Compensation scams

Commercial shoot

Scam Email received June 16, 2018 from
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Commercial shoot

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Email Subject:

Commercial shoot

Commercial shoot –

Hello, I&m John Luck (Director) Annie Leibovitz Photography ® ,I went through your works and i am glad to inform you that we are interested in working with you. We are interested in both (Male and female) professionals for a sales commercial coming up in the Second Quarter of the year which includes a video advert and Co-operate Photo Shoot. Interested Models who will be available are required to mail back with a brief introduction and three recent works, be sure to Include your current location in other to be considered for immediate booking. Feel free to mail back for additional information.?? MALE & FEMALE MODELS FOR ADIDAS COMMERCIAL SHOOT Event Date 1 : June 27th 2018 and June 28th 2018 Event Date 2 : July 4th 2018 and July 5th 2018 Compensation : Paid Warmest Regards, Annie Leibovitz C.E.O Annie Leibovitz Photography® Director JL. Luck.

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