Detroit Michigan Model Photographers Mary DuPrie

I’M BACK!  I’ve thawed out from the winter.

FACEBOOKME!… it’s become one long word.  When parting nowadays people say good bye and then add “Facebookme!”   It’s become part of our vocabulary.  For the last couple of days I’ve been tagging images that my clients have posted on Facebook.  I’ve also started posting images from my shoots on Facebook… starting to join the club.

I’ve been a bit nervous because your profile is suppose to be for personal use and you need to have a “business” page for any business.  Problem is I started using my personal for business and most of my friends ect are on that page.

This leads me to this… HOW HARD IS IT TO BE INVISIBLE?

You have to really try these days to fly under the radar.  Case in Point.

LISA BROOKE SAUNDERS… where are you?

I innocently let her off the hook, thinking she wrote a bad check to me and was just young and had bad bookkeeping habits.  Well come to find out her bookkeeping is just fine as far as she’s concerned.  She never planned on honoring her check to me and Tammy.

I take it personal because it’s such an intimate service we provide to the client.  Her check has been floating around my office for the past two years.  I decided to look into it again last week… a bit of sleuthing took place.  Unexpected results to say the least.  It went something like this.

The back story

Lisa mentioned she was moving to LA and that she needed the images right away.  I do have a bad habit of holding on to checks for way too long so that wouldn’t of helped me anyway.  Tammy deposited it right away and the problem was, it caused her to bounce checks, so she  had bank fees totally $70.  So not only did she not get paid it cost her time, gas money, babysitting and bank costs to do this scammers makeup and hair.

My Day Went Like This

  1. Looked for her on Facebook first… nope
  2. Googled… yes, but I was very surprised what I found.
  3. She was listed on a website called www.scamtrail.com.  Her drivers license was pictured, alias’s, phone numbers used, addresses ect.  When I ran into this it really pissed me off.  I decided to continue because it looked liked she still lived in Michigan… not LA
  4. I then called the administrator of the website she was listed on  www.scamtrail.com.  I talked to him and he had no idea his name was being used.  He mentioned he had his identity stolen three years ago.  It then made sense to him why other people called about bad checks.  I mentioned he should look into it and take off his name.
  5. She has a “so-called” party business called www.arrangingalloccations.com Allegedly takes your money and doesn’t deliver.  Looking at her website there are tons of red flags.  No names, no phone numbers… basically nothing.  The phone numbers she does use says she hasn’t set up her mail boxes yet.
  6. I then started typing in phrases that like Lisa Brooke Saunders bad checks ect.  That led me to a web site called www.beenverified.com.  For the first lookup it’s only $1.95, after that it’s $20 for each lookup.  That was interesting, I found out lots of info, family members, past addresses, where she lives right now, (right down the street!) current phone number, sex offenders that live near her (with pics), criminal record, property owned, bankruptcies.
  7. I then called the so called current number… I left a message and thought it was her.  I got a call back later but unfortunately it wasn’t her.
  8. Dead end

There is no moral to the story… but it shows that no one can really hide anymore.  So much of our info is public record.  You have to work at not being found… she’s workin at it.  Someone will know her, you can’t hide.

I WANT MY MONEY!… and so does Tammy

Do you know Lisa?

Detroit Model Photographers Mary DuPrie

ps… my next post will be a bit more perky!

9 comments category: Headshots,modeling,Photographing models

1 Mary DuPrie September 17, 2011 at 1:09 am

Tammy and I have gotten paid as of last week. I hope everyone else does too.


2 Michelle May 17, 2011 at 7:00 am

Eeek Wow. Well, I guess my only “words of comfort” are: Karma’s a —–. Sorry to hear about this. I enjoy reading your posts though! I’m glad you defrosted.

Oh! I have to admit–you WERE right. I actually changed the way I wear my own makeup now. (Yeah, yeah, quit smirking 😉 )


3 Niall May 15, 2011 at 7:04 am

Its great to see you Name & Shame her ( even though her name may be fake ), Put her face out in the open. Hopefully she will get caught or at the vey least you making her picture and story public will stop anyone eles being fleeced by her.


4 Gary May 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

Happy to see you blogging, even if it is about how corrupt some people are. Clearly the Scammer didn’t read your T&Cs – “Don’t cross Mary DuPrie or you will pay”:)
Making these type of people pay helps us all. Good luck!


5 Michael May 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm



6 Kevin Mosmen May 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

She’s ALIVE!!! 🙂

So glad you’re back Mary. I emailed you a few times….no word. You had me nervous.
Writing bad checks is a crime….you can file a report. Most people don’t want to be bothered but….

I had the same thing happen to me a few weeks ago. “I left my credit card in the car. I am going to run out and get it.” Vroooom…..

It stinks. 🙁


7 Matt May 12, 2011 at 8:35 am

so glad your back! Note to self, no checks.


8 Wendy May 12, 2011 at 8:10 am

Hey! Sorry to hear of the bounced check! Did you look up her friends’ on FB? I found Amber Krantz on FB and she has a friend Lisa who very much looks like the pic above except her eyes are brown :o( I hope you find her!



9 Paris Carter May 12, 2011 at 6:21 am

Oh facebook, I have that same problem. There’s no point in a personal verses business page anymore it seems, because even on our personal page it seems we have to show our business side. Anyway, I’ve been seeing your tags on your page lately & the images are lovely, as usual.

Glad you’re back blogging. Sorry to hear about the bad check-there’s such a lack of respect in this world these days, not to mention-that’s just plain stealing from you.

*I’ll get on Skype next week….I’ve been running around busy too so I may be still commenting the wrong way:)


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