Report: #1022296

Complaint Review: Magic Hand Beads

  • Submitted: Fri, March 01, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, March 13, 2013
  • Reported By: Anonymous — Hollywood California United States of America
  • Magic Hand Beads
    35 Red Maple Lane Roselle ,Illinois 60172
    Roselle, Illinois
    United States of America

Magic Hand Beads Patricia Behnke Fake Company "fake check cashing job" / "fraud Western Union scam" Roselle, Illinois

*General Comment: ADDITIONAL INFO

*Consumer Comment: It is a SCAM

*General Comment: ITS A SCAM!

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I got report about Magic Hand beads to be Fake company

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Beware of this company and check cashing scams. Ran across this casting on and noticed they were a guest profile. Then when I tried calling a strange man picked up the phone from a number that does not match the address which looks like someone's house on google maps. He then texted me because he didn't want to answer any of my questions. They want to send me a check for a project that has no plan or layout nor has been fulfilled. I couldn't find Patricia's info anywhere from her awards to her TV segment and I'm a publicist too.

Hello ,

Congratulation ,Congratulation !!!

You have been select as part of the talent taking part in our gallery and Billboard photo shoot project

Since 2010, Magic Hand Beads has created distinctive and exquisite designs. [continued below]....
..... The target audience are trendy people who wish to stand out, this gave birth to our company's slogan "stand out". She has taken part in exhibitions locally and internationally.

Patricia Behnke got a scholarship for the GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 WOMAN to study Entrepreneurial Management. She demonstration her designs on DIY segment EVERY WOMAN'S WORLD on TV.

Our Webpage :-

Starting from 7th-30th of March  2013 .Please stated your Availability  Time between the  date stated above also .

We prefer studio settings to natural settings.We may shoot at an indoor or outdoor venue of your choosing with some planning. Of course,you and the supervisor will choose a  studio very close to your location so it would be easy for you and you don't have to travel anywhere,

Two to five hours


You are free to bring in escorts or friends if that would give you more confidence.The photo  sessions are closed to non-participants.

Makeups item will be provided to you at the shooting location,except for your attire (dresses/clothing) for the  shoot, which would be sent to you from a store via USPS courier service priority as soon as they received your  measurements statistics and a payment alert from you for your fashion  accessories.

The payment has to be done in your name for  proper customization on your attires and must tally with your records that would be sent along to the designer. The fund that you would use to pay the store attendant for your fashion accessories would not be from your pocket,it would be issued in one payment to you along with that of your advance payment I.e. {your advanced payment $300 ,plus $1150 for your attires/fashion accessories and the shipment fee all in one valid Check}.

The benefit of this modeling is that you make your portfolio as a model, and get paid, and interns are getting paid also .This is not one time event, and web site goes on business,A comprehensive CD with professionally edited photo by one of the best high fashion editing houses for your reference purpose. You might be able to do this modeling continuously upon your talent.


Compensation takes the form of  part payment first.We would be paying you THE TOTAL OF $600 in all for the job and $300 first as part payment for the are just to get fully prepared to for the shoot .

Please get back immediately with the below details in this order so as to avoid mistakes :-

full Name  :

Residential Address in full (Not P.O Box) :

City :

State :

Zip-code :

Phone number (cell and home) :

Age :

Full Body measurement and shoe size :-

We await to read back from you as soon as possible with the information above and after sending your information check your email promptly for more information about the photo shoot .


Patricia Behnke

Co-Owner and Project Director

Magic Hand Beads Company
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#1 General Comment



I would rather hand the check to the authorities than returning it.Getting threats from them is not something you can consider.Just to show more details about how they run their scam is an email sent to me after getting a check.I hope they will get busted as soon as possible and go to jail who knows how many people they have lied and fool about this.


Patricia Behnke to me 

Hello ,How you doing ? I just want to inform you about your part payment and
your attires.You received payment of $1920 from our sponsor this morning or latest by tomorrow morning , here is the following information on how to go about it below :

*As soon as you receive the package from them ,remove the check from the envelope .

* Take the check to your bank and have it credited in your account.You will have access to the funds immediately or 10% after deposit and the remaining after 24 hours .
If Have it deposit via ATM check Deposit and you will have the funds Available immediately or after some couple of Hours. You should choose the most convenient for yourself .

*After cashing you are to deduct 300 dollar of the funds as your part payment for the photo shoot and the sum of $1360 is meant to be wired to the store in Merrick ,Ny via Western union money transfer(Money in Minute service ) for your attires .Here is his information below :

Henchel Kenneth Gregg
1930 Sunrise Hwy
New york
New York

*Then you are to get back to us with the following transaction details
on the western union receipt :

MTCN # (10 Digit ):

And your should get back with your full measurement also with the transaction details above so we can have it forward to her together and your will get your attires within 2 days .The remaining balance is meant for your Studio fee .

Note :when you get the package from FEDEX courier with a subject as **PACKAGE RECEIVED **.After Deposit get back with an email with Subject ***CHECK DEPOSITED ** And Subject ***TRANSACTION COMPLETE***
when the funds have been wired to the store in New york

PS :-You will receive a text message from your supervisor attached to you as soon as possible

Patrica Behnke
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#2 Consumer Comment

It is a SCAM

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (United States of America)

I got that same letter, found them through MM.

First of all, it doesn't add up. The website is registered to someone in Florida. The money is to be wired to New York. Patricia doesn't seem to have a record....

NOTHING was said about the shoot... why are they paying me before even anything is finalized??? (Much less actually going through with the shoot). Why can't they just send the the $1360 over to NYC themselves? 

I'm going to send the check back return to sender.

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#3 General Comment


AUTHOR: May Cas - (United States of America)

I have been a member of MM for quite a while.Recently i started browsing to casting/travel pages and reply to few casting that i am interested with.Until one day last week i got an email from Patricia Behnke ( congratulating me for being qualified.I was happy and excited about it so we exchanged emails until i started feeling weird about the photo shoot project and decided to ask more questions.From that she tried to convince me that this project is real..still i asked more questions to make sure that i will be safe..Yesterday i got a check from them and an email explaining on what to do with it...I was instructed to in cash it and keep half of the payment we talked about for the shoot and send of $1360 to the other person that live's in New York which they said I will be getting the outfit's.I am glad i talked to my husband and have him double check the check that was sent to me.He suspected it was a scam and so we called the bank and found out that the account doesn't exist...I decided to share this to make sure ModelMayhem will be aware and so everyone else will be inform.I don't want anyone to get hurt and i want everyone to be safety.i tried to look for forum where i can share this story but i cant find it so i decided to do it this way...

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#4 REBUTTAL Individual responds

I got report about Magic Hand beads to be Fake company

AUTHOR: Maire thomas - (United States of America)

I was wondering and want to confirm with proof why Magic Hand beads is Scam because I'm really scared about the company . I got check from them about their Project 7 days ago and send more for my attires , their crew's came over to my city for the photo shoot as promised by their Representative Robert as my supervisor .  I never encounter trouble with them and they contact me for another shoot next week but was scared when i was searching  for anyone company who sent message  and I came across Magic hand beads Post of being Fake . I need someone to help me out because I'm really confused and dont know if i should accept their second job offer
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