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April 11, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Not sure if anyone has heard of this scam going on but thought I’d post it for those who haven’t yet.

http://voiceovertalent.com/blog/2016/04/anatomy-of-a-voiceover-scam/

April 23, 2016 at 6:29 am

This scam is operating in the UK also and not just with voiceover talent but also modelling jobs!

The scam messages I received in 2015 were both received within a week of each other, identically worded and yet from differently named signatories.  The first one was for a voiceover job and the second for a modelling job.  I replied to the first one saying I wasn’t interested and then received the second one which  I ignored.  They are targeting online performer sites in general.

August 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Vic Fin is at it again. Previous descriptions of his approach mirror the one I received:

“Thanks for your response and sorry for the late response.It is a $900  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 max to record  for each of days.

Company: Outfront Media Inc

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,
Vic”

Do not get sucked in. This “guy” is a parasite.
Dave Q

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February 16, 2017 at 2:27 am

In any field and professions there is always a scam, so you should be aware of that. Don’t always believes to what you hear, not everything they say is true, not every voice you heard gives you the perfect result, sometimes they are deceiving until they fully ripped everything from you. There are some of course are genuine and true, its just how you determine their business and company name. It is always best that you take your voice over course or workshop at a legit talent agency, just like http://smartleesecreative.com/, because when you are done with the course, they will handle everything to find you the best place to work and apply your skills.

February 28, 2017 at 1:58 am

Got the same exact thing, word-for-word, the only difference it the contact name is Lean Benz

May 25, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Hi Andy,

 

Thanks for your response. It is a $900 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 an hour to record for each of days.

 

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 30 minutes in length with the game show host part being about 10 minutes 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 brainier. 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,

Marc

 

From: Andy Warywoda <moosevoice@mac.com>

Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:19:06 PM

To: marc_guss@outlook.com

Subject: voice for ‘radio game show commercials’

 

Hey Marc,

I’m responding to your posting at voice123.com looking for voices for a

‘radio game show commercial’.

Not sure what you’re looking for so I’ve attached a couple things.

1 that’s more of a game show announcer and another that’s a heartfelt

thingy.

Thanks,

Moose

June 9, 2017 at 11:48 pm

I was contacted this week for the same offer by a “Don Snyder” (he would sign his emails “SNYDER”)

I found out through another forum on this scam that these guys will take your mailing information and submit a change of address form with the Post Office.

Be vigilant! Don’t give these guys ANYTHING!

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June 9, 2017 at 11:50 pm

Ditto here. I contacted v123 and they’re aware of it