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Gig scam

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by FredH, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. For about the last year I have been getting strange requests for availability to perform private functions. I’ve had e-mails from folks such as:
    George Tarango tarango_1970@yahoo.com
    tomi smith belive_nlove@yahoo.co.uk
    Ezekiel Benedict bo_lingo1@yahoo.com
    These requests ask for my availability to perform wedding receptions in places on the east coast and in Europe. With the first two I sent back replies explaining that I was in s.cal and that they should look for someone local. After these replies the sender replies back to me that they are really interested in me and if I would send them my address they will send me off a check and book the flights…
    Anyways this is obviously some fishing expedition for identity data and I ignore them now. But I was wondering if anyone else has seen this musician targeted take of the old Nigerian government bank account scam?
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I've heard of it, never gotten one myself.