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Seth Hancock Photo
Posts: 2
Los Angeles, California, US


I just received this email below wanting me for a Fashion Shoot.  But, if you read the ending you will notice they want me to wire money after the shoot.  So, please BEWARE of this scam.

Seth



From:     David Clarke
Subject:     PHOTOGRAPHIC JOB OFFER FOR YOU AT HELLO MAGAZINE
Date:     August 26, 2012 4:15:32 PM PDT
To:             CONTACT@SETHHANCOCK.COM


--
Hello,
We are happy to inform you that you are one of the few photographer chosen out of the screening exercise performed for us by modelmayhem, you have got the necessary Requirement we need for our Magazine update (www.hellomagazine.com) october - November 2012 issue, We here by decided as a committee to offer you this photographic pay job, I will be very happy if you could send me some of your work. My client wants to update her Catalog with her new Release Fashion outfits and I'm interested in you for the professional shooting no nudity, fetish, bondage, escort and other adult content stuff. So if you are interested you can get back to me. The shoot will hold at a rented photographers studio very close to your location, the shoot will be 2hrs daily, we would be responsible for your transport and feeding throughout the photo shoot, the invitation letter would be mailed to you, You have the opportunity to bring along an assistant which we would handle the expenses along with your own just for you to feel comfortable throughout the shoot.

JOB DETAILS:
You have 5 different models and Fashion outfits to cover, outfit  will be provided by our wardrobe stylist on the day of the shooting and the shoot is just for 2 days and you will be paid $1100 for the whole project, the Job is Urgent so you are to get back to us as soon as possible so that we can arrange on how to get you the part payment, meet the models and other crew members. You would be paid the initial payment of $200 to guarantee your participation in the shoot, as part of our working policy and ethics of our company, we give part payment to any client before we proceed with any job and balance immediately after the work.As I told you earlier this project is very urgent we will be taking care of your payment,accommodation and other expenses. The part payment would be mailed directly to you along side with the models cloth allowance, shoes and costume fee for the shoot. Location, time and date will be made known to you soon, this is to ensure that we pick a convenient time and place for the shoot
NOTE: As soon as you get the payment, you will deduct $200 and wire the remaining balance to the wardrobe stylist. The wardrobe stylist will contact you as soon as she receives all your information from us, if you are interested kindly get back to us with your details as follows:

PHOTOGRAPHER'S INFORMATION
1. Name:

2. Studio name (optional

3. Years of experience:

4. Phone#:

5.Address:

6. Cities:

7. State:

8. Zip Code

PAYMENT INFORMATION
1. Name on check:

2. Complete Mailing Address:

3. Cities:

4. State:

5. Zip Code:


REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________

I hereby represent and warrant that the above information is true and Kindly know that PO Box is applicable .
Thanks
David
www.hellomagazine.com
Aug 26 12 04:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photographer
-JAY-
Posts: 6,415
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Nothing new here.
Aug 26 12 05:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Leo Howard
Posts: 6,757
Phoenix, Arizona, US


-JAY- wrote:
Nothing new here.

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Aug 26 12 05:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Strength Studios
Posts: 338
West Hazleton, Pennsylvania, US


What's new about it? Admittedly, I didn't parse each word, but it looks like the usual Nigerian scam to me, is there something unusual that I missed?
Aug 26 12 05:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chuckarelei
Posts: 9,315
Seattle, Washington, US


Old scam.
Aug 26 12 05:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Seth Hancock Photo
Posts: 2
Los Angeles, California, US


I don't spend a lot of time on MM because of my photography travels and studio work so when I got this I was just trying to inform people in the community and be helpful.  Next time I won't post anything.  Sorry about this.

Seth
Aug 26 12 05:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Blue Cube Imaging
Posts: 11,172
Ashland, Oregon, US


Moderator Note!

Seth Hancock Photo wrote:
I don't spend a lot of time on MM because of my photography travels and studio work so when I got this I was just trying to inform people in the community and be helpful.  Next time I won't post anything.  Sorry about this.

Seth

Wouldn't worry about it Seth.

You may have just saved someone a few hundred bucks. We get CAM's almost everyday about people being scammed out of money.

