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Model

TaNisha Nicole

Posts: 4

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

I received a message asking for models to do a photoshoot with Allure magazine next month.  If so contact the representative of model recruitement.  Has anyone else received this message? I'm not sure if it is legit or not.

Let me know!

Sep 25 12 10:35 am Link

Photographer

Creative Image

Posts: 1378

Avon, Connecticut, US

I cannot imagine this is legit.  Allure would certainly use high level agency models.

Sep 25 12 10:44 am Link

Model

Miss AY

Posts: 8166

Bulqizë, Bulqizë, Albania

There is a huge  button on your messages screen that says "AVOID SCAMS: THE BASICS"

Read it. The message you got was a scam, and it's important for you to recognize what scams are and how they will try to target you so that you can avoid them.

Sep 25 12 10:46 am Link

Photographer

Albertex Photography

Posts: 18093

Mansfield, Texas, US

A message via email or MM message?  If MM message CAM it: http://www.ripoffreport.com

Sep 26 12 05:43 am Link

Photographer

Jhono Bashian

Posts: 2464

Cleveland, Ohio, US

what was the pay scale for the shoot?  of did you have to place a deposit for the shoot, to be repaid with your fees??

Sep 26 12 05:48 am Link

Photographer

Neil Snape

Posts: 9474

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Allure does not contact people directly they go through their casting dept, and them through their top agencies.

Scam.

Sep 26 12 05:50 am Link

Model

Egypt Jordan

Posts: 82

San Antonio, Texas, US

Dont get too excited, they fooled me too. Some people will try to do that with you to get you on your toes, be careful...

Sep 26 12 12:50 pm Link

Model

Egypt Jordan

Posts: 82

San Antonio, Texas, US

Read about how to avoid the Scams, it really helps out.

Sep 26 12 12:50 pm Link

Model

Molly K B

Posts: 1

Columbus, Ohio, US

Yes! I got that exact message on the same day as you. I just checked my inbox and there it was. Then, I got suspicious and looked up whether it was a scam. Now I am 99.9% sure because looks like we have the same message sent the same day.

Oct 11 12 06:58 pm Link

Model

-Jen-

Posts: 46862

Howell, Michigan, US

Moderator Warning!
If this was sent to you via MM Messaging, please click "help" and Contact a Moderator with the MM# of who sent it to you.

Thank you.

Oct 11 12 09:59 pm Link

Model

noella24honey

Posts: 1

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

TaNisha Nicole wrote:
I received a message asking for models to do a photoshoot with Allure magazine next month.  If so contact the representative of model recruitement.  Has anyone else received this message? I'm not sure if it is legit or not.

Let me know!

i received the same email. I'm not sure its legit. its a scam!. i received it from some guy names david warren -.-

Jan 03 13 02:48 pm Link

Photographer

Albertex Photography

Posts: 18093

Mansfield, Texas, US

noella24honey wrote:
i received the same email. I'm not sure its legit. its a scam!. i received it from some guy names david warren -.-

If the return email address is not xxxx@allure.com or similar that is the first scam clue.

Jan 03 13 09:08 pm Link

Model

KDeLynn

Posts: 1

Columbia, South Carolina, US

I got the same message.

Jan 20 13 12:00 pm Link

Photographer

ontherocks

Posts: 23544

Salem, Oregon, US

don't cash checks from strangers! they are all scams.

Jan 20 13 12:10 pm Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5211

Catskill, New York, US

Let me explain. There are 10 zillion models out there and 300,000 or so here on MM, (taking a guess of course). You are not special.

Anyone who swears they can get a model into any magazine or offers you a shoot for a magazine is already charging their client $2000 a day and isn't scouting his / her own models.

Very very very rarely will a big time photographer even speak to the model prior to the shoot let alone ask them to work together. The magazine has a team of people to do that already. The photographer just shows up on the set and does what's asked of him /her

Jan 20 13 12:33 pm Link

Photographer

Kev Lawson

Posts: 11294

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

KDeLynn wrote:
I got the same message.

As noted by the moderator above, if you received this via the MM message/pm feature, please use the Contact a Moderator link under the help link on the top of the page. You can include the senders information and copy the message from him in that message to the moderators. smile

Jan 20 13 12:36 pm Link

Photographer

American Glamour

Posts: 38813

Detroit, Michigan, US

This is like the flu virus, it just keeps going around.

Jan 20 13 04:31 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4606

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Neil Snape wrote:
Allure does not contact people directly they go through their casting dept, and them through their top agencies.

Scam.

this !

