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Photographer
JDStarz _ Photography
Posts: 2
New York, New York, US


Just got me 1... Hahaha...

Hello,my name is Mrs.Kathy Perkinson am the Senior human resource
manager (ROYAL LIVER ASSURANCE USA)am from Birmingham Alabama but am
presently in the UK on a business trip and shopping. I went through
your Model Allure.com page and I must admit your works are adorable I
would love you to handle my Daughters photography,my daughter Jasmine
Perkinson is getting married on Friday March 2nd 2012 in Birmingham
Alabama,that’s like in a months and some week’s time from now.I would
need you to take the photographs on the wedding ceremony day,i really
want quality pictures to be taken on the ceremony day and that's why
am trusting you to handle the ceremony well enough well enough.I like
your works and i believe you can give us a run for our money.Its a
small ceremony with an invite list of not more than 150 People and the
ceremony is expected to last not more than 4 hours.My budget is
($1200) which I will pay to you a 50% upfront ($600)and then pay the
balance of ($650) when you are done with the job in Alabama.Your
travel ticket and hotel accommodation would be made available to you
by me and would be sent to you by my Flight Agent. Email me be back
soonest so I can make arrangements for your upfront payment and Flight
ticket thanks.Hoping to hear from you soonest
Kind Regards
Mrs Perkinson
Jan 14 12 07:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aleksandr Kozlov
Posts: 1
London, England, United Kingdom


Got one today. Same story, new day.

16 Jan 2012, в 04:30, kathy perkinson  написал(а):

Hello,my name is Mrs.Kathy Perkinson am the Senior human resource
manager (ROYAL LIVER ASSURANCE SPAIN)am from Merseyside Liverpool UK
but i live and work with my family in Madrid the Spanish capital but
am presently in Italy on a business trip and shopping. I went through
your Model.Mayhem page and I must admit your works are adorable I
would love you to handle my Daughters photography,my daughter Jasmine
Perkinson is getting married on Friday March 2nd 2012 in Madrid
Spain,that’s like in a months and some week’s time from now.I would
need you to take the photographs on the wedding ceremony day,i really
want quality pictures to be taken on the ceremony day and that's why
am trusting you to handle the ceremony well enough well enough.I like
your works and i believe you can give us a run for our money.Its a
small ceremony with an invite list of not more than 150 People and the
ceremony is expected to last not more than 4 hours.My budget is (1200
pounds) which I will pay to you a 50% upfront (600pounds)and then pay
the balance of (600pounds) when you are done with the job in
Madrid.Your travel ticket and hotel accommodation would be made
available to you by me and would be sent to you by my Flight Agent.
Email me be back soonest so I can make arrangements for your upfront
payment and Flight ticket thanks.Hoping to hear from you soonest
Kind Regards
Mrs Perkinson
Jan 16 12 02:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
matthewosbornephotograp
Posts: 4
Coventry, England, United Kingdom


I too just had Kathy Perkinson get in touch with more details regarding the wedding in Madrid.  I Googled it and thanks to MM I see it is indeed a scam.  What a loser.  Thanks MM peeps.  Matt UK
Jan 19 12 11:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AfterImage Media
Posts: 123
Aurora, Illinois, US


Hi,
I am Robert by name, I am one of the freelance agent that works with new faces magazine company. I was given an opportunity to choose out a model for our upcoming Magazine Fashion Shoot. New faces company need 9 models in 9 different states(Including Your Own State) to showcase their new edition magazine for beginners/new faces models for 2012.. I am happy to let you know that you're lucky to be chosen for this event.


(1)The date of the event is 28th or January or 4th of February (You can choose a date that will suit your schedule out of the 2 dates) from 9am-11am and it will be taken place in one of the best studio in your city/state. We'll get you inform as soon as we found the best studio to suit the event. As a matter of fact you are allow to come with anyone of the following as an escort: father, mother, sister, brother or friend.


(2) Your total payment for the photo shoot is $800 and it will be paid to you in cash immediately after the shoot.

