Hi all. A couple of days ago, I recieved an email from a person stating that his name is Brian Cole, who works for the Human Resources department of a company called "Mighty Leaf Tea". This is the first email I recieved: Subject Title > Your Service Is Needed " Hi , My name is BRIAN COLE , we came across your work from the internet search and references ..you are one of the few people chosen out of the screening exercise performed by model photo shoot for us, saying you have got the features we need. I have a pay job for you if you are interested. My client wants to update her Catalog in the the UK , with her year release newly products and and photos will be used for Advert on Bill boards in the UK too , they deals in coffee and tea products and I'm interested in you for the professional Modeling Photography. JOB DETAILS (ALL YOU HAVE TO DO, IS BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE SELECTED MODEL THAT WE ARE USING FOR THE CATALOG UPDATE AND BILL BOARD ADVERT) WE WANT AMERICAN STYLE AND TOUCHES IS THE REASON FOR CHOOSING YOU. So if you are interested you can get back to me. The shooting will hold at a rented photographers studio in your location.Or if you have a studio. As the Make up artist will be coming to your location With the rest of the crew on the day of shooting . All Modeling will be taken cared of, in the studio There will be different Fashion styles to cover,which means you are doing The Shooting for different times depending on the next outfit to be posed with . You will be paid $500.For a Day Thanks And God Bless. BRIAN COLE (Human Rsc.mightyleafteas Company). +447023072955 +447024095153 http ://www.mightyleafteas.co.uk " Ok, so I'm thinking to myself that this HAS to be a scam, as the lack of typing, spelling, and grammer skills alone is a huge red flag. Not to mention, why would anyone be willing to travel to ME, in Mississippi of all places for something like this. Surely, there are professional photographers in this company's local area, that could do a much better job than I could. Well, curiousity got the absolute best of me after I checked out the website. It IS a legitimate company, with retail stores all over the world, and there is an American website, along with a UK based site as well. So, after noticing this, I decided to email this Brian Cole guy back, but rather than agreeing to anything, I simply asked him for some type of verification, or proof that this was legitimate. I was completely honest and told him that I just didn't believe it at all. Well, today, I recieved a reply to that message, as is below: " [FONT=garamond,new york,times,serif]Hello[/FONT], [FONT=garamond,new york,times,serif]Thanks for you response and the shooting will be in two week from now, we are trying to sort out most things, so we can send your details to Mightyleafteas Company here in the UK for preview .So if you are interested get back to me today with your details to include;[/FONT] [FONT=garamond,new york,times,serif]Full Name,[/FONT] [FONT=garamond,new york,times,serif]Address[/FONT] [FONT=garamond,new york,times,serif]city;[/FONT] [FONT=garamond,new york,times,serif]State;[/FONT] [FONT=garamond,new york,times,serif]Zip code;[/FONT] [FONT=garamond,new york,times,serif]phone number ;[/FONT] [FONT=garamond,new york,times,serif]So that we can arrange your part payment for you to be rest assured($400) The part payment would be mailed directly to you alongside the Model and immediately you have it i will instruct you and give you the Model Information you are to send his/her fees to.[/FONT] [FONT=garamond,new york,times,serif]Then you will be paid the balance($100) immediately after the FIRST shooting, I hope this is quite clear.[/FONT] [FONT=garamond,new york,times,serif]Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular basis, i might have updates for you,[/FONT] Thanks And God Bless. BRIAN COLE (Human Rsc.mightyleafteas Company). +447023072955 +447024095153 http ://www.mightyleafteas.co.uk +447024095153 Now if you read that part about the 400 dollar payment that would supposedly be mailed to me, it sounds like I would be the one paying the model's fee's, and would then be payed a balance of 100 dollars. What kind of crap is that? The first email claimed I would be payed 500 dollars, though it sounds more like 100 dollars to me. I posted this here mainly however, to see if any of you had ever recieved anything like this before? I've recently built a free Shutterfly site, and also was approved for Model Mayhem, so I have a page on there as well. These are the only two sources that I can think of that might have lead to this, though if he found me on Shutterfly, my contact info is already there, so he wouldn't need that information, as he'd already have it. I put my contact info there because I've advertised my potential services on some local free listings here in town, along with alot of "word of mouth" advertising, so I wanted someone to be able to get in touch with me if they actually wanted some photo's done. I guess there's that small part of me that wishes this was real though. Being a guy who's been laid off for over a month now, with no luck replacing the old job, 500 dollars could go a long way, and would love the exposure as well I'm not so stupid though to think that some small town, big dreaming ameteur like myself would be selected for a job like this, as I'de personally think that the company would be taking a huge risk. Not to mention, a company of this size should be more than able to hire a well known, fully equipped, experienced professional photographer who could guarantee their satisfaction. Anyway, sorry for the long post, and the personal ranting, just feeling a bit down today, needed to "type" it out a bit Take care everyone, have a great day, and can't wait to hear some opinions on this.