Don't Fall for This Scam: PEOPLE Beauty Editor Jackie Fields' Name Is Being Used to Target Industry Professionals
Neither PEOPLE magazine, People.com nor its editors are soliciting makeup artists or stylists via an email that promises compensation for participation in a magazine photo shoot
PEOPLE Beauty Editor Jacqueline Fields’ name is being used in an email scam targeting beauty and fashion industry professionals.
Neither PEOPLE magazine, People.com nor Fields (who also goes by Jackie Fields) are soliciting makeup artists, hairstylists or wellness professionals via an email that promises compensation for participation in a magazine photo shoot.
Time Inc., the company behind the PEOPLE brand, and its attorneys and editors are aware that someone is contacting industry professionals using unofficial email addresses attributed to Jackie Fields—including firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org—and asking for a fee and additional money to purchase makeup supplies. We are taking steps to combat the problem.
If you have received an email asking you to participate in a photo shoot for PEOPLE magazine and to purchase makeup supplies, please be aware that this is a scam and that PEOPLE, Jackie Fields and Time Inc. have nothing to do with this proposition. If you received the email asking for money, you can report it to authorities and/or the email service providers in accordance with their terms of service.
Though Jackie Fields’ name is currently part of this active scam, a different name or different spelling may become part of a future version.
Please see an example of the email and the fake contract below.