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Robin –

Victim Location 92532

Type of a scam Employment

This person reached out to me on Honeybook, wanting to offer a job because they liked my photography. I emailed them and this is what they sent back:

Hello ***,

I must say, your photographic works are quite aesthetic and I feel you will be perfect for our summer season photo shoot gig. Complex.com is searching for a Photographer to work with on an ongoing fashion style and footwear blogging.

As the Photographer, you will dictate the creative direction of the shoot and shoot a six-hour outdoor and style focused fashion gig involving a male and a female model, one hair stylist, one makeup artist, and a pro wardrobe stylist.

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Complex is a media platform and an online community that publishes the best, most diverse and most relevant voices in culture, period. With over 120 million unique monthly visitors and 1.4B monthly page views, Complex makes culture pop from its collection of partners, brands and its hub site Complex.com for one of the most sought after audiences of millennial influencers ever assembled.

Job details:

1. You will be required to work with 2 models

2. There will be 3 outfits and foot wears per model, 5 images for each outfit/look, which totals 30 images

3. Outfits/Wardrobe will be supplied by us

4. Location, date, and time will be fixed by you

5. We want 30 professionally taken pictures in High Res Digital Copies (800 x 600px)

6. Image type: JPG

7. Transfer method: Fileshare or Dropbox

8. Delivery date: On or before June 22, 2018

9. Full budget: $6300

10. Compensation: $2200 ($700 upfront and $1500 final payment)

11. You will hold full image right (Licensor)

As the photographer we want you to handle other aspect of the gig and dictate the creative direction. If you’re interested, please reply with your full name/Business name (to be written on your payment and contract), phone number, and address.

Click on the link for a sample of my work: <span title="http://www.complex.com/style/2017/10/spotted-style-nike-launches-revamped-nba-jersey-toronto/
http://www.complex.com/style/2017/10/spotted-style-nike-launches-revamped-nba-je… />
Regards,

Daniel Mitri

Felt too good to be true, so I googled this persons email: [email protected] and of course, thankful that someone had already reported it as a scam 🙂

Mindy –

Victim Location 92024

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

This is one of the emails that I received. The fact that they wanted to send me money to distribute to the talent was my first warning sign. Then i researched the talent company Barton and Queck, they dont really exist and then i found a blog on modelmayhem where photographers and models were also approached and/or scammed.

From: Daniel Mitri [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2017 2:06 PM

To: H*** ***

Subject: RE: Winter Photo Shoot

Hello ***,

Checked out your website and i think your photographic works are quite aesthetic and I feel you will be perfect for our winter season photo shoot gig. Complex.com is searching for a Photographer to work with on an ongoing fashion style and footwear blogging.

As the Photographer, you will dictate the creative direction of the shoot and shoot a six-hour outdoor and style focused fashion gig involving a male and a female model, one hair stylist, one makeup artist, and a pro wardrobe stylist.

Complex is a media platform and an online community that publishes the best, most diverse and most relevant voices in culture, period. With over 120 million unique monthly visitors and 1.4B monthly page views, Complex makes culture pop from its collection of partners, brands and its hub site Complex.com for one of the most sought after audiences of millennial influencers ever assembled.

Job details:

1. You will be required to work with 2 models

2. There will be 3 outfits and foot wears per model, 5 images for each outfit/look, which totals 30 images

3. Outfits/Wardrobe will be supplied by us

4. Location, date, and time will be fixed by you

5. We want 30 professionally taken pictures in High Res Digital Copies (800 x 600px)

6. Image type: JPG

7. Transfer method: Fileshare or Dropbox

8. Delivery date: Jan 27th, 2018

9. Full budget: $6300

10. Compensation: $2200 ($700 upfront and $1500 final payment)

11. You will hold full image right (Licensor)

As the photographer we want you to handle other aspect of the gig and dictate the creative direction. If you’re interested, please reply with your full name/Business name (to be written on your payment and contract), phone number, and address.

Click on the link for a sample of my work: <span title="http://www.complex.com/style/2017/10/spotted-style-nike-launches-revamped-nba-jersey-toronto/
http://www.complex.com/style/2017/10/spotted-style-nike-launches-revamped-nba-je… />
Regards,

Daniel Mitri

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this is part of another email:

An agency will provide a male and a female fashion model, makeup and hair stylists. The budget for the project is $6300 (photographer gets $2200 and $4100 for the talents). You will be paid $700 upfront plus the talents budget while your balance payment will be paid after sending us proof that the job has been done; usually watermarked images.

Photographers we hire usually take on the responsibilities of coordinating the shoot, selecting location, and disbursing fees. An advance payment of $4800 will be issued prior to the shoot; this covers your $700 upfront and fee for talents’ fee payable to their manager.

As for the contract, no need to send one as I’ll send you one which you’ll got through, sign and send back to me.

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Phone:

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