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Photographer
Chris Teel
Posts: 486
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Marco AM wrote:
I'm glad I've found this post, I got exactly the same message and wasn't too sure about it as not only it sounds way too good, it also doesnt mention the company/studio you would do it for, and most strangely he is located in the United States, when I live in a small city in the UK!

As I was not too sure about it i decided to google the email they gave me to see if there was something related to it and I found this post smile!

I'm kind of tempted to reply just to see what its all about, but its probably better to not get involved with them.

NEVER respond - the second you do they know they have a 'live' one and if they don't get you, they'll sell your email addy to others who'll try.  This scam is older than my deceased granny!

Sep 06 10 09:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chris Teel
Posts: 486
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


moet abebe wrote:
hey... i unfortunately emailed him back and now I AM WORRIED... wat do I do?

Your email address is now in evil hands.  You may wish to discontinue using it and getting a new one.

Sep 06 10 09:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Anna-Marie D
Posts: 32
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


Post hidden on Sep 07, 2010 10:30 am
Reason: violates rules
Comments:
Please don't out members in the forums. Use the Contact a Moderator button under the "Info" menu.
Sep 07 10 10:24 am  Link 
Model
Anna-Marie D
Posts: 32
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


Glad to read back from you here you will find all details for the job...

Job Locations
The shooting will hold at a rented photographers studio in your location,so you don't have to worry about traveling,the name and address of the studio will be forwarded to you before the date of the shooting,all make up will be taken care of in the studio.You can come along with any body of your choice on the day of the shooting,your mum,dad,friend,body-guard anybody you wish to come with just for you to feel more comfortable.

Job details
You have 12 different Fashion outfits to cover,which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting.

Types of cloths
Jeans and Jackets

Name of client
Donna Karan

Job percentage
The total pay for the jobs is $3,250 and you get $250 as your up front payment.

Shooting Date.
the date for the shooting is not fix,i will have to make arrangement for that ahead from now,I will email you the exact date for the shooting a week before as soon as the arrangement is completed with our client.

Requirements.
Very Attractive,Classy,In Great Shape,Extremely Outgoing & Personable,out spoken,Must be Reliable.

Payment Policy.
As part of my working policy and ethics,i receive part payment from any client before I proceed with any job and balance immediately after the shooting,this is to identify a serious client and ascertain the job,I hope you comprehend this fact.I will keep you updated as to when our client wants to make upfront payments

Expectation.
you need to have good and attractive poses .(start practicing) Basically this is all required of you,for your make up my client will be taken care of it,you don't have to be bother for any make up,please get in touch with me if you will take the job and we can go from there,just let me know if you will take the job to commence with next arrangement.

Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular bases, I might have updates for you.

Michael Riley
What do you all make of this
Sep 07 10 10:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Skydancer Photos
Posts: 21,918
Santa Cruz, California, US


Moderator Warning!
If you suspect you are being scammed or spammed here on MM, please send us a CAM:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/contactamod.php
And yes, you should remove your email address from your bio page. It will reduce the number of scams and spams you receive.

Here are some very useful and informative threads, found right here on MM, created and maintained by MM members.

NEW MODELS: Learn about scams - by Chaya Phally
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=575330

The New Model's Guide to the Industry and Scams - maintained by Fifi

Model Matters Survivor Guide... - maintained by Fifi

New to MM? --READ THIS FIRST! - by Josie Nutter
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=18926

CLT's Survival Guide For MM Newbies - by CLT
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=117121
Sep 07 10 10:32 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Anna-Marie D
Posts: 32
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


Thank you
Sep 07 10 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Shani P
Posts: 1
Brooklyn, New York, US


Omg thank you so much for posting this as i have responded to an email or two just to see the response and it seemed legitimize but now i know what to watch for and to be extra careful. what would someone do if they send an address
Sep 13 10 09:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
SusiG
Posts: 1
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


Darn I hate setting up a new email but better safe?
Sep 14 10 09:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Skydancer Photos
Posts: 21,918
Santa Cruz, California, US


SusiG wrote:
Darn I hate setting up a new email but better safe?

