Not sure if this is a good place for this or not.... I just recived a photographer request for Fashion Week in NYC... from a fashion designer from africa going threw a head hunter in England... I almost got cought up in it... but a friend of mine looked it up and saved me... Mine came as a booking request threw imodel.com. shown below... 09/15/2006 NAME: micheal Zin COMPANY: EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: PHONE: BOOKING INFO: DATE / TIME: LOCATION: RATE: TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT: HELLO, Am In need of professional Photographer with great creativity and attitude in the USA to work for a period of 6 days modeling Wedding gowns /suits at an International Fashion Week in New York City slated for the month of October. Pay between $2000- $2500 for the period. Please email me and i'd give you more details. Micheal Zin firstname.lastname@example.org sounded like a sweet deal... too sweet... heres some other links http://www.google.com/search?hl=en& amp;tab=gw I followed up saying i was booked for the most of october (this is befor i realized the scam...) and they replied with complete detales... > Gooday to you, > > Deola Sagoe Couture (African based designer) is in need of photograher > with great attitude/ creativity in the USA to work for a period of 6 days > with models who would be modeling Wedding gowns /suits at an > International Bridal Fashion Show in New York City slated for the month of > October. > > I work as a Human Relations and Recruitment Official attatched to the > Fashion Industry and my job is to decide who gets the job done. > You can click the links below to read and understand some more about the > Fashion Week and news on past achievements of Deola Sagoe Couture. > > http://express-press-release.com/22...New York City During Bridal Fashion Week.php > > http://www.fashionshowroom.com/spring2001/deolasagoe/sagoe.htm > > http://generationnubian.blogspot.com/2006/05/deola-sagoe-catwalk-world-fashion-show.html > http://fashion.psfk.com/2006/06/deola_sagoe_afr.html > > Deola Sagoe Couture fashions is officially based in Africa and has decided > to employ your services as it would be rather expensive to fly our models > all the way to the USA just for a week duration. > > Here is a detailed arrangement of your job requirements and payment plan > > 1.) You must be willing to travel to NYC for a week. You shall arrive 2 > days prior to the start of the Fashion Week. I shall provide you with > specific dates and Hotel Address in the near future. All transportation > costs (to and fro your location) shall be handled by us. Accommodation at > a decent hotel shall be provided as well. I do not know your feeding > arrangements but light breakfast and dinner shall be served on our bill at > the hotel as well. > 2.) Arrangements for room shall be made on arrival. You shall rise from > bed at 7.00 am latest and join your colleagues at the hotel lounge before > 9.00 am daily. Hours for daily shows have not been officially fixed and as > such we cannot disclosed that at the moment. > 3.) Please email me your samples of photo shots taken by you if you are > interested and a resume. > 4.) We have a budget of about $2,000 - $2,500 for each chosen > photographer. Agencies can be quite expensive and this is why I am > contacting you directly. I would like you to know that advance payment of > $500 and Money Orders would be purchased and mailed to your address soon > as you are chosen for the job to book and confirm your services. > 5.) I am contacting you soon enough to guarantee we have an agreement > with you in good time so you can schedule your time in advance to avoid > any disappointments. > 6.) If for any reason the Fashion show is postponed, then I am sure we > can discuss on a better plan to suit the situation. > 7.) TAKE NOTE THAT FUNDS MIGHT BE SENT TO YOU IN EXCESS AS WE MIGHT BE > PROVIDING YOU WITH FUNDS FOR YOUR TRANSPORTATION TO NEWYORK AND YOUR HOTEL > BILL AS WELL. > 8.) IF PLANS CHANGE AND WE RETAIN THE DECISION TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR > YOUR ACCOMODATION AND TRANSPORTATION, .YOU WOULD BE REQUIRED TO WIRE THE > EXCESS FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION TO ONE OF OUR AGENTS WHOSE INFORMATIONS I > WOULD PROVIDE YOU WITH IN THE NEAR FUTURE. > 9.) Lastly, if your are interested, Please forward me with the > following informations ASAP,so I can contact the Public Relations Officer > in the USA to issue and mail out deposit payment which starts our contract > together. > > FULL NAME : > YOUR PHYSICAL ADDRESS (NOT P.O.BOX) WITH YOUR STATE, CITY AND ZIP CODE : > PHONE NUMBER : > AGE : > NATIONALITY : > EMAIL ADDRESS : > > Do you have an exclusive relationship of this sort with any other company? > YES/NO > > Hope to hear from you soon, > > Thank you and my best regards, > Mike Zin > Visual Koncepts Ltd (London) good luck.