These things are painfully obvious to most but probably not so for newbies and those who think they are not newbies. Here’s an scam email sent from a Model Mayhem photographer to a model. Keep in mind the photographer profile is fake. It’s just a tool to deliver the scam message. The model replied to a Model Mayhem casting call which is in itself a nightmare as it is inundated with scams, third party castings, pay me “casting calls”, etc.
My comments are in blue italics. Next time you get this message, send them this link.
Acknowledged to receipt of your response, (anyone who starts off like this is full of shit and trying to sound self important) here is more information about the assignment, I’m the casting director/photographer for the shoot, (Thank God! I was getting so tired of the 33 year old freelance modeling agent) you will be paid sum of $900 for this Fashion job (Assignment) for you, (at this point, step away from the computer and look in the mirror. Are you 5’ 8” 34-24-34 residing in a major market like NY, Miami, or LA? No? Are you getting the hint? Shorties in Podunk, Cornfield do not get paid $900 for fashion work) event would include, shoot with the cars, shoot with motorcycles which would all be about 7 different Fashion outfits put-together which will be provided by the client. Also, we intend to use most of the pictures in our first catalog launch and our calendar for year 2010. (What the fuck is it with these lazy assholes? It’s July 2010. Are they shooting a catalog and traveling back in time?) Non-union, no experience required, No Nudity, Must be 18 above. (Thank God it’s non-union because those modeling unions are hell to deal with. I think they are controlled by the Russian Mafia and headed by a chick name Anna Chapman)
v Make-Up/ Hair Style
There will be professional stylist and make up artist for this assignment, you don’t have to bother about your present look, everything will be taken care of, if you hair is long or short, if you have tattoos on your body or any type of pierce are allowed, the professional will work all this to blend with exact what will need for the shoot. (How very generous. It’s almost as if they didn’t give a shit what the model looks like. Is that what modeling is all about? Sadly, some Myspace wannabes think so. What if the model is a meth addict with track needles the cigarette burns on her face?)