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Model

J Jessica

Posts: 2330

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

In your opinion, Is it suspicious that a photographer emails about a paid shoot and deleted his account soon after with only an email contact?

o.O

Sep 19 12 02:30 pm Link

Photographer

T Brown

Posts: 2460

Traverse City, Michigan, US

Aliens...

Sep 19 12 02:32 pm Link

Photographer

Peach Jones

Posts: 6388

Champaign, Illinois, US

I can be suspicious, but there may also be a legitimate reason. Don't jump the gun but proceed with caution.

Sep 19 12 02:33 pm Link

Photographer

ontherocks

Posts: 22605

Salem, Oregon, US

his account may have been deleted for him if he had too many complaints or was soliciting for porn movies. proceed with caution.

Sep 19 12 02:35 pm Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15706

Orlando, Florida, US

The greatest trick the Devil every pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist.






... and like that, (ffufff), he's gonnne.

Sep 19 12 02:38 pm Link

Photographer

Laurence Moan

Posts: 7782

Huntington Beach, California, US

Maybe...

was he supposed to catch a 10:30 fl;ight and arrive here about 11:30.

Sep 19 12 02:38 pm Link

Photographer

Extrosy

Posts: 656

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Wife caught him/freaked

Sep 19 12 02:46 pm Link

Photographer

Connor Photography

Posts: 6579

Elkton, Maryland, US

J Jessica  wrote:
In your opinion, Is it suspicious that a photographer emails about a paid shoot and deleted his account soon after with only an email contact?

o.O

Most likely he was kicked out from MM doing bad things.  considering that you are lucky, and don't have to waste your time on the spam.

Sep 19 12 02:48 pm Link

Photographer

DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8452

Los Angeles, California, US

J Jessica  wrote:
In your opinion, Is it suspicious that a photographer emails about a paid shoot and deleted his account soon after with only an email contact?

o.O

The Man Who Was Never Here.  I remember that Episode of Columbo.

Sep 19 12 02:54 pm Link

Model

J Jessica

Posts: 2330

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

I emailed him...
Let's see what happens.

Sep 19 12 02:56 pm Link

Photographer

All Yours Photography

Posts: 2338

Toledo, Ohio, US

Is the email to a bricks & mortar business or just a free email account like yahoo or gmail?

Sep 19 12 02:57 pm Link

Makeup Artist

User Name Unavailable

Posts: 558

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Maybe he decided to go professional, and delete his MM account so he could  "manage his professional image and seem more high end"?

Before everyone and their friends jump in here: I am not implying that one can't be a professional and have a MM account. Neil Snape comes to mind as a perfect example.

I am only saying that some people feel that having only a proper website/blog is the best way to go.

Sep 19 12 03:01 pm Link

Model

J Jessica

Posts: 2330

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:41 PM
Hello,
  I am happy to inform you that you are the lucky one out of the few models we contacted on model mayhem, you have got the necessary requirements we needed for our Magazine (www.Vogue.com) update on the (7th Of October 2012). We hereby decided as a committee to offer you this modeling paid gig. This shoot contains No Nudity, Fetish, Bondage, and other Adult content stuffs. If you are interested, you can get back to us immediately you have this read and well understood. The shoot will hold at a rented photographers studio in Florida( Traveling expenses is covered) and the shoot will take 2 hours, which will commences (at 3pm and ends at 5pm)

We will be responsible for your Transport fee and Feeding throughout the shoot, you have the privilege to come with an escort of your own choice and we will be responsible for his or her well being also. Your pay for the shoot will be the sum of $600.00 for the 2 hours shoot. This project is organized by the Vogue Magazine and is basically for a FASHION PHOTO SHOOT to display latest fashions and designers for commercial purpose and it's going to be an outdoor show that will be publicized and many things will be shot with as an objects.


MAKE UP ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER :

We have our own personal photographers and makeup artist, so we have made all necessary arrangement for your good looking on that day and also our photographers are available to give you their best directive and makes you look more reasonable than you will be expecting.


