BUSTING A SCAMMER AND PREDATOR
We recently found a new name pop up posting model jobs in our Facebook jobs network... sadly for him he chose the wrong group to mess with.
Being trained in spotting fraudsters meant that bells went off very quickly and a phone call to the supposed 'photographer' lead to digging further. His profile with 6000+ page likes with little activity also means only 1 thing... It probably cost him $30 to buy fake likes.
This is all he needed though. Many unsuspecting models were already replying with interest and walking into his many traps. He was going to do portfolio shoots, fly some to special projects, and even make some TV newsreaders.
We uncovered his real name and identity as Brenton Jarrett - a serial convicted fraudster for nearly 20 years. Google him and you will see that he is probably one of Australia's biggest ever and had just started his new scam that week. His website showed high end images stolen from other agencies and credible fashion photographers overseas. He had already made promises and lined up many 'photo shoots' to the unsuspecting.
When confronted, came lies of a twin brother, even legal action threats from other fake profiles to cover up more lies.
Long story short, Brenton is an unemployed weasel known to be scamming in 5 states, run a fake model agency, lured models into sex, stealing money and running up big bills before leaving town. He has been going in and out of court for a while, and thankfully he has been put away for a few years this time.
We hear that he admitted to not even owning a camera... so what was he planning to do with those girls this time? Im not sure I want to know. We contacted all involved and messaged other groups, fortunately they are all now safe. There are many others out there and Brenton will be back under a new name soon enough, so take extra care!!
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