Aug 26 12 05:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ThriftyPhoto
Posts: 21
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


Seth Hancock Photo wrote:
I don't spend a lot of time on MM because of my photography travels and studio work so when I got this I was just trying to inform people in the community and be helpful.  Next time I won't post anything.  Sorry about this.

Seth

There's always new people (like me) who haven't seen this before, and I appreciate it.

I'd rather read the same useful piece of information over and over than miss it because I didn't see a thread.

It does scream out scam, though.

Aug 26 12 05:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Salo
Posts: 8,145
Olney, Maryland, US


Seth Hancock Photo wrote:
NOTE: As soon as you get the payment, you will deduct $200 and wire the remaining balance to the wardrobe stylist.

No, this is not a NEW scam.

And it's not limited to MM.  It happens anywhere that someone suggests sending you an overpayment.

Aug 26 12 06:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Raoul Isidro Images
Posts: 6,077
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Seth Hancock Photo wrote:
I don't spend a lot of time on MM because of my photography travels and studio work so when I got this I was just trying to inform people in the community and be helpful.  Next time I won't post anything.  Sorry about this.

Seth

There's always a NEW virus coming out from the pharmaceutical labs who manufacture antibiotics for them (for profit) all the time, so don't be fazed by negative comments.

.

Aug 26 12 06:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
moving pictures
Posts: 661
Los Angeles, California, US


imho, a better response is to send them bogus info.  Let them waste their time putting together a fake check, paying for mailing, and generally wasting their time.
Aug 26 12 08:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dan Brady
Posts: 605
Perth, Western Australia, Australia


still waiting for you to forward me the $200

hurry up already
Aug 26 12 09:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Paul Howalt Photo
Posts: 2
Phoenix, Arizona, US


OK - So I responded, just to see where it led... here's the next installment in "David's" Scam.  Just got this email today... BEWARE, the funds will NEVER leave HIS fake bank account, so you will be out about $700 at the end.
Here's this guy's next communication:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
I know by now you might be thinking if this offer is still open for you,I am happy to inform that your payment is on the way via USPS with tracking number 9405 5036 9930 0121 6089 63,visit USPS.com to track.

You will be getting the payment any moment from now, I think by now you should be preparing for the job, all you need to do for now is to take the payment to your bank today and get it deposited  and when fund clears, deduct your part payment of $200 and get the rest of the money sent to the WARDROBE STYLIST who will be getting all the clothing’s the models will need for the shoot, she is from FL and you will need to send the rest of the funds to her Via Western Union Money transfer

Next week you will get another package from us via FEDEX,which will  contain all you need to know about the shoot,invitation and list and contact of every member of the team working on this project.we have decided the shoot will hold in the Second week of September,so please check your schedule and let me know your free days in the Second week and if you will not be free by then,please get back to me with a convenient date, i will also like to assure you that you will not be needed to travel out of your present location for the shoot.this is to ensure that we pick the convenient time and place  for the shoot

Location,time and date will be made known to you as soon as you have provided the information above,a contract form and a invitation will be sent to you soon, we are already making plans on how you will meet the models.

So below is the WARDROBE STYLIST   information...


NAME:Krystal Worthington
ADDRESS:2937 COUNTY ROAD 4905
CITY:Tampa
STATE: Florida
ZIPCODE: 33619



So after sending the money you will get back to me Via email with the below information from Western Union for documentation.
1) 10 Digits Western Union Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN)
2) Exact Amount Sent at Western Union Desk desk
3) Information Used While Sending the Money (Name, Address, City, State.)

Note that you are to use part of the Company's money to pay the Western Union Charges. So you are to proceed immediately because we have to make necessary arrangements in you knowing the other Models you will be working with and get used to one another.

I await your Urgent response as soon as possible.
Regards
David
Sep 04 12 11:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SAND DIAL
Posts: 5,965
Santa Monica, California, US


Dan Brady wrote:
still waiting for you to forward me the $200

hurry up already

No you first.

heres what I got, I get many of them, FBI, UPS, Homeland security..etc

The names change, but the motive remain$ the same.

..................................................................................................

Dear Friend,

I warmly greet you.

