Scammers are using a famous modeling agency's name to con young women into sending them nude photos, according to a new report from The Guardian. Last week, the publication reported that people are setting up fake Instagram and Facebook accounts and posing as scouts for Storm Model Management, the company that represents supermodels including Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, and Cindy Crawford. Its easy-to-use tools can whiten the teeth, reshape the body and smooth the skin.
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She figures that editing her photos saves time and money for her and the companies whose products she shills. Part of the reason why photo editing has become so prevalent is because many Instagram users embrace the idea that social media is basically an alternate reality.
Some argue that digital perfection is damaging to the body-positivity movement more recently embraced by the magazine and fashion industries.
About 70 percent of Facetune users are women, its rep tells The Post. Cooper says she once privately used the app to slim her hips and thighs — but after giving birth to her daughter three years ago, she began publicly copping to the practice to set a better example. Others have devoted their feeds to spreading the word that editing is rampant — and bad for your body image. New York-based model Lacey Nelsonwho has more than 40, followers, says influencers who rely on apps like Facetune to maintain the appearance of a to-die-for physique are not playing fair.
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Storm Model Management said it now receives messages every day about scam agents, up from one a week two years ago. Secondly, fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated because of social media generally," she added. She had been approached by a fraudster claiming to know me. BMA Models director Alex Haddad said they now receive around 10 calls and 20 emails about fake model scouts each week — nearly double as many as last year.
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