I got this in my inbox today:
my name is **REMOVED** and I'm a casting director based in LA. We're currently casting for a major American Cigarette Company print advertisement and I wanted to reach out and see if you, your friends and network of mountain bikers would be interested in this opportunity!
Attached is the flier, please feel free to forward to anyone that may be interested! The shoot pays $1,500 and if the client runs the images it will be an additional $6,000. Please let me know if you have any questions!
On top of just sounding scammy, who the heck would feature mountain bikers in a cigarette commercial? Put another way, how many people have you seen smoking at a trailhead? Yeah, I've seen one or two, but they have almost always been the last to the top of the mountain. About the only groups that I can think of that might have an even stronger aversion to cancer sticks are runners, swimmers, and road bikers.
But if you're interested in smoking some cigs, riding dirt jumps, and making six grand, let me know.