FHM 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.

According to a representative of FHM, FHM does not employ independent agents that use Gmail, Yahoo or other generic email services. Always watch for domains such as fhmonline.com, fhm.com, fhm.com.(country), bauerconsumer.co.uk etc.

Also, FHM does not ask potential subjects for money, to broker money, or to send anything to email addresses other than FHM/Bauer email addresses. You may always check on the veracity of a query or offer by emailing [email protected]

Also, Myspaces such as Hottest Girls Of Myspace are not authorized agents of FHM.

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Examples of recent emails include:

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 FHM Magazine update (www.fhmonline.com ) 20TH –22ND JUNE 2008 issue, We here by decided as a committee to offer you this pay Fashion job, I will be very happy if you could send me more picture. My client wants to update her Catalog with her New Month 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. The shooting will hold London England UK, which we would be responsible for your Flight, 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 at the shoot location.
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 shoot.

JOB DETAILS:
You will have to travel down here to the United Kingdom. Have you been here before? You have 7 different Fashion outfits to cover, which would be provided by our client on the day of the shooting and the shoot is just for 3days around London, England and you will be paid $8,350USD for the whole project, the Job is Urgent and can you please send me your full portfolio and more pictures so I will have this tendered to the house for approval. Once you are, you will have to travel down here and you'll be paid $8,350 for the whole shoot.
Please get back to me with your portfolio, Shoots and Contact details. I would love if you can get things done as soon as possible so that we can start your traveling process.
You will be paying fees for your travel arrangements and working permit processing through our travel agent in United States,your from United State to London is free but you'll definitely need a work permit, which costs $482USD.

I personally selected you after looking at your portfolio, you seem to have potentials and we'll bring it out. I think you'll make a good model
on your arrival, your accommodation and all other expenses will be on us, and you will be re-imbrues the total amount of money that covered your getting here. You will also be opportune to meet other models from around the world and make contacts. I will be waiting to read back from you as we do not have much time, we have a deadline to meet,
If you are interested kindly get back to us with your details as follows:
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Hello,
My name is Nicholas Edward .Am a freelance agent working for FHM Magazine in recruiting photographers for FHM Magazine and currently wanting a photographer for a new and special edition of there magazine.I saw your profile and your works while surfing through the internet, I appreciate them and I would like to work with you. I presently have good offer for you. I want to know if you are interested
in the job
because I need pictures of a good looking person who will be on the magazine cover of one of next edition. Please let me know if you are interested in the Job.You stand a chance of making reasonable $300 from this deal at start,and even a noticeable fame. Let me know if you are interested in my offer and I would give you further details.Get back to me as soon as possible.

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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, The taken pictures will be used for the FHM Magazine update (www.fhmonline.com) 1st - 2nd december 2008 issue, We here by decided as a committee to offer you this job I will be very happy if you could send me more of your work picture. My client wants to update her Catalog with her End Of The Year Release Fashion outfits and I'm interested in you for the professional work So if you are interested you can get back to me. Presently the company needs a photographer on the next edition and am
giving you the offer. The taken shoots will be exhibited on their website and
also after the first set of pictures sent. Subsequently depending on you, you
could be invited over to the company to sign a contract with you.The location of
the shoots will be somewhere close to where you are located. There is a model
for the project..As soon as we agree, the model will get in touch with you to
agree on the location the shoot will be 2hrs daily,we would be responsible for your transport and feeding throughout 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.
As written in my previous mail, you will get $300 to start which will be sent to you through a check immediately. After payment has been received, the photo shoots will be taken and sent to the company.There will be a pre-arranged model, makeup artist, hair / wardrobe stylist that will be coming over to you for the shoots.They will be contacting you for proper arrangement of time and location after payments has been made. Guess the arrangement is understood. In order for payment to be made to you, provide me with the following details:

PHOTOGRAPHER INFORMATION

1. Name on check:
_____________________________________________
2. Complete Mailing Address:
_____________________________________________
3 City:
_____________________________________________
4.State:
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5.Zip Code:
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6. Phone#:
_____________________________________________

7.Age:
_____________________________________________
OTHER NAMES:
List any stage or professional names, maiden name, aliases, or any
other name you have ever used.
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________

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.

Kindly know that P.o.Box are not applicable.

