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There's No Scam Like An Old Scam

 
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:13 pm    Post subject: There's No Scam Like An Old Scam Reply with quote

I had an inquiry for my services and my response got this reply. It is ringing all kinds of bells in my head of past scams. You too?

Mostly it's the stilted language that we don't use in this business.

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It is an $850 voice over (Assignment) for you and it's in English. A new corporate client of mine wants to create their online website.This assignment is a copyrighted script that will be provided. We have specialists and Contract Studio Engineers who will bring real perfection to the job. Itís a two days project and wouldn't take more than 45 minutes to record for each day.

Job Location:
The job and the recording will be held at a rented studio close to your location, so you don't have to worry about traveling, the name and address of the studio will be forwarded to you before the date of the recording.

Job Description
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We are creating a marketing video to be distributed through web and social media. The overall video is approximately 20 minutes in length with the game show host part being about 8 Mins also. The voicemust be smooth, friendly, fun and entertaining.

Sample Script:(This is an idea of what to be expected)

(VO) Uh, Iím no rocket scientist but Iíd sayÖtraffic congestion.

(VO) Well, Iím no rocket scientist but thatís a no brainer. Mass Transit is the better option.

Expectations: You need to be in a good mental and emotional state of mind. Basically this is all that is required of you, Kindly, get in touch with me as soon as possible if you will take the job. More details will be provided to you and we can continue from there. I will appreciate your prompt response.
Let me know if you will take the job to commence with the next arrangement and also send a voice demo or reel. Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular basis, I might have updates for you.Thanks

Regards,
Jacob


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George
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sure looks like the repackaging of a scam that has been making the rounds for years. For so long as the numbers game continues to work, we'll keep seeing things like it.
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Lee Gordon
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's something fishy about this offer. It doesn't say anything about who's going to bring perfection to the recording.
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todd ellis
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello lee, that would be the:

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specialists and Contract Studio Engineers

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DougVox
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. That's ab. so. lutely. the same old Overpayment scam that's been around for years.

For anyone who's unfamiliar, you can see how it all plays out here.
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Karyn OBryant
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DougVox wrote:
Yup. That's ab. so. lutely. the same old Overpayment scam that's been around for years.

For anyone who's unfamiliar, you can see how it all plays out here.


Thanks for the link, Doug. It's a good reminder.
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George
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow, I've MADE IT! I've FINALLY been asked to voice a "a commercial game host show advert project." They found me by "Website."

It's a coming of age rite of passage and I AM HERE FOR IT.

Anyway. Just a reminder that these things aren't going away. (:
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Lee Gordon
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here. I finally got the Game Show audition request last week (also found through my website). That put me in a good mental and emotional state of mind.
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