While PPA makes every effort to block spammers from the referral service, no system is completely foolproof. Remember to please be diligent in vetting all e-mail requests, use precaution, and follow best practices when responding. For instance, don't share personal information and be very cautious about unusual payment arrangements, such as cash forwarding schemes utilizing cashier's checks or money orders.
If you have received a request for services via the Find-a-Photographer referral prompt that you believe to be suspicious, please ignore the request and notify PPA's Member Value & Experience team as soon as possible. With your information, we can investigate the e-mail address and notify other members if appropriate.
The FTC provides good information about protecting yourself from the top ten online scams. PPA also distributed the article, "If a Project Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Just Might Be" earlier this year. In addition, you can join the conversation about the latest scams on the OurPPA Forums, helping you stay informed and share information with other members.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com (or call 800-786-6277).