Tha main thing is don't post your email address anywhere online where it can be harvested and/or sold and then become the recipient of scams/spams. That includes posting your email addy on your bio, in a tag, forum thread, etc.

Sep 14 10 09:44 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Heather edwards
Posts: 1
Orlando, Florida, US


wow me too i thout it was real! this sucks so i gave the person all the info should i be afraid?
Sep 20 10 08:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Flex Photography
Posts: 5,209
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


christa heffner wrote:
wow me too i thout it was real! this sucks so i gave the person all the info should i be afraid?

First, remove youe phone # from your profile! That too, will draw tons of bad contacts!

Never reply! Never send more private info! Unfortunately, Christa, if you already have, you are in for a constant stream of scams, spams & perverts! Dumping your email might help. If you do, get 2! One for personal, and one just for modeling! (Without your name in the address!) If address & phone are given out, that is more difficult! You are on lists now. Just don't respond!

Sep 21 10 05:45 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Ashley Elmer
Posts: 1
Twin Falls, Idaho, US


I too emailed back and this was the reply I received;

Hello ,

It's really nice reading back from you and here are some information about the assignmen, It is a $2000 pay Fashion job (Assignment) for you, My client wants to update her Catalog with some of the latest Fashion outfits in vogue and to host one of the 2010 model event with her new fashion from Malaysia. This assignment is to encourage the upcoming models in the industry, she is affiliated with the Academy of Art, you don't have to be worried about your experience or present look because we have specialist, stylist and make Up artist who will bring the real beauty out of you, I am a professional photographer/Manager with more than 8 years experience.
Find all details for the job below..

Location :
The shooting will be hold at a rented photographers studio very close to your city,so you don't have to worry about traveling,the name and address of the studio will be forwarded to you a week before the date of the shooting,all make up will be taken care of in the studio.You can come along with any body of your choice on the day of the shooting,your mum,dad,friend,body-guard anybody you wish to come with just for you to feel more comfortable.

Job details
You have 12 different Fashion outfits to cover,which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting.

Types of cloths
Jeans and Jackets

Company Name
Alora Designer

Payment format
The total pay for the jobs is $2000 but you will get $300 as upfront part payment before the shoot and the remaining balance of $1700 will be paid to you in cash at the shooting venue immediately after the shoot.Note that the part payment is meant to cover some miscellaneous expenses like (taxi, manicure and pedicure)

Shooting Date.
the date for the shooting is not yet fixed,i will have to make arrangement for that ahead from now,I will email you the exact date for the shooting a week before the shoot as soon as the arrangement is completed with our client.

Requirements.
Very Attractive,Classy,In Great Shape,Extremely Outgoing & Personable,out spoken,Must be Reliable.

Expectation.
you need to have good and attractive poses.(start practicing) Basically this is all we required of you,for your make up, my client will take care of it, you don't have to  bother for any make up,please get in touch with me if you will take the job and we can go from there,just let me know if you will take the job to commence with next arrangement. Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular bases, I might have updates for you.


Regards
Dec 08 10 10:07 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Darline Stuart
Posts: 2
Palm Beach, Florida, US


Dominic-Lloyd Goodman wrote:
I got the same message and replied to see what he would say and this is the next message he said.

Hello Mate,

It's really nice reading back from you and here are more information about the assignment. 1300 pounds pay Fashion job (Assignment) for you, My client wants to update her Catalog with her new year release Fashion outfits and to host one of the 2010 model event with her new fashion from Malaysia.this assignment is to encourage the upcoming models in the industry she is affiliated with the Academy Art,you don't have to be worried about your experience or present look because we have specialist stylist and make Up artist who will bring the real beauty out of you,I'm a professional photographer/Manager with 8 years experience.

