A model has posted the following on a well known photography site messageboard:
"I was contacted by a friend on facebook who i added and have never met.
He mentioned could i go to Cardiff (from Cornwall) to audition. This
work would be paid of £1500 per day and travelling and stay expenses all
covered if im a successful candidate. This would entail publications in
such magazines as playboy, GQ, nuts, zoo and many others. He said this
"The audition is very straight forward. I'll meet you from the train
and we simply take a variety of shots in my car to use as audition
photos. It'll only take an hour of your time at the very most".
Is this a scam and should i trust this photographer?"
My favourite reply comes from a photographer who is one of the most respected and highly sought after photographers specialising in glamour photography:
"I have to be honest, if you could even consider that this is not a scam,
for your own safety, I suggest you quit modelling and get off the
If the guy sent you a picture with a sign
balanced on his knob, saying "avoid me, I'm a scammer", it would
probably be less obviously a scam".