Crimes of Persuasion

Schemes, scams, frauds.

Bobby Cipriani aka Robert Cipriani fka FlyGirls International ( nka Blazing Photography (

August 17, 2005

[Last Updated: September 29, 2005]


This web page contains information submitted to EBC by models, and a reaction from Bobby Cipriani himself. Followed by a review of his appalling internet behavior.

Complaint from Model

(This wasn't from a yahoo or hotmail account)

Fly Girls International (Bobby Cipriani): Bobby did get me one job. But on the last day of the job the owner of the company ([...] something) made an advance and when I denied him he offered money. I complained to Bobby and I got yelled at and was told that I would be labeled as difficult if I did not go along with it. He also spoke of some Battle of The Babes TV Show that was funded by the same guy who made the advance on me.


Rebuttal by Bobby Cipriani

June 3, 2005

"Robert Cipriani (Bobby Cipriani) - email for more info"

I would like to know why I am on this site, doesn't exist, and I am a published photographer and have a number of references to my work, and people to stand by me. This is slander and more importantly submitted to you by someone false, I do not charge for my work or do I ask for money from anyone please explain as to why I am listed on your site. There truly must be a mistake.

Robert Cipriani


June 6, 2005

Thankyou for responding to me,I am a photographer, mainly if I hear of jobs or know of a casting call I simply pass it on to girls I have worked with, I do not pose as an agent or do I take any fee's what soever from anyone, I am a struggling photographer, just trying to help people. It ismost likely a girl I rejected or perhaps it is another photographer posing as someone, what do I need to do to be removed from this site, I can supply you with whatever you may need. I have enclosed some of my work and sites, I mean I cant even put my site up cause I can't afford it.


Bobby cipriani

June 8, 2005

When are you going to remove me from your site.


June 9, 2005

[] was a site I used my credit card to buy for a model. She ran it for a while, all I had was a title on it, basically helping her out and I never even got paid for it.  So that is my story, I hope you relize I can send you over 200 references to what type of person I am and I think I know who sent the complaint. It seems I have a few internet stalkers, who seem to be out to hurt me anyway they can. My bbb is spotless and have never had anything like this happen to me before.


Fact check

Bobby C. was the "President and CEO" of FlyGirlsInt--he signed an internet post:

bobby on January 08, 2004 at 00:51:09:

Models, actor's and actresses needed for work

Starting in first of January, we will have large amount of jobs on weekends and during the week.
The jobs are for Actors, Models and Actresses
We are looking for attractive girls and guys age's 18 to 35.
These jobs also place you in very good industry environment
Work pays $200.00 a day or more.

For an interview, please send an email to [email protected]
Please send 2 photos. 1 of your face and at least 1 full length.
We will contact you in the next 2 weeks.
To get our jobs and casting notices directly, go to and register for free.

Sign up for your free online portfolio.

More info [email protected]

Our events group

Happy Holidays.

Bobby Cipriani


Fake Email

Bobby Cipriani sent his first email ("are you kidding me") from IP address

Disposition-notification-to: [email protected]
Received: from fmi8bolpf9h33i ( [
(iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 HotFix 1.25 (built Mar  3 2004))
with ESMTP id <[email protected]> for
Fri, 03 Jun 2005 18:13:59 -0400 (EDT)
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2005 18:16:14 -0400
From: [email protected]
Subject: are you kidding me

Weeks later, EBC received an email defending Bobby C from "CCE":

Hi,   We were very intrested in hiring robert to work with our actors and models at some of our castings, He seems to be a very talented Photographer. We did a google search on him and found your site with his info.May we be inclined to ask what he has done or is currently being brought up in some sort of a scam??? He came very highly recommended to us.We would like to know your thoughts or comments or why he is being listed on your site.   Thankyou for your time   CCE

The email looked suspicious, because the sender implied CCE was a company, but there was a typo in the socalled company name--"express castins" instead of "express casting"--and the email address was a yahoo email address. (What companies use a yahoo email address?) Look at the IP address of the "CCE":

Message-ID: <20050721034841.39012[email protected]>
Received: from [] by via HTTP; Wed, 20 Jul 2005 20:48:41 PDT
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 20:48:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: express castins <castingcallexpress\\>
Subject: blazingphotography

Can you say "busted"?!

Cipriani tried the oldest internet trick in the book, faking an email, pretending to be someone else. When he was challenged, he got huffy, and threatened to report this site to the FCC.

"Can you email from a non-Yahoo email address?" he was asked. "You imply you're a company, but you're writing from a Yahoo account." Responds

Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Received: from [] by via HTTP;
Tue, 26 Jul 2005 07:11:40 PDT
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 07:11:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: express castins <castingcallexpress\\>
Subject: Re: blazingphotography
To: ""
In-Reply-To: <20050722071421.M41054(att)>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-1950330718-1122387100=:49590"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Never mind we have meet with Robert and he has informed us your nothing but a miss informed site that is run by one of his competitors and found him to be very good photographer and extremely nice person, we did a check on your site, and we are not interested in what you have to say about him, we will recommend him to all of our client's, and for the record we use this email to avoid scammers like yourself and to avoid spam.I now know why Robert has spoken so ill of you.We guess if a person complains to you from a yahoo acct about someone, you will just post there info on your site.We are turning your site over to the FCC for investigation and to find out were and how you obtain your info.Have a pleasant day.   thank you CCE

Another website

Bobby must have forgotten that he posted his email and castingcallexpress info on another website:


Bobby and the FBI

Then, on Aug. 13, 2005, Bobby emails a threat, saying EBC has 24 hours to get his name off the site or else:

Received: from fmi8bolpf9h33i ( [])
(Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.2-2.06 (built May 11 2005))
with ESMTP id <[email protected]> for
Sat, 13 Aug 2005 21:25:03 -0400 (EDT)
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 21:29:47 -0400
From: [email protected]
Subject: 24hrs

You have 24hrs to remove my name from your scam site or face the brutal force of the fbi a**holes. I have documented you asking me for 50,000.00 to remove me. You have 24 hrs


Bobby is a moron! He tries to scam a site that specializes in fraud detection. He lies about extortion and he issues a threat, calling the people who would enforce his threat a-holes. If the FBI reads this page and sees Bobby called them a-holes, do you think the FBI is going to be going after this site or him?



FlyGirls International is now Blazing Photography

Very strange man... he tries to act like he is a mobster of some kind.  
Im glad he was in NYC when I was in [...]. I just always had a used car  
salesman vibe from him.

He uses all these different internet sites: (under construction) UserID .. 16545

Bobby Cipriani is now Bobby Chapio or just BobbyC
He is claiming to be 29 years old