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Moorlane is off-line
11 February 2018 17:30
Moorlane
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Greater Manchester


I seem to remember a Moorlane is a naughty person some years ago that involved models being sent £ 2000 for a shoot by CHEQUE and then being asked to keep £300 and send the rest to a studio . A model I know has been sent a cheque for this amount and told to bank transfer them £ 1700 when the cheque has cleared. Does anyone know if this is a Moorlane is a naughty person ? Many thanks


Bob is off-linePlatinum Member
11 February 2018 17:50
Bob
Photographer
Bob
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
Honiton

Quote from Moorlane
 Does anyone know if this is a Bob is a naughty person ?


Doh!

These days, anybody who is unaware of the Nigerian 419 or Advance Fee Fraud shouldn't really be allowed to access to t'internet without a responsible adult watching over them.



Moorlane is off-line
11 February 2018 18:02
Moorlane
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Greater Manchester


Thanks Bob. I have sent this link on to her for her to read. It does look very dodgy and I seem to remember it was prevalent years ago and one to avoid


Bob is off-linePlatinum Member
11 February 2018 18:11
Bob
Photographer
Bob
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
Honiton

It's never gone away, and indeed a couple of the other sites seem to be plagued by these fraudsters.

From time to time government, the mainstream media and the High Street banks try to educate the masses about this type of thing but few seem to bother reading or listening to the advice, which is precisely why the fraudsters keep trying it.


redbaron is off-lineSilver Member
12 February 2018 12:34
redbaron
Photographer
redbaron
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

There is something called permanent power of attorney I believe that may be appropriate in this situation
Photography and Studio hire www.immortaleye.co.uk


Andrew Lamb is off-line
18 February 2018 04:42
andrewlamb
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Lancashire
Chorley

There is a slight difference now though, as far as I’m aware, in that the updated cheques act has increased certainty surrounding the clearance of cheques for fate. Historically, banks could return cheques late long after the five working days it takes to clear a cheque. Now, I believe a cheque cannot be returned after day six. Best advice would be for the model to speak to his or her bank to ensure the cheque cannot be returned unpaid, if there’s any chance the offer is genuine.

That said, it all seems very fishy indeed and I can’t think of a reason to structure a transaction in this way.



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