I recently received an e-mail from a company called ITGO Live Modeling Agency. http://itgolivemodelingagency.itgo.com/
It seems to be a direct e-mail to me as opposed to a generic e-mail to a bunch of photographers. They are looking for a photographer for a 10 day shoot in the UK. I looked them up but found nothing (initially there was no web site link in the e-mail). But I felt brave so I replied with a request for more informtation on both the company and the job.
I didn't expect anything to come back except maybe some more spam than I already get.
However, tonight I got a response. The job pays very nicely (with half up front once I show I haveall my paperwork in order) and I can bring my own gear or their client will provide gear for me to use. The client is Greg Tann Boutique UK, who I am also unable to find information on. A WHOIS lookup shows the gtb.com domain name is registered to a company Pleiades Enterprises in Virginia of which a Google search turns up a bunch of links to an energy company.
I could really use the money they are offering, but I don't want to end up stranded in the UK.