Please forgive me if my plea sounds a little strange or unbelievable to you. MRS JOYCEBAllO attorney who could have handled the process of executing my WILL & TESTAMENT on my behalf died early this year after a protracted illness. I therefore prayed fervently and by the special grace of GOD,i got your email ID from your country's guest book.I am MRS JOYCEBAllO,a native of Brisbane Australia,I am 58 years old. I am suffering from protracted cancer of the lungs which has also affected part of my brain cells due to complications.From all indication, my condition has deteriorated and it is quite obvious according to my doctors that i may not live for the next couple of months, because my condition has gotten to a critical and life threatening stage.

I was orphaned at the age of four and was raised in an orphanage. I was married to my late husband Engineer.Steve Morgan for twenty years without a child.STEVE had cardiovascular condition and died of cardiac arrest few years ago.I am a fervent Believer and a God fearing woman just like my late husband. Steve and i lived in Nigeria for over 18 years,where my husband a petrochemical engineer by profession worked and rose through the ranks to become an executive director with a multinational construction and oil servicing conglomerate, before his demise.He also established huge private investments that i assisted in  managing.

Sequel to the unfortunate and shocking demise of my priceless husband, i decided as a rule not to re-marry.when my cancer ailment became terminal & more so because i do not have a next of kin to bequeath all that STEVE & i labored for,i sold off all our choice properties and other inherited belongings comprising of a shopping mall,an hotel, shares, bonds,jewelries and other valuable family treasures and deposited the proceeds amounting to USD$10,000,000.00 (TEN MILLION DOLLARS ONLY) with First Inland Bank of Nigeria plc. As i write this fund is still deposited with the bank. The management of the bank just wrote me as the sole owner because of the unserviceable status of the fund and suggested to me in a 2 paragraph statement to issue a letter of authorization to someone who can manage the fund on my behalf because of my ill health and also threatened that the fund could be confiscated upon my failure to adhere to their Banking rules and regulations within a stipulated time frame.

I am presently at the intensive care unit of a London hospital,located at fulham road in west London. It is the leading cancer treatment hospital in the world and i have been undergoing treatment there for late-stage terminal cancer of the lungs. I am computer literate and was fortunate enough to have my personal laptop with me,hence I am writing from my sick bed. I rarely talk, my doctors told me that I have only few months to live,unless there is a divine intervention.It is my last WISH therefore to see that 90% of this fund is invested in any charitable organization of your choice and administered as you may deem fit, especially to the orphanage homes and homes for destitute and the mentally retarded. you can also extend some part of the funds to churches and mosques and to those struck by natural disaster,if you wish.10% of the fund could also be expended on cost of administration of WILL & TESTAMENT and also on logistic support and other sundry arrangements that you may require as soon as the fund gets to you.

I crave your indulgence as a God fearing individual and as someone who cares for the less-privileged as much as i do, to take it upon yourself and use this fund for the above mentioned purposes,i took this painstaking decision in other to help humanity in my little capacity before i rest in peace in the bosom of GOD almighty.According to my physicians my time will soon be up.

As soon as I receive your reply and personal information as listed below, I shall give you the official contact of the First Inland Bank plc officials,to enable you contact the Bank without delays.I will also issue you with a letter of authorization,so that my bankers will recognize your status as the new beneficiary of the fund.

The letter of authorization will further prove that you are the new beneficiary of my ESTATE, WILL & TESTAMENT. the funds have an open beneficiary mandate and as such, it is whom i authorize or appoint to act on my behalf that the bank will recognize and  release the funds to.Please assure me that you will not treat this offer with levity but will rather give my bequest continued existence.

Send the information in this order:

(1) Your full names :===================================

(2) personal or official contact address:===============================

(3) Home or Office phone#:============Cellphone#:==========Fax#:=======

(4) Your Age:===============

(5)Occupation:===========================

(6)Sex/Marital status:========================

Awaiting your kind response while craving your appreciation of my predicament.

Sincerely Yours,

MRS JOYCEBAllO
(London Uk)
Private Email: mrsjoyceballo9910@yahoo.com.ph

Sep 04 12 11:28 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
rp_photo
Posts: 42,490
Houston, Texas, US


SAND DIAL wrote:
Awaiting your kind response while craving your appreciation of my predicament.

Sincerely Yours,

MRS JOYCEBAllO
(London Uk)
Private Email: mrsjoyceballo9910@yahoo.com.ph

Sure is poor English from someone living at the epicenter of the language.

