When an Email Poses as a Famous Photographer or Famous Brand… Check out this great guide here: https://petapixel.com/2017/12/27/email-scammer-poses-famous-photographer/ and read an example of a casting red flag below.
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Jeff Suttle <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thanks for reaching out in regards to the upcoming shoot notice, it would be an honor to work with you.
About Jeff Suttle Photography
We are one of the leaders in professional photography, specializing in portraiture and commercial photography. We have built a distinguished reputation for providing quality service while producing a superior product with highly trained staff of professionals, we have both the knowledge and expertise to create and capture the perfect image of you. And here we are again, calling for an upcoming commercial to market collective first Quarter year sales catalog for Bags, Shoes and Purses for our reputable Russian based client (ADIDAS) who believes in fashionable lifestyle.
A Multi brand company and the ADIDAS Group embodies the concept of modern, upmarket shopping. A hot spot for worldwide design talents and a much-talked about shopping place, ADIDAS is the creation of Reebok and is in collaboration with other designers such as the Porsche Design ,Y-3 ,FIVE-TEN Unsurprisingly, ADIDAS stores stock the aforementioned brands and offer an enviable selection of such renowned designer sport wear and other apparels. ADIDAS has also collaborated with established Russian brands Viva Vox, A La Russe, Walk of Shame and LUBLU Kira Plastinina, amongst others. And have decided to collaborate with Jeff Suttle Photography for their Commercial advert work nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.adidas.com
The Commercial Photos
This project is aimed at featuring a large collection of designer Bags, shoes, apparel and accessories and other items from various designers and manufacturers, to be displayed in an online Media ad and electronic billboards nationwide. Our obligation in respect to this project is to generate some marketable commercial advertisement to feature these items, where all models will pose with the various items and exhibit a commercial character to attract consumer’s attention. It’s very simple and works the same as any typical promotional or commercial advert shoot. The end product from the commercial shoot is an online Media ad, Electronic Billboards and Network Medias that would convince the public to make this collection a top choice among others.
*Compensation : The Total money you will be paid for the job is USD 7,000 (Tax deductible) and you will get $500 as your advance/upfront booking fee and balance of USD 6,500 will be paid to you immediately after the completion of the commercial shoot and this $7,000 also covers for the right of ADIDAS and Jeff Suttle to use all your commercial videos/commercial shoots made for our own commercial interest for the period of 3 months. That means ADIDAS and Jeff Suttle are entitled to use the produced shoot for advert work for the period of 3 months only and this will be backed up by a contract.
(Advance/Booking ($500) + Usage rights and Services ($6,500) = $7,000
*Location/Venue of event: The shooting will hold at a rented studio in your location – (we shall arrange a suitable Studio and convey its detail to you unanimously.)
We’ll be responsible for your hair do, make up artist and transportation, except for your wardrobe/costume that will be shipped to you directly from a contracted fashion stylist in charge. Also, note that the payment for your wardrobe will be made available by us and your clothing measurements has to be forwarded to the fashion stylist, REASON being that, the payment for your wardrobe has to be made or billed to your Name/info as requested and acceptable business terms by the Fashion stylist, to ENSURE a tallied customization and label to be printed on your costumes. (Read this Paragraph again)
In addition, an advanced deposit/upfront pay of $500 shall be mailed to you to ensure your engagement on the upcoming cast with us in line with our business ethics. However, you will NOT only receive a paycheck of $500 but also an EXTRA amount that you will use to pay for your wardrobe/Costume bills which you will forward to the Fashion stylist in charge of your Wardrobe/Costume along with your measurements.
Actors/Models/ may attend the shoot with their choice of Friends/Parents/Manager/ Spouse/Guardian (maximum of two) and should not arrive audition later than 9:30 a.m. to commence make-up and attend a brief introductory class about the proposed project and shoot starts by 10:15 a.m. This shoot is going to be fun as different acting characters may be involved, which is the real sense of this project.
Take the courage to participate in this paid and legitimate offer as we look forward to working with you.
Final Note : We recommend that you read the content above OVER AGAIN and do not hesitate to ask questions if any. Actors/Models are selected based on their willingness to participate and their agreement to the content of this paid event and readiness to work hard with us. Below are the required payment and sign up details you are to forward to us for filling and to mail you the aforementioned paycheque for your upfront and wardrobe bills.
1. Your Full Name: (Real Names)
2. Physical Address (No P.O. Box):
3. State & City:
4. Zip Code:
5. Home Contact (Home phone number and Cellphone number)
6. Your Age:
7. Previous Working Experience:
8. Are you a US Citizen? (yes or no)
9. If not, are you a permanent resident of the United States?
10. 2 Picture Photographs:
Do not hesitate to ask any question if any concerning the detail above. I hope to read from you as soon as possible and we look forward to working with you on this project. Thank you!
Jeff Suttle C.E.O
Jeff Suttle Photography®️