NOTE: CHECK payment of $2920 will be mail out to you before the date of the event to deduct $150 for your best hairstyle/necessary make up of your own taste. The remaining $2770 left over will be REMIT BY YOU to the clothing company as the wardrobe payment you'll wear for the event. All the money is coming to you because our priority is to build trust in any of our employee.


Your measurements:
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.
.
.
.
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Your check payment information are needed:

NAME TO BE WRITTEN ON THE CHECK
RESIDENCE ADDRESS
APARTMENT NUMBER
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
CELL NUMBER

I believed you are going to give us the best and wouldn't disappoint me on the long run. Get back to me as soon as possible with your measurements information and the information required for the check payment.

Regards
new faces magazine
www.newfaces.com

THIS IS A SCAM. POOR SPELLING AND THE DREADED - MONEY WILL BE SENT TO YOU PLOY. TOO BAD THESE PREDATORS HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION WHICH THEY USE TO STEAL FROM UNSUSPECTING AND VULNERABLE YOUNG MODELS!!!
Jan 19 12 11:58 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
E E S
Posts: 768
Los Angeles, California, US


Wow, after years of being a makeup artist, I finally got one (however, they seem to think I'm a photographer) with pretty good grammar and punctuation:


Hello,

My name is Hugo Fanaberia. I am a Model Agent working for Knave Magazine UK, I am currently recruiting models for a special edition of the magazine which will take place within the last week of February 2012. I need a good photographer in the United States and Canada respectively to work with.

I saw and appreciate your profile while surfing the internet, and I would like us to work together. I want to know if you are interested and willing to work with us. I presently have good offers for you.

Please let me know if you are interested and I would give you further details, hope to read from you soon.

Best Regards

Hugo Fanaberia
Jan 19 12 12:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Vincent Ford
Posts: 667
West Hollywood, California, US


I've been getting these interview requests from no name publishers saying they want my information for their new book.  I thought wow thats nice till I got 2 more in the same week from other sites.  When you contact them they say you gotta pay and want all this personal information from you:

Hello,
Prosper Publishers is looking for a wedding makeup expert to interview for
a book we're publishing. This book is entitled:

"How To Plan The Perfect Wedding: Real World Advice from Experienced
Wedding Professionals"

There is no cost to you.  If this sounds like something you might be
interested in, please let me know by replying to this email, and I will
send you the interview questions via email.

Sincerely,
C.R. Dulay
Associate Publisher
c.r.dulay@prosperpublishers.com
www.ProsperPublishers.com


Hello,

Golden Pond Publishing is looking for a Makeup Artist to interview, for a
book we're publishing, entitled: (“I Do!”)... How To Plan Your Wedding and
Enjoy It!. There is no cost to you.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please let me
know, by replying to this email, and I will send you the interview
questions via email.

Sincerely,

Bill Kluczynski, Jr.
Managing Editor
GoldenPondPublishing.com
Jan 20 12 04:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Melissa Gail Hall
Posts: 1
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Ernesto0006 wrote:
Hello,my name is Mrs.Kathy Perkinson am the Senior human resource
manager (ROYAL LIVER ASSURANCE Alabama USA)am from Ontario Canada but
i live and work here in Birmingham Alabama USA but am presently in
the UK on a business trip and shopping.I went through your model
mayhem page and I must admit your works are adorable I would love you
to handle my Daughters photography,my daughter Jasmine Perkinson is
getting married on Thursday 2nd of Febuary 2012 in Alabama,that’s like
in a months and some week’s time from now.I would need you to be the
photographer on the wedding ceremony day,i really want her pictures to
look good and astonishing and that's why am trusting you to handle the
event well enough judging from your nice pictures on model mayhem,we
need you to take lovely shots on the wedding day,shots that we would
all remember for a long time even way after the ceremony day.It’s a
small ceremony with an invite list of not more than 150 People and the
ceremony is expected to last not more than 4 hours.My budget is
($1,200) which I will pay to you a 50% upfront ($600)and then pay the
balance of ($600) when you are done with the job in Birmingham
Alabama.Your travel ticket and hotel accommodation would be made
available to you by me and would be sent to you by my Flight
Agent.Email me be back soonest so I can make arrangements for your
upfront payment thanks.Hoping to hear from you soonest
Kind Regards
Mrs Perkinson

