Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#13231 by artmanga Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:21 am
I have recieved this email 2 days ago and i have wrote them back asking to tell me more about their agency and where are they settled before i send all my detalils and they havn't contact me yet...if anyone has recieved the same email and know more about it do please let me know too.


from : [email protected]>
Prospective Model,


Thank you for getting back and I want to let you know that the Job is Urgent. The shooting will come up probably in the next few weeks; it all depends on the studio agent so you have much time to prepare. We will be handling the wardrobe and MUA. No nudity, fetish, bondage, escort and other adult contents. We are trying to sort out most things so that we can send your details to Monmouth cycles magazine for preview because we work in collaboration with them. You will be on the Monmouth cycles magazine cover for the month of November 2009 0nly.



You will be having different photo's shooting with different bikes (Monmouth cycles) for the magazines cover page project. You will be one of the models that will work with us and you will be working with 4 other models. By our client, you will be paid on the day of the shooting and for each day, you get paid £500 for three days and you also stand a chance of earning a 1year contract with them which will make you a fortune.





For this job, you will earn will earn the total sum £1,500 for a 3day job and to be on a magazine cover for just 30days. The shoot will take place in London and transportation to shoot location/ studio and back to your house will be taken care of. I will need your statistics for your attires, so that we can get outfits that would correspond with your size and shape.



I also want to add that you will get an extra preparation fee of £200 before the project kicks off. The preparation fee will be mailed directly to you along with an extra amount that will be used for the studio fee (all you will need to do here is just to deduct your own preparation funds from the payment sent to you after the check has cleared into your bank account and have the extra/ excess money sent over sent to the studio's agent for the preparation of the next level of the project and studio rental fee on our behalf before you will be called for the shooting). Instructions on how to send the excess money will be emailed to you once you acknowledge receipt of the check. I hope this is clear; please, confirm.





Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular basis, I will update you with any details about the job, As explained, the check will be mailed out to you as soon as possible so you can start preparation. Kindly email the below details to the personal in charge of accounts and model recruit, Neil Wein: [email protected] so the check can be issued and sent as explained above:



First Name:

Middle Name:

Last Name:

House/flat number & street:

City:

State

Post Code:

Age:

Home Phone

Cell Phone:

Email Address:

Present Occupation (If any):

Best time to call:

Statistics for Attires:
Statistics for shoes:



Once the above details have been received, the check will be mailed out and it would help if you can also email us at least a reference (family or friend). Please remember to send your details to: [email protected] . Do not send details to me, please.





For, Monmouth cycles.

Moved from News and Announcements edited title - Ralph

A.G
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#13232 by Ralph Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:26 am
Hi Artmanga

Welcome to Scamwarners

I will do some digging around on this but I am comfortable to say it is a scam, if you could please post any additional information you have it will help our investigations, one thing in particular that will help is the header from the email, if you dont know how to find a header, just let us know which email provider you used to receive these emails and we can give you instructions on how to find it.

I will add more comments after doing some searches

Here we go

A search on some of the opening script brings up this result Click Here from that site they have this posted

There are ads for models being placed on gumtree which are scams. If you receive an email like the one below - then be very clear that it is an OVERPAYMENT scam (see also: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3100)

Prospective Model,

Thank you for getting back and I want to let you know that the Job is Urgent. The shooting will come up probably in the next few weeks; it all depends on the studio agent so you have much time to prepare. We will be handling the wardrobe and MUA. No nudity, fetish, bondage, escort and other adult contents. We are trying to sort out most things so that we can send your details to Monmouth cycles magazine for preview because we work in collaboration with them. You will be on the Monmouth cycles magazine cover for the month of November 2009 0nly.

You will be having different photo's shooting with different bikes (Monmouth cycles) for the magazines cover page project. You will be one of the models that will work with us and you will be working with 4 other models. By our client, you will be paid on the day of the shooting and for each day, you get paid £500 for three days and you also stand a chance of earning a 1year contract with them which will make you a fortune.

For this job, you will earn will earn the total sum £1,500 for a 3day job and to be on a magazine cover for just 30days. The shoot will take place in London and transportation to shoot location/ studio and back to your house will be taken care of. I will need your statistics for your attires, so that we can get outfits that would correspond with your size and shape.

I also want to add that you will get an extra preparation fee of £200 before the project kicks off. The preparation fee will be mailed directly to you along with an extra amount that will be used for the studio fee (all you will need to do here is just to deduct your own preparation funds from the payment sent to you after the check has cleared into your bank account and have the extra/ excess money sent over sent to the studio's agent for the preparation of the next level of the project and studio rental fee on our behalf before you will be called for the shooting). Instructions on how to send the excess money will be emailed to you once you acknowledge receipt of the check. I hope this is clear; please, confirm.

Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular basis, I will update you with any details about the job, As explained, the check will be mailed out to you as soon as possible so you can start preparation. Kindly email the below details to the personal in charge of accounts and model recruit, Neil Wein: [email protected] so the check can be issued and sent as explained above:

First Name:

Middle Name:

Last Name:

House/flat number & street:

City:

State

Post Code:

Age:

Home Phone

Cell Phone:

Email Address:

Present Occupation (If any):

Best time to call:

Statistics for Attires:
Statistics for shoes:

Once the above details have been received, the check will be mailed out and it would help if you can also email us at least a reference (family or friend). Please remember to send your details to: [email protected] . Do not send details to me, please.


