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Jack Arnott

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Email DJ scams?
« on: December 05, 2017, 02:31:52 pm »

Hi everyone,
In the last few months I have received three emails looking for DJ services.
I do not offer DJ services. When I respond, they push back, and try to get me to accommodate them. One component of the email is inquiring if I accept credit cards. It now seems like a pattern, and a scam of some sort. Do the rest of you get similar emails? What is the scam they are trying to push?

Regards, Jack
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Lance Hallmark

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Re: Email DJ scams?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 03:12:51 pm »

Hi everyone,
In the last few months I have received three emails looking for DJ services.
I do not offer DJ services. When I respond, they push back, and try to get me to accommodate them. One component of the email is inquiring if I accept credit cards. It now seems like a pattern, and a scam of some sort. Do the rest of you get similar emails? What is the scam they are trying to push?

Regards, Jack

Yes they are most likely scams. They want to pay with a (stolen) credit card, will give you extra to pay other  vendors and have you wire money (your hard earned money) to them.
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Re: Email DJ scams?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 03:20:15 pm »

Ask to meet them at the venue.
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Re: Email DJ scams?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 04:39:23 pm »

Yes they are most likely scams. They want to pay with a (stolen) credit card, will give you extra to pay other  vendors and have you wire money (your hard earned money) to them.
Yep, here's your answer. It used to be with checks- they'd send you a bad check, that you'd deposit, and you'd TEMPORARILY have the money. You'd send out GOOD checks based on that money, and then when the bad check bounced, you've already sent out good money to the "other vendors" (who end up being associates of the first person), and you're hosed.

Bottom line, though, is that you don't offer DJ services, so I don't get what result they think they're going to reach by pushing back on you! :)

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Re: Email DJ scams?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 06:14:48 pm »

I had somebody contact me about recording.  I asked if they meant recording of a live event and no, they wanted studio recording services.  Person was quite insistent and English wasn't so good.

Now I do have a personal project studio that I could record someone to backing tracks in or maybe a duo.  But he said he had 3 different 6 person groups and was upset that why couldn't I just give him a quote.

Tried to tell him politely that this would be outside my capabilities.

Weird.
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Re: Email DJ scams?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 06:23:53 pm »

Yes. because I am also a Contra/Square Dance caller, I get come-ons to "teach Ballroom" to "wedding couples"; at my facility of course!  They allude to good pay, though.  ;)  I mark them as spam.

-Dennis
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Re: Email DJ scams?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 06:59:01 pm »

Yes they are most likely scams. They want to pay with a (stolen) credit card, will give you extra to pay other  vendors and have you wire money (your hard earned money) to them.

So, tell them that you'll only accept "wired" money as payment.
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Re: Email DJ scams?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 08:08:37 pm »

I got one each month or so wanting to buy “style scaffold”. Sigh...


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Re: Email DJ scams?
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 09:04:24 pm »

Yep, I got a couple of emails that didn’t get spam-filtered in the last few months about recording “in my studio” with a group they were managing. They were unable to communicate via phone because of their hearing impairment. I was fine with using email, but when they started asking for a credit card invoice for the session after I told them I didn’t have a studio, I got the hint.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 09:43:33 am »

One component of the email is inquiring if I accept credit cards. It now seems like a pattern, and a scam of some sort.

We had this happen 2 years ago or so.  It was going to be a 'Family Reunion' at a venue that holds around 6,000...big family.   The first tell was that this all happened within a week of the date.  They wanted to overnight us a check to pay for everything and then wanted to pay us another $2,000 to us if we would pay the 'Party Planner'.  After that we will give you another $1,000 if you will pay the entertainment for us since we won't be there until late and they have to be paid prior to performance.   It kept on going and eventually we were making more then double what we would have charged for the show.

We declined.

Bill
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