Scam Alert: people pretending to be enCAST

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    Jenny @ enCAST
    Jenny @ enCAST
    Keymaster

    Several users have reported receiving an email from someone who claims to be from enCAST and who offers them work. Often this involves getting photoshoots and then taking money off actors.

    DELETE THE EMAIL/MESSAGE IMMEDIATELY PLEASE

    The original email looks something like this:

    Hello,

    I saw your profile pictures and this mail is to inform you of our interest in using your face/picture for a billboard/calling card advertisement.

    We are presently running an advert campaign and your profile has been chosen to do the job.

    We need your approval before we can go ahead with any discussion or give you further information about payment and job description.

    If you are interested reply to this mail.

    Best Regards,

    What follows is a name like: Loren Silverman or Laura Leyers or Loriana van Zeben, etc.

    Facebook

    Sometimes someone will claim on their Facebook page to be working for enCAST; this is NOT true. We have complained several times to Facebook about this and are waiting for them to close fraudulent profiles.

    IF YOU HEAR FROM ANYONE ELSE CLAIMING TO BE FROM ENCAST – PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US SO WE CAN ALERT THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES AND CLOSE THEIR SCAMS.

    For a general look at how to avoid acting scams, see here.

    #42292
    Heydar Heman
    Heydar Heman
    Participant

    Hello, I have received another email which is this:
    <h3 class=”iw”><span class=”NcF1A” tabindex=”-1″ role=”gridcell”><span class=”gD” data-hovercard-id=”austinsantos1919@gmail.com” data-hovercard-owner-id=”38″>”</span></span></h3>
    <h3 class=”iw”><span class=”NcF1A” tabindex=”-1″ role=”gridcell”><span class=”gD” data-hovercard-id=”austinsantos1919@gmail.com” data-hovercard-owner-id=”38″>Austin Santos</span> <span class=”go”><span aria-hidden=”true”><</span>austinsantos1919@gmail.com<span aria-hidden=”true”>></span></span></span></h3>
    Hello,

    My name is Austin SANTOS. I got your email adress from Mr. Loren
    SILVERMAN who has went for a long vacation and he is the person who
    saw your profile pictures on https://encast.eu and this mail is to
    inform you of our interest in using your face/picture for a
    billboard/calling card advertisement.

    We are presently running an advert campaign and your profile has been
    chosen to do the job.

    We need your approval before we can go ahead with any discussion or
    give you further information about payment and job description.

    If you are interested reply to this message for more details.

    Best Regards,
    Austin SANTOS.

    Dear Admin, I was thinking its better to report this email as well. I wish we not received such as these emails anymore.

    Best Regards

    #42293
    Jenny @ enCAST
    Jenny @ enCAST
    Keymaster

    Thanks Austin,

    As you rightly suggest, it’s a scam. Basically a scammer found actors on the internet and their email addresses and simply sent out notices to them inviting them to come to a shoot and get scammed.

    Since then we’ve removed any visible email addresses from enCAST and also deleted a couple of rogue users.

    By all means let us know if you are suspicious about ANY kind of notice in the future and we’ll do our best to keep the site clean of these people.

    Best regards,

    Jenny

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