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Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Oh, drat. I thought this was going to be about "Elite Israel." (The bought the name from Elite and run a model-paid portfolio mill.)
Apr 11 13 12:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Moved To 2613531
Posts: 107
Buffalo, New York, US


OMG! Ha!

SayCheeZ!  wrote:
yes.
If the person got a hold of view through the MM message system pleae report it to the moderators at www.ripoffreport.com

This particular scam could be a typical fake check type of thing, but more likely someone that will try to talk you into getting naked during a webcam interview.

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FYI, This is Jane Stewart:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/sexybeastage/naked_fat_man.jpg

Apr 11 13 01:07 am  Link  Quote 
Model
A M Y B
Posts: 127
Providence, Rhode Island, US


SayCheeZ!  wrote:
yes.
If the person got a hold of view through the MM message system pleae report it to the moderators at www.ripoffreport.com

This particular scam could be a typical fake check type of thing, but more likely someone that will try to talk you into getting naked during a webcam interview.

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FYI, This is Jane Stewart:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/sexybeastage/naked_fat_man.jpg

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Apr 12 13 12:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Robert Jewett
Posts: 2,428
al-Marsā, Tunis, Tunisia


Camerosity wrote:
Just to clarify, since the wording of the topic, question and responses could lead one to believe that people are saying that Elite Model Management itself is a scam...

Elite Model Management is one the world's top modeling agencies.

But anyone who's looking for top agency representation should know that.

This /\

And...

What We Look For 

1. A SERIOUS INTEREST IN MODELING,
FEMALES 14 TO 21.

2. BETWEEN 5'8" TO 6' TALL (WITHOUT HEELS)

ELITE NEW YORK DOES NOT HOLD ANY OPEN CALLS. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PICTURES AND INFORMATION USING THE WEB FORM. THANK YOU!

You are not 5' 8".  Elite will not call you.

Apr 12 13 12:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Nelson Photograph
Posts: 345
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, US


Allie Leclerc wrote:

They contacted me via Skype, name : Jane Stewart (Elite Model Management)

Assuming their motive isn't just to get you naked, there are a lot of scams going on, in some of the more common scams, they'll tell you that you need to have a portfolio taken and they inform you that ABC does their portfolio work.  The photos will be extremely expensive and the agency won't find you any work.  The scam is that ABC photographer is behind the  scam and  the scam is in the overpriced photos

Apr 12 13 01:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
I M N Photography
Posts: 2,299
New York, New York, US


How ironic. Some people say that using a phone is old fashioned.
Some people argue that email is dead, and that technologies like Skype and Twitter are the way business is conducted in the "modern age." Even FB is supposed to be on its way out.

This thread is a result of that naive mentality. People unfamiliar with how business is currently conducted, think that multimillion dollar companies will do business through such unreliable and relatively new technologies.

Technological innovation is not always an improvement.
Apr 12 13 02:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photographe
Posts: 2,350
Bristol, England, United Kingdom


It would have been quicker to phone the real Elite and ask them if they have a Jane Stewart. That also would have put you in the situation of being able to chat with the real Elite.

Model agencies do talk to models about weight, when considering what range of markets the model should aim for, however to bring it up before actually interviewing a model says "scam" to me, because I doubt someone would interview someone who doesn't fit the criteria.
Apr 12 13 04:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AVD AlphaDuctions
Posts: 10,524
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada


ok why did a year-old thread get revived?
Apr 12 13 05:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
I M N Photography
Posts: 2,299
New York, New York, US


AVD AlphaDuctions wrote:
ok why did a year-old thread get revived?

Jason wanted to clear up some things and provide some additional information in November (several months after the last post).
Vanessa (first post) wanted to resume the conversation, because she experienced something similar.

You have to commend Vanessa for not creating a brand new thread. Not bad for her first post.

Apr 14 13 05:42 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Cassidy Stack
Posts: 1
Tucson, Arizona, US


CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THIS IS REAL OR NOT BEFORE I GO FORWARD WITH THIS.. EMAILS ARE BELOW.


" Im a recruiter but NOT an agent. The beauty of that is I don't take any of your pay as all agencies do (usually 20%). The client pays me ONLY when you get hired so you and I work as a team. They pay you directly via paypal or direct bank wire to your account before or at time of shoot. The US dollar is very weak right now internationally therefore the European clothing companies I hire for prefer to have American models, saving money and avoiding travel costs. I hire for all kinds of clothingand also some promotional print work. All pay very well and no taxes taken out since you are technically working internationally.We contract a photographer within 50 miles of where you live to take all the shots of you and we pay them directly, doesnt cost you anything. The clients I hire for send the clothing and posing instructions to you to wear in the shoot. You also get to keep all the clothes! All of my models love that..smile I just had a UCLA student buy her first car after a month of work, did about 11 jobs for $6000. It was a lot of shots but basically short time. Not bad for one month.I have about 18 positions available currently. You need a digital camera to audition and do practice runs for whatever spot you are interested in. I know its a lot of info, just let me know what you think and if you are interested."


I recived this email from

> Ashley Thompson
> Director of Talent, Euro Division
> Benvenuto Cellini 25, 72100


I was offered this and I dont know if this is real or not.  I replied back telling her i was interested and that I would love to look in to this opportunity and this is what I got back from her.


