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Samantha Kay Jones

Posts: 8

Twin Falls, Idaho, US

I got a this message after replying to an email i got here on MM...I don't know what to think!
Having checked out your information right model mayhem, you have got all the necessary requirements we needed for our Magazine ( update on the (20th of Feburary, 2013). We hereby decided as a committee to offer you this modeling paid gig. This shoot contains No Nudity, Fetish, Bondage, and other Adult content stuffs. If you are interested, you can get back to us immediately you have this read and well understood. The shoot will hold at a rented photographers studio in your state (Traveling expenses is covered) and the shoot will take 2 hours, which will commences (at 12pm and ends at 2pm)

We will be responsible for your Transport fee and Feeding throughout the shoot, you have the privilege to come with an escort of your own choice and we will be responsible for his or her well being also. Your pay for the shoot will be the sum of $600.00 for the 2 hours shoot. This project is organized by the Allure Magazine and is basically for a FASHION PHOTO SHOOT to display latest fashions and designers for commercial purpose and it's going to be an outdoor show that will be publicized and many things will be shot with as an objects.


We have our own personal photographers and makeup artist, so we have made all necessary arrangement for your good looking on that day and also our photographers are available to give you their best directive and makes you look more reasonable than you will be expecting.


A check payment of $2350 will be mail out to you not less than 7 days before the shoot, you'll deduct $300 for your part payment fee and you'll have the remainder send to the fashion designer for your wardrobes payment. (You are not paying anything out of your own pocket)
Be aware that all the wardrobes will be send out to you as soon as the fashion designer received the payment from you so you can check them out and see if they are perfect for your size.

Below are the information to apply for the job if you are really interested and agreed with the above said:




Full name to be on the payment check :
Physical Home Address :
Apt# :
City :
State :
Zip code:
Cell Phone # :
Your Current Email In Use :

Vincent Raymond

Feb 13 13 02:10 pm Link



Posts: 7891

Monterey, California, US

Feb 13 13 02:12 pm Link


robert b mitchell

Posts: 2217

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Sure sounds  "TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!" as it says on the MM site info.!!!!

Feb 13 13 02:17 pm Link



Posts: 6662

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

The awful language in this email should be your first clue. This is definitely a scam....a Nigerian Scam to be exact. Here's how it generally goes down:

Do not give these people ANY information. They will use it to steal your identity and clean out your bank account!

EDIT: Be sure to contact a moderator to get these scammers removed from this site.

Feb 13 13 02:21 pm Link


Mike Hemming

Posts: 380

Easton, Maryland, US

If you drop the check the next thing to see it will be Voyager I

Feb 13 13 02:21 pm Link


Samantha Kay Jones

Posts: 8

Twin Falls, Idaho, US

That's what I thought! Thanks everyone

Feb 13 13 02:47 pm Link


Mark Salo

Posts: 10055

Olney, Maryland, US

Samantha Kay Jones wrote:
. . . The shoot will hold at a rented photographers studio in your state . . .

This is what they say to everyone.  They don't even know what state you are in.  It would be so much cheaper to fly you to where their team is located.

Samantha Kay Jones wrote:
. . .
A check payment of $2350 will be mail out to you not less than 7 days before the shoot, you'll deduct $300 for your part payment fee and you'll have the remainder send to the fashion designer for your wardrobes payment. (You are not paying anything out of your own pocket)
. . .

This is the scam.  If you deposit the check, it will bounce later and your bank will deduct the full $2350 from your account.

Why would they trust you, an internet stranger, with $2350 of their money?

The scammers search for new models on MM.

Feb 13 13 02:56 pm Link


Liquid Lace Studios

Posts: 198

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

The dead giveaway that it's a scam are a few "Key Words" badly constructed sentences and parts thereof ...

"Transport fee and Feeding" ... Lol

"necessary arrangement for your good looking on that day" ... Lol

"give you their best directive and makes you look more reasonable than you will be expecting". ... Lol

These badly constructed sentences are the sort of thing you find on those eBay sites that sell clothing direct from China ... including the horrid translation to poor English.

Feb 13 13 11:08 pm Link


The Illuminated Pixel

Posts: 577

Greenfield, Massachusetts, US

really? REALLY?

Feb 13 13 11:21 pm Link


Liz AZ

Posts: 8

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Here's another...  and they even offer a "refund of the $300 Test Fee"  HAHA!!