In Texas we'd say:

"Hopin' y'all holla back after pondering the deep doo doo I'm in

Sep 04 12 11:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
rp_photo
Posts: 42,490
Houston, Texas, US


Blue Cube Imaging wrote:
Wouldn't worry about it Seth.

You may have just saved someone a few hundred bucks. We get CAM's almost everyday about people being scammed out of money.

Makes sense since there's a "CAM" in every "Scam".

Sep 04 12 11:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Nature Coast Lightworks
Posts: 1,857
Spring Hill, Florida, US


Sep 04 12 11:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SoCo n Lime
Posts: 3,283
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


Chuckarelei wrote:
Old scam.

might be 'old scam' as you and halve the posters here have said.

it is however 'new' to allot of people that havnt been through the learning curve or been exposed to these types of emails..

the same goes for phising tactics , malware and all other kind of internet based phenomenon.

there shouldn't be a culture of dismissing awareness

its about educating folk that just logged on for the first time people that are going through the learning curve or are relatively savy.. passing on other peoples miss fortunes so others can learn from other peoples mistakes helps..

some peoples response to this type of post border on painting the OP and others out to be dumb cause it some how should be blazing obvious to them its a scam.

only 32.7% of the world are using the internet so there is allot more people to educate the more that do..

Sep 04 12 11:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
rp_photo
Posts: 42,490
Houston, Texas, US


SoCo n Lime wrote:
it is however 'new' to allot of people that havnt been through the learning curve or been exposed to these types of emails..

Very well said, and the same is true for flakes.

Sep 04 12 12:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ron Wainscott
Posts: 140
Gulf Shores, Alabama, US


Seth,

The title of your post starts with "MM Photographer", but it looks like you have copied an email, not a private message from llama Mayhem.  He's using a very common name, so it's very likely that there are photographers on here with that name.  This does not mean that the message came from an actual photographer, or a photographer on llama Mayhem.  Scammers use fake names.

Scammers are NOT real photographers.  They are just claiming to be a photographer so they can get your money.  So please be careful about associating innocent parties who share the name that was chosen by the scammer.

If the scammer contacted you through MM, you should CAM the message.  But remember that MM can't do anything about a message that came to your personal email account.
Sep 04 12 12:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MM Glamour
Posts: 1
College Station, Texas, US


I just got an email from them also, it reads:
--
Hello
How are you doing, My name is David Clarke, i am a Freelance Modeling agent working for Hello Magazine, i came across your portfolio On Model-mayhem while looking for qualified Photographers and yours happen to be of interest to me. We've got a fashion outfit which will be coming up soon and i am presently looking for a Photographer to work on this project,if you are interested,get back to me for more details.
Regards
David
Oct 15 12 11:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
moving pictures
Posts: 661
Los Angeles, California, US


Seth Hancock Photo wrote:
I just received this email below wanting me for a Fashion Shoot.  But, if you read the ending you will notice they want me to wire money after the shoot.  So, please BEWARE of this scam.

Seth



From:     David Clarke
Subject:     PHOTOGRAPHIC JOB OFFER FOR YOU AT HELLO MAGAZINE
Date:     August 26, 2012 4:15:32 PM PDT
To:             CONTACT@SETHHANCOCK.COM


--
Hello,
We are happy to inform you that you are one of the few photographer chosen out of the screening exercise performed for us by modelmayhem, you have got the necessary Requirement we need for our Magazine update (www.hellomagazine.com) october - November 2012 issue, We here by decided as a committee to offer you this photographic pay job, I will be very happy if you could send me some of your work. My client wants to update her Catalog with her new Release Fashion outfits and I'm interested in you for the professional shooting no nudity, fetish, bondage, escort and other adult content stuff. So if you are interested you can get back to me. The shoot will hold at a rented photographers studio very close to your location, the shoot will be 2hrs daily, we would be responsible for your transport and feeding throughout the photo shoot, the invitation letter would be mailed to you, You have the opportunity to bring along an assistant which we would handle the expenses along with your own just for you to feel comfortable throughout the shoot.

