Herald Fashion Magazine advance check scam aka Nigerian scam

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You will get a personal email from Model Mayhem or other modeling sites from a newly created account. It will say something to the effect of:

Hey,
How was your night? Fine i guess. I went through your profile on www.modelmayhem.com, and i am pleased to inform you that you have been invited to participate in an upcoming photo shoot organized by The Herald Fashion Magazine for the professional photo shoot. No nudity, fetish, bondage and other adult content stuff. Kindly get back to me if you are interested.

Thanks for your time.

It will follow up with:

Hello Talent,
How are you doing today? Fine i guess. Thanks so much for the prompt response. Well the magazine is just a new mag to come up in a few months time and we would want you to be in the first launch of the magazine. It is not a must that you are experienced, but all we need is a good posture of you to give a better shoot.

DATE AND TIME:
This exposition is going to be held on the 28th of July in Tampa, Florida.The shoot will commence at 12:00 PM EST noon and end at 3:00 PM EST which would take you complete 3 hours.

PROJECT DETAILS:
This project is organized by the company and is basically on photo shoot to display latest fashions and designers for commercial purpose and be informed that it is an outdoor show and will be publicized.

JOB PAYMENT:
The company are going to pay you the sum of $300 as hourly shooting rate which means your shoot for the 3hours will be $900 and the payment will be paid to you immediately you are done with the shoot.

COMPENSATION FEE:
You will be given a compensation fee of $200 with your payment immediately after the shoot in case of any inconveniences.

ESCORT
As matter of choice, you can bring along any one of your choice to the shooting venue as your escort and the company will be responsible for their well being and flight ticket also.

MAKE UP ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER:
The company has personal photographers and makeup artist, so we have made all necessary arrangement for your good looking on that day and also our photographers are available to give you best directive.

REQUIREMENT(S)
You are not required to do any make up on your own because the company has provided a make up artist to cover that aspect and you are to attach along your good looking photo, at least one(1) photo.

TRAVELING EXPENSES:
All traveling Expenses like Food/Accommodation/ with the flight ticket to-and-fro will be covered by the company and the flight ticket will be sent to you immediately your details is received.

(READ THIS CAREFULLY)
Please be notified that your flight payment will be in form of a Certified check, which will also include payment for the Wardrobe Manager/Makeup Artist so as to get the makeup stuff you will be modeling with ready before the shoot and after taken out your flight payment the balance will be remitted to the Wardrobe Manager. If you agree with this and you are ready to carry out this exercise kindly get back to me with the information below and we kindly want you to take your time and read very well because we are not here to make a hoax of our job and we wouldn't want a model that received our payment say he/she is no more interested and if such things happened,we shall turn it to the hand of the local authority because the Local Authority are involved and follow us for security purpose.

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

Full Name to be written on check :...
Residence address (Not Po. Box) :....
City :...............................
State :..............................
Zip Code :...........................
Mobile Phone Number :................
home phone Number :..................
Nearest Airport :....................
Health Condition :...................
Age :................................
Other Occupations :..................
Experience :.........................
Shoe Size :..........................
Bust :...............................
Waist :..............................
Hips :...............................
Height :.............................
Your Email in Use:...................

Regards!