This guy offers big money, name drops legit websites, then asks for your information so they can send you payment -- and I'm sure transfer of payment would require you to give him all your bank information. He preys on people who post their pictures on websites like actors pages. I had only 1 horrible picture up and he never asked for my agent's info. I knew it was a scam right away...
Here is the email he sent me...
Thanks for getting back to me regarding the shoot. More so, we are happy to inform you that you are one of the few people chosen out of the screening exercise performed for us by Model Mayhem. You have got the physical Requirement we need for our Forever21 Magazine Shoot ( http://www.forever21.com
). We here by decided as a committee to offer you this pay Fashion job. My client wants to update her Catalog with her New Year 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. we will be responsible for your transport, feeding and accommodation allowance through out the photo shoot, the invitation letter would be mailed to you, all make up will be taken care of in the studio.
You have the opportunity to bring along an Escort which we would handle the expenses along with your own just for you to feel comfortable through out the
JOB DETAILS :
You have 12 different Fashion outfits to cover, which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting and the shoot is just for 3 days and you will be paid $3,650 for the whole project, the Job is Urgent so you are to get back to us as soon as possible so that I can arrange on how to get you the part payment. You would be paid an advance payment of $500 for the shoot and your balance of $3,150 will be given to you after 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 will be taking care of your payment, accommodation and other expenses. The payment would be mailed directly to you alongside with your cloth allowance, shoes and costume fee for the shoot.
As soon as you get the payment, you will take out your $500 as your advance payment for the shoot and send the remaining balance to the wardrobe stylist, including your shoe and cloths size.
If you are interested kindly get back to us with your details as follows:
1. Name on check:
2. Complete Mailing Address:
Stage name :
Years of experience :
Dress Size :
Shoe Size :
Skin Color :
Hair Color :
I here by represent and warrant that the above information is true and correct.The names listed above include my present name and every name that I have ever used including my maiden name, alias, nickname,professional or stage name.
JOB TIME DURATION :
You have different Fashion outfits to cover in a couple of 1hours 30minute taking picture for the shoot. This will take just a day job of 1hours 30minutes from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.Shoot dates are 11th-13th of May 2012
The company has went on agreement with the LOCAL AUTHORITY of the United State Of America just to make sure there is no illegal business moving around and that you will follow the instructions giving to you after the payment issued out.
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