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#1 David Baldwin

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:10 PM

Anybody else out there been getting ridiculous spam emails these last couple of days from "James Brown" looking for an op and a need to disclose an "exact location"? It's very similar in tone/style to those Nigerian bank scams.
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#2 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:40 PM

I got one today.
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:58 PM

Seems that mandys got hacked/harvested
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#4 Pedro Guimaraes SOC

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:01 PM

I got it at dinner last night and immediatly though....nigirian scam "engrish" .....
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#5 Keith Coblentz

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:11 PM

I just started getting a message from a "James Brown", and in the message he says his name is Jordan Brown. This is what it says:

"I am Jordan Brown,a consultant/events organizer.I need your service as a Steadicam Operator for an event coming up very soon.I would appreciate if you would tell me your exact location since the project is taping place simultaneously within the states of the federation. The project will hold at a rented studio in 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.please if interested you can contact me via email jam19brown@gmail.com. Regards."

It seems translated. I've received two of them this day, the second having slight variations in it. I responded once. Hmm, red flag!
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#6 dash adamson

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:51 PM

Same here.... i got a few first thing i was shocked that they weren't asking for my bank info....


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#7 Richie Leible SOC

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:15 PM

Anybody else out there been getting ridiculous spam emails these last couple of days from "James Brown" looking for an op and a need to disclose an "exact location"? It's very similar in tone/style to those Nigerian bank scams.


I got one myself from James Brown and there is also a Tony anderson same events organizer! Never heard of that one before.

Edited by Richie Leible SOC, 01 March 2011 - 07:20 PM.

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#8 Christopher T. Paul- SOC

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:18 PM

Here's mine, in my mailbox this morning. But I don't use Mandy's or Craig's list so I don't know where he got my name from...

Hello,
I am Tony Anderson,a consultant/events organizer. I need your
service as a camera operator 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 within the
states of the federation.
The project will hold at a rented studio in 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.please if interested you can contact me via email
tyanderson10@gmail.com.

Regards.
Tony Anderson

I liked the "States of the federation" bit...

When I responded, here was what I got back...


Hello Christopher,
Thanks for responding to my email.I would love to meet up
with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on
business trip in United Kingdom so there will be no
interview for now.The project involves auditioning for
models across the United State of Amarica for huntmodelz and
fashionmag.The Snapshots and video will be used for the
cover page of their magazine and on their web site.

PROJECT DETAILS:
This project will be organize by my company and it's
strictly to display latest fashions designers and hair style
for commercial purpose.This exposition is going to be a two
days project starting from 16th to 17th of March or 21st to 22nd
of March 2011, 4 hours per day.The date depends on the date
you will be available out of the two dates stated above.The
audition will hold at a rented studio in 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 shooting.

(PAYMENT INFORMATION)
Please be notified that your job payment will be paid in two
installments.An advance payment of your service would be arranged
for you as soon as you agree to the terms.We will send you
a check payment for your first part payment so i advise you get
back to me with your charges in your next email for the two days.

(PAYMENT DETAILS)
kindly fill out the Questionnaire below:

Name to be written on check:
Current Residential address in full[Not PO BOX]:
Current City:
Current State:
Zip-code:
Phone number(cell and home):
Age:
Ethnicity:
E-mail:
Charges...
Years of Experiences:
References Contact Details:
Nearest airport:
Health condition:
Other occupations:

Please can you get back to me with your charges in your next
email.Thanking you in anticipation of your prompt response.
Do have a nice day.

Regards,
Tony Anderson for
www.huntmodelz.com & www.fashionmag.com


The links are soft porn.


Screw 'em.
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#9 Chuck Swan

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:46 PM

Ditto here. Got the Jorden Brown one. Did he just troll the SOA list?

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#10 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:33 PM

of course i come here to see if anyone received this.

from James Brown <jam19brown@gmail.com>
to jam19brown@gmail.com
bcc XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
date Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:06 PM
subject Steadi cam operator needed
signed-by gmail.com
hide details 1:06 PM (7 hours ago)
I am Jordan Brown,a consultant/events organizer.I need your service as
a Steadicam Operator for an event coming up very soon.I would
appreciate if you would tell me your exact location since the project
is taping place simultaneously within the states of the federation.

The project will hold at a rented studio in 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.please if interested you can
contact me via email jam19brown@gmail.com.

Regards.


"states of the federation" :D

i was bcc'ed which was the first fail.


complete fail. steadicam was spelled wrong, and his name didnt match.

a quick google search turned up this email has been used in other scams across crackbook, etc.

i use mandy and this email is registered with them...

Edited by Marc_Abernathy, 01 March 2011 - 08:34 PM.

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#11 Scott Jason Gill

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:03 PM

I'm apparently going to be part of the big "states of the federation" shoot as well. Only on SOA so had to come from there.
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#12 Tom Wills

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:30 AM

I'm apparently going to be part of the big "states of the federation" shoot as well. Only on SOA so had to come from there.


I'm only on the SOA site too, and I just got it, so that's where it's coming from.
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#13 Andrew Stone

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:37 AM

I got it from an email box that I set up exclusively for use on the SOA site.

I am James Brown,a consultant/events organizer.I need your service as
a Steadi cam operator for an event coming up very soon.I would
appreciate if you would tell me your exact location since the project
is taping place simultaneously within the states of the federation.

The project will hold at a rented studio in 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.please if interested you can
contact me via email jam19brown@gmail.com.

Regards.


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#14 Remi Tournois / SOC

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:12 AM

Got one myself today. It definitely looks like Jordan/James Brown is going to use a lot of steadicam...
You guys just confirmed my suspicions.
too funny
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#15 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:26 AM

I got on this gig too!. WHEWWW, Finally some good work!, Can't wait to work with all of you folks. Super excited!!! Maybe I can pay for the studio and they'll just pay me later on when they send the check!!
So Proud to work for Jordan and Tony.....

#UCKERS!
Do they think none of us talk to each other?
Asking for all the other info is a way to start gathering info, they sell the info to someone else who will try and pry other little bits of info from you over time, till they have enough to call several banks in your area till they get it right and say they're you and they have moved and want to get a new debit card mailed to them, then they have a field day!
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