PAYMENT INFORMATION:

A check payment of $2600 will be mail out to you not less than 10 days before the shoot, you'll deduct $300 for your part payment fee and you'll have the remainder send to the fashion designer for your wardrobes payment. (You are not paying anything out of your own pocket)
   Be aware that all the wardrobes will be send out to you as soon as the fashion designer received the payment from you so you can check them out and see if they are perfect for your size.


Below are the information to apply for the job if you are really interested and agreed with the above said:


YOUR MEASUREMENTS :

:
:
:
:
:
:

YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION :

Full name to be on the payment check :
Physical Home Address :
Apt#:
City :
State :
Zip code:
Cell Phone # :
Your Current Email In Use :


Regards!
[insert name even though it is common]
www.vogue.com

Sep 19 12 03:56 pm Link

Photographer

PTPhotoUT

Posts: 1961

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

This is the nigerian scam. don't do it.

Sep 19 12 04:00 pm Link

Photographer

PTPhotoUT

Posts: 1961

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

J Jessica  wrote:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:41 PM
Hello,
  I am happy to inform you that you are the lucky one out of the few llamas we contacted on llama mayhem, you have got the necessary requirements we needed for our Magazine (www.Vogue.com) update on the (7th Of October 2012). We hereby decided as a committee to offer you this llamaing paid gig. This shoot contains No Nudity, Fetish, Bondage, and other Adult content stuffs. If you are interested, you can get back to us immediately you have this read and well understood. The shoot will hold at a rented photographers studio in Florida( Traveling expenses is covered) and the shoot will take 2 hours, which will commences (at 3pm and ends at 5pm)

We will be responsible for your Transport fee and Feeding throughout the shoot, you have the privilege to come with an escort of your own choice and we will be responsible for his or her well being also. Your pay for the shoot will be the sum of $600.00 for the 2 hours shoot. This project is organized by the Vogue Magazine and is basically for a FASHION PHOTO SHOOT to display latest fashions and designers for commercial purpose and it's going to be an outdoor show that will be publicized and many things will be shot with as an objects.


MAKE UP ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER :

We have our own personal photographers and makeup artist, so we have made all necessary arrangement for your good looking on that day and also our photographers are available to give you their best directive and makes you look more reasonable than you will be expecting.


PAYMENT INFORMATION:

A check payment of $2600 will be mail out to you not less than 10 days before the shoot, you'll deduct $300 for your part payment fee and you'll have the remainder send to the fashion designer for your wardrobes payment. (You are not paying anything out of your own pocket)
   Be aware that all the wardrobes will be send out to you as soon as the fashion designer received the payment from you so you can check them out and see if they are perfect for your size.


Below are the information to apply for the job if you are really interested and agreed with the above said:


YOUR MEASUREMENTS :

:
:
:
:
:
:

YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION :

Full name to be on the payment check :
Physical Home Address :
Apt#:
City :
State :
Zip code:
Cell Phone # :
Your Current Email In Use :


Regards!
[insert name even though it is common]
www.vogue.com

The $2600 check is no good. and will bounce after you pay the wardrobe person.

Sep 19 12 04:01 pm Link

Model

J Jessica

Posts: 2330

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

PTPhotoUT wrote:

The $2600 check is no good. and will bounce after you pay the wardrobe person.

I'll just ignore it and block him.
;-;
I was almost excited until i read that email.

Sep 19 12 04:03 pm Link

Photographer

PTPhotoUT

Posts: 1961

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

J Jessica  wrote:

I'll just ignore it and block him.
;-;
I was almost excited until i read that email.

Good move. Thank you for being suspicious. You just saved yourself $2300.

Sep 19 12 04:10 pm Link

Photographer

Extrosy

Posts: 656

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Ask them for an electronic money transfer

Sep 19 12 04:15 pm Link

Photographer

MDWM

Posts: 660

Los Angeles, California, US

J Jessica  wrote:

I'll just ignore it and block him.
;-;
I was almost excited until i read that email.

