From: Bill A Jones [email@example.com]
June 20, 2007 5:33 PM
To: Rick Gordon
Targeting Voiceover Artists
Please forward this email to all CV
talents, as after speaking to both LAPD and The Secret Service, it seems I have
no real chance to help apprehend these cretins.
Basically, the scam is a
Cashier’s check is sent from the ‘client’ of this ‘producer’ directly to
the talent to expedite production (and my bank initially said it looked fine —
until 6 days in) and he asks you to send his ‘portion’ of the job to someone in
Lots of red flags, I know; but the Cashiers check
appearing to be good was what got me. I’m embarrassed as hell (I’ve never
been cheated before, etc.), and I’m out to the tune of $1,300 USD, but at least
I can try to warn others of this scam.
I always thought a Cashier’s check
was as good as Cash. Not So.
And, unfortunately, many banks
will say the cashier’s check funds are available within 24 hours (mine did), but
this does not mean that the cashier’s check is good. It may take two or
three weeks to know if the check is good or not, (afterward my bank said 4 weeks
or more) but by then it is too late for the victim (during which time they have
already wired the money to the overseas person, and they can’t get the money
So, to recap, if anyone gets an email similar to the
following — beware. It is a SCAM.
“I'm interested in your voice (demo/recording)
and am also willing to follow you guardline.We have a 60 secs script for a
phone message. i need to get the recording in wav. a warm and confident
female/male voice for spoken word Hypnosis recordings. I also have voicemails
to be done.Delivery of demo via email, Please send your demo and prices as
soon as possible.My rate is between 1,200 - 1,800 US Dollars.
would like you to get back to me with more info about your availability and
you contact details aswell.also i want a fast arrangement because time is not
on my side here... contact me back directly at firstname.lastname@example.org . i got your contact
info from www.commercialvoices.com <http://www.commercialvoices.com>
so kindly get back to me asap.” etc.
Dog Creek Productions
Voice Tracks Worldwide Via The Internet
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