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Did you get an email about modeling with Urbanette Magazine? Sorry, but it is a scam!

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DID WE CONTACT YOU? LEGITIMATE URBANETTE REQUESTS (OF ANY KIND) ONLY  COME FROM AN @URBANETTE.COM EMAIL ADDRESS.

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Scam Alert

Note: We have become aware that there are scammers pretending to be affiliated with Urbanette Magazine, and sending fake checks / money to models. Do NOT accept funds (the check will bounce) for any reason for ANY modeling job, before you’ve done the job. The modeling industry does not work this way. Models get paid AFTER they do the shoot, never before. If the email does not end with @urbanette.com then it is not from us. Please see comments below.

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Reader Discussion: 31 Comments

  1. Chavely Issabella Estevez Piorno

    Hello I am Chavely Issabella Estevez Piorno. I am 15 Hispanic and I would like to apply this job with my legal guardians supervising me with all times I am 5’3 under 5’9 for runway model so I am ok with commercial modeling for clothes line. I don’t have my portfolio yet with my 15 pictures but if you like you can check out my instagram, anyways if you to ask questions or interested please contact me!

  2. I would like to be considered for a model position..!! http://www.madcowmodels.co.uk/xEvax

  3. SASSY

    WOW I GOT AN EMAIL FROM JAMES ANDERSON TO. BUT I SENT MY INFO AND EVERYTHING ALREADY. HE HAS GIVEN ME A PLACE TO BE THEY HAVE OFFERED A SECOND JOB. I’M NERVOUS NOW. IS THIS REALLY A SCAM?

    • Urbanette

      YES! It’s a scam. Do *not* deposit the check and stop emailing with him.

  4. so i received a message from a james anderson. He said that i would get 500 upfront and have to get the other 1000 to the stylist. Is this a scam? I am 23 years old with a 11 month baby i am a single mother. I have never modeled or anything. Someone please tell me what this is about – Frieda

    • Yes, this is the same scam we’ve been talking about here. Unfortunately, the check will inevitably bounce and you’ll be in debt the money. Just ignore the emails.

      • Thank you so much. That sucks… it really does. I thought i was getting on something good… 🙁

  5. WOW I just recieved a check saying it was from Urbanette magazine. THANK GOD I didn’t cash it! The lady that tried to scam me was called Theresa Luksa calling from the Philippines ….

  6. Maddy

    My daughter too was told the same thing…$500 up front and forward money to fashonist..and to go to houston for the shoot…glad we found out about it the next day, we are already in such a hurt, and really needed the money..so glad we didnt fall for it
     

  7. I also got an email stating I’ll have 500 bux sent to me before the shoot and it’s happened to me before so I knew better.. it’s sad how stupid ppl are they obviously have way too much time on there hands like seriously I’m an aspiring model I don’t need this crap.. im serious and ppl play me as a joke it really urks me the wrong way.. so i hope they find out whose doing this..

    • Urbanette

      Yes, it’s very frustrating to us as well. Unfortunately, this is the most common scam out there, and it’s impossible to keep unethical people from doing it. 🙁

  8. Michelle Robbins

    I was an unfortunate victim of the scam! Filed a police report and is in progress!!

    • Urbanette

      I’m so sorry to hear that!!! Make sure to always Google *everything* so you can get background on the subject. You should do that with anyone you work with, any prescription a doctor prescribes, any advice you get from friends, any photographer or company you’re considering working with, etc. I hope it works out ok!

  9. Taylor Lynn

    Someone is in the process of trying to scam me using your magazine, It is very frustrating. This is the second time it has happened. Anyways, if you could take a look at my model mayhem portfolio and let me know what you think that would be lovely =) My ID # is 2560694. Thanks.

     -Taylor Lynn

    • Urbanette

      Definitely. There are a LOT of scams on Model Mayhem. Glad you didn’t let him get your money! Don’t be worried that he has your info, just don’t give him any passwords or logins, and definitely don’t cash any checks he sends you – they’ll bounce and you’ll be in the hole!

  10. Heather Cagle

    Would just like to know if this person is legit his name is Fred Xisco and he contacted me over Modelmayhem.com. I take modeling very seriously and he asked for my address saying he would send me $400 up front and he was suppose to talk with the project coordinators where the shoot will be held 4 days ago. I don’t like to give out my information as it is and I keep asking him where it will be held. And he still doesn’t know, but keeps pressing I give him my information? Probly a scam right?

    • Definitely a scam. ANYONE who tries to send you money in advance of doing the job is trying to steal from you / scam you.

      • Heather Cagle

        I am so scared, I sent him my information! Should I be worried??

        • Taylor Lynn

          I did too. And I am having panic attacks. 

          • Urbanette

            Don’t be worried that he has your info, just don’t give him any passwords or logins, and definitely don’t cash any checks he sends you – they’ll bounce and you’ll be in the hole!

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