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“Ford Models London” Is a Scam by Damien Neva

“Ford Models London” is a scam. Today several photographers in the United Kingdom alerted Ford Models about a scam email they had received (see below messages) from people called “Kellie Reid” or “Marie Greene” who identified themselves as being a “senior booker” at Ford Models. This is a scam. “Kellie Reid,” “Marie Greene” or anyone identifying themselves as representatives of “Ford Models London” are neither a employees nor representatives of Ford Models. Furthermore there is no “Ford Models London” and anyone or Web site who claims otherwise is lying and deliberately misleading you. Ford Models is also not affiliated with an operation identifying itself as “MODE | CREATIVE” at http://www.modecreative.org.uk and registered to a:

Jason Butler
54 Leigh Gardens
London
Greater London
NW10 5HP
United Kingdom

“Jason Butler” is neither an employee nor a representative of Ford Models.

To see a complete listing of Ford Models agencies worldwide please visit http://www.fordmodels.com/offices. Keep your wits about you and please report any suspicious activity of this nature by posting a comment on this page or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/fordmodels.

The following is a transcript of the scam email that was received today by London photographer Nicholas Creevy and others:

From: “Kellie Reid”
Date: 12 November 2010 12:54:05 GMT
Subject: Message for Nicholas – Please do not ignore!!
Reply-To: “Kellie Reid”

Hi Nicholas

This message has been sent to you after viewing your profile via a mutual friend. My name is Kellie, i’m a senior booker at Ford Models and I feel that you may be suitable for our new photographers division.

Ford models is one of the most recognized and respected agencies in the history of modeling, and has offices worldwide including New York, LA, Miami, and Paris.

Ford Artists has been launched in Europe and we are now scouting for photographers.

If you would like to be represented by Ford Artists please apply at http://www.fordmodelslondon.com/mode where you can also follow our updates, castings & events.

Alternatively, you can contact me directly at kellie.reid@fordmodelslondon.com

Regards
Kellie Reid

Ford Models

http://www.fordmodels.com
http://www.fordartists.com
http://www.fordmodelseurope.com
http://www.fordmodelslondon.com

Google: ford models
youtube.com/user/fordmodels
models.com/agency/Ford-Models

==============================================
FordModels

If you do not want to be contacted by Ford Models please click the link below

http://fordmodelslondon.us2.list-manage.com/unsubscribe?u=c808fd84620f36f302e3b1a47&id=223536c863&e=ef65f73d86&c=53f083ce68

The following is a transcript of the scam email that was received Wednesday by London photographer named Ana and others:

From: marie.greene@fordmodelslondon.com
Subject: Message for Ana – Please do not ignore!!
Date: Wednesday, 10 November, 2010, 16:29

Hi Ana

This message has been sent to you after viewing your facebook profile via a mutual friend. My name is Marie, i’m a senior booker at Ford Models and I feel that you may be suitable for our new Make up Artists division.

Ford models is one of the most recognized and respected agencies in the history of modeling, and has offices worldwide including New York, LA, Miami, and Paris.

Ford Artists has been launched in Europe and we are now scouting for make up artists.

If you would like to be represented by Ford Artists please apply at http://www.fordmodelslondon.com/mode where you can also follow our updates, castings & events.

Alternatively, you can contact me directly at marie.greene@fordmodelslondon.com

Regards
Marie Greene

Ford Models

http://www.fordmodels.com
http://www.fordartists.com
http://www.fordmodelseurope.com
http://www.fordmodelslondon.com

Google: ford models
youtube.com/user/fordmodels
models.com/agency/Ford-Models


18 Comments so far
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How sad, but I’m sure things like this occur all the time.

Comment by Fernando Sanchez

Oh no is this Eva Voorhees doing her usual damage on the internet ?

Comment by kim

I was contacted by this “Kellie Reid” too and could sniff her a mile off.. Idiots!

Comment by Elle

i was contacted by this Kellie Reid as well she wanted me to join the commercial division, and knew something was wrong…damn it!! so if you filled up their online website hope you dont get hacked into??? please help!

Comment by Debrah

i was contacted by marie greene…so,is one more name?????

Comment by ana

Me too

Hi Jason

This message has been sent to you after viewing your profile via a mutual friend. My name is Kellie, i’m a senior booker at Ford Models and I feel that you may be suitable for our new photographers division.

Ford models is one of the most recognized and respected agencies in the history of modeling, and has offices worldwide including New York, LA, Miami, and Paris.

Ford Artists has been launched in Europe and we are now scouting for photographers.

If you would like to be represented by Ford Artists please apply at http://www.fordmodelslondon.com/mode where you can also follow our updates, castings & events.

Alternatively, you can contact me directly at kellie.reid@fordmodelslondon.com

Regards
Kellie Reid

Ford Models

http://www.fordmodels.com
http://www.fordartists.com
http://www.fordmodelseurope.com
http://www.fordmodelslondon.com

Google: ford models
youtube.com/user/fordmodels
models.com/agency/Ford-Models

==============================================
FordModels

If you do not want to be contacted by Ford Models please click the link below

http://fordmodelslondon.us2.list-manage.com/unsubscribe?u=c808fd84620f36f302e3b1a47&id=223536c863&e=b052499910&c=53f083ce68

Comment by Jason

This is your scammer, he contacted me a few months ago for join modemedia.co.uk..

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724625840

Comment by Another victim

I was contacted by Kellie Reid too,join as creative artist…I was wondering what’s happenning as they are only usa based!

Comment by veroni

Scary….. think its an organ donor scam? LOL, jk

Comment by Colin McMahon

I am actually gutted as I thought you wanted me on your book oh well i guess u win some u loose some 😦

Comment by Sarah Longbottom

I got this too, such an idiot i signed up and sure enough the website doesn’t exist now. what can i do?

Comment by Nina

I was contacted by this “Kellie Reid” too. Knew something was abit ‘fishy’ – The subject title slighty put me off “Please do not ignore”

Comment by Ellz

I received an e-mail from Kellie Reid which said she had found my work on Facebook via a mutual friend, and she was scouting for a make-up artist for her creative artists division of Ford Models London. I telephoned the Ford model agencies in New York and Paris to see if I could speak to Kellie Reid at their London branch or to see if they could give me the contact details of their London branch, but the people I spoke to at your New York and Paris branches said that there isn’t anyone by the name of Kellie Reid who works for Ford, and that they don’t have any branch in London. Also when researching Ford Models on the Internet I found this blog which says that the e-mail I received was a scam. Thank you for posting this blog.

Comment by Lucie Strong

Hello I received an email from someone named Elizabeth Downing on Facebook. I am not sure how she found me and she keeps contacting me. Also whenever I ask her for information she always finds a way around the question. I felt that this might be a scam so I wanted to report it. I am assuming that the location for her would be Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Thank you!

Comment by megan

DEAR Jason Butler
54 Leigh Gardens
London
Greater London
NW10 5HP
United Kingdom
you are a “SICK PSYCHO” who needs to be locked away
obviously not able to get a girl friend /relationship 🙂
you have to prey on young girls by using the internet…..
at least your where abouts is known and can be tracked….
JASON JASON JASON!!!!

sleep well!

Comment by A concerned mother

KELLIE.REID (AKA) JASON BUTLER.

Comment by A concerned mother

What a joke!

Comment by Amit Panwar

I have been contacted by Janet Paul on the fma in london looking to rent a room here in Texas. She is stating that fma is opening a branch here in San Antonio Tx & that she needs an apartment

Comment by ibissonnet




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