FGXCELTALENT
32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 2SS
United Kingdom
Tel: +447031955927
www.fhmonline.com
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Good day,

Thanks for the interest , you have got the physical Requirement we need for our FHM Magazine update (www.fhmonline.com) 5th-12th February 2009 issue, We hereby decided as a committee to offer you this pay Fashion job we will be very happy if you could send us more picture. Our client wants to update her Catalog with her New release Fashion outfits and we are 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 us. The shooting will hold at a rented photographers studio very close to your location,the shoot will be 2hrs daily which we would be responsible for your transport and feeding throughout 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 throughout the shoot.
JOB DETAILS:
You have 5 different Fashion outfits to cover, which would be provided by our client on each day of the shooting and the shoot is just for 2 days and you will be paid $1,180 for the whole project, the Job is Urgent so you are to get back to us as soon as possible so that we can arrange on how to get you the part payment. You would be paid the initial payment of $300 to guarantee your participation in 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.
We will will be taking care of your payment, accommodation and other expenses. The payment would be mailed directly to you along side with your clothing allowance, shoes and costume fee for the shoot.
As soon as you get the payment, you will take out your $300 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:

MODEL INFORMATION

1. Name on check:
_____________________________________________
2. Complete Mailing Address:
_____________________________________________
3 City:
_____________________________________________
4.State:
_____________________________________________
5.Zip Code:
_____________________________________________
6. Phone#:
_____________________________________________
7. Color of eyes:
_____________________________________________
8.Hight:
_____________________________________________
9.Statistics:
_____________________________________________
10.Shoe Size:
_____________________________________________

11.Age:
_____________________________________________

OTHER NAMES:
List any stage or professional names, maiden name, aliases, or any
other name you have ever used.
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________

We hereby 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.

Kindly know that P.o.Box are not applicable.

Regards
Paul Smith.
FGXCELTALENT
32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 2SS
United Kingdom
Tel: +447031916047
www.fhmonline.com
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"My name is Robert Bush from London United kingdom,am a Freelance modeling agent working under FHM Magazine,i came across your profile on Model Mayhem while surfing on internet it's really great and i will like to do some work with you, I got a fashion outfit show which will be coming up in United States, this event will be holding in a photographic studio around your location between 24 & 25th july 2009 for you,get back to me for more details,if you are interested in this job opportunity because it is urgent.

I hope to read from you soon."

The strange wording and vague details made me suspicious, so I requested additional information and details about the assignment, and this was the response:

"We are happy to inform you that we will like to have you join our crew for our Magazine update (www.fhmmagazine.com) 24th - 25th July 2009 issue, We here by decided as a committee to offer you this Fashion job after going through your modelmayhem profile. My client wants to update her Catalog with her New Year Release Fashion outfits and I'm interested in you for some picture retouch about 25copies,You should do all it takes to make them look great,teeth whitening,color correction,photo sharpening,skin smoothing,modifying color of hair/swimsuit/makeup etc.,cropping,removal/addition of objects we want you to tap in to your greatest potential the shoot will contain no nudity, fetish, bondage, escort and other adult content stuff,. So if you are interested you can get back to me. The shoot will hold at a rented photographers studio very close to your location,the shoot will be 3hrs daily,we would be responsible for your transport and feeding throughout the photo shoot, the invitation letter would be mailed to you.
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 throughout the shoot OR the photos can be sent to you via email if u don't want to attend the shoot.
JOB DETAILS:
You will be invited for 2 different Fashion outfits session to cover the picture retouch which will be 25copies from each day photo-shoot, the shoot is just for 2 days with a total of 60copies of picture to retouch and you will be paid the total of $350 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 payment. You would be paid the full payment of $350 to guarantee your participation in the shoot, as part of our working policy and ethics of our company, we give full payment to any client before we proceed with any job and probably pay compensations immediately after the work if we do get the best of his/her 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..
As soon as you get the payment, you will take out your $350 and send the remaining balance to the agent that will take care of your transportation and other members that will be coming into your city,If you are interested kindly get back to us with your details as follows:"

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for publishing this! I’ve been getting emails like this lately.

    • Ibalykina

      thank you for publishing…. i just got this email a few days ago…..TOTAL SCAM ALERT!!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for publishing this! I’ve been getting emails like this lately.

  • Vinu

    i got the same today….thx the heads up..

  • Vinu

    i got the same today….thx the heads up..

  • DvC

    Gracias- yeah these guys are a scam and a half along with the Microsoft want to give you a million dollars.

    -DvC

  • DvC

    Gracias- yeah these guys are a scam and a half along with the Microsoft want to give you a million dollars.

    -DvC

  • Anonymous

    THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THESE SCAMS ALERT UP…

  • Anonymous

    THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THESE SCAMS ALERT UP…

  • Mariekrasowski

    i just got one like this a few days ago on my model mayhem account.. huge scam

  • David Rivera

    Here’s the big question: WHY? What kind of scam is this? They aren’t getting any money out of it so what’s the point?? And if you have a an escort as protection and have notified several different individuals of where you’ll be then you couldn’t get sex-trafficked. So what is the scam about?? What are the scammers out to get???

  • David Rivera

    I mean, if i get sent a fake money order, wouldn’t the person cashing just tell me that? How does it work?