For once I would like to see who's on the other end of these spams

Sep 19 12 04:19 pm Link

Photographer

Paul Tirado Photography

Posts: 4251

New York, New York, US

Wait a sec?????  1300+ posts in the boards and you can't see the standard scam???

Sep 19 12 04:26 pm Link

Photographer

robert b mitchell

Posts: 1454

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Way to go! Scammers.

Sep 19 12 04:27 pm Link

Photographer

ColourFool

Posts: 1649

Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

MDWM wrote:
For once I would like to see who's on the other end of these spams

http://forum.419eater.com/forum/album.php

Sep 19 12 04:28 pm Link

Photographer

MDWM

Posts: 660

Los Angeles, California, US

ColourFool wrote:

http://forum.419eater.com/forum/album.php

OK Ok I got it...be careful what you ask for..lol

Sep 19 12 04:35 pm Link

Model

Maksim Syomin

Posts: 7

Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

Its pixies....

Sep 19 12 09:16 pm Link

Photographer

Boho Hobo

Posts: 25351

Portland, Oregon, US

maybe he moved back to nigeria.

Sep 19 12 09:22 pm Link

Photographer

Flex Photography

Posts: 5297

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Expect many more scams via your email, since it has now likely been passed around the scammer community. Don't reply to any.

Sep 19 12 09:28 pm Link

Photographer

RLA Photo

Posts: 222

Lake Elsinore, California, US

I know a model who fell for that, got the check, deposited it in her checking account and then found out it was a scam.  Because it was a fraudulent check, even thought she never spent any of it, she now can't get a checking account for 7 years.

Sep 19 12 09:52 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

J Jessica  wrote:
In your opinion, Is it suspicious that a photographer emails about a paid shoot and deleted his account soon after with only an email contact?

o.O

Is it suspicious that a model emailed (well, sent MM messages) about a shoot and then deleted her account soon after?

Because that has happened (to me) probably 100 times.   Sometimes, they come back and reply, but usually not.

Sep 19 12 09:55 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

RLA Photo wrote:
I know a model who fell for that, got the check, deposited it in her checking account and then found out it was a scam.  Because it was a fraudulent check, even thought she never spent any of it, she now can't get a checking account for 7 years.

That doesn't make any sense.

Sep 19 12 10:03 pm Link

Photographer

RacerXPhoto

Posts: 2469

Brooklyn, New York, US

You need to read this if you couldnt spot that as a fraud right away
http://www.ripoffreport.com
Next time somebody disappears cam them
Maybe the mods will give you some kind of heads up

Sep 19 12 10:14 pm Link

Photographer

Jessica Megan Photography

Posts: 269

Oceanside, California, US

J Jessica  wrote:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:41 PM
Hello,
  I am happy to inform you that you are the lucky one out of the few models we contacted on model mayhem, you have got the necessary requirements we needed for our Magazine (www.Vogue.com) update on the (7th Of October 2012). We hereby decided as a committee to offer you this modeling paid gig. This shoot contains No Nudity, Fetish, Bondage, and other Adult content stuffs. If you are interested, you can get back to us immediately you have this read and well understood. The shoot will hold at a rented photographers studio in Florida( Traveling expenses is covered) and the shoot will take 2 hours, which will commences (at 3pm and ends at 5pm)

We will be responsible for your Transport fee and Feeding throughout the shoot, you have the privilege to come with an escort of your own choice and we will be responsible for his or her well being also. Your pay for the shoot will be the sum of $600.00 for the 2 hours shoot. This project is organized by the Vogue Magazine and is basically for a FASHION PHOTO SHOOT to display latest fashions and designers for commercial purpose and it's going to be an outdoor show that will be publicized and many things will be shot with as an objects.


MAKE UP ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER :

We have our own personal photographers and makeup artist, so we have made all necessary arrangement for your good looking on that day and also our photographers are available to give you their best directive and makes you look more reasonable than you will be expecting.


