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    $7,500.00Unresolved

    I received and email from a Dominic Colon trying to scam me for 7500$ saying he was hiring me for a job with a Russian company called kupivip.ru

    When I told him I was contacting my lawyer to legitimize the "job offer" he completely disappeared.

    Here are his sketchy emails to me ;

    Dear ________ ,

    Thanks for reaching out in regards to the upcoming shoot notice, it would be an honor to work with you. Lens Magic Photography ; is into Fashion Advertising Photography, working in North America & Europe, Toronto. Montreal. Vancouver. New York. Berlin. London. Paris. New York specializing in Fashion Photography / Advertising Photography / Automotive Photography / Editorial Photography / Beauty Photography / Portrait Photography / Celebrity Photography / Studio Photography / Location / Catalogs / Magazine Editorial Assignments Fashion & Advertising Photographer / Art Director / Director of Photography / Creative Director. And here we are again, calling for an upcoming commercial ad shoot to market collective Last Quarter year sales catalog for attires, Bags, Shoes and Purses for our reputable Russian based client (KupiVip) who believes in fashionable life style.

    About KupiVip

    KupiVip is one of Forbes top-20 Russian online retailers.

    Revenue : $190 million
    Founded : 2008
    Website: Kupivip.ru
    Employees : 1100
    Figures : Founder Oskar Hartmann aims to raise no less than $125 million in case of an IPO.

    Ownership : KupiVIP was created by Oskar Hartmann, based on French internet company Vente Privee, which was founded in 2001. KupiVIP has more than 10 portfolio investors including; Intel Capital, Accel Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, Acton Capital Partners, EBRR and more.

    Business : KupiVIP.ru sells clothes, shoes and accessories from famous brands’ past collections at a discount.

    The shopping club introduced direct shipping from Los Angeles and New York and have decided to spread into more cities and states in the U.S by penetrating the U.S Fashion Market with this project.

    For more information, please visit http://kupivip.ru/

    The Commercial Photos Is For What ? 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 piece of 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 these collection a top choice among others.

    * The event Date : Event Date 1 : January 25th and January 26th 2016 in case that is not a convenient day for you we can reschedule for January 28th 2016 and January 29th 2016

    * Time : 10 A.M. - 3 P.M
    * Nudity : No
    * No level of experience is required. (Free Model Coach available upon request).

    *Compensation : The Total money pay for the jobs is USD 7,500 (Tax deduct-able) and you will get $500 as your advance/upfront booking fee and balance of USD 7,000 will be payed immediately after the completion of the commercial shoot and this $7000 also covers for the right of Kupivip and Lens Magic Photography to use all your Commercial videos/Commercial Shoots made for our own commercial interest for the period of 3 months. That means Kupivip and Lens Magic Photography 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 ($7,000) = $7,500

    *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 Pls)

    In addition, an advanced deposit/upfront pay of $500 shall be mailed to you to insure 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, In other words , Lens Magic Photography and KupiVip will provide all financial materials as regards this gig is concerned and you don't have to pay for anything.

    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-ups 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 maybe 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 a successful working relationship with you.

    Final Note : we recommend that you read the content above OVER AGAIN. 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 Paycheck for your Upfront and Wardrobe bills:
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    INFO NEEDED
    1. Your full name
    2. Physical address (No P.O.box),
    3. City,State
    4. Zip code
    5. Home contact (Home phone number and Cellphone number)
    6. Your age
    7. Previous working Experience,
    8. 2 Picture photographs.
    9. Reference
    10. Other Websites where we can find your online profiles ?
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I hope to read from you as soon as possible and we look forward to working with you on this project next week. Have a wonderful day ahead!

    --
    Regards
    Dominic Colón
    Project Supervisor
    Lens Magic Photography®
    www.lensmagicphotography.com

    LENs MAGIC "Because every picture tells a story, let us help you tell yours" - capturing life……as it happens !
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    The information contained in or attached to this e-mail contains confidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this e-mail is PROHIBITED. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender.


    Hello,

    Lens Magic : A professional Photography studio is seeking mature models for a photo shoot, no experience needed. This is a commercial ad shoot for a shopping club and we need in shape, fun, and energetic models to show off the new collections.

    This is a short term gig paying $7500 + print a cd with images. Please contact [email protected] & include a recent photo of yourself and we will get back to you with further info.

    Thank you

    --
    Regards
    Dominic Colón
    Project Supervisor
    Lens Magic Photography®
    www.lensmagicphotography.com

    LENs MAGIC "Because every picture tells a story, let us help you tell yours" - capturing life……as it happens !
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    The information contained in or attached to this e-mail contains confidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this e-mail is PROHIBITED. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete the e-mail immediately. Thank you.