Jan 22 12 02:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
SimoneT
Posts: 2
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


YEPP I GOT ONE TOO, but it came thru a couple of friends who I trusted and they knew I do MUA so they thought it would suit me.  I actually thought it was legit, and then I started reading between the lines, googled the names of the lawyer, the Kathy Perkinson, Gina Truman the flight AGENT and the fact the email addy's were gmail and hotmail, for well known business people....!!!!!  The business is a real one, Royal Liver Assurance, its in the UK but they don't know a Kathy Perkinson, I have also reported them to the Scamsearch.aus.gov site so will see if they do anything about it.  WHAT do they think they will achieve by doing this????  I don't understand what they are planning on doing?
Jan 25 12 03:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
SimoneT
Posts: 2
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


OH AND I also got a photo of Jasmine!!!!  BAHAHAHAHA!!!!!  I wonder who it really is???
Jan 25 12 03:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY
Posts: 4,585
Jacksonville, Florida, US


Flawless Jemz wrote:
Can anyone tell me what they might know about a "Depesha Magazine" scam? It sounds like a scam, so I'm trying to research before replying or reporting it...

I was sent the first email:

On Dec 22, 2011, at 6:36 PM, DEPESHA FASHION MAGAZINE  wrote:

> Hello,
> How has been your day? Fine i guess. I went through your profile on www.modelmayhem.com, and i am pleased to inform you that you have been invited to participate in an upcoming photo shoot organized by Depesha Fashion Magazine for the professional photo shoot. No nudity, fetish, bondage and other adult content stuff. Kindly get back to me if you are interested.
>
>
> Thanks for your time.
>
> Sean Howell


Second email received this morning:

Hi ,

Thanks for the response and hope you had a lovely holiday. Well the magazine is just a new mag to come up next month and we would want you to be in the first launch of the magazine. It is not a must you have experience but all we need is a good posture of you to give a better shoot.

DATE AND TIME:
This exposition is going to be held on the 13th and 14th of January 2012 in Tampa, Florida.The shoot will commence at 12:00 PM EST noon and end at 3:00 PM EST which would take you complete 3 hours.

PROJECT DETAILS:
This project is organized by the company and is basically on photo shoot to display latest fashions and designers for commercial purpose and be informed that it is an outdoor show and will be publicized.

JOB PAYMENT:
The company is going to pay you the sum of $300 as hourly shooting rate which means your shoot for the 3hours will be $900 and the payment will be paid to you immediately you are done with the shoot.

COMPENSATION FEE:
You will be given a compensation fee of $200 with your payment immediately after the shoot in case of any inconveniences.

ESCORT
As matter of choice, you can bring along any one of your choice to the shooting venue as your escort and the company will be responsible for their well being and flight ticket also.

MAKE UP ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER:
The company has 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 best directive.

REQUIREMENT(S)
You are not required to do any make up on your own because the company has provided make up artist to cover that aspect and you are to attach along your good looking photo,at least one(1) photo.

TRAVELING EXPENSES:
All traveling Expenses like Food/Accommodation/ with the flight ticket to-and-fro will be covered by the company and the flight ticket will be sent to you immediately your details is received.

(NOTE)
Please be notified that your flight payment will be in form of a Certified check or Direct deposit which will include the fashion store/Makeup Artist so as to get the makeup stuff you will be modeling with ready before the shoot and after taken out your flight payment the balance will be remitted to the Wardrobe Manager. If you agree with this and you are ready to carry out this exercise kindly get back to me with the information below and we kindly want you to take your time and read very well because we are not here to make a hoax of our job and we wouldn't want a model that received our payment say he/she is no more interested and if such things happened,we shall turn it to the hand of the local authority because the Local Authority are involved and follow us for security purpose.

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

Full Name to be written on check :...........
Residence address (Not Po. Box) :....
City :......................................
State :....................................
Zip Code :...............................
Mobile Phone Number :............
home phone Number :..............
Nearest Airport :......................
Health Condition :....................
Age :......................................
Other Occupations :.................
Experience :...........................
Shoe Size :.............................
Bust :.....................................
Waist :....................................
Hips :.....................................
Height :..................................
Your Email in Use:...................


