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Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


"Hello ...I'm Martin R Darren one of the representative of Reebok sport wears . Reebok sport wears is giving out opportunity to 30 Models who are going to qualify for the Reebok wears shooting by extending their wears Catalog, .So if you are interested in modeling for your photos will be posted on billboards,
magazines and all major international airports in the U.k,US and go around Europe.We select photos and pictures that match the standard required, we set, from various Agency.Your Pictures are perfect on  Model Mayhem, and I think they fit our criteria perfectly.Please let me know if you are interested in this position. For starters, you would get a payment of $700, after which you can negotiate your  contract with Reebok Official Board of Directors.. It is also perhaps a chance to achieve significant fame.Return to me, if you are interested, kindly get back to me at (shardarren@yahoo.com)  for more details. As i won't be checking my inbox MM for screening."

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Nov 11 12 02:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Albertex Photography
Posts: 15,325
Mansfield, Texas, US


Scam.  The email address says it all.  It would not be a yahoo account.
This is probably a Nigerian scam.  They send you $700 to start.  You forward $200 to the MUA.  Your check for $700 bounces and you have lost $200.

Read this: http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=18926
This: http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=117121
This: http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=575330
And this: www.newmodels.com

If this came through MM message, CAM it: http://www.ripoffreport.com
Nov 11 12 02:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Paolo Diavolo
Posts: 8,676
Martinez, California, US


they contacted you thru model mayhem?
you need to report that person here:

http://www.ripoffreport.com

select "report an abuse" and put the persons MM account number, and a description of what happened.

looks like the classic scam.
read about it on the scam link in your "my stuff" page
Nov 11 12 02:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GER Photography
Posts: 7,867
Imperial, California, US


Not one major company will ever contact you here on MM. They go straight to their contacts at the big modeling agencies. You might get contacted here by a member here who is a clothing designer, that is cool, but the big name agencies don't waste their time trolling the ports on MM.
Nov 11 12 02:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Nature Coast Lightworks
Posts: 1,873
Brookridge, Florida, US


Yes.

jf
Nov 11 12 02:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


Thank you everyone!
Nov 11 12 02:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dean Johnson Photo
Posts: 57,662
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Moderator Note!
Please go to your mystuff page and find this graphic and click on it;
http://mms.ibsrv.net/images/info/AvoidScams.jpg

Then watch the video and read the article.

Please do some reading. The best way to avoid being scammed is to learn how to recognize them.
That information has been there for a long  time, and if you had taken a few minutes to read it you would have almost immediately recognized this for the scam it is.

If you are contacted here on MM with such an offer, please report it to us via CAM (Contact A Mod), the link to contact us is found under the info tab.
Nov 11 12 03:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


Dean Soapbox Killer Photo wrote:
Please go to your mystuff page and find this graphic and click on it;
http://mms.ibsrv.net/images/info/AvoidScams.jpg

Then watch the video and read the article.

Please do some reading. The best way to avoid being scammed is to learn how to recognize them.
That information has been there for a long  time, and if you had taken a few minutes to read it you would have almost immediately recognized this for the scam it is.

If you are contacted here on MM with such an offer, please report it to us via CAM (Contact A Mod), the link to contact us is found under the info tab.

Oh I just noticed it. thank you very much.

Nov 11 12 05:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Gina Marie3
Posts: 1
San Francisco, California, US


I got the same message sent to me just last night on MM.
It's a SCAM!
Hate running into these... sad
Nov 12 12 07:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
I M N Photography
Posts: 2,335
New York, New York, US


Dixeia wrote:
"Hello ...I'm Martin R Darren one of the representative of Reebok sport wears . Reebok sport wears is giving out opportunity to 30 Models who are going to qualify for the Reebok wears shooting by extending their wears Catalog, .So if you are interested in modeling for your photos will be posted on billboards,
magazines and all major international airports in the U.k,US and go around Europe.We select photos and pictures that match the standard required, we set, from various Agency.Your Pictures are perfect on  Model Mayhem, and I think they fit our criteria perfectly.Please let me know if you are interested in this position. For starters, you would get a payment of $700, after which you can negotiate your  contract with Reebok Official Board of Directors.. It is also perhaps a chance to achieve significant fame.Return to me, if you are interested, kindly get back to me at (shardarren@yahoo.com)  for more details. As i won't be checking my inbox MM for screening."

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Not a spam, but a scam.

This is how I would headline this article, if it were legitimate:

"Reebok Shirks Legal Contracts via Social Networking Website"

Aside from the fact that the letter lacks any inkling of professional business writing skills, the quickest way to corroborate this emal would be to contact the people in charge of Reebok's national and international ad campaigns: (212) 598-2900

Reebok's branding is so incredibly lucrative, and tightly controlled that the folks at Reebok and the really large firm in charge of its advertising will have a field day with shardarren@yahoo.com, once they find out it is spoofing their brand.

Nov 12 12 07:46 am  Link  Quote 
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