Forums > Newbie Forum > Just got my first scam

Model

Nikky8535

Posts: 24

Hartford, Connecticut, US

Thank you davidwarren777@yahoo.com I really thought allure magazine wanted me wow:/

Jan 15 13 10:54 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Congratulations. You've encountered your first Rite of Passage and passed it with flying colors smile

Jan 15 13 11:03 am Link

Model

Nikky8535

Posts: 24

Hartford, Connecticut, US

There are definitely crazy people out there.

Jan 15 13 11:22 am Link

Photographer

DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8447

Los Angeles, California, US

Jan 15 13 11:32 am Link

Model

Nikky8535

Posts: 24

Hartford, Connecticut, US

I will definitely have to search for the scam page on here and where to notify the site. I love how helpful people are.

Jan 15 13 11:38 am Link

Photographer

HM-Photography

Posts: 255

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Nikky8535 wrote:
Thank you davidwarren777@yahoo.com I really thought allure magazine wanted me wow:/

A yahoo email should have been your first clue...

Jan 15 13 11:55 am Link

Artist/Painter

Two Pears Studio

Posts: 3397

Wilmington, Delaware, US

I can get you into luring magazine... or prurient magazine.

LoL

Good job picking up the scam

Jan 15 13 12:49 pm Link

Model

Deeblueeyes

Posts: 1

Easthampton, Massachusetts, US

I just got my first scam too.  dredanny67@gmail.com hmm

Jan 15 13 06:21 pm Link

Model

Jordan Bunniie

Posts: 1693

Los Angeles, California, US

Nikky8535 wrote:
Thank you davidwarren777@yahoo.com I really thought allure magazine wanted me wow:/

WOOOO! youve been initiated and passed the test with flying colors.

Welcome to the club. wink

Jan 15 13 06:23 pm Link

Photographer

Kev Lawson

Posts: 7806

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Nikky8535 wrote:
I will definitely have to search for the scam page on here and where to notify the site. I love how helpful people are.

Hi Nikky!

Any time you need help you should visit the help link where you should find answers, or be guided to the appropriate area of the site. This is also where you will find a link to Contact a Moderator.

I have not visited your profile yet, but if you have your real email address or phone number listed, you should remove those - scammers look for newbies that they think will be easy targets and having them listed makes it easy for them to contact you.

Speaking of scammers, please find this button http://mms.ibsrv.net/images/info/scambutton_brown.gif on the page that the "my stuff" link takes you to. Click that and familiarize yourself with ways to avoid any scams. smile

Jan 15 13 09:25 pm Link

Model

Will Topham

Posts: 24

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

Congratulations! Thank god you passed on it tongue good luck!

Jan 15 13 09:34 pm Link

Photographer

Albertex Photography

Posts: 15394

Mansfield, Texas, US

Welcome.  It is the Mayhem after all.

Jan 16 13 12:14 am Link

Model

Sandra Vixen

Posts: 1010

Los Angeles, California, US

Sometimes I wonder what's the longest anyone has ever gone without coming across a scam.

And do scammers really make more money from scams then holding legit jobs.

Jan 17 13 01:04 am Link

Photographer

Gogar

Posts: 135

Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden

The check is in the mail! big_smile

Welcome onboard. It happens to everyone. I was offered a well paid job for a magazine owned by a friend of mine... And no, he doesn't use hotmail at the office - even if I do use it for ease of retreiving mails on the phone. wink

Jan 17 13 01:20 am Link

Photographer

EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Tempe, Arizona, US

:-)

Jan 18 13 09:45 pm Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

I still get them, but they are more intelligent.
Example
I am paying 300.00 and hour for bla bla bla. I like your look for this project.
Ok so it sound good to me and I reply.
Then comes Great the 1st step is to come to an interview for 75.00 you will be doing everything that you will be doing for the real shoot and if you make it then you get the big gig.
I have fallen for this 4 times. It has always led nowhere. and the best I can tell they just scammed me.
Now I ask for real names. I ask to see real works and allot of proof of what they are doing is real. and I google street view the address and if its an apartment forget it.

I Had one guy give me such a line I drove 5 hours. It was a fantastic home! all looked real. Turned out he was a dog walker using these fantastic homes of the dog owners while they were away on biz. Found his real name did a search and he is a convicted sexual predator that shouldn't even be on the internet. I really think MM should make that a requirement to have a membership here.

So if it looks to good to be true, then It probably is. Check out everything. I would say that 40% of my inbox fills up with BS. It really hurts the legit Biz. There are legit Photographers that feel that if you don't trust them then they will pass. But still you MUST check out everything.
Be Careful There is no law against someone lying to you to get pictures for there porn site. It is up to you to be safe!

Jan 19 13 11:29 am Link

Photographer

Flex Photography

Posts: 5293

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Nikky8535 wrote:
I will definitely have to search for the scam page on here and where to notify the site. I love how helpful people are.

Try looking, in plain sight, at the top of the Newbie Forum. Should be hard to miss!

Jan 19 13 11:35 am Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

Here is one that just happened to me today. A producer, New to model mayhem been on for 2 weeks as a model. can not give me a name or any evidence of any work and no references.
He says he has to do a 1 hour kinky nude massage to prove I am who I say I am? &*^%$^$%#$#!%$#@&^$%*&^)

It is an audition for a bigger gig.
I have references why can't he just check them. WTF

Trust me there are allot of people out there that look for a model that fell off the turnup truck yesterday!

Jan 19 13 03:49 pm Link