PAYMENT INFORMATION:

A check payment of $2600 will be mail out to you not less than 10 days before the shoot, you'll deduct $300 for your part payment fee and you'll have the remainder send to the fashion designer for your wardrobes payment. (You are not paying anything out of your own pocket)
   Be aware that all the wardrobes will be send out to you as soon as the fashion designer received the payment from you so you can check them out and see if they are perfect for your size.


Below are the information to apply for the job if you are really interested and agreed with the above said:


YOUR MEASUREMENTS :

:
:
:
:
:
:

YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION :

Full name to be on the payment check :
Physical Home Address :
Apt#:
City :
State :
Zip code:
Cell Phone # :
Your Current Email In Use :


Regards!
[insert name even though it is common]
www.vogue.com

You can always tell a nigerian scam by their typical grammatical errors.
"...you have got the necessary requirements we needed for our Magazine"
"...This shoot contains No Nudity, Fetish, Bondage, and other Adult content stuffs"

also, i wonder if this really ever happens in real life?
"We will be responsible for your Transport fee and Feeding throughout the shoot, you have the privilege to come with an escort of your own choice and we will be responsible for his or her well being also."

Sep 19 12 10:17 pm Link

Photographer

Bob Roth

Posts: 446

Rowland Heights, California, US

Anyone with 1300 posts knows about scams.

Next.

Sep 19 12 10:29 pm Link

Photographer

Wysiwyg Photography

Posts: 6326

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Pink Debris wrote:

You can always tell a nigerian scam by their typical grammatical errors.
"...you have got the necessary requirements we needed for our Magazine"
"...This shoot contains No Nudity, Fetish, Bondage, and other Adult content stuffs"

also, i wonder if this really ever happens in real life?
"We will be responsible for your Transport fee and Feeding throughout the shoot, you have the privilege to come with an escort of your own choice and we will be responsible for his or her well being also."

Greed/Desire>Logic (unfortunately)

Sep 19 12 10:38 pm Link

Model

Cole Morrison

Posts: 3958

Portland, Oregon, US

could be a scam. without seeing the message, its hard to judge.

Sep 19 12 10:47 pm Link

Photographer

B o b

Posts: 37

Honiton, England, United Kingdom

Cole Morrison wrote:
could be a scam. without seeing the message, its hard to judge.

http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/roll.gif

Sep 20 12 11:01 am Link

Photographer

Mark Salo

Posts: 8378

Olney, Maryland, US

J Jessica  wrote:
A check payment of $2600 will be mail out to you not less than 10 days before the shoot, you'll deduct $300 for your part payment fee and you'll have the remainder send to the fashion designer for your wardrobes payment. (You are not paying anything out of your own pocket)

He was removed for scamming.

Sep 20 12 11:09 am Link

Photographer

SME

Posts: 21033

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

It concerns me that you weren't able to recognize this as a scam from the first message.  Please, please, please go to your My Stuff area and click the graphic that says "Avoid scams!"  They're easy to recognize, once you know how.

Sep 20 12 11:12 am Link

Photographer

Mark Salo

Posts: 8378

Olney, Maryland, US

RacerXPhoto wrote:
You need to read this if you couldnt spot that as a fraud right away
http://www.ripoffreport.com
Next time somebody disappears cam them
Maybe the mods will give you some kind of heads up

The mods already know.  Who do you think terminated him?

Sep 20 12 11:13 am Link

Photographer

Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Bob Roth wrote:
Anyone with 1300 posts knows about scams.

Next.

Plus she's been on here exactly 2 years. smile

Sep 20 12 11:13 am Link

Photographer

Mark Salo

Posts: 8378

Olney, Maryland, US

J Jessica  wrote:
I'll just ignore it and block him.
;-;
I was almost excited until i read that email.

PTPhotoUT wrote:
Good move. Thank you for being suspicious. You just saved yourself $2300 2600.

Sep 20 12 11:14 am Link