Women conned into fake underwear model auditions told pics to ‘go on porn sites’

A string of young women have been warned by police that naked images of them are likely to end up on porn websites after they were conned into stripping online by a fake underwear model scout.

Jordyn Hagan Gaunt was contacted by a woman via Instagram who claimed to be a representative of luxury underwear company, Honey Birdette.

The 18-year-old was convinced by the woman to attend a casting over Skype were she was asked to participate in a “sexy” audition.

Feeling excited to be headhunted by a scout, the teenager was willing to follow instructions via the video conference website – not knowing that she was communicating with a fraud.

Speaking to Australia’s Daily Telegraph, Jordyn said: “When the instructions were typed out on the screen on Skype, they asked me to take off my underwear so they could see my body type and parade around the bedroom naked.

“I had never done a modelling shoot before… the person asked if my boyfriend was around and if we could make out on camera.

“I said 'no' and felt really weirded out and said I was going to switch off the call.

“They told me not to worry, I had done brilliantly and I was shortlisted for a contract.”

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Jordyn had also been convinced that the recruiter she interacted with was her friend's mother, whose daughter models, and had claimed to have the same name.

She went on to suggest to two friends that they also audition for the modelling contract – with one of her 19-year-old friends also being duped in to stripping on screen.

The teen is now terrified that her naked audition will end up online – with police warning her this could be a reality.

She said: “The police officer told me, 'Prepare for the bombshell, you're going to end up on porn sites'.

“I’m terrified men will be perving on me on porn sites that I haven't agreed to go on, I feel so stupid and hate the fact I recruited friends.”

She has opted to speak out over the incident in the hope of helping other young women avoid being conned in to online auditions.

Meanwhile, Honey Birdette founder Eloise Monaghan has slammed the actions of the fake model scout and has confirmed that her company only uses models from agencies.

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