Regards,
Sean Howell

The other thing for me is, I'm not a model lol, clearly I'm an MUA so half of this email is totally irrelevant to me! But I tried Googling and I'm not coming up with much negative stuff so perhaps someone here might have an idea??

LOL..........I received similar to this..............wanting me to model.............I'm a PHOTOGRAPHER, but hey thanks for the vote of beauty...........tongue....hehe

Jan 25 12 03:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LelannAzaleePhotography
Posts: 2
Los Angeles, California, US


They have done it again but changed the name from Kathy Perkinson to Brittany Dovan! WATCH OUT FOR THAT... It seemed fishy to me and I called them on some things like money payment etc. and then when they sent the flight agent info it was obvious it was a scam... googled the flight agent name GINA TRUMA and hello... right here on model mayhem! FRAUD! careful photographers wink

Hello,my name is Mrs Brittany Dovan am the Senior human resource
manager (ROYAL LIVER ASSURANCE USA)am from Birmingham Alabama but am
presently in UK on a business trip and shopping. I went through your
ModelMayhem.com page and I must admit your works are adorable I would
love you to handle my Daughters photography,my daughter Jasmine Taylor
is getting married on Thursday March 29th 2012 in Birmingham Alabama
,that’s like in a months and some week’s time from now.I would need
you to take the photographs on the wedding ceremony day,i really want
quality pictures to be taken on the ceremony day and that's why am
trusting you to handle the ceremony well enough well enough.I like
your works and i believe you can give us a run for our money.Its a
small ceremony with an invite list of not more than 150 People and the
ceremony is expected to last not more than 4 hours.My budget is
($1200) which I will pay to you a 50% upfront ($600)and then pay the
balance of ($600) when you are done with the job in Alabama.Your
travel ticket and hotel accommodation would be made available to you
by me and would be sent to you by my Flight Agent. Email me be back
soonest so I can make arrangements for your upfront payment and Flight
ticket thanks.Hoping to hear from you soonest
Kind Regards
Mrs Dovan
Feb 08 12 01:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
sammylewer1982
Posts: 2
Carlisle, England, United Kingdom


Brittany Slaughter wrote:
They just don't quit do they?! haha
here's the latest craziness. and yeah, i went to the website he gave me and contacted the actual people to see if it was legit....definetly not haha


Hi,
   My name is Dereck Morgan, am a professional photographer/Manager.i came across you personal email contact while surfing through the modeling website.I have a client who want to update her Catalog with her new year Fashion outfit release and I'm interested in you for the shooting.your pay for the job will be euros 1,500.If you are interested get back to me as soon as possible,via Email contact :dereck_morgan101@yahoo.com
here is the website.www.roncois.com
This is to acknowledge the receipt of your email and information provided,has for your question about construction she want to use the catalog for the website that's while she is hosting the shooting.we are issuing up front payment...you can easily get back to us with your payment information such as..
Name on check :
Complete Mailing address :
NAME AS TO APPEAR ON CHECK.................
HOME ADDRESS....................
CITY......................
STATE........................
ZIP CODE.........................
CELL PHONE #.........

I shall look forward hearing from you..
I Shall look forward to read from you.

Job Location:
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:
Elizabeth Hurley

Company Name:
Oscar de la Renta Designer


Job percentage:
The total pay for the jobs is $1,700 and you get your full payment upfront for you to get ready without further delay.

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 full payment from any client before I proceed with any job.this is to identify a serious client and ascertain the job,I hope you comprehend this fact.
I will keep you posted as to when our client want to make upfront payment

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 worry 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.All clothes will be provided to you and also there is no problem to you height.

Regards.

Dereck Morgan

Mar 07 12 05:47 am  Link  Quote 
Model
sammylewer1982
Posts: 2
Carlisle, England, United Kingdom


hiya i got the same email but the photographer is called lewis rodwell and ive just recieved a check in the post for £3,500 but the name on the account is called miss d j norman
Mar 07 12 05:49 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Kasia Kaniewska
Posts: 2
London, England, United Kingdom


And i got one !! with one i can agree my work is adorable...

