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Old 19th of June 2008 (Thu)   #1
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Default Odd craigslist ad

So I'm looking around craigslist to find some extra cash for the summer when I come across this ad:

Stealh Photographer Wanted.
I am looking for some photos of two addresses. One is a house, the other is an office. I am also looking for some paparazzi / private eye style photos or video of the owner of the house and businesses.

This shoot could take 30 minutes or several hours depending on the subject. I would like to have about 20-30 different photos and will want a full copyright release granted to me for use of the photos. Email me if interested. Payment will be upon completion of the photos via PayPal.

He's paying 200$. I'm kinda tempted to take him up on it, but I would feel too weird.
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Hmm...I sure wouldn't want to get messed up in that.

Mow 10 lawns...you'll feel more comfortable about what you've done, then.
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Default Re: Odd craigslist ad

I've seen a similar ad here on CL. Some guy wants someone to follow him and his date around and Pap him. Doesn't pass the sniff test for me.
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Default Re: Odd craigslist ad

Sounds like they are looking for cheap (or rather inexpensive) detective work! LOL
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I wouldn't get involved if I were you..... sounds suspicious to me. I can think of 4 possible scenarios:

1) As Kimmie suggested it could be some cheapo detective work. You wanna' play cops and robbers?
2) The fellow wants pap/pj photo work done for a gift maybe, or just some self-promotion.... nothing wrong with that except it doesn't excite me.
3) He's trying to blackmail somebody - nasty business & a real good way to get yoursefl hurt or worse. Or,
4) He is totally misrepresenting himself - lying - and intends a difference purpose for the photos. I also like Ronald's suggestion of grass cutting. It's honest work and you'll get some good exercise. - Stu
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I also like Ronald's suggestion of grass cutting. It's honest work and you'll get some good exercise. - Stu
Allergies would eat me alive.
There was another guy looking for an assistant. Him I emailed.
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I hear you - thank goodness for antihistamines and nose drops . I've got a good sized yard that can't be ignored. I like the idea of working as an assistant. There's always the potential to learn a great deal when somebody can be a mentor or a generous teacher. Good luck and hope it works out for you. - Stu

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