Fashion and Lifestyle Photo Shoot gig offer scam?
Recently I’ve received a number of emails via my website that read like this:
I came across your page and i must confess that your photographic works are quite aesthetic and I feel you will be perfect for our Fashion and Lifestyle Photo Shoot gig.
I’m compiling a shots for [never heard of] Magazine “fashion page” segment and the online fashion magazine is looking for a seasoned professional and reliable photographer who want to create stunning images to feature on our website. We are particularly looking for outdoor and urban looks.
Please let me know if you will be interested in this job so i can get back to you with more details. contact me via email [redacted]
The first sign of a scam is when they don’t use your name. Makes me immediately suspicious. Bad punctuation & grammar from a ‘magazine editor.’ The message reads like generic ‘bait.’ I did reply to one of these with, “sounds interesting, tell me more’ and got no reply. All the rest I’ve simply blown-off.
Has anyone else received emails like this? If so, did it turn out to be anything other than a scam?
Sounds very fishy. Was reading about this one the other day… https://petapixel.com/2019/01/16/how-an-elaborate-international-scam-is-making-the-rounds-among-instagrammers-and-photographers/
I man the business emails for my artist wife and she regularly gets these kinds of emails. If it feels wrong, it probably is and even if it isn’t, there’ll be plenty of less suspicious gigs.