JOB DETAILS:
You have 5 different models and Fashion outfits to cover, outfit  will be provided by our wardrobe stylist on the day of the shooting and the shoot is just for 2 days and you will be paid $1100 for the whole project, the Job is Urgent so you are to get back to us as soon as possible so that we can arrange on how to get you the part payment, meet the models and other crew members. You would be paid the initial payment of $200 to guarantee your participation in the shoot, as part of our working policy and ethics of our company, we give part payment to any client before we proceed with any job and balance immediately after the work.As I told you earlier this project is very urgent we will be taking care of your payment,accommodation and other expenses. The part payment would be mailed directly to you along side with the models cloth allowance, shoes and costume fee for the shoot. Location, time and date will be made known to you soon, this is to ensure that we pick a convenient time and place for the shoot
NOTE: As soon as you get the payment, you will deduct $200 and wire the remaining balance to the wardrobe stylist. The wardrobe stylist will contact you as soon as she receives all your information from us, if you are interested kindly get back to us with your details as follows:

PHOTOGRAPHER'S INFORMATION
1. Name:

2. Studio name (optional

3. Years of experience:

4. Phone#:

5.Address:

6. Cities:

7. State:

8. Zip Code

PAYMENT INFORMATION
1. Name on check:

2. Complete Mailing Address:

3. Cities:

4. State:

5. Zip Code:


REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________

I hereby represent and warrant that the above information is true and Kindly know that PO Box is applicable .
Thanks
David
www.hellomagazine.com

Play along.  Get them to mail you the money, then keep sucking them in, saying you didn't receive or ,"Opps, did I say my zip is 11011, it's really 111111.  Can you mail it again.  I'm soooo excited."

Waste these fuckers time and money!

Oct 15 12 09:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Karl Blessing
Posts: 30,853
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Paul Howalt Photo wrote:
OK - So I responded, just to see where it led...

Mistake #1, don't antagonize the criminals. They don't just exist in some country in Africa anymore.

Oct 15 12 09:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Andrew Somers
Posts: 1,032
Los Angeles, California, US


Karl Blessing wrote:

Mistake #1, don't antagonize the criminals. They don't just exist in some country in Africa anymore.

No, please antagonize them - it's fun, (it's called scam baiting) just take precautions. See:

http://www.419eater.com/

Oct 15 12 10:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Thomas Sellberg
Posts: 140
Bloomington, Illinois, US


rp_photo wrote:

Sure is poor English from someone living at the epicenter of the language.

In Texas we'd say:

"Hopin' y'all holla back after pondering the deep doo doo I'm in

I would "trust" a communication like that, before the one the OP or Sand Dial posted... at least the grammar is correct even if it isn't good english. The first three lines of the OP's scam was an indicator to me. (all that anti-phishing training is paying off!!)

Oct 15 12 10:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ArtisticGlamour
Posts: 3,846
Phoenix, Arizona, US


This sentence:

We here by decided as a committee to offer you this photographic pay job

...indicates "English as a Second Language", and probably Nigerian as a first language.

wink

Oct 16 12 09:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
S W I N S K E Y
Posts: 24,315
Saint Petersburg, Florida, US


Seth Hancock Photo wrote:
--
Hello,
We are happy to inform you that you are one of the few photographer chosen out of the screening exercise performed for us by modelmayhem,

this is as far as you have had to go, in order to determine it was a scam...

http://i.imgur.com/m8TQi.png

Oct 16 12 09:56 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jacob Davis
Posts: 857
Boulder, Colorado, US


Oct 16 12 10:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
UCPhotog
Posts: 984
Union City, California, US


-JAY- wrote:
Nothing new here.

Except for new people. Yeah, it does scream out scam, and hopefully if you are smart enough to figure out how to use a DSLR you can see the scam parts.

Maybe as a group (admittedly large group) we could come up with a few (say 10) posts that would be very beneficial to all newbies and they'd be required to read those posts (just the original post, not the replies) to be approved. Would take someone with an average connection and average reading speed what - 25 minutes? It would also keep us that have been here a while from seeing stuff that we've seen many, many, many, many, many..... you get the point.

Just my 2 cents.