Find all details for the job below..

Job Location
The shooting will be hold at a rented photographers studio in your location,so you don't have to worry about traveling,the name and address of the studio will be forwarded to you a week before the date of the shooting,all make up will be taken care of in the studio.You can come along with any body of your choice on the day of the shooting,your mum,dad,friend,body-guard anybody you wish to come with just for you to feel more comfortable.

Job details
You have 12 different Fashion outfits to cover,which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting.

Types of cloths
Jeans and Jackets

Company Name
Alora Designer

Payment format
The total pay for the jobs is 1300 pounds but you will get 300 pounds as upfront part payment before the shoot and the remaining balance of 1000 pounds will be paid to you in cash at the shooting venue immediately after the shoot.

Shooting Date.
the date for the shooting is not fix,i will have to make arrangement for that ahead from now,I will email you the exact date for the shooting a week before the shoot as soon as the arrangement is completed with our client.

Requirements.
Very Attractive,Classy,In Great Shape,Extremely Outgoing & Personable,out spoken,Must be Reliable.

Payment Policy.
As part of my working policy and ethics,i receive part payment from any client before I proceed with any job and balance immediately after the shooting,this is to identify a serious client and ascertain the job,I hope you comprehend this fact. I will keep you updated as to when our client wants to make upfront payments

Expectation.
you need to have good and attractive poses .(start practicing) Basically this is all we required of you,for your make up, my client will be taken care of it, you don't have to  bother for any make up,please get in touch with me if you will take the job and we can go from there,just let me know if you will take the job to commence with next arrangement.
Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular bases, I might have updates for you.

Regards

Sep 17 11 12:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Darline Stuart
Posts: 2
Palm Beach, Florida, US


Hello ,

It's really nice reading back from you and here are some information about the assignmen, It is a $1500 pay Fashion job (Assignment) for you, My client wants to update her Catalog with some of the latest Fashion outfits in vogue and to host one of the 2011 model event with her new fashion from Malaysia. This assignment is to encourage the upcoming models in the industry, she is affiliated with the Academy of Art, you don't have to be worried about your experience or present look because we have specialist, stylist and make Up artist who will bring the real beauty out of you, I am a professional photographer/Manager with more than 8 years experience.
Find all details for the job below..

Location :
The shooting will be hold at a rented photographers studio very close to your city,so you don't have to worry about traveling,the name and address of the studio will be forwarded to you a week before the date of the shooting,all make up will be taken care of in the studio.You can come along with any body of your choice on the day of the shooting,your mum,dad,friend,body-guard anybody you wish to come with just for you to feel more comfortable.

Job details
You have 12 different Fashion outfits to cover,which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting.

Types of cloths
Jeans and Jackets

Company Name
Alora Designer

Payment format
The total pay for the jobs is $1500 but you will get $300 as upfront part payment before the shoot and the remaining balance of $1200 will be paid to you in cash at the shooting venue immediately after the shoot.Note that the part payment is meant to cover some miscellaneous expenses like (taxi, Hair,  manicure and pedicure)

Shooting Date.
the date for the shooting is not yet fixed,i will have to make arrangement for that ahead from now,I will email you the exact date for the shooting a week before the shoot as soon as the arrangement is completed with our client.

Requirements.
Very Attractive,Classy,In Great Shape,Extremely Outgoing & Personable,out spoken,Must be Reliable.

Expectation.
you need to have good and attractive poses.(start practicing) Basically this is all we required of you,for your make up, my client will take care of it, you don't have to  bother for any make up,please get in touch with me if you will take the job and we can go from there,just let me know if you will take the job to commence with next arrangement. Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular bases, I might have updates for you.

