*This is a lengthy post because I'm including all their emails and replies!
Ohhhh gosh... so this post is just for those who may have been contacted too and are searching up information. It might possibly help if they went googling up this modelling offer and this post showed up.
Okay, so I was contacted by email from "Adele Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)" with the subject as your face for a billboard advert campaign. And the email at first seemed pretty legit at first:
Hello,So I was skeptical from the get go so I replied requesting for more information and what their "company" was.
We are offering a great prospect that we fill would interest you. My company is interested in using your face for an advert job. We currently have a billboard advert campaign and your picture profile was chosen. Before we go ahead we would need your approval. Do send all replies to email@example.com.
Good day Christina,
The profile selected was sent by a third party company. They look through sites like Facebook, MySpace and MM to identify a profile that is suitable for billboard advertising. We do not involved in erotic or top less images. We explained in our previous email that our client who contracted this job to us produces international telephone cards.
This is a serious offer and to demonstrate how serious we are, you wouldn't pay any money. However, as this is a paid job, you will be paid for this assignment, the photo session would hold in a photographer's studio close to your city. Let us know if you are interested,so we can send you more information.
They still did not provide enough information about this "offer" so I once again replied. They emailed me back with:
Thanks for getting back to us. This is an advert job, so you do not need to be a model in order to qualify, anyone can do an advert job, provided that your face match what we are looking for. The total contract package for this Advertisement job is $30,000, but you are entitled to 35% of the total contract package, further payment terms and details will be discussed in subsequent emails. We would want your face to appear in our client (Global Link International) advert campaign. The company is involved in international calling cards around UK and Europe. If you are accepted, your picture would be one of the faces for their new International calling cards and billboards. Find all details for the job below.
Since we can not use the pictures from the social network website, we would need to take fresh photos. The photo shoot will be held at a rented photographer’s studio near you, so you don’t have to worry about travelling abroad, the name and address of the studio would be forwarded to you before the date of the shoot, all make up will be taken care of at the studio. You can also come along with any body of your choice on the day of the shoot, your family or personal manager.
You have 4 different outfits to wear; this would be provided by our client on the day of the shoot. Note that your hair would need to be without any artificial hair colour.
TYPES OF CLOTHES
An advert job can be done by anybody, it all depends on if your picture match the kind of look we are searching for. Do get in touch with us if you will take the job so that we can start up from there. You would pay absolutely no commission, no personal cost to yourself.
Alright, so at this point I was 99.9% sure this was a scam so I googled up Global Link International. There wasn't anything as regards to calling cards or anything and I even came across a little facebook page with people commenting on how they too have been contacted. However, it was through a different name.. but the emails they received was the exact same and the email addresses also were similar.
So... I emailed them again, shoot, I had time too so I wanted to see if they would be able to provide me with info to back up this "offer" of theirs.
Thanks for getting back. Yes, you can check us up at our web based address at www.wolfmodels.com, though our website is presently under re-construction, but you can keep checking it from time to time and you will see all our previous work as soon as the engineers are done fixing it. We would never be involved in copyright issues, this is why we make it as a duty to inform you before using your pictures. More so this is an advert campaign. What we do is tp identify a profile/portfolio which is good enough to be used for a advert campaign, you do not need to be a professional model to be picked. We cannot use the pictures on the social networking sites, as we would arrange a photo session at a studio near you. You would be paid for this job. Please look out for further details from our admin department. Their email is
Congratulations once again,
So I searched up this website of theirs and oh-to-my-surprise the site really was "under re-construction." While looking up wolf models I also came across a blog post with the exact same email content. It was a scam alllright. I have no idea what they'd get out of this... abduction? money? Who knows, but in the end they are benefiting somehow.
So my last reply to them was simply that I am not going to take up their offer due to my research on their advert and the results were scams. Soooo... I don't know how long this has been going on for but the main point is.. beware of offers! Look into everything and be on guard because over the internet many people do get recognized and scouted, however, there are that many predators too.
Oh btw, I've finally found my tripod!! It was way up in a high spot I never would've looked and collected dust >> I'll play around with it and try and find a good spot for ootd's :3 Not that my outfits have been interesting or anything recently .___. haha
Kk, well have a good day guys!
Be careful, stay safe~