Snail Mail and the fluid world of modeling

There was a scam that was going around a few years ago where a photographer, whose name was made up, was going to book a model. They said that they would FEDEX a check to the model and that she would need to deposit it. Then she would pay the other artists that were booked for her shoot. First and foremost, this would never happen. The check is usually fake or stolen and then the model’s account gets overdrawn because she/ he thinks that they have already been paid.

One of the first things that I ask of any model that I consult with is to get a PO Box. They are very inexpensive. They can get packages. You can get mail to be signed for there. You also are given a street address if they need to send something to you that way. You can get a box at one of the mail services places as well. Anywhere but your actual physical address.

There was a story in the new about a celebrity having their house broken into. With social media being posted on where you are and who you are shooting with, you are also becoming a target for thieves as well as stalkers. It is time to be more aware on this.