"Here are some spots that are open, most of the printwork has been booked until mid May but these pay great. I currently have 2 piece string bikini for LA warez pays $350. Francese lingerie which is boyshorts, thongs, thigh highs, bras, no face shown in shots $650. Athletic underwear which requires some limber poses so I prefer ex gymnasts, dancers, cheerleaders $550 and themed print which is babydoll outfits for Japanese line. Plaid skirts, pigtails, all that. $500. Last is parts modeling for underwear line, basically a of rear and front sectional shots. $750. Another is for a foreign pet rescue like PETA, pays $1000 and is artistic.I also have a spot with Aerie in the works and Bebe. Let me know, thanks smile"


I then asked again how to get started and that i was down to do theses shoots. she replies with this..

"Cassidy, those are a great fit for you!

For now lets start with basic body check shots for sizing and wardrobe choice. I am required by the clients to review for any scars/tattoos/blemishes before paid final shots even if you say there aren't any. It isn't a problem, they just dont like surprises.

Send me 4 shots in a bikini, half front. half rear, wear heels, hair down, smile big, lots of light and large file sizes.Take 6 identical shots in thong/bra/heels/pigtails only, heavy lip gloss and smile big.

Lastly take 4 Fully nude shots, front, back, each side with arms over your head please. I delete all shots after review for your privacy.I will pull the sheet for the spotsyou want to audition for after these body check shots. A digital cam or phone camera is fine, you can even set up your phone and take a video changing wardrobe if easier.. Have fun and be yourself smile

Also, as a bonus through May, we are including a Coach or Apple store gift card when hired for three jobs or more so please let me know which you prefer."


okay so shes asking for nudes so Im really hesitant because I don't know if this is legit she gave me the web site to look up the modeling management agency that she works for  " http://elitemodel.fr/ " so I looked at it .. it looks legit
CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THIS IS REAL OR NOT?
Apr 23 13 02:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ddtphoto
Posts: 2,382
Chicago, Illinois, US


Leonard Gee Photography wrote:
Call and check with the NYC office.

Yeah, because the bookers at Elite NY have time for that. And as if llama Mayhem didn't already have a bad enough reputation with commercial agencies without llamas on here calling them and informing them that their brands are being used for scams. I would not advise.

Apr 23 13 04:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
picturephoto
Posts: 8,687
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Cassidy Stack wrote:
CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THIS IS REAL OR NOT BEFORE I GO FORWARD WITH THIS.. EMAILS ARE BELOW.

No, it is not real.  Don't go forward with it, unless you feel like getting naked for a total stranger online and having that on the internet forever.

Cassidy Stack wrote:
okay so shes asking for nudes so Im really hesitant because I don't know if this is legit she gave me the web site to look up the modeling management agency that she works for  " http://elitemodel.fr/ " so I looked at it .. it looks legit
CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THIS IS REAL OR NOT?

I'm the Queen of England.  You know that's legit, here's my website:  http://www.royal.gov.uk/

See what I did there?

Leonard Gee Photography wrote:
Call and check with the NYC office.
ddtphoto wrote:
Yeah, because the bookers at Elite NY have time for that. And as if Model Mayhem didn't already have a bad enough reputation with commercial agencies without models on here calling them and informing them that their brands are being used for scams. I would not advise.

+1

There is no need to call anyone.  Obvious scams are obvious.

Thus concludes my contribution to this zombie thread.

Apr 23 13 04:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
I M N Photography
Posts: 2,299
New York, New York, US


One word: scam
Apr 26 13 10:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ed Woodson Photography
Posts: 2,644
Savannah, Georgia, US


If it looks like a Duck...............
Apr 26 13 10:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TZK
Posts: 5
New York, New York, US


Not sure if you guys want to keep such an old thread alive... but just thought of adding my 2 cents"

As someone once said: I've never fooled anyone, I let people fool themselves. No one gets fooled without their consent. And when we allow others to fool us, it's often due to our greed, or being desperate.
If you believe someone can offer you the world on a silver tray, for free, then it's your own problem. Don't blame anyone but yourself. People are looking for opportunities and dreaming of big things. Crooks and scammers feed on our greed. Wanting so much, without giving much back, or working hard for it. If you want Elite, or any other Top agency to contact you, then work on creating a good portfolio, then go ahead, contact them and send your portfolio. Logging on your Skype account won't get you Elite!
MM will not get you far. It can only help you build a portfolio so you can take it to next level. Again: YOU TAKE IT. No one will come here and ask for it. This goes for models and photographers (MAU, Stylists, etc) alike.
You KNEW this was fishy, weird and unrealistic. But you wanted to believe it any way.
May 25 13 02:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TZK
Posts: 5
New York, New York, US


SayCheeZ!  wrote:
yes.
If the person got a hold of view through the MM message system pleae report it to the moderators at www.ripoffreport.com

This particular scam could be a typical fake check type of thing, but more likely someone that will try to talk you into getting naked during a webcam interview.

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FYI, This is Jane Stewart:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/sexybeastage/naked_fat_man.jpg

This is Jane Stewart?? You mean it's not God?
Shit. I was about to fall for another scam....

May 25 13 02:22 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Andrea Alia
Posts: 1
Ancaster, Ontario, Canada


this just happened to me I think the email is elitemodellingagency@elitemail.org his name is Everardo Lujan
Jun 25 14 11:23 am  Link  Quote 
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