NSW Working With Children Check valid til 11/2020 - WWC0857136E
SA DCSI Check - Valid til October 2021
National Police Clearance/Criminal History Check - Current as of October 2018
I'm a freelance photographer with a focus on environmental issues and portraiture. I've had a long career in Australia as a professional photographer, shooting corporate events, sporting events and portraits. My focus at this point of my career is around environmental issues but I am available for engagements and collaborations.
**Notice concerning contact info and imposter accounts**
A 47 year-old mentally ill relative in the US has created multiple imposter and fake social media accounts, defamatory blogs and e-mail addresses using my name, likeness and images. This has been part of my family's life for eight years and I have taken every legal precaution available to remedy this; sadly, online harassment, defamation, impersonation, cyber bullying and stalking - especially from a man overseas, is not easily stopped. The best advice I can give is to ignore him. He is unwell and needs treatment. If one engages with him, it will only exacerbate the situation.
18 July - EVENTS: There are NO events that I am hosting in Adelaide or at my home. If you see an "event" online for anything relating to me/my business, it was not setup by me and is a fake. Report it. The same person that created a lot of fake content about me has now setup a 3-day event at my home in July, using my kids' photo that he modified. He has also setup another event in the city. These events have been reported to law enforcement.
ACCOUNTS: The ONLY accounts associated with my name (personal or business related) are listed below. (Note - e-mail address can be spoofed; so can phone numbers. If you receive something from me, contact me directly via the phone number listed on my Facebook business page or my mobile.)
E-MAIL CONTACT: info@melissawilliamsbrown.COM or firstname.lastname@example.org
Any other versions of my name that appear in e-mail, blogs, or social media are NOT my accounts and are likely to contain false and defamatory information. This person has also registered my business website with a .net domain and is using the same business e-mail address (with a .net) that I use. This is not me. If you have any concerns, please use due diligence and verify the police checks and working with children checks. Please use only the contact info and/or links above.If you receive an e-mail from "me" that you were not expecting, please compose a new e-mail (using one of the two e-mail addresses above) and let me know what you received.