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Model

Vivian Chigozie

Posts: 3

Temecula, California, US

Hello,
Hope you're doing good! It was nice hearing back from you as regard
the request for the available opportunity to be among the models that
will shoot for the maiden edition of [blank] MAGAZINE (USA). I spoke to
the director agent and he had instruct me to direct all your contact
information to him without no delay which means you have been granted
this great opportunity to be among the competing models that will be
used for the front page of the magazine and as a sole collector to
attract customers in the United States.

  I'm writing now to update you with the date, time and location of
the photo shoot and it's being highlighted below...

SHOOT LOCATION : Hotel [blank]
[street address], Los Angeles, CA 90077 (Its likely
the shoot will hold in a rented studio very close to the hotel because
the hotel hasn't been fully confirmed, negotiation is still on)

SHOOT DATES :  [month] 8th / 9th, 2013

Time : 11.00am - 2.00pm

    Your services will only be needed for 3hrs, you'll have to pick a
date that will be most convenient for you to do the shoot between
[month] 8th / 9th, 2013. All make up will be taken care of in the studio
and you can come along with anybody of your choice on the day of the
gig :- your mom, dad, friend, body-guard or anybody so that you could
feel more comfortable and relaxed.

JOB DETAILS : Its a photo shoot, you have 7 different fashion outfits
to cover, which would be provided by the wardrobe stylist on the day
of the shooting, It’s a day job (3hrs precisely) and wouldn't take
more than that.

Types of cloths : Jeans, Pants and Jackets, Evening wears (Ladies),
Clothing materials.

COMPENSATION : Report reaching me also have it that the (SPONSORS)
shall be mailing out a check payment of $2,450 to all the
participating models during the week. The check will cover your
upfront payment of $400 and the rest shall be made available to the
wardrobe stylist who shall in turn be using the funds to make payment
for the necessary outfits that will be used during the shoot. You will
be paid the balance of $800 immediately after the completion of the
shoot meaning that you would be earning $1,200 overall.

ACCOMMODATION : There will be free meal and accommodation for you and your escort. The company shall provide accommodation for models that will be traveling from long distance.

    All makeup will be taken care of in the studio. You will be
connected with the wardrobe stylist details as soon as the paycheck is
mailed out to you during the week.

      This is the latest update as at now and i hope it's perfectly
understood. I'll keep you updated with the full arrangement as soon as
we hear from the sponsors just keep in touch closely with your email.
I look forward to reading back from you ASAP clearly indicating the
date that you'll be available to do the shoot. Thanks

[first name only]

Mar 13 13 10:45 pm Link

Photographer

ForeverFotos

Posts: 6646

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Vivian Glitter wrote:
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COMPENSATION : Report reaching me also have it that the (SPONSORS) shall be mailing out a check payment of $2,450 to all the participating models during the week. The check will cover your upfront payment of $400 and the rest shall be made available to the wardrobe stylist who shall in turn be using the funds to make payment for the necessary outfits that will be used during the shoot.

-snip-

Yep, this is definitely a scam. Drop all correspondence with them immediately.

They will send you a check and ask you to write a check from your account to cover the wardrobe stylist. In a few days, their check will bounce and you will be on the hook for the entire amount you sent out.

see: http://www.newmodels.com/Nigeria.html

Mar 13 13 10:52 pm Link

Model

Danielle Hieronimi

Posts: 238

Chicago, Illinois, US

Sorry, honey. It's a scam.

Mar 13 13 10:54 pm Link

Model

Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Mar 13 13 11:03 pm Link

Model

Vivian Chigozie

Posts: 3

Temecula, California, US

Thank You so much. Y'all saved me smile

Mar 13 13 11:26 pm Link

Model

Vivian Chigozie

Posts: 3

Temecula, California, US

Thank You so much. Y'all saved me smile

Mar 13 13 11:27 pm Link

Model

Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Mar 13 13 11:38 pm Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

It's very simple. If someone offers you money or fame, it's a scam.

Mar 14 13 05:51 am Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4604

Jacksonville, Florida, US

99% of the time you see this in a correspondence it's a SCAM 100% :
"SHOOT LOCATION : Hotel [blank]
[street address], Los Angeles, CA 90077 (Its likely
the shoot will hold in a rented studio very close to the hotel because
the hotel hasn't been fully confirmed, negotiation is still on) "

Mar 14 13 06:01 am Link

Photographer

DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 9272

Los Angeles, California, US

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY wrote:
99% of the time you see this in a correspondence it's a SCAM 100% :
"SHOOT LOCATION : Hotel [blank]
[street address], Los Angeles, CA 90077 (Its likely
the shoot will hold in a rented studio very close to the hotel because
the hotel hasn't been fully confirmed, negotiation is still on) "

I know that location, That is Bel Air!!! The Most expensive homes in the US!!! The Scammers are trying to impress you.


OP....any job that wants to pay you Before you do the job...It is a Scam.

Mar 14 13 06:05 am Link

Photographer

Mark Salo

Posts: 8803

Olney, Maryland, US

Vivian Glitter wrote:
COMPENSATION : Report reaching me also have it that the (SPONSORS)
shall be mailing out a check payment of $2,450 to all the
participating models during the week. The check will cover your
upfront payment of $400 and the rest shall be made available to the
wardrobe stylist who shall in turn be using the funds to make payment
for the necessary outfits that will be used during the shoot.

Why would they trust you, an internet stranger, with $2,050 of their money.  Why wouldn't they just send the money directly to the wardrobe stylist?

Mar 14 13 06:14 am Link

Photographer

Mark Salo

Posts: 8803

Olney, Maryland, US

Vivian Glitter wrote:
Your services will only be needed for 3hrs...
...you would be earning $1,200 overall.

Certainly this is too good to be true!

Mar 14 13 06:16 am Link

Photographer

Dean Johnson Photo

Posts: 61676

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Moderator Note!
Please go to your mystuff page and find this graphic and click on it;
http://mms.ibsrv.net/images/info/AvoidScams.jpg

Then watch the video and read the article.

Please do some reading. The best way to avoid being scammed is to learn how to recognize them.
That information has been there for a long  time, and if you had taken a few minutes to read it you would have almost immediately recognized this for the scam it is.

If you are contacted here on MM with such an offer, please report it to us via CAM (Contact A Mod), the link to contact us is found under the help tab.

Mar 14 13 07:01 am Link