Hello,my name is Mrs.Stacy Wallace am the Senior human resource
manager (ROYAL LIVER ASSURANCE SPAIN)am from Liverpool UK but i live
and work in Madrid Spain with my family,but am presently in Rome the
Italian capital on a business trip and shopping. I went through your
model mayhem page and I must admit your works are adorable I would
love you to handle my Daughters makeup,my daughter Jasmine Wallace is
getting married on Friday May 18th in Madrid Spain,that’s like in a
months and some week’s time from now.I would need you to do her makeup
on the wedding ceremony day,i really want her looking good and
astonishing on the ceremony day and that's why am trusting you to
handle her makeup well enough,i want her having a British look on the
ceremony day.I like your works and i believe you can give my daughter
a sweet and nice makeup look for the ceremony. It’s a small ceremony
with an invite list of not more than 150 People and the ceremony is
expected to last not more than 4 hours.My budget is (600 pounds) which
I will pay to you a 50% upfront (300)and then pay the balance of (300)
when you are done with the job in Alabama.Your travel ticket and hotel
accommodation would be made available to you by me and would be sent
to you by my Flight Agent. Email me be back soonest so I can make
arrangements for your upfront payment and Flight ticket thanks.Hoping
to hear from you soonest

Kind Regards
Mrs Wallace


i got another one some time ago....


Hello,
    I am emailing you as regards your post i saw on Model Mayhem. I was really thrilled when i saw those wonderful making of yours, I quite appreciate your looks and would like to work with you on a small contract if you don't mind. I work with a newly open clothing store in Ontario Named C4U(Clothez4u). We need make up artist for our modelers, for the promotion sales just to help publish them and to boost there sales and help them pave there way up the clothing industry meeting up with world fashion business today. Hair stylist, make up artist  will be taking and pictures will be used to advertise their products..
Get back to me know if you are interested in the Job offer and let me know your charging plan for 2 hours just for a day making. The shot will be done at a location closer to you.

The make up artist  for our modelers will be held as soon as we both agree on when it should be held and the pictures will be used for the promotion sales. The Store will be responsible for the provision for your clothing, make-up and hairstyle that will be use for the shoot. The location of the shoot and Hair Style make up artist,
will be somewhere close to where you are located to avoid any traveling inconveniences on your part.As soon as we both agree,the photographer will get in touch with you to agree on the location,date and time of the Hair Style and he will becoming over to meet you up so that the shooting and the making, hair styles can be done in good time. Let me know if you're ok with 300 euro for 2 hours of your service and fund will be sent to you immediately on confirmation of your payment information as clearly outlined below this mail. After payment has been received, There will be a pre-arranged photographer, and a make up artist
that will becoming over to you for the Hair Stylist modeler, make up artist They will be contacting you for proper arrangement of time and location after payments has been made. Guess the arrangement is understood. In order for payment to be made to you, provide me with the following details
Name in full.........
Residential address in full..........
City...........
Province........
Postcode..........
Phone number....(cell and home).....
Age........
Charges...300 Euro(2hrs) agreed
Any previous Hair stylist Experience ...


I want to let you understand that the Payment will be send to you this week alright and your work (make up ) is still in position so you don't need to be because everything is in order. I will like to inform you that enclosed in the package,you will find a payment (cheque) worth the total sum of 2 500pounds from the company that sponsor the project. As soon as you have the payment,deposit it in your bank for clearance and have your part payment charges deducted which is 300euro + 50euro (for gas and your stress) while you have the left over in cash will be for the Supervisor that will set up an appointment with you on when you will be available for the shoot.
Sincerely,
Mar 17 12 08:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Kasia Kaniewska
Posts: 2
London, England, United Kingdom


sammylewer1982 wrote:
hiya i got the same email but the photographer is called lewis rodwell and ive just recieved a check in the post for £3,500 but the name on the account is called miss d j norman

Sammy read my post below, this check is probably stolen if you deposit this in your bank you can get in trouble just ignore it.
read my post below


kasia

Mar 17 12 08:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
DaniiSturrock
Posts: 2
Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom


Hi i have been reading your posts and feel very silly i have recieved a few emails like this and fell for a few of them. I was wondering if someone knows what i can do to find out whether something is fake or not it is making me want to quit modelling because i am scared that all paid offers i get will be fake. Also i need advice from someone who can help me with something that has happened it has me very worried, if any of you can help i would appreciate for you to message me.

