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deletedxxx
Posts: 149
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


It's almost identical to one that is sent out to models.
I always wonder how someone can fall for a scam when the "job offer" also asks for basic details like your name and location. You'd think they would know that at least (let alone checking folio and references!) before trusting you to also be their secretary and treasurer and pay key personnel on their behalf!
That's before we get to the 20 other things that make no sense (like taking 2 days to do a 4 hour shoot, stylist needing to buy outfits to shoot a fashion line  people with "urgent" needs use a phone etc etc)
It  scream "idiots" at best (the "company" soliciting for work that is, I wouldn't want to insult anyone who gets sucked in).
Oct 18 12 05:00 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NickRichards
Posts: 9
Livingston, Montana, US


I got one of these emails today, first thing I did was google because it sounded fishy.
Jul 09 13 09:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JM Dean
Posts: 8,930
Cary, North Carolina, US


NickRichards wrote:
I got one of these emails today, first thing I did was google because it sounded fishy.

Report it if it came from MM http://www.ripoffreport.com

Jul 09 13 09:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jonasyphoto
Posts: 3
San Francisco, California, US


This little troll is still alive and kicking.  He sent me a mail this morning and I searched about him and here I am. Who ever is doing this please die in the Fxxing fire.
Jul 10 13 12:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Big Apple Models
Posts: 320
New York, New York, US


Photography by Riddell wrote:
This scam is not only very old, its also so obvious its a scam.

It's not a scam. It's an IQ test.

Jul 10 13 01:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sensual Magic
Posts: 1,600
Upland, California, US


All these scams have things in common, such as the phrase "studio very close to your location".
Jul 10 13 05:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lumatic
Posts: 13,591
Chicago, Illinois, US


Sensual Magic  wrote:
All these scams have things in common, such as the phrase "studio very close to your location".

Not to mention the poor spelling and/or sentence structure, apparent before the end of the first one.

Jul 10 13 08:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick W Martin
Posts: 1
Los Angeles, California, US


It helped me
Jul 12 13 11:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JO C
Posts: 19
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


ArtisticGlamour wrote:
This sentence:


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

wink

Why does everyone say its nigerian?

Jul 26 13 04:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eric Lefebvre
Posts: 507
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada


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

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.

Jul 26 13 04:20 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eric Lefebvre
Posts: 507
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada


Jonasyphoto wrote:
This little troll is still alive and kicking.  He sent me a mail this morning and I searched about him and here I am. Who ever is doing this please die in the Fxxing fire.

The scam has NOTHING to do with Model Mayhem. MM is as much a victim in this as you are. It's like blaming the banks for those fraudulent "your password needs to be reset ... click here" emails we all get like 20 times a week. Do you blame the banks for those?

Jul 26 13 04:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eric Lefebvre
Posts: 507
Gatineau, Quebec, 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

It's a good idea to share these with the community but your title said NEW scam ... this is covered in the basic "How to avoid a scam" info here on MM.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/education/us … the-basics

A must ready for anyone new here and for anyone in the industry in general.

Jul 26 13 04:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MC Seoul Photography
Posts: 388
Seoul, Seoul, Korea (South)


J_Chuk wrote:

Why does everyone say its nigerian?

Because Nigeria is a common place for a lot of scammers to operate out of. Though the typical nigerian scam is the "I'm a rich person with millions I need to move out of the country"

Jul 26 13 05:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JO C
Posts: 19
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


MC Seoul Photography wrote:

Because Nigeria is a common place for a lot of scammers to operate out of. Though the typical nigerian scam is the "I'm a rich person with millions I need to move out of the country"

Even if it is/has been in the past dont you think it is a little disrespectful to assume such a thing?

Jul 26 13 05:46 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rick OBanion Photo
Posts: 1,336
Saint Catharines-Niagara, Ontario, Canada


Big Apple Models wrote:

It's not a scam. It's an IQ test.

You just won the internet!
Try selling a camera online...my god...everyone has a sister in Nigeria that they want to send this to as a birthday gift. I played along with one guy till I got bored. They even went so far as to open a fake Facebook page to seem legit (with three friends). I promptly signed up for and invited them to every app on the planet, put pictures on their wall of a camera and signed up their email to about 20 different types of porn newsletters and their cell for text prayer of the day...just for balance.
Never heard back. big_smile

Jul 26 13 10:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rick OBanion Photo
Posts: 1,336
Saint Catharines-Niagara, Ontario, Canada


J_Chuk wrote:

Even if it is/has been in the past dont you think it is a little disrespectful to assume such a thing?

No. It is the now generic name for this type of scam.

Jul 26 13 10:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JO C
Posts: 19
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Rick OBanion Photo wrote:

No. It is the now generic name for this type of scam.

that is disgraceful

Jul 26 13 11:06 am  Link  Quote 
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