Regards
wow i know right
Sep 17 11 12:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dyan Alexis Aquino
Posts: 5
Southampton, Pennsylvania, US


heyyyy!!!!! is this a scam??? i just gave him/her the info.!!!! what will I do now???I am worried.. :'( somebody reply please!
Mar 18 12 10:47 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dyan Alexis Aquino
Posts: 5
Southampton, Pennsylvania, US


heyyyy!!!!! is this a scam??? i just gave him/her the info.!!!! what will I do now???I am worried.. :'( somebody reply please!
Mar 18 12 10:47 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dyan Alexis Aquino
Posts: 5
Southampton, Pennsylvania, US


should I just deletr my eadd? or the whole account?
Mar 18 12 11:20 am  Link  Quote 
guide forum
Photographer
GPS Studio Services
Posts: 35,828
San Francisco, California, US


Relax, what are we talking about here?  Are you saying that you replied to the scam and sent him your personal information?

Just ignore all future communications.   Then. don't panic.  The sky isn't going to fall.

I have a question though ... how did he contact you?
Mar 18 12 09:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dyan Alexis Aquino
Posts: 5
Southampton, Pennsylvania, US


well somebody PM me in this website.. and seems like he PM everybody.. same thing  he said .. but the wage.. he told me he will pay me a sum of 1500.. but that's not what he said to others.. if you will read the whole convo in this page..  ,, and  the person who PM me asked me to email a person named andre bells.. he gave me the email address and since I am interested. I Pm him.. then after 2 days I got a reply.. asking if I am still interested and asking for my info. like where to send part of the payment.. So I gave my info...  wilhelmina modeling asked me that too but I think wilhelmina isn't a scam they do have a website I think.. and they are open for casting calls right now...
Mar 18 12 11:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dyan Alexis Aquino
Posts: 5
Southampton, Pennsylvania, US


I gave him my address and my tel number...!!!!!! I dumped my eadd already.. so I have to make another one for this website..
Mar 18 12 11:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Brandie Street
Posts: 1
Adrian, Michigan, US


i just told them that i will model for them... what do you do next?
Oct 19 12 07:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Salo
Posts: 8,295
Olney, Maryland, US


Brandie Street wrote:
i just told them that i will llama for them... what do you do next?

Do nothing.

They will send you a check.  Don't cash it and definitely do not send money to a third party.

Oct 19 12 07:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Natsumi Sato
Posts: 1
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Thanks to all who commented!!
I also have been in contact with this and am soooo glad I saw this!
I've received the exactly same email as everybody else.

Thanks for looking out for everybody else!!
Jan 23 13 10:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Spike Zombiee
Posts: 11
Charlotte, North Carolina, US


Haha, that is still floating about?
Jan 25 13 08:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rim Basma
Posts: 1
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US


Dominic-Lloyd Goodman wrote:
I got the same message and replied to see what he would say and this is the next message he said.

Hello Mate,

It's really nice reading back from you and here are more information about the assignment. 1300 pounds pay Fashion job (Assignment) for you, My client wants to update her Catalog with her new year release Fashion outfits and to host one of the 2010 model event with her new fashion from Malaysia.this assignment is to encourage the upcoming models in the industry she is affiliated with the Academy Art,you don't have to be worried about your experience or present look because we have specialist stylist and make Up artist who will bring the real beauty out of you,I'm a professional photographer/Manager with 8 years experience.

Find all details for the job below..

Job Location
The shooting will be hold at a rented photographers studio in your location,so you don't have to worry about traveling,the name and address of the studio will be forwarded to you a week before the date of the shooting,all make up will be taken care of in the studio.You can come along with any body of your choice on the day of the shooting,your mum,dad,friend,body-guard anybody you wish to come with just for you to feel more comfortable.

Job details
You have 12 different Fashion outfits to cover,which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting.

Types of cloths
Jeans and Jackets

Company Name
Alora Designer

Payment format
The total pay for the jobs is 1300 pounds but you will get 300 pounds as upfront part payment before the shoot and the remaining balance of 1000 pounds will be paid to you in cash at the shooting venue immediately after the shoot.

