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Beware of the family reunion scam that is circulating the net

Some of you might find it hard to land gigs as a photographer, Just wanting to share something I have experienced recently about a new scam going around on the Internet.







First email:

I’m _______ How are you doing today and business ? I’ll like to know your free available date in March for my family reunion (5 hours photo coverage). Also i want family portraits done for all the families coming together for the reunion. Do you accept credit card payment ? I got you contact information from the internet.


Second email:

Thank you for the swift response. I want you to check if you have available weekends between March 1st-30th. If you have a date open i want you to work on the estimate cost for the 5 hours photo coverage from 11am-4pm, and 6-16×20 prints family photo portraits because  we have 6 families coming together for the reunion event. The event will be held locally here in the state about an hour or two drive from your location, i will cover the travel expenses. I got your information on the internet and i hope you can handle this event. I’ll be making 60% down payment in advance with my credit card to book the date also i will forward you the event venue once the event planner book the hall. I will be looking forward to read from you with the estimate ASAP.

When i responded back to her and asked where will it be? She didn’t answer that question.

I have enclosed a screenshot of what I have received by someone in an email about a family reunion 5-hour session. If you have any questions feel free to contact me and I can explain how I researched this SCAM.

When they sent me this email they enclosed another photographers email as well. For more information trending on this scam click here.

Justin Ruscheinski
Justin Ruscheinski
Justin was born in Burnaby and now resides in Richmond. He was given his first camera at the age of 13 and has since turned his passion for photography into a career. His favorite part of being a photographer is helping people capture those precious moments.

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