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December 16, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Did anyone else get this direct invite through the Voice123 system?

Casting unique voices for a radio gameshow commercials.indicate your interest by sending an email with

voicesample to dfvoice—-@——-.com fr     consideration.Tnx

I replied back with an audio sample and they came back with this…

<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>Hi Moose ,</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”></div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>Thanks for your response .It is a $850  voice over (Assignment) for you, . 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 Engineer who will bring the real perfection to the job.  It’s a two days project and wouldn’t take more than 45 minutes  to record  for each of days.</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”></div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>Company: M—- T—- Productions</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”></div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>Job Location:</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>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.</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”></div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>Job Description</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>—————</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”></div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>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 voice must be Smooth, Friendly fun and entertaining.</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”></div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>Sample Script:(This is an idea of what to be expected)</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”></div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>(VO) Uh, I’m no rocket scientist but I’d say…traffic congestion.</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”></div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>(VO) Well, I’m no rocket scientist but that’s a no brainer. Mass Transit is the better option.</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”></div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>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.</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>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.</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”></div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>Regards,</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>F—– D—-</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”></div>

<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>It could completely be legit but something about it smells funny to me and I wanted to know if anyone else thinks there might be something fishy here.</div>
<div style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”>Please reply back asap.</div>
 

December 17, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Here’s their reply WITHOUT the markup language (hopefully).  QUICK UPDATE: This IS a scam.  I posted this at VO-BB.com as well and the majority of friends there are in agreement that this is a scam.  Link below.

PS…Voice123 forum is a disaster.  This forum is so clunky and non-user friendly. There. Done complaining.

 

Hi Moose ,

 

Thanks for your response .It is a $850  voice over (Assignment) for you, . 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 Engineer who will bring the real perfection to the job.  It’s a two days project and wouldn’t take more than 45 minutes  to record  for each of days.

 

Company: Media Trust Productions

 

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 show host 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, I’m no rocket scientist but I’d say…traffic congestion.

 

(VO) Well, I’m no rocket scientist but that’s 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,

Fredrick Dawn

Sent from Outlook

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Here’s the other place I posted this question.

http://www.vo-bb.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=245653#245653

January 10, 2017 at 4:09 pm

I got the same thing – the author is “Jason Perkins,” and the “client” is Outfront Media, Inc. It was worded far too strangely to be real.

January 10, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Thank you’s to everyone who is posting the info when they receive a scam.  It will good to know when it reaches others.

I’ve been fortunate not to get one of these in my Inbox  – yet – instead, I’ve been hit with 4 or 5 phishing emails in the last two weeks from someone masquerading as Bank of America, telling me my account has been tampered with, and urging me to click on the provided link to access my account and re-confirm my passwords.  No, I haven’t done that.  :)

Hope 2017 is going well for everyone, despite the scammers.

Joe “Zunardo” Jankowski                            joekatvoiceover@gmail.com              http://www.joekatvoiceover.com