Nice to see they have a scamwarners link :D

Please note if you do receive these cheques, they will no doubt be fake, please do not attempt to cash them
#13235 by artmanga Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:04 am
Hello there, thanks for the response, i do think that that's def a scam...as i said i have wrote to the same email address to Christina Keenan <[email protected]>
I would like to know more about your agency please, if you could forward me the site and where you are settled, that would be very helpful as well, then i will forward to Neil Wein all my details also from my bank account too.

And i hadn't got a reply yet....of course i hadn't forward neither my details or the ones from my bank account, so i am going to wait if they write me back...soon as they do I'll forward it here to be a help for others as they my receive the same emails, castings on gumtree.
thank you

A.G
#13236 by Ralph Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:15 am
I have absolutely no doubt that it is a scam :wink:

I am glad to hear you have not given them any of your details, but I do worry about you continueing to email them, please cease contact immediately, even if your email address doesn't contain your real name, it may be used to find more information about you, you can try for yourself a search on the email address you used to see what information is available about you.

It is noble of you to try to gather more information but we would prefer you to remain safe, we can get that information in other ways :wink:
#13246 by artmanga Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:17 pm
No worries i am not contacting them I only did it after they have had send me the email so that's why i wrote them cuz i wanted to check before i forward my details...anyway I got out of scamming and disappointed :roll:
Thanks though u’ve been a good help ?

A.G
#13253 by Ralph Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:52 pm
If you do want to gather their information there are safe ways of doing it, take a look at www.419eater.com and if that takes your fancy join up and learn how to bait safely, you may even see soem familiar faces although many of us use a different disguise over there
#13295 by pinatanovia Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:44 pm
Hi there,

I also have an email like this but unlike you i was stupid enough to give my information out. here are all the emails I have received from this person named Neil.

Your details has been received, you have met our criteria and you should expect the check shortly. Hope you understand the fact that after you have received the check and it has been cleared in your account, you will deduct 200Pounds for your preparation and thereafter, send the excess money to the studio agent as you will be instructed.

Kindly let me know if you are OK with the arrangement so the check can be issued and sent ASAP.

Your age please.

Best regards,
Neil.


He then copied me in to this email with a covo with another "model" which started to aise my concerns - I have removed some information (the other girls details)


No contract for now. After first job, yes. Expect the check shortly.





Photo shoot date: 24 - 26th.
You will receive a 1,500pounds check, deduct 200 for preparation and send the remaining money to the studio agent. Is that OK?






--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 11:21:18 +0000
From: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Your Gumtree.com ad #44126421: Modelling Job; Apply now.



Your details has been received, you have met our criteria and you should expect the check shortly. Hope you understand the fact that after you have received the check and it has been cleared in your account, you will deduct 200Pounds for your preparation and thereafter, send the excess money to the studio agent as you will be instructed.

Kindly let me know if you are OK with the arrangement so the check can be issued and sent ASAP.

Your age please.

Best regards,
Neil.

And lastly I got this email after saying I wasnt comfortable receiving the cheque and waiting more answeres which he never replied to

Hello,


How are you doing and hope you had a great weekend? I am sending this message to inform you that the check has been approved, issued and will delivered by weekend or early next week unfailingly. I will be expecting to read from you once you receive the check so i can let you know what to do next.


Kindly acknowledge receipt of this message. Also, I will be away until Friday but will email you again on arrival with updates concerning your job. I wish you the best of luck and have a great week.


Best Regards,
Neil Wein

I am now very worried because whoever this is, they have my address! I dont know what sort of scam this is but i am 100% sure it is a scam. I just wish I realized this before i gave my details!!!


Amanda
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#13297 by The Enchantress Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:55 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners pinatanovia.

Please do not be unduly worried. They would require your address to send to you a fake or counterfeit cheque or money order.

The scammers are most likely in Africa and will not travel to you.

Report this to your local police if you are distressed or have any fear of your safety.
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#13298 by pinatanovia Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:58 pm
Thats good to know, as long as they dont try and use my information for anything else thats dodgy!! How am i not aware of these scams lol
I just glad I put two and two together before I got the cheque and banked it. these people are so crafty!!!
#13299 by The Enchantress Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:01 pm
Concerning the cheque;

The basics are that the scammer asks the potential victim to receive payment (whether for goods being sold, investment, or from a "customer" of the scammer) and to forward all or part of the proceeds. The check/money order is fake, forged or stolen. The scammer hopes that the victim's bank will not realise initially, and will clear it. The victim sends money on, the bank later realises and debits the victim's account, and the victim has then lost the money sent on. The bank will almost certainly not be liable, and the victim may also find that their account is closed and/or that they are arrested or investigated by the police for money laundering.

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#13300 by The Enchantress Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:03 pm
I am very glad you were cautious and wise. Yes scammers are very crafty and often get normal and decent people into heaps of trouble and heartache.

If you have any questions or concerns please post and a support team member will be glad to help you.

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#13301 by The Enchantress Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:04 pm
I am concerned about your online safety - this forum is open and you have personal information in your post.
Would you please edit out those details.

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