Most Photographers know about them, but for those who have never gotten one, here is what we do: Whenever we receive a weird-suspicous kind of email resquesting photo services, we go immediately to google, type any address, name from it and check if anyone else has had received one of them. Usually, we are right, and can read in any photography related forum that someone else has received similar “emails”… Trust your guts, don’t be fooled.
Here is the email we received a couple days ago:
PHOTO SERVICE REQUEST
My name is Joe and my wife’s name is Pamela, we live and work as wine sellers(wholesale/retail) in England and China and will be relocating to the State of New Jersey, USA on the 12th of October,2010.
I came across your contact information on the internet after my online search for a photographer and I hereby write to request if you will be available to offer 4hours of photographic services for the celebration of our 5th wedding anniversary on our arrival to the States. Myself,my wife,my lovely daughter-Debbie and about 12 family members and friends will be present.
Could you please provide answers to these questions if you are interested in this offer
1)Will you be available to provide this service on any date between October 15th and 20th? if so what precise date will be fine for you so as to include this in our plan?
2)What is your address location in New Jersey so as to estimate how close you are to us ?
Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on my phone no: +447405591742 +447405591742
27 Camberwell Green,
London, SE5 7AN
We found this same email with different addresses on it. As you can see, ours is from somone located in “London” (the address is actually from Haart, a Realtor Company) whereas other colleagues have gotten the exact same but from some country in Africa, Asia, etc.
Al Ojeda Photography