We needed to make the Out of doors Photographer group conscious that we’ve been alerted to a number of cases of scammers posing as editors of OP who’ve reached out to photographers. On numerous events, these faux OP editors have contacted photographers on Instagram and different social media websites saying they have been eager about paying for picture utilization.
So far as we are able to inform, it is a rip-off, and you have to be cautious in case you are contacted on this approach. Out of doors Photographer doesn’t use private social media accounts or Gmail accounts to contact photographers for skilled causes.
These newest incidents are just like an OP workers impersonation that occurred a little bit over a 12 months in the past. As we mentioned then, it’s an unlucky a part of being a notable, regarded publication that makes an attempt at impersonation and exploitation are made now and again.
If somebody purporting to be an OP editor reaches out to you and you might be involved it might be a fraudulent inquiry, please be at liberty to contact OP Editorial at [email protected] for verification.
–Dan Havlik, Editor-in-Chief, Out of doors Photographer