Complex Magazine scams

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The sole purpose of these entries is to allows Google to index key words used in these scams. Know that the scammers often change email addresses, names, and other wording. It it meaningless who or where the message came from. They are all fake. What is important is to recognize a pattern and to learn how things really work so you recognize when you get an offer that is so far out of the norm that you immediately recognize it's a scam.

Just another Nigerian scam

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Hello,

My name is Charles Murray,I am freelance modeling agent working for complex Magazine in New York recruiting models for Complex Magazine currently wanting models and wadrobe stylist for a new and special edition of the magazine.I saw your profile and pictures while surfing the internet, I appreciate them and I would like us to do some works together.I presently have a good offer for you.

I want to know if you are interested in modeling because I need pictures of a good looking model who will be on the magazine cover of one of our next month edition.Please let me know if you are interested in the Job. You stand a chance of making reasonable amount {$400} from this deal to start with,and even a noticeable fame. Let me know if you are interested by mailing me in this offer and I would give you further details.Your fast response will be highly appreciated.
Regards

Charles Murray

It has little to do with your experience, how well you pose, or what is in your portfolio. It has everything to do with what someone else is willing to pay. The only way you can find that is to start charging and seeing what that number is and adjust accordingly.

You can be 5' 8" and drop dead gorgeous with a great portfolio and be starving in NY or you can be 5' 8" and drop dead gorgeous with no experience and a few snapshots and be booking jobs right away in another market.
Dear Applicant,

How are you doing ?I hope everything is going on good with you. well I want to say thanks for your fast response, I'm really thrilled. Well we need both female and male model, 9 in total 5 male models and 4 female models just so you know you will be working along side other models like you. The Job is Urgent so you are to get back to me today so that we can arrange on how to get you the part payment. The date for the shooting is not fixed, we will have to make arrangement for that ahead from now, we will email you the exact date for the shooting a week before as soon as the arrangement is completed with our Sponsors. Like I said you have 12 Fashion outfits to cover, types of clothes are jeans and jackets. As part of our working policy and ethics, we will send out part payment for you before you proceed with any job and balance you immediately after the shooting, this is to identify a serious model and ascertain them the job, I hope you comprehend this fact. We've contacted our Sponsors and they will mail you part payment, until you receive and confirm part payment we will not shoot, your part payment is $650 and the balance in cash after the shooting.This means that you will receive a part payment before the shoot, I hope you understand this. Send me your contact details so that our client will mail out your part payment to you

as soon as possible in the format below:

Contact Name :
Complete Mailing address :
City :
State :
Zip code :
Cell/Phone number :

Also I will need you to attach 3 of your photos in different poses and send it to me via email this will be needed for you file. After we confirm the part payment,we will all have a fixed date for the shooting that best fits make-up,hair etc would be taken care of at the Studio,remember you can come along with anyone of your choice,get in touch with your required payment details.The payment would be mailed directly to you alongside the studio fee and immediately you have it I will give you the studio agents name you are to send the studio rental fee to.Then you will be paid the balance immediately after the shooting, I hope this is quite clear.When replying I would like you to get back to me with 4 recent pics of you in different Poses.Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular basis, I might have updates for you.please get back to me as soon as possible with the informations above. Really looking forward to working with you,hope to hear from you soon.

Best Regards

Charles Murray
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Research Foundation llcHello,
My name is Larry Smart... i am freelance modeling agent working for Complex magazine in conjunction with caribean Magazine as a colabo-or in New York.
We are looking to recruiting models and professional Hair Stylist/photographer and Make Up Artist /talents that are dependable and willing to work in and apart of a team. We want good people to represent our company as well as themselves. We are accepting new upcoming female and Male models & talent to be trained for a 2009 Lunching of a new magazine which you can also get the details on this website listed here www.youtube.com. Currently the company needs efficient partner for the new milenium lunching of a colabor-or special edition of a magazine.

I saw your profile and i appreciate them we are happy to inform you that you are one of the selected lucky chosen member on model mayhem out of the screening exercise performed on Model Mayhem as directed by the modeling Agency. and I would like us to do some work together.I presently have a good offer for you.

I want to know if you are interested in becoming hand in hand together for the upcoming shoot because I need pictures of a good looking Model who will be on the magazine cover for the Mellinium lunching edition.Please let me know if you are interested in the Job.

You stand a chance of making a reasonable $500 as a welcome assignment compeciation fee from this deal to start,and even a noticeable fame. Let me know if you are interested by mailing me in my offer and I would give you further details.Please get back to me asap.

You can as well visit complex magazine website inclusive www.complex.com.. I will be glad if you can still get me more models.
Warmest Regards,

Larry Smart

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  • If you get this emailed to you, it’s fake?

  • If you get this emailed to you, it’s fake?

  • Camron

    I received a really similar email from Complex.com. I’m a bit skeptical about this. The tone of the email is very unprofessional.

  • Camron

    I received a really similar email from Complex.com. I’m a bit skeptical about this. The tone of the email is very unprofessional.

  • Jasmine

    very unprofessional. and a scam it is!!!

  • Jasmine

    very unprofessional. and a scam it is!!!

  • martin

    I had an email very similar but from a different person at the magazine, It is a scam just disregard it!

  • martin

    I had an email very similar but from a different person at the magazine, It is a scam just disregard it!

  • Noel

    I recieved one from complex and I was brand new to everything, so like an idiot I gave out my information. But shortly after wised up to it all. I proceeded to ignore the mans e-mails from then on and tons and tons of phone calls. Until he sent a message saying he would inform my local police and I would be arrested if I did not respond about the check he sent. I Kindly told him I found out about the scam and refused to deposit the check, but would mail it back to him if he felt better about it. Though I also informed him that there was no basis for my arrest seeing as we did not sign and sort of contract of binding agreement. Thus, him sending me a check was of his own free will and there was no way I could be punished for that action.

    Am I correct in saying this?

  • Noel

    I recieved one from complex and I was brand new to everything, so like an idiot I gave out my information. But shortly after wised up to it all. I proceeded to ignore the mans e-mails from then on and tons and tons of phone calls. Until he sent a message saying he would inform my local police and I would be arrested if I did not respond about the check he sent. I Kindly told him I found out about the scam and refused to deposit the check, but would mail it back to him if he felt better about it. Though I also informed him that there was no basis for my arrest seeing as we did not sign and sort of contract of binding agreement. Thus, him sending me a check was of his own free will and there was no way I could be punished for that action.

    Am I correct in saying this?

  • Kimmishaw84

    I just received a message from this guy on model mayhem asking me to photograph and they will pay me as soon as i send them all my personal details they said it was elis magazine so dodgy these people.

    • Nicki_a_c

      I got a msg off the same guy yesterday, i looked before to see his profile was removed. Way to good and easy to be true.

  • Caitybri

    Has anybody actually tried depositing or cashing the checks given to them from the Complex scam?