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 Video Editing 419? WTF?

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winkaka01
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Joined: 02 Apr 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I am a video/film editor signed up on a site called productionhub. I received an email from a lady requesting my services. Mind you, I do not have a profile filled out or a picture included. This email looks very similar in nature to the rent - looking for a room mate scam to me. What do you think? The email is below. I also included the statement about hotmail informing me that the email blew up huge red flags:

From:Nicole XXXX [email protected])
Sent: Wed 11/16/11 12:16 AM
To: (my email deleted)

This message looks very suspicious to our SmartScreen filters, so we've blocked attachments, pictures, and links for your safety.
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I have a small project of footage & photos I would like to incorporate into a movie clip. Please let me know if you're for hire and your rates. Thanks,

(notice she didn't sign it. I don't know what she sent that got blocked either)

I'm pretty dead sure this is a scam. I've seen many 419s before, but this is by far the most odd.

XXXX'd sender's name/addy TS
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Tsnerd
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Joined: 14 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Maybe, maybe not.

If you do a google search on her email address you will find an events/escort company based out of Florida. 1 year registration but the info used on the registration matches that of the company.

If you go to the website there is an intro clip movie thing - the request may very well be legitimate, but I would suggest researching it with locals in that area or local PD, businesses, etc.

An awful lot of effort for a lad...not saying the business is honest or reputable, but just based on the small info here I'm not seeing any signs of AFF - if that changes, we can always relook.

In the meantime I XXX'd out her info.

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oppirs
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Joined: 23 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

For me, I get them from Mandy's. Not many times from ProductionHub. Luckily that site gives out the requester's IP addy. Below is an example!

I didn't bait or even respond after seeing the IP location(had my info). The IP tracker here works wonders.

Don't take the gig if it seem iffy. Good thing you asked ??? here. (sidenote if anyone wants to bait this yahoo addy, go ahead, tho it over 3 months old)

_______________________________________________________

I saw your mandy.com page: <snip>
http://www.mandy.com/home.cfm?c=XXXXX

Video / Sound with or without gear. ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN,
FOX, PBS, BBC, CNN.

*****************************
ENQUIRER: Mark Morgan
Tel: 0000000000
Email: [email protected]
Resident: USA California South
*****************************
ADVERTISER: XXXXXX
Tel: XXX XXX-XX37
Website: http://www.mandy.com/home.cfm?c=XXXXX
Resident: USA
*****************************
Need your service as a Sound recordists for an event coming
up very soon.I would appreciate if you would tell me your
exact location since the project is taking place
simultaneously in each state of the united State.Please if
interested you can contact me via email

[email protected].


Regards,
Mark Morgan
www.fashionmag.com

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INTERNET SAFETY: don't assume this person is who they say they are.
Don't give out contact details until you are sure of their identity.
If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.

Email generated on mandy.com at 09-Apr-11, 05:46:25 GMT.
The I.P. address of author was: 41.205.170.230

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