international society of photographers info???

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  1. hot shot

    hot shot TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys just received a load of stuff from the international society of photographers. any one got any info or nolage about them cheers:thumbup:
     
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    Sounds like a scam to me.
    I googled it and found these

    http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=8171
    http://forum.fotothing.com/topic/634/
    http://www.eliteskills.com/writing_scams/victimview/326

    It'll probably be similar to "Circle of Photographers" or www.picture.com
    Surprise surprise if you scroll to the bottom of the third link you find a web address - https://www.picture.com/convention/absenteeorder.asp?VIP=1661857&fn=Michael&ln=Litvak&SC=DC4C

    Both tell you you've been awarded some title and try to get you to buy a book before they print it. I was a semi finalist in the picture.com site then received a letter saying i was to be published in a book and what an honour it would be. A large hardback book with my picture in it. I could hardly contain myself (yawn) I had only submitted a 160kb thumbnail so I knew they were just a bunch of cowboys - at the size i submitted my image would have been about the size of a stamp!!!
    It turns out it was a book of thumbnails - i found that out via various forums including this one (i think)

    What kind of international society doesn't have it's own website???

    It's a scam - hope you haven't parted with your money yet!!

    PS I was typing that while googling in another window so that's why it sounds a bit odd in parts!!!
     
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    cheers thought it sounded a bit fake. Im not to sure where they got my image from :S. Just thought id cheek it out be for it got thrown on the fire lol
    cheers
     

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