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JBVoice
10-05-2009, 03:30 AM
Hey guys,

The other day I got a phone call from a man claiming to be interested in my voice to be signed to his so called "voice over agency". He went on to explain that his office is in Nevada, and he came across by voice on a google search. After 30 minutes of the conversation, he convinced me to send $20USD for an application fee to get signed by him (not much money, but still). I have signed with a local agency here and they charged $45 for the consultation, so I knew that was normal.... As soon as I sent the payment via paypal (can't believe I fell for it), he hung up. I then realized, something was not right, he didn't even ask for a shipping address (thankfully!!!!). I tried to call back, and someone answered, apparently he used a PAYPHONE!!!!!!!!!!

I google searched voice over scams and something shocking came up!!!


http://blog.bobbinbeam.com/2008/03/24/beware--the-sneeze-audition-scam.aspx


BEWARE!!!!! I don't want anyone else getting sucked into this.

-JB

johny c
10-05-2009, 05:09 AM
$20 is still $20 when you just thrown it out the window. I wonder how many more people he's got.

Jinglemaster
10-05-2009, 07:01 AM
Contact PayPal immediately. It takes 3 days minimum to withdraw monies from paypal to their bank and PayPal will block it if you tell them too. Also bring in the Feds. AFAIK it is a federal offence (deception) and if caught he faces certain jail time.

Thanks for the warning JB.

JBVoice
10-05-2009, 11:44 AM
Thanks JM,

I disputed the transaction, then called someone at paypal to explain the situation. They said something similar to you. They did tell me that the money that I sent was sent from his account, to an account over seas, then wired to a bank (aparently already!). I can get refunded, which is cool, but I'd like this bastard caught! That will be my satisfaction.

I'm sure he has ripped off many..


-JB

Jinglemaster
10-05-2009, 03:41 PM
I hope you get your money back, but I know what yuou mean Jon. Bloodsucking, parasitic, lowlife, scumbucket from Hell. Still. Enough about Arthur :doh: The swine that tried to rip you off needs a good adjustment of his rectum with a large foot!

kiwiborn
10-06-2009, 12:55 AM
I hope you get your money back, but I know what yuou mean Jon. Bloodsucking, parasitic, lowlife, scumbucket from Hell. Still. Enough about Arthur :doh::laughing: oh dear.. that had me rolling around on the floor. Very droll! :laughing:

Arfa B!
10-06-2009, 07:31 AM
That sneeze thing isn't a scam really though is it?

More of a prank- I must say it appealed to my extremely warped humour, as did Jinglemasters ;-)

Jinglemaster
10-06-2009, 07:41 AM
Good job I know your sense of humour!:boonie:

Actually a really nice, charming, pleasant, charismatic, smooth and delightful gentleman if ever there was one.

ps... Note to myself. STOP boasting!:retard:

Arfa B!
10-06-2009, 07:52 AM
I got a write up in Time Out Magazine back in the 90's ... they said something like "This DJ has an amazing sense of humour, pity it's so warped though"

It made me larff!

Jinglemaster
10-06-2009, 07:56 AM
I had a write up in several papers too. It was all lies I tell you. It wasn't me, I wasn't there and that lookalike on crimewatch was in on the whole thing.

Oh..... I see what you mean. Erm, ignore that last bit.:Z:

I also have a sense of humour. Now, where did I put it?:retard: