Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#96523 by Savytaylor Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:25 pm
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 ( ). 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

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:
3 City:
5.Zip Code:
6. Phone#:

Stage name :

Height :

Weight :

Age :

Years of experience :

Measurements :

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.

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.

Best Regards,
Nick Davis

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> Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 11:46:50 -0700
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#96543 by dontgetrippedoff Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:14 pm
I just recieved the same email from this guy. I also have been in the buisness for a long time...long enough to know that no one just "hires" you from an online photo for a catalog? Please. I have one headshot up and no body shots...hmm, how can they tell that they want me for this shoot with no body shots? Shady, shady. Please don't get scammed by this guy. Thanks so much to the previous poster btw and getting this started, it was nice to have confirmation it wasn't legit even though my gut told me so.
#96584 by AlanJones Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:06 am
Hi both of you and welcome to ScamWarners.

This is a definite scam and will most probably involve the payment of fees by fake cheque. The cheque will include an overpayment for a stylist or photographer or something similar (the scammer or one of his associates), which you will be asked to send on by Western Union.

The cheque will eventually be found to be fake by your bank and you will be down the money you sent on, and also possibly faceing investigation for passing fake cheques.

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.
#97034 by desertdawn Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:20 pm

Yes definitely a scam! Don't ever send anyone money or give your bank info.
I also contacted Actors Pages support and their immediately blocked his account and IP address.
If you find other fishy postings just let them know, they are really helpful with these types of issues.


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