Setting up your first “Voice Booth”
Voice over scam?
mass transit voice scam
I live in San Antonio and have done a few voice his in San Antonio and Austin. Mainly for low end projects I do of myself/produce myself.
But I do peruse the Los Angeles craigslist looking for work. To maybe telecommute.
I saw an ad looking for a voice over artist.
So I emailed them with:
They wrote back the next day with:
After reading this I was SO excited. They must have listened to my voice demo and wanted to hire me.
I put a microphone into my iPhone and recorded their lines and attached it into an email back to them.
They IMMEDIATELY emailed me back with:
My suspicions were raised. Were they hiring me?
And I will be the first to admit that I am an “okay” voice over actor, but doesn’t Los Angeles have the best, most experienced actors in the world? Why were they picking me????
Wouldn’t all those struggling actors in Hollywood KILL for a $1,100 gig???
Then I re read the emails “Sean Adamson.” sent me:
“The job and the recording will be held at a rented studio close to 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 recording.”
Lets break this down…..
“the job and the recording will be held at a rented studio close to your location”
How does “Sean Adamson” know my location?????
“the name and address of the studio will be forwarded to you before the date of the recording.”
I have run into this before. Wedding video clients that will mail me a check because they are “out of the country until just before ‘the event’ “
“Your total pay for the job is going to be $1100 as discussed. Part payment of $400 will be mailed to you first “
WOW!!!! $1100 dollars! And a $400 deposit!!!!! Thats a LOT of money for my first gig!!!
Its almost too good to be true!!!
“ If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…”
So whats the scam? They’re mailing me a check right???
I think the scam is…..
To break into my bank account a potential thief would need:
If I processed their check into my account they would have 1, 2, 3, and maybe 4…
4 of the 5 things they need to rip me off.
Is that the scam “Sean Adamson” ???
I googled ” mass transit voice over scam” and found:
SCAMS & CREEPS
June 20, 2017. This Fishy Old Scam Lures You To A Voice Over Job – Don’t Bite!
By John Wray Voice Actor
Matthew Kordelski, Voice Over Actor Demo, April 9, 2019
Part of my application for a voice over acting part for a Los Angeles Production company. For some kind of “mass transit” promotion.
Me doing stand up comedy:
Voice Over Demo April 9, 2019
This is an alternate version of a commercial animation I created.
The client wanted my “serious” voice, not my cartoon voice. I uploaded this version to get cartoon voice over work.