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  1. jamesino

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    I submitted a photo to www.picture.com amateur photography contest several weeks ago and just received a mail saying that I am in the semi-finals. It asks me whether or not I want to buy a book with my photo published in it. Is this a scam?
     
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    I'm pretty sure I've heard that picture.com is a scam.
     
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    It's basically the photo version of those poetry "contests" where they publish anybody who is willing to buy a book. They tell everybody who enters that they are a winner and then they offer you the chance to buy a really high priced book containing the "winners'" pictures. If you order the book, then they publish your picture, along with everyone else that orders one, regardless of quality.
     
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    They will try and get you to buy a space in the book for the next 6 months. They will tell you you won and will received a wonderful prize if you go to their convention and pay a sum of money. They will hound you for months. Be prepared.
     

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