Jan 20 13 04:35 pm Link

Model

Kimberly Rose2687

Posts: 11

Watertown, Wisconsin, US

I also got one from HELLO magazine! It had scam written all over it! They say they will mail you a check and then want you to cash it and deposit it into their acct.

Jan 20 13 05:09 pm Link

Photographer

F O R B E S

Posts: 576

New York, New York, US

this has nothing to do with your post. Just wanted to say you're hottt

Jan 20 13 05:24 pm Link

Photographer

EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3409

Tempe, Arizona, US

:-)

Jan 22 13 10:59 pm Link

Photographer

Shelby Carol

Posts: 1

Ruidoso, New Mexico, US

I just had one of my models contact me over this issue. She received an envelop in the mail with a check for $1,990, with instructions that stated that she email somebody after the check has been in the bank for 24 hours. I told her not to do anything of the sort until I do some looking into it...but I highly doubt Allure would communicate with models like this, via MM... the envelop was from John Dumel and the check was from Jesse James Shaw...sounds like a pretty bad stage name to me...

Jan 27 13 02:34 pm Link

Model

LEili Mallard

Posts: 1

Coconut Creek, Florida, US

I recived the same email not to long ago and they sent me two checks today and there fake becareful of this scam because if you do what they say it goes on your record and youll owe money to your bank. They said to take it to your bank and deposit it in your account for 24hrs then withdraw the money and keep 300 and send 1520 to the clothing designer. so I took it to the check cashing store and they said its fake they also say to email them after the check has been in the bank for 24hrs the envelope came from Richard Osborn and the email was from David Copeland






TaNisha Nicole wrote:
I received a message asking for models to do a photoshoot with Allure magazine next month.  If so contact the representative of model recruitement.  Has anyone else received this message? I'm not sure if it is legit or not.

Let me know!

Jan 28 13 11:33 am Link

Photographer

Kev Lawson

Posts: 11294

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

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Jan 28 13 12:18 pm Link

Model

HazelEyesNY

Posts: 5

BRONX, New York, US

Just recieved this email.. I gave them a piece of my mind. LOL  SCAM SCAM SCAM!




Hello,
       My name is PAUL, i'm  a freelance that's in charge of this upcoming shoot that was set up by ALLURE MAGAZINE.I am happy to inform you that you are among lucky one chosen out of the few models we contacted via MM
The shoot will base on a photo shoot for you to display the latest fashions and designers for our next edition. We only need to take your pictures in different posses to update our magazine for new edition. The shoot will commence either 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd or 24th of September 2014, but the shooting date will depend on your available date out of the mentioned dates. The shoot will start by 10am and end up by 2pm. Also, the shoot will hold in Los Angeles but not yet certain with the exact studio, but you will be informed immediately we conclude.

ESCORT:
As a matter of choice, you can come along with anyone of your choice as your escort to the shooting venue. Traveling Expenses, Foods and Accommodations will be cover by the company. Our company will also cover all the expenses on your escort as well.

FLIGHT TICKET AND ACCOMMODATION:
Flight ticket and accommodation for you and your escort will be booked by our company, and you will receive all the booking confirmation once it has been booked. Food and other related expenses will be taken care of by the company.

MAKE UP ARTIST:
You are not required to do any make up on your own because our company will be providing our personal make up artist to cover all the necessary make up.

PHOTOGRAPHER:
We have our personal photographers to give you the best poses and good shots.

COMPENSATION:
The company will be paying you a sum of $250 as hourly shooting rate, and your total payment for the four hours shooting is $1000.00.

PAYMENT INFORMATION:(pls read again)

You will be receiving a certified payment check that will hold along your job part payment fee and your outfits fee for the shoot and after having the payment with you, you will have to deduct your part payment and get the remaining balance wired to the clothing store manager to get your clothes shipped to you so that you can have them at hand before the shoot. this clothes are totally yours after the shoot.

Kindly fill out the required information below for the payment to be issued out.


PAYMENT DETAILS MUST BE FILLED TO SIGN UP.

Name to be written on check:
Residence address:(Not Po. Box)
Apartment number if any:
City:
state:
zip code:
Direct mobile phone number:
Your available date:
Your escort name if any:
Your current occupation:
Attach pictures:

PAUL

Aug 21 14 02:06 pm Link

Photographer

Mark Salo

Posts: 9730

Olney, Maryland, US

HazelEyesNY wrote:
... you will have to deduct your part payment and get the remaining balance wired to the clothing store manager...

This is all that anyone ever needs to read to know that the offer is a scam.

I'm glad that you gave them a piece of your mind.

