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January 10, 2018 at 12:29 PM #96563mfasmanMember
Beware of this spammer. I fell for it for a bit, until he asked me for my credit card number to help pay for his "caterer".
Christopher Kevin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello, how are you today? I will like to know your availability for my daughter wedding taking place on 24th February 2018. We will like you to shoot the video for the day, and your service will be needed for 4 hours respectively. Also, did you accept major credit cards as a form of payment?
January 11, 2018 at 3:27 PM #278102JackWolcottParticipant
Sorry to hear you got hit with this scam; glad you saw through it. It has been around for at least 20 years and is almost always targeted at wedding videographers.
March 12, 2018 at 4:31 PM #278442perrywhiteMember
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May 18, 2018 at 12:16 AM #283441LizPeklerParticipant
If you're a professional photographer/videographer (or someone who take down-payments for services, like anyone in the wedding industry) you should watch out for this scam. I agree with Jack Wolcott, this scam has been around for quite a long time already. It all starts with an innocent email until thye asked for your credit card number. So better be aware and cautious.
October 3, 2018 at 11:56 AM #72001391TerryWallParticipant
Hi, everyone! I just got my second scam attempt in about 3 months! The first was from “Carletta and David” and last Friday, I got pitched again, this time from “Ellen and Jordi.” I saved the “Carletta” pitch and–lo and behold–the wording on both is exactly the same! Even down to their response when I sent my wedding agreement that started like this: “We don’t know the problem with our computer as we are finding it difficult to download the attachment you sent us.” A FREAKIN’ PDF?!?!
I wonder if “Carletta” and “Ellen” aren’t the same person. I forwarded both message strings to a friend I have in the FBI and he said he’d take a look. Probably a wasted effort, though, as these scams are usually run offshore. But these asshats have committed a dozen felony charges–including mail fraud, so if they ever do set foot in the US, hopefully someone with a badge will be waiting for them!
I spent a dozen years in digital marketing before starting my video business full-time, so I know a scam when I see one. I just bait the hook and they grab it…until…I tell the scammers who I know, and that’s the last time I hear from them!
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