Thank You for your time
x
Apr 04 12 03:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Lebec
Posts: 3
Ontario, California, US


Hello, I recieved this today, and after my research I noted it had been on MM sometime ago..just a warning to all makeup artist that this was from another site but was on here as well...be careful and always research.

Lebec

Read the following:

Subject:   we need your makeup services

From: cynthia brown  (Add as Preferred Sender)   

Date: Wed, May 09, 2012 12:32 pm
To: lebec@lebeconline.com


From  Subject (Thread Messages)   Date  Size 
Hello,my name is Mrs.Cynthia Brown am the Senior human resource
manager (ROYAL LIVER ASSURANCE USA)am from Birmingham Alabama USA,but
am presently in the UK Liverpool on a business trip and shopping. I
went through your brokendollmodels.com page and I must admit your
works are adorable I would love you to handle my Daughters makeup,my
daughter Jasmine Brown is getting married on Friday June 15th 2012 in
Birmingham Alabama,that’s like in a months and some week’s time from
now.I would need you to do her makeup on the wedding ceremony day,i
really want her looking good and astonishing on the ceremony day and
that's why am trusting you to handle her makeup well enough.I like
your works and i believe you can give my daughter a sweet and nice
makeup look for the ceremony,i love class and elegance and that's why
am willing to go the extra mile to ensure that my daughters looks
astonishing on her happiest day. It’s a small ceremony with an invite
list of not more than 150 People and the ceremony is expected to last
not more than 4 hours.My budget is ($600) which I will pay to you a
50% upfront (300)and then pay the balance of (300) when you are done
with the job in Alabama.Your travel ticket and hotel accommodation
would be made available to you by me and would be sent to you by my
Flight Agent.Email me be back soonest so I can make arrangements for
your upfront payment and Flight ticket thanks.Hoping to hear from you
soonest.

Kind Regards
Mrs Brown
May 09 12 03:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
kelli zehnder
Posts: 41
Los Angeles, California, US


Alice Bizarre wrote:
Gosia K
I got the same email, and have been talking to her lawyer and flight agent... now i'm worried its just a scam... but i've been very wary about it so far xx

I got that one too. Scam for sure, beware..

May 11 12 09:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FlirtynFun Photography
Posts: 12,869
Houston, Texas, US


DaniiJackson wrote:
Hi i have been reading your posts and feel very silly i have recieved a few emails like this and fell for a few of them. I was wondering if someone knows what i can do to find out whether something is fake or not it is making me want to quit llamaling because i am scared that all paid offers i get will be fake. Also i need advice from someone who can help me with something that has happened it has me very worried, if any of you can help i would appreciate for you to message me.

Thank You for your time
x

First...go to your inbox and read "How to Avoid Scams"...the MM Guide.

May 11 12 09:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photographe
Posts: 2,350
Bristol, England, United Kingdom


DaniiJackson wrote:
Hi i have been reading your posts and feel very silly i have recieved a few emails like this and fell for a few of them. I was wondering if someone knows what i can do to find out whether something is fake or not it is making me want to quit modelling because i am scared that all paid offers i get will be fake. Also i need advice from someone who can help me with something that has happened it has me very worried, if any of you can help i would appreciate for you to message me.

Thank You for your time
x

What previous poster said + 1.

Also use your brain. Is the message addressed to you? Is the person even in the same country? Is the person already discussing a very fixed amount for the job, before they've even had an introduction and discussed the job and asked whether you'd like to do it, or asked what your rates are?

May 11 12 09:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Nan Karasu
Posts: 1
Saint Paul, Minnesota, US


I got an email....from a Timothy Miller..telling me I would get 1600 dollars. I gave them my information and supposedly there is a paid deal for 28-29th of this month. It just seems fishy to me and I don't believe it!
Sep 13 12 02:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Mosst
Posts: 208
Miami, Florida, US


Alanna Kaihara wrote:
I was wondering...have any of you received an email about a job, but it just seems way too good to be true? I didn't know if there were a lot of scams going around.  I got an offer for a job, but considering I have no experience or anything, it just seemed a little fishy to me, but who knows, this could be my big break...?