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    • My demands: STOP YOU FROM SCAMMING MORE PEOPLE
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $7,500.00
    • Agents: Dominic Colon
    • Phone: 323-813-6304
    • URL: www.lensmagicphotography.com
    Scammerssuck17
    Jan 14, 2016
    Complaint #: 942
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  • MODELS BEWARE: Lens Magic Photography Scam

    $5,000.00Unresolved

    This company reached out to my girlfriend for a paid shoot that seemed too good to be true...until they randomly sent her a check for $5000 which she cashed (unfortunately). At which point they wanted her to head to a Wal Mart and use a moneygram to pay the supposed Russian stylist they were going to hire with a portion of that check she had cashed. RED FLAG.
    Here's what the typical initial contact from them looks like via email:

    Dear M---,

    Thanks for reaching out in regards to the upcoming shoot notice, it would be an honor to work with you. Lens Magic Photography ; is into Fashion Advertising Photography, working in North America & Europe, Toronto. Montreal. Vancouver. New York. Berlin. London. Paris. New York specializing in Fashion Photography / Advertising Photography / Automotive Photography / Editorial Photography / Beauty Photography / Portrait Photography / Celebrity Photography / Studio Photography / Location / Catalogs / Magazine Editorial Assignments Fashion & Advertising Photographer / Art Director / Director of Photography / Creative Director. And here we are again, calling for an upcoming commercial ad shoot to market collective Last Quarter year sales catalog for attires, Bags, Shoes and Purses for our reputable Russian based client (KupiVip) who believes in fashionable life style.

    About KupiVip

    KupiVip is one of Forbes top-20 Russian online retailers.

    Revenue : $190 million
    Founded : 2008
    Website: Kupivip.ru
    Employees : 1100
    Figures : Founder Oskar Hartmann aims to raise no less than $125 million in case of an IPO.

    Ownership : KupiVIP was created by Oskar Hartmann, based on French internet company Vente Privee, which was founded in 2001. KupiVIP has more than 10 portfolio investors including; Intel Capital, Accel Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, Acton Capital Partners, EBRR and more.

    Business : KupiVIP.ru sells clothes, shoes and accessories from famous brands’ past collections at a discount.

    The shopping club introduced direct shipping from Los Angeles and New York and have decided to spread into more cities and states in the U.S by penetrating the U.S Fashion Market with this project.

    For more information, please visit http://Kupivip.ru

    The Commercial Photos Is For What ? 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 piece of 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 these collection a top choice among others.

    * The event Date : Event Date 1 : December 19th 2015 and December 20th 2015 in case that is not a convenient day for you we can reschedule for January 5th 2016 and January 6th 2016

    * Time : 10 A.M. - 3 P.M
    * Nudity : No
    * No level of experience is required. (Free Model Coach available upon request).

    *Compensation : The Total money pay for the jobs is USD 7,500 (Tax deduct-able) and you will get $500 as your advance/upfront booking fee and balance of USD 7,000 will be payed immediately after the completion of the commercial shoot and this $7000 also covers for the right of Kupivip and Lens Magic Photography to use all your Commercial videos/Commercial Shoots made for our own commercial interest for the period of 3 months. That means Kupivip and Lens Magic Photography 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 ($7,000) = $7,500

    *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 Pls)

    In addition, an advanced deposit/upfront pay of $500 shall be mailed to you to insure 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, In other words , Lens Magic Photography and KupiVip will provide all financial materials as regards this gig is concerned and you don't have to pay for anything.

    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-ups 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 maybe 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 a successful working relationship with you.

    Final Note : we recommend that you read the content above OVER AGAIN. 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 Paycheck for your Upfront and Wardrobe bills:
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    INFO NEEDED
    1. Your full name
    2. Physical address (No P.O.box),
    3. City,State
    4. Zip code
    5. Home contact (Home phone number and Cellphone number)
    6. Your age
    7. Previous working Experience,
    8. 2 Picture photographs.
    9. Reference
    10. Other Websites where we can find your online profiles ?
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I hope to read from you as soon as possible and we look forward to working with you on this project next week. Have a wonderful day ahead!



    --
    Regards

    Sam Djokovic
    Project Supervisor
    Lens Magic Photography®
    www.lensmagicphotography.com

    LENs MAGIC "Because every picture tells a story, let us help you tell yours" - capturing life……as it happens !

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    • My demands: Stop trying to scam people you scum!
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $5,000.00
    MisterMo
    Dec 27, 2015
    Complaint #: 881
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Comments:

Alina S. Leon

Mar 14, 2017 11:19 PM

Hey, this company is contacting me right now, how did it end for you?

Mark Allyn

Dec 30, 2015 5:58 PM

I got the EXACT same letter and "Congratulations" email once I sent "Gerard Nadal" my measurements (only). I just received a check in the amount of $4,960.65 with instructions to a) deposit the check; b) send a pic of the deposit slip or receipt; await further instructions from Mr. Nadal on how to pay the designer. I fear that I was hooked in to the same scam. Luckily, I have not deposited the check.