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    I am happy to see you get back to me, here is the details of the job: I have been appointed to scout models for promo advert piece work for NIVEA BODY LOTION. NIVEA Nivea is one of the leading international skin care companies.
NIVEA BODY LOTION is available in six categories: NIVEA Bath Care, NIVEA Body Care, NIVEA Lip Care, NIVEA Men's Care, NIVEA Creme, NIVEA Soft. This piece of advert involves photo shoots that will be used for banners, billboards, little handbills and catalogs. I am using this means to inform you that the company intend to spread its campaign in producing energy drinks to other countries such as United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, and throughout the United Kingdom, and you have been invited to come work with us on a photo section that would be used for NIVEA catalogs, and billboards that would be placed in various cities in United States,Europe,United Kingdom Africa. The company management would provide you with a make-up artist, hairstylist,retoucher,photographer, attire (clothing), a studio would be rented by the project supervisor in your city, and an appointment would be set-up for the shoot prior to the shooting date, so that you can both meet up at the location and have the shoot done, all shoots would hold in your city, meaning there is no need for you to travel. The project supervisor travels from one city to another for photo shoots, and as soon as you are booked by our Test Coordinator Scheme in the states, they would be coming down for the shoots with the crews. I will like to inform you that all shoots would be done in a casual clothing, No nude nor display of private parts of the body, all we need is a descent photo shoots which involves you taking a photo posing with NIVEA product, shooting is scheduled to hold as soon as possible because we would start shooting as soon as you have paid your test fee including all other process, the supervisor, and other members of the crews which already consists of the photographer, hair stylist, make up artist. Attires would be selected from D&G, Paul Smith and Gucci. Foot wears from Timberland, Adidas,Reebok and Sunshades from Gucci and D&G and after the shoot, all attires automatically becomes yours, as regards to this project, we are conducting a test shoot for all the models and the Application fee for the test is $300 US Dollar( Its refundable so you have nothing to worry about.)The money will be refund to you after the test, so its refundable.The test is just a minor test for you to showcase your talent by posing with NIVEA Products, and our supervisor will be there to direct you on what to do for you to be well informed, and other instruction you need to adhere to before we proceed on the shoot itself to avoid any problem. This project is very important to us as a company and its also a great opportunity for you as a promising model. After the test a certificate will be issue to you by Eagle Model Management, and it will also serve as Authorization and Recommendation for you to get more well paid shoot in our agency and other project you may also embark on in the nearest future. I will be waiting to hear from you when your test fee will be ready and paid to the test coordinator scheme in the States so that we can send your welcome note, and the information of your test coordinator that you will use to pay your test fee up on request from you, and also we will like to get to work almost immediately. The fee is very important and without it been paid we cant send you the update about the shoot.The shoot will last for about 4hours or more because we have a lot to cover. I want to let you know that the Job is Urgent and the shooting will come up any time from now ( if there are no further delay from you) . It all depends on the studio agent so you have much time to prepare for it, We would be handling the wardrobe and MUA,no nudity, fetish, bondage, and other adult content stuff. We are trying to sort out most things so that we can send your details to GQ and MAXIM magazine for preview because we work in collaboration with them. You have 6 different Fashion outfits to cover,which would be provided by our client on the day of the shoot and our sponsoring company are offering you the sum of $4000 as a salary for this project which $2000 will be paid to you before we start the shoot. I will need your statistics for your attires, so that we can get outfits that would correspond to your size and shape and also get you prepared, and to arrange your part-payment after you have paid your test fee. The part payment that would be paid to you before the shoot is $2000 for you to be rest assured. The part payment would be mailed directly to you or any other mode of payment that you want. Immediately your mail is out through our courier service, i will instruct you on what else to do. You will be paid the balance immediately after the shooting, I hope this is quite clear? Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular basis, i might have updates for you.  Payments would be mailed out to you immediately after you have paid your test fee, so that you would have nothing to worry about in getting fully prepared to work with us.. Please get back to us with your details so that we can get started, and on how you're going to receive your payment. The supervisor will call  you as soon as everything is settled so that you can all meet in the studio and have the shooting done. Get back with the below details such as:
Name in full..
Residential address in full..
Phone number...(cell and home)
Your Test Fee..$300(Refundable)
Statistics for Attires and others....
Statistics for shoes.....


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Feb 14 13 07:05 am Link