Got one the other day. Seemed fishy when I read it since the entire message was contradictory. Simply blocked the email address.

Sep 13 12 02:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
ImageBeautique
Posts: 169
London, England, United Kingdom


Post hidden on Nov 27, 2012 03:38 pm
Reason: outing
Comments:
Scammers don't use their real names, the person who's name you used would not appreciate being associated with your post. Please don't use names.
Sep 13 12 03:19 pm  Link 
Model
Megan Dutton
Posts: 1
Denver, Colorado, US


Alanna Kaihara wrote:
I was wondering...have any of you received an email about a job, but it just seems way too good to be true? I didn't know if there were a lot of scams going around.  I got an offer for a job, but considering I have no experience or anything, it just seemed a little fishy to me, but who knows, this could be my big break...?

If it says a lot of Money like 3600 its probably not true always check them out in full detail first smile

Sep 25 12 03:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
MS RAQUEL
Posts: 1
Charleston, Illinois, US


Alanna Kaihara wrote:
I was wondering...have any of you received an email about a job, but it just seems way too good to be true? I didn't know if there were a lot of scams going around.  I got an offer for a job, but considering I have no experience or anything, it just seemed a little fishy to me, but who knows, this could be my big break...?

was it a scam or not

Nov 27 12 12:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


Wow. And not for the reasons most on here are saying wow.
Nov 27 12 12:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


Post hidden on Nov 27, 2012 03:38 pm
Reason: outing
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Scammers don't use their real names, the person who's name you used would not appreciate being associated with your post. Please don't use names.
Nov 27 12 12:22 pm  Link 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


dp
Nov 27 12 12:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


MS RAQUEL wrote:

was it a scam or not

I just realized you necro'd an older thread.

But really? Was it a scam or not? Are you really on pins and needles wondering? Excuse me while I go take an entire bottle of Xanax.

Nov 27 12 12:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Selena Soah
Posts: 1
Orlando, Florida, US


Anyone get one from 'Heineken Beer' ?
Jan 15 13 09:08 am  Link  Quote 
Model
ladyCeci
Posts: 1
El Paso, Texas, US


Has anyone been contacted by a lady named amanda blank?
Jan 31 13 08:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


Jeana Turner wrote:
I got this as well... hmmm, should i take the risk and go with my big black boyfriend or no? Im thinking just cash the entire check the send me and use the $2000 of myself. Give them a taste of their own medicine wink

A taste of their own medicine? They've already fooled you.

Please, I implore you, to read how scams work. You really don't get it. The check isn't real. There is no $2000. And even if you found a bank ignorant enough to cash the fraudulent check, you'd be responsible for paying back the $2,000 when the check is found to be fake.

Seriously, NOBODY is going to offer ANYBODY a job via email. It doesn't matter who they claim to be. It doesn't matter who they claim to work for. It doesn't matter what the "offer" is. It doesn't matter why they claim they want you.

There's no need to debate whether this one or that one is real. They are ALL scams. Do you really think legit companies cold-contact people and offer them jobs via email?

It's so incredibly simple. ANY unsolicited job offer you EVER get via email is a scam. Period.

Edit: I just realized this has been resurrected...twice. and I fell for it both times. So now I'm even more annoyed lol.

Jan 31 13 08:45 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Carla Humphrey
Posts: 1
Louisville, Kentucky, US


I go this offer that is surely a scam, and wanted to pass it along.

A Commercial products modeling gig is right here at your jurisdiction/Area!
Are you willing to shoot and get paid? I have a good news for you. These are Commercial products modeling jobs for a collection of beauty products,selected models to work here are paid $130.00 p/hr.It's going to be a good paid job within your metropolis and it doesn't involve any nude traveling. To partcipate reply only to the below email for the official job detail;

samanthville@yahoo.com   

Regards
samanthville@yahoo.com
Feb 17 13 11:31 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Deja Lovett
Posts: 1
Steilacoom, Washington, US


I recieved this in my email.  I take it it's a scam?




