“Model Mayhem isn't out to make you rich, they're out to make themselves rich when you click on their banners and their ads,” he said.
Baier isn’t looking to get rich since she considers photography a hobby. Her safe sense on Model Mayhem brought her success.
“I'll do everything my possible mind to get to know [photographers] as much as possible before I go alone with them,” Baier said.
Model Mayhem’s owners told ABC 17 News they always cooperate when police ask for information.
In a statement from Internet Brands, a spokesperson said, “Model Mayhem strongly believes that safety should be top of mind when doing anything online.”
Because there are scams on the internet, Model Mayhem tries to educate users about scams and how to avoid them. The site offers detailed safety advice to help members understand what to look for when they are contacted by others.
As another safety precaution, Model Mayhem requires three professional-style photos before a profile can be activated.
Internet Brands also told us it has a “Contact a Moderator” feature on each page to report suspicious activity or abuse.
We also checked with the Better Business Bureau. Model Mayhem has an F rating from the agency.