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Old 10-13-2006, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There is an individual going by the names of owen000 and harry000 who is PM folks with the message below. Models, never, never fall for anyone offering you a bushel of money, expecially when they are out of country and using free mail servers. Never go for yahoo, hotmail, gmail, freemail of any type with anyone offering you deals too good to be true. This is fraud and red flags all over it. If they have such big budges they will work with LICENSED casting directors, agencies, advertising agencies, etc. Steer clear of people offering you the world.

Common sense says, if it's too good to be true, it probably is not true and a fraud--think red, red flags, report the individual and run, run! Thanks, rg sends, see the fraud message below.

Hello,
how are you doing?well i love the pics you have on the site,you are the kind
of model i would love to use in my advert..
i have a factory where they produce cosmetics such as soaps and body lotion
and it is not going well so i try to look for a model to help me out in terms of
advertising my product and i found you and I am really interested in your
pictures and i know you will be very good in helping me advertise my product in
United kingdom and i will pay you $300,000.00. but first before i pay you i will
send you $3000 so that you can use it to buy all items needed and if you dont
have much money to come tell me so that i will know how to arrange for that
okay? please reply me if interested with you full details on how to send payment
to .
we will await your soonest responce,thanks and Godbless.
you can reply me via my email address owen_consult000@yahoo.com
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Re: Beware of Fraud...
Old 10-13-2006, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You know what ? Even I was sent this e-mail. LOL

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Old 10-13-2006, 07:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've seen several versions of this same email.

The other big clue that it is a fraud is the abysmal grammar and spelling. Would a business owner with big bucks to spend really write as poorly as in this example letter?

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Everywhere I go there are people giving the business a bloody bad name. It make things ten times harderthan it needs to be.
Just putting in my 10pence worth.
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It looks like a Nigerian type scheme to me, if it sounds too good to be true, it is!

If his business isn't doing so well why are they spending $300 000 on a model.
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