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Mike Paul
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2024 7:55 pm    Post subject: The scam has simplified Reply with quote

Got this one today:

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Hi,
I got your details through (my website URL) and am inviting you to a voice over game show so if you are interested, kindly get back to me asap .
Thanks,
John.


It used to be more wordy from what I recall. Seems like they're A/B testing. Wink
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MooreVoices
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2024 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm...you mean something like this:

Dear Fentriss,
I'm Robert, I obtained your contact information from your website. I'm reaching out to inquire about your services as a voice actor for a commercial game host show advert project. If you are available and interested, I would appreciate it if you could get back to me. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time.


Kind Regards,



Robert"

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or...this:

"Hi, A new corporate client of mine wants to create their online Transport website.This assignment is a copyrighted script that will be provided.

We have specialists, and Contract Studio Engineer who will bring the real perfection to the job.Itís a two days project and wouldn't take more than 25minutes to record for each of days.It's a $1100 voice over (Assignment) for you.

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: 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 host show part being about 8 Mins also. The voice must 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. Please, no time wasting.

Let me know if you will take the job to commence with next arrangement. Please I'd like you to check your email on a regular basis, I might have updates for you."

Regards, Sammy McScammer"
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Lee Gordon
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DougVox wrote:


We have specialists, and Contract Studio Engineer who will bring the real perfection to the job.

[snip]

Expectations: You need to be in a good mental and emotional state of mind.


It still has the important stuff.
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These scammers apparently don't realize that the totally awkward terminology they use sets off alarm bells, or disgust bells, with those of us who have been in the business for just a little while or longer. Like "Nigerian prince" and other get rich quick schemes, they're hoping to appeal to and catch only the lowest hanging ignorant fruit. Sadly, they must succeed a bit or they wouldn't keep doing it.

Sigh.

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Oooh oooh, a new put down: you low hanging, ignorant piece of fruit! Gasp

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Matto
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See if you can get them on the phone to discuss the need to be in a "good mental and emotional state of mind"...

Tell them you are very interested in the job, then proceed to tell them a 10 minute story about how you took some magic mushrooms in a Red Lobster restaurant, started singing Adele loudly and playing Twister. The cops were called and they were going to let you off with a warning, until one of the cops recognized you as the person who had an affair with his wife - your yoga instructor - and then they booked you and took you to the station. After getting into a fight with your cellmate named Meerkat, they put you into solitary. You wasted your only phone call trying to find out the results of this year's Tony Awards but finally your yoga instructor came to bail you out, which then led to another fight with the policeman. Now you are on the lam but if they could only book a studio in your area and send a cheque ahead of the job, then this will help you to "make everything right".
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