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.
From: David Clarke
Subject: PHOTOGRAPHIC JOB OFFER FOR YOU AT HELLO MAGAZINE
Date: August 26, 2012 4:15:32 PM PDT
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.
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 $200 and wire the remaining balance to the wardrobe stylist. The wardrobe stylist will contact you as soon as she receives all your information from us, if you are interested kindly get back to us with your details as follows:
2. Studio name (optional
3. Years of experience:
8. Zip Code
1. Name on check:
2. Complete Mailing Address:
5. Zip Code:
I hereby represent and warrant that the above information is true and Kindly know that PO Box is applicable .
Nothing new here ... it's the old bait and switch bad check scam. Only twist is them directly referring Model Mayhem.
The scam is they send you a check for X$ you cash in the check and write a wire the money using Western Union, the check bounces (can take more than a week to actually clear) and the amount of the check is deducted from your account and you are out the money you wired. Real old scam.