Aug 21 14 02:41 pm Link

Model

Liv Campbell

Posts: 1

Rochester, New York, US

got this same thing. The grammar was SO bad and that was my first clue that maybe it wasn't legit.

Nov 19 16 03:10 pm Link

Photographer

Flex Photography

Posts: 6042

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

HazelEyesNY wrote:
Just recieved this email.. I gave them a piece of my mind. LOL  SCAM SCAM SCAM!

Wrong move! Never reply to them! Now, because you did, you have confirmed to them that your email is valid and active. Therefore you will be getting many more.

Nov 19 16 11:00 pm Link

Model

SummerLynai

Posts: 1

Coatesville, Pennsylvania, US

I received the same message and emailed them. Everything seemed legit except the check.

Nov 23 16 05:46 am Link

Makeup Artist

Alina Dory Makeup

Posts: 1

New York, New York, US

GOOD "NEW YEARS PRESENT" )))

Lexi Novak
Jan 1 (2 days ago)

to me
Dear Alina,

It's good to know you are fully willing to be part of our team for the next issue of Allure Magazine shoot. The location for the shoot is New Orleans Botanical Garden. We are having 14 models altogether in which you would be allocated three models to work on and provide a professional service on while the rest of the makeup artists will handle the rest of the models. The looks are natural looks but of two different natural looks.

Like i said in my previous email that your travel expenses would be covered by us, so for your e-ticket to be processed, we require your full name as it appears on your valid government issued ID, date of birth and the closest airport to your place of residence at which you would love to depart from. You are expected to be in New Orleans a day prior to the shoot while we could schedule your return for the night of the shoot or the following morning, depending on your preference. Kindly specify your preference on that.

Listed below are the materials you would be needing for the upcoming shoot.

Professional Makeup Kit - 101 - Light.
Professional Makeup Kit - 201 - Medium.
Professional Makeup Kit - 301 - Dark.

Allure has specialist vendors which are usually patronized for the purchase of makeup products as we would not like to face the challenge we had during our last shoot as some of the makeup artist we hired then did not have all the necessary kits to be used on our different skin type models. Therefore, the kits needed would be provided. Please be informed that it is the company's policy that every makeup artists that would be working with us on this upcoming shoot gets in touch with our specialist vendor for the purchase of the necessary kits irrespective of whatever makeup kits they already own while the funds for the purchase is being released to every artist.

Amanda Milano is a model agent and our makeup specialist vendor. Contact her for the availability and price of these kits together with any other product you might be needing and give me a feed back of the quotation. Her email address is amandarmilano@gmail.com

Ensure you indicate that it is for Allure Magazine shoot as you make the inquiry and do get back to me as soon as you receive a response from her.

NB: Funds will be made available to you for the purchase of the materials.

I look forward to having a professional working relationship with you.

Best regards,


Lexi Novak
Beauty Editor
Allure Magazine.

Lexi Novak
Attachments12:29 PM (30 minutes ago)

to me
Dear Alina,

Good to know you have received a response from Amanda Milano. I received the quote you just forwarded to me. As earlier stated, the funds for the purchase would be made available to you together with your 50% deposit.

The payment will be made in form of a payment check which will be made out to you. The funds will be sent to you soon and you are expected to deduct your part payment of $400.00, then use the remaining to purchase the products from Amanda Milano.

The commitment fee she's requesting for would enable her make a reservation and shipping of the kits to your address. By receiving your kits early enough would really be of greater advantage to you as you would have been conversant with the kits before the day of the shoot, which would make you render a more professional service on that day.

So therefore, you are to proceed immediately to make out the commitment fee to her out of pocket. You will be reimbursed of this fee which would come along with your 50% deposit.

You would need to contact her again on how to get the fee across to her. You will also send her the address where you want the products delivered to. I believe this arrangement is understood.

When you receive the funds, you are expected to deduct the sum of $500 you are to pay for the commitment fee, plus your 50% deposit of $400, which amounts to $900 and have the remaining balance for the purchase of the products sent to Amanda.

You are therefore required to provide the details below in order for the pay check to be made out to you.

Your full name, address, city, state, zip code and a contact phone number. With this information, the funds will be made available to you and i will let you know when to expect it. If there is any other information you should know before the shoot, i will personally pass it across to you in time.

Please, find attached the legal contract in this email. You are required to carefully review it, insert your signature then revert a copy back to me while you retain a copy for reference. Be reminded that time is of great essence, so therefore, you are to expedite actions promptly.

NB: You will receive credit in the magazine for your service.

Best regards,


Lexi Novak
Beauty Editor
Allure Magazine.

Jan 03 17 10:00 am Link