back surgery and is going to be laid up in bed for a long while. My husband is a very big fan of yours. I would like to ask if you could please send him an autographed photo. If you could I know my husband would be thrilled and I would be forever grateful to you. Thank You Very Much Sandy

Kenny Thrun
40 Clifford Street
Buffalo New York
USA 14210
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Turns out kenny / sandy is writing to anyone & everyone, also likes to sell the autographs:

http://youcantcopysloppy.tumblr.com/pos … -autograph

http://buffalo-il.cannonads.com/14210/h … 21246.html

smile

I think people who ask to send signed photos have some real steel balls.
I get thousands of requests and would be out many hundreds of dollars to make prints and pay for the postage if I obliged everyone. I've gotten this exact email a year ago(searched email with filter).

Dec 25 13 06:49 pm Link

Model

Gabrielle Keely

Posts: 1

Denver, Colorado, US

I wonder how many stories he has than.




Dear Gabrielle, Hi my name is Kenny. I'm writing to you because I saw your profile on Model Mayhem. I think that you are beautiful. I am disabled and a veteran and am collecting autographs of models. I would like to ask if you could please send me an autographed photo. If you could I would be forever grateful to you. Thank You Very Much Kenny

Kenny Thrun
40 Clifford Street
Buffalo New York
USA        14210

Feb 22 14 07:44 pm Link

Model

Mel Heflin

Posts: 279

Jacksonville, Florida, US

they just wrote me claiming to be a disabled veteran. My family is military. I feel sickened.

Mar 21 14 09:58 am Link

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Agatha D

Posts: 99

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

yeah i got one of those too:

(the thing that really gets me is that I am actually a vet. So this almost got me. I love other vets and always donate to the disabled vet fund. This is really disgusting)

"
Dear Agatha, Hi my name is Kenny. I'm writing to you because I saw your profile on Model Mayhem. I think that you are beautiful. I am disabled and a veteran and am collecting autographs of models. I would like to ask if you could please send me an autographed photo. If you could I would be forever grateful to you. Thank You Very Much Kenny

Kenny Thrun
40 Clifford Street
Buffalo New York
USA        14210"


Funny thing is..I am SO NOT famous! he's prolly loose $$ trying to sell my autograph lol

Mar 23 14 09:23 am Link

Model

Amanda_Fierce

Posts: 46

Tucson, Arizona, US

OMG I was almost scammed this way!

It was labeled "Female Model Born Before 1993"

and it was this LONG elaborate letter from a supposed woman in the UK with an ailing husband who said he was a fan an wanted my autograph.

I just thought someone's either trying to steal my identity or do something that takes my notarized authorization.

Apr 02 14 12:15 am Link

Model

Bianca English

Posts: 1

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

I just got the email - it very strange and weird.... Glad I'm not the only one.....

Dear Bianca, Hi my name is Kenny. I'm writing to you because I saw your profile on Model Mayhem. I think that you are beautiful. I am disabled and a veteran and am collecting autographs of models. I would like to ask if you could please send me an autographed photo. If you could I would be forever grateful to you. Thank You Very Much Kenny

Kenny Thrun
40 Clifford Street
Buffalo New York
USA        14210

Apr 04 14 05:03 am Link

Model

Mentii

Posts: 1

Bridgewater, New Jersey, US

interesting . I'm glad I googled this name and this forum came up. Just received the same email except stating that he is a disabled vet. Interesting.

Thanks for the heads up.

Jun 17 14 07:36 am Link

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Samantha Pamintuan

Posts: 10

Greenville, South Carolina, US

I got the kenny as a disabled vet email. They actually went to my website, and submitted it in th contact section. I was like no way someone wants my autograph lol

Oct 30 14 05:55 pm Link

Photographer

Deep Visions

Posts: 103

Oceanside, California, US

I suffered a severe hand injury last month & I'm now disabled because of it. Ok maybe I'm exaggerating abit but it was a really nasty paper cut that required the use of a large band aid & it hurt really bad! So will all you beautiful models please take pity on me & send an autographed pic? I would be much obliged smile

Nov 01 14 09:23 am Link

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Magda Kulpinska

Posts: 582

Paris, Île-de-France, France

lol, I had an autograph request years ago... I Wonder how that could even sell? I mean, who wants that shit?

Nov 02 14 12:16 pm Link

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Amber Dawn - Indiana

Posts: 6254

Salem, Indiana, US

That's why you don't post your email then you don't have to worry about scammers :-)

Nov 02 14 03:01 pm Link

Model

D A N I

Posts: 4618

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

Just got this email lol now I feel special! big_smile

My response

Please deposit $125 into my PayPal account. Use this email address

Nov 06 14 10:35 am Link

Model

AllanaPenne

Posts: 1

Lake Villa, Illinois, US

I JUST received this email to my Gmail account. I got the Army vet version. Sigh...hope that the guy really is a vet...false valor is a felony.

Nov 21 14 10:43 am Link