Shooting Date.
the date for the shooting is not fix,i will have to make arrangement for that ahead from now,I will email you the exact date for the shooting a week before the shoot as soon as the arrangement is completed with our client.

Requirements.
Very Attractive,Classy,In Great Shape,Extremely Outgoing & Personable,out spoken,Must be Reliable.

Payment Policy.
As part of my working policy and ethics,i receive part payment from any client before I proceed with any job and balance immediately after the shooting,this is to identify a serious client and ascertain the job,I hope you comprehend this fact. I will keep you updated as to when our client wants to make upfront payments

Expectation.
you need to have good and attractive poses .(start practicing) Basically this is all we required of you,for your make up, my client will be taken care of it, you don't have to  bother for any make up,please get in touch with me if you will take the job and we can go from there,just let me know if you will take the job to commence with next arrangement.
Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular bases, I might have updates for you.

Regards

Thank you for posting this, I got the same message from 2 people but the names were different

Apr 01 13 04:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Tiffany Bond
Posts: 76
West Jordan, Utah, US


Yup, I got the same message, and I ignored it. Generally, if I think something looks sketchy, I'll wait a few days and try to go back to that person's page. 90% of the time, if it's a scam, their profile won't exist anymore.

Also, you have to try to look at the pictures. For that much money, the photos from said "Experienced Photographer" were absolute garbage.
Apr 01 13 10:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
CarolynnQ
Posts: 15
Cudahy, California, US


Today at 5:26 AM 

I just got this one.



Hello ,

It's really nice reading back from you and here are some information about the assignment, It is a $1250 pay Fashion job (Assignment) for you, My client wants to update her Catalog with some of the latest Fashion outfits in vogue and to host one of the 2014 model event with her new fashion from Malaysia. This assignment is to encourage the upcoming models in the industry, she is affiliated with the Academy of Art, you don't have to be worried about your experience or present look because we have specialist, stylist and make Up artist who will bring the real beauty out of you, I am a professional photographer/Manager with more than 8 years experience.
Find all details for the job below..

Location :
The shooting will be hold at a rented photographers studio very close to your city,so you don't have to worry about traveling,the name and address of the studio will be forwarded to you a week before the date of the shooting,all make up will be taken care of in the studio.You can come along with any body of your choice on the day of the shooting,your mum,dad,friend,body-guard anybody you wish to come with just for you to feel more comfortable.

Job details
You have 12 different Fashion outfits to cover,which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting.

Types of cloths
Jeans and Jackets

Company Name
Alora Designer

Payment format
The total pay for the jobs is $1250 but you will get $250 as upfront part payment before the shoot and the remaining balance of $1000 will be paid to you in cash at the shooting venue immediately after the shoot.Note that the part payment is meant to cover some miscellaneous expenses like (taxi, manicure and pedicure)

Shooting Date.
the date for the shooting is not yet fixed,i will have to make arrangement for that ahead from now,I will email you the exact date for the shooting a week before the shoot as soon as the arrangement is completed with our client.

Requirements.
Very Attractive,Classy,In Great Shape,Extremely Outgoing & Personable,out spoken,Must be Reliable.

Expectation.
you need to have good and attractive poses.(start practicing) Basically this is all we required of you,for your make up, my client will take care of it, you don't have to  bother for any make up,please get in touch with me if you will take the job and we can go from there,just let me know if you will take the job to commence with next arrangement. Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular bases, I might have updates for you.

Regards
Jan 02 14 09:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DOUGLASFOTOS
Posts: 8,351
Los Angeles, California, US


Everything real old is new again...

Mar 16 10 03:29 am
Jan 02 14 09:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kent Art Photography
Posts: 2,787
Ashford, England, United Kingdom


DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:
Everything real old is new again...

Mar 16 10 03:29 am

Maybe the 'Avoid Scams' button should be made flashing neon and take up the whole damn page...

Jan 02 14 10:09 am  Link  Quote 
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