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Model
Nikky8535
Posts: 24
Hartford, Connecticut, US


Thank you davidwarren777@yahoo.com I really thought allure magazine wanted me wow:/
Jan 15 13 10:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


Congratulations. You've encountered your first Rite of Passage and passed it with flying colors smile
Jan 15 13 11:03 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Nikky8535
Posts: 24
Hartford, Connecticut, US


There are definitely crazy people out there.
Jan 15 13 11:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DOUGLASFOTOS
Posts: 8,062
Los Angeles, California, US


Jan 15 13 11:32 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Nikky8535
Posts: 24
Hartford, Connecticut, US


I will definitely have to search for the scam page on here and where to notify the site. I love how helpful people are.
Jan 15 13 11:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
HM-Photography
Posts: 250
Baltimore, Maryland, US


Nikky8535 wrote:
Thank you davidwarren777@yahoo.com I really thought allure magazine wanted me wow:/

A yahoo email should have been your first clue...

Jan 15 13 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
Two Pears Studio
Posts: 3,317
Wilmington, Delaware, US


I can get you into luring magazine... or prurient magazine.

LoL

Good job picking up the scam
Jan 15 13 12:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Deeblueeyes
Posts: 1
Easthampton, Massachusetts, US


I just got my first scam too.  dredanny67@gmail.com hmm
Jan 15 13 06:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jordan Bunniie
Posts: 1,625
Los Angeles, California, US


Nikky8535 wrote:
Thank you davidwarren777@yahoo.com I really thought allure magazine wanted me wow:/

WOOOO! youve been initiated and passed the test with flying colors.

Welcome to the club. wink

Jan 15 13 06:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kev Lawson
Posts: 6,806
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Nikky8535 wrote:
I will definitely have to search for the scam page on here and where to notify the site. I love how helpful people are.

Hi Nikky!

Any time you need help you should visit the help link where you should find answers, or be guided to the appropriate area of the site. This is also where you will find a link to Contact a Moderator.

I have not visited your profile yet, but if you have your real email address or phone number listed, you should remove those - scammers look for newbies that they think will be easy targets and having them listed makes it easy for them to contact you.

Speaking of scammers, please find this button http://mms.ibsrv.net/images/info/scambutton_brown.gif on the page that the "my stuff" link takes you to. Click that and familiarize yourself with ways to avoid any scams. smile

Jan 15 13 09:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Will Topham
Posts: 24
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US


Congratulations! Thank god you passed on it tongue good luck!
Jan 15 13 09:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Albertex Photography
Posts: 14,804
Mansfield, Texas, US


Welcome.  It is the Mayhem after all.
Jan 16 13 12:14 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Sandra Vixen
Posts: 760
Los Angeles, California, US


Sometimes I wonder what's the longest anyone has ever gone without coming across a scam.

And do scammers really make more money from scams then holding legit jobs.
Jan 17 13 01:04 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gogar
Posts: 134
Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden


The check is in the mail! big_smile

Welcome onboard. It happens to everyone. I was offered a well paid job for a magazine owned by a friend of mine... And no, he doesn't use hotmail at the office - even if I do use it for ease of retreiving mails on the phone. wink
Jan 17 13 01:20 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
EdwardKristopher
Posts: 3,348
Tempe, Arizona, US


:-)
Jan 18 13 09:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Caitin Bre
Posts: 1,798
Naperville, Illinois, US


I still get them, but they are more intelligent.
Example
I am paying 300.00 and hour for bla bla bla. I like your look for this project.
Ok so it sound good to me and I reply.
Then comes Great the 1st step is to come to an interview for 75.00 you will be doing everything that you will be doing for the real shoot and if you make it then you get the big gig.
I have fallen for this 4 times. It has always led nowhere. and the best I can tell they just scammed me.
Now I ask for real names. I ask to see real works and allot of proof of what they are doing is real. and I google street view the address and if its an apartment forget it.

I Had one guy give me such a line I drove 5 hours. It was a fantastic home! all looked real. Turned out he was a dog walker using these fantastic homes of the dog owners while they were away on biz. Found his real name did a search and he is a convicted sexual predator that shouldn't even be on the internet. I really think MM should make that a requirement to have a membership here.

So if it looks to good to be true, then It probably is. Check out everything. I would say that 40% of my inbox fills up with BS. It really hurts the legit Biz. There are legit Photographers that feel that if you don't trust them then they will pass. But still you MUST check out everything.
Be Careful There is no law against someone lying to you to get pictures for there porn site. It is up to you to be safe!
Jan 19 13 11:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Flex Photography
Posts: 5,090
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


Nikky8535 wrote:
I will definitely have to search for the scam page on here and where to notify the site. I love how helpful people are.

Try looking, in plain sight, at the top of the Newbie Forum. Should be hard to miss!

Jan 19 13 11:35 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Caitin Bre
Posts: 1,798
Naperville, Illinois, US


Here is one that just happened to me today. A producer, New to model mayhem been on for 2 weeks as a model. can not give me a name or any evidence of any work and no references.
He says he has to do a 1 hour kinky nude massage to prove I am who I say I am? &*^%$^$%#$#!%$#@&^$%*&^)

It is an audition for a bigger gig.
I have references why can't he just check them. WTF

Trust me there are allot of people out there that look for a model that fell off the turnup truck yesterday!
Jan 19 13 03:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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