Oct 16 12 10:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Alternative Image
Posts: 4,129
London, England, United Kingdom


I followed a scam to by prints from me and waited untill I received the cheque for a few thousand euros, and then stopped all communication, the emails that followed were funny and apparently Interpol were on to me.

edit: and no I did not cash the cheque.
Oct 16 12 10:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PANHEAD PHOTOGRAPHY
Posts: 1,625
San Francisco, California, US


moving pictures wrote:
imho, a better response is to send them bogus info.  Let them waste their time putting together a fake check, paying for mailing, and generally wasting their time.

Yup, this is what I've done in the past
Once exchanged 27 emails , lead scammer on a wild goose
Chase . Leave one number out of Western union or UPS
Tracking code. You can't pay for fun like this !

Oct 16 12 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Moon Pix Photography
Posts: 3,890
Syracuse, New York, US


Blue Cube Imaging wrote:

Wouldn't worry about it Seth.

You may have just saved someone a few hundred bucks. We get CAM's almost everyday about people being scammed out of money.

+1

Oct 16 12 10:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Frozen Instant Imagery
Posts: 3,660
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


moving pictures wrote:
imho, a better response is to send them bogus info.  Let them waste their time putting together a fake check, paying for mailing, and generally wasting their time.

If you respond, you confirm that they have reached a valid email address, and guaranteed yourself a whole lot more spam.

It might be harder, but just mark the email as Junk.

Oct 16 12 12:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
tenrocK photo
Posts: 5,408
New York, New York, US


rp_photo wrote:

Sure is poor English from someone living at the epicenter of the language.

In Texas we'd say:

"Hopin' y'all holla back after pondering the deep doo doo I'm in

A jet setter indeed with a filipino email address lol

Oct 16 12 06:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


Aside from the fact that you know it’s a scam after reading the first sentence and there’s no need to go any further…

What they’re saying is not even physically possible.

Their initial contact with a photographer is August 26? For an Oct/Nov issue?

Magazine lead times can be great, usually 3-6 months. If you do the math, and know a little about the policies of potential clients/industries, it’s not even possible to hire a photographer on August 26 for an Oct/Nov monthly that will be on stands in early September.

If you were to submit something to a magazine today it wouldn’t even see the light of day until Spring 2013, but more likely Summer 2013.

You’d think these people could do just a little research to make their scams even somewhat believable.
Oct 17 12 11:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dorothy Dean Photo
Posts: 1
Tacoma, Washington, US


Thanks for the warning!  I got this and it sounded scammy, but I replied.  Good thing I googled and this came up!  I feel really stupid now.  :p
Oct 17 12 06:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photography by Riddell
Posts: 632
Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom


This scam is not only very old, its also so obvious its a scam.
Oct 18 12 03:05 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kent Art Photography
Posts: 2,715
Ashford, England, United Kingdom


Dorothy Dean Photo wrote:
Thanks for the warning!  I got this and it sounded scammy, but I replied.  Good thing I googled and this came up!  I feel really stupid now.  :p

Did it never occur to you to click on the "Avoid Scams" button on your My Stuff page?

Oct 18 12 03:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
I M N Photography
Posts: 2,310
New York, New York, US


The different versions of the same scam are not as surprising, as the idea that displaying your email address on a public profile won't attract them.
Oct 18 12 03:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
I M N Photography
Posts: 2,310
New York, New York, US


Michael Pandolfo wrote:
Aside from the fact that you know it’s a scam after reading the first sentence and there’s no need to go any further…

What they’re saying is not even physically possible.

Their initial contact with a photographer is August 26? For an Oct/Nov issue?

Magazine lead times can be great, usually 3-6 months. If you do the math, and know a little about the policies of potential clients/industries, it’s not even possible to hire a photographer on August 26 for an Oct/Nov monthly that will be on stands in early September.

If you were to submit something to a magazine today it wouldn’t even see the light of day until Spring 2013, but more likely Summer 2013.

You’d think these people could do just a little research to make their scams even somewhat believable.

...or give you an address to a home countertops company

What are the chances that your magazine wardrobe stylist lives at a home renovations company that builds countertops.

Sounds to me like someone working there would receive all of the money and forward it to the fictitious stylist OR would intercept or pickup that mail that is "misdelivered."

Would love to know if the FBI would setup a sting for that. The popularity of such a bust would work wonders in reducing these "Is This a Scam" threads.

Oct 18 12 04:10 am  Link  Quote 
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