Hello,
   
             Re: UPCOMING COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS AD PHOTOSHOOT RECOMENDATION NOTICE ON MM.
                                                      Project Detail: #FB-CPAS2013.

My name is DAVID WILLIAMS; a freelance photographer, graphic and advertisement personnel from Fallbrook, CA. And, I will be handling this upcoming commercial products ad shoot notice you replied on MM. I've worked with various talented agents, companies and managers across U.S and abroad and most importantly with the British crew on the Olympic 2012 London opening and closing ceremony to be briefed and also a just completed shoot for ”People magazine"  cover collections for the yuletide season, all was a huge success achieved just to mention few. And next on our schedule is the Commercial products Ad shoot you applied for.
  We are looking forward to generating a photo to sell various brands, and the purpose of the photo is to advertise a new product made by various producers, marketers and consumer’s guild varies from Electronics, Appliances, and Clothing and Beauty products. Selected model is use to convey an image about the products and their various brands. This is a simple character modeling and, to give you a pictorial example about this project “consider a model dressed like a doctor holding a blood pressure device or like a chef holding a cafeteria tray” the same goes for this upcoming project. All Photos shot will be used as “consumer’s guild” to protect and gives their customers the confidence and peace of mind to shop online and in stores, stating retail price tags and store directories. Hence, you are to portray a photographic character to display these products on several photo shoot sessions for its end product and expectations.

DATE/SHOOTING DURATION
Feb 17 13 12:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Linda Chudomelova
Posts: 133
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


It is.
Feb 17 13 12:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gogar
Posts: 134
Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden


What surprises me most is that anyone, at all, uses something called a check in this day and age - and that anyone would be willing to accept such an antiquated thing.
You would be laughed out of the bank here.
Feb 17 13 12:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


Deja Lovett wrote:
Confidentiality Note: This message is intended for use only by the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged and confidential, under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately, delete this email from your system, and do not use or disclose any information in this message. You are also notified that you may not impermissible disseminate, distribute, access, acquire, use, disclose or copy this communication or any attachments under federal and state law.

Absolutely priceless.

"Hey guys, how can we stop people from comparing notes and realizing it's a total scam? Any ideas?"

"Oooo...how about a Confidentiality Note that threatens to prosecute them if they show this email to anybody? We can use a lot of serious words like "disclose" and "impermissible disseminate" and "entity" and they won't know the difference!"

"John, you are genius! I see big bonus in the cards at you!"

Feb 17 13 12:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Chyvis Dakarr
Posts: 2
Lexington, Kentucky, US


I got an email from a guy. Stating that he works for Chanel , Inc. and that they want me to come and shoot for them. Following , if they like the way I pose I could be signing a year contract. Most importantly I was told that I would be sent a check for about two grand , to take out three hundred for traveling fees and to send the rest to the make up artist. I was told in detail instructions about now until leading up to that day. Arrangements as far as when to be there and ready , things to do before the shoot , where exactly to go. I was basically given a really persuasive full detailed description of how this was going to happen. It isn't for another couple weeks and I want to know if it sounds like a scam.

They addressed me by my first name. Explained the payment process of how they do for the hour. They explained I wouldn't have to pay , also papers I would have to print & sign to take with me the day of the shoot. Told to get mani & pedi. It sounds extremely legit and I am more than excited. But I'm new to this, and I don't want to fall into anything dangerous.
Mar 05 13 05:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Linda Chudomelova
Posts: 133
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


When ANY email tells you to take money and pay someone else on the sender's behalf, click "MARK AS SPAM" and read the next mail.
Mar 07 13 06:33 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Chyvis Dakarr
Posts: 2
Lexington, Kentucky, US


Linda Chudomelova wrote:
When ANY email tells you to take money and pay someone else on the sender's behalf, click "MARK AS SPAM" and read the next mail.

I didn't think it was necessarily paying them . Just sending the remaining balance to their make up artist as regards

Mar 07 13 06:57 am  Link  Quote 
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