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FMT Photography LLC Issues Urgent Fraud Warning
Vienna, Ohio – February 7, 2011 – FMT Photography LLC issued an urgent fraud warning in response to numerous inquiries regarding an alleged fashion photo shoot paying USD $3500.
FMT Photography LLC has received numerous inquiries from fashion models worldwide, regarding one “Samuel Williams”, who claims to be an agent, employee, or representative of the company. The person is contacting models, offering them USD $3500 to participate in a fashion photo shoot for his client “Jennifer White”, and provides a link to FMT Photography’s website (http://www.fmtphotography.com). Models being contacted are told that they were found using an online modeling community website, ModelManagement.com, and are also referred to the scam artists profile on the website at http://www.modelmanagement.com/en/member/samuel-williams/.
Upon response from the model, the person claiming to be a photographer requests personal information from the model in order to send a “partial payment” of $1200 in advance, including model’s full legal name, complete mailing address, home and mobile phone number, age, height, and photograph.
It is unknown how much further this scam proceeds. Models who have contacted the company to verify this “opportunity” have ceased communication with the scam artist after being informed by FMT Photography that this was a fraud. It is assumed, however, that the scam will proceed similarly to other such scams. The victim typically receives a fraudulent check, with instructions to deposit the check and immediately transfer, wire, or send a check for some amount to the scam artist himself, before the check clears the bank.
Models contacted by this “Samuel Williams” should consider him extremely dangerous, and report all such contacts to local law enforcement officials, to the FBI, or in the case of international contacts, to Interpol. FMT Photography also requests that persons contacted by this scam artist also forward copies of any such communications to the company, which will in turn be provided to local law enforcement in the company’s home jurisdiction.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please only contact us/forward us communications if the scammer specifically mentions our company name (FMT Photography) or website url (http://www.fmtphotography.com) in his online profiles, emails, or communications. If he does not mention us, please either contact local or federal law enforcement agencies.
FMT Photography LLC is cooperating with local law enforcement agencies, as well as the FBI to bring this matter to resolution.
If you have any information or questions regarding this scam, please contact FMT Photography LLC via email at http://www.fmtphotography.com/contact-us, or call (330) 372-1135.
About FMT Photography LLC
FMT Photography LLC is a family owned and operated company, specializing in various types of consumer and commercial photographic services, graphic design, and print services, and whose mission is to provide high-quality, personal service, at a very competitive price. For more information about FMT Photography LLC and the services the company provides, please visit http://www.fmtphotography.com.
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