Scam Alert: Production Assistants Needed

There is a hiring scam in the film industry aimed at production assistants. Their ideal target? Someone who is new and eager to the business, with little experience how the hiring process works.

This isn’t a new scam — it’s been going around for at least six months. The Anonymous Production Assistant mentioned it a few months ago, but the scammers haven’t stopped. It breaks my heart because their target is the kind of person who reads this blog: a hard worker with nothing but a dream and the desire to just get their one chance. And it’s disgusting.

One variation of the e-mail reads:

Company profile: Good Clean Fun’s state-of-the-art production facilities are where the magic happens. Our seasoned professionals oversee each and every part of the process. From creative development, to production and post, it all happens under one roof. Every project is driven by our vision and branded with our unique point of view.

 

Responsibilities include the following:

 

Good Clean Fun LLC, will be producing a TV commercial to promote our new show *Barely Famous* and your assistance will be needed. Below are the job duties:

 

Operate Studio Camera, Audio, Graphics generator or teleprompter 
Organize studio sets, cameras and monitoring
Maintain studio and lighting
Use microphones, IFB receivers, and audio facilities
Setup and review graphic elements 
Perform other job-related duties as assigned

 

Note: The production will be done in San Francisco between 10-21-2015 to 10-24-2015 in Blast Digital Studio, Toland Place, San Francisco, CA but you’ll be needed here in San Francisco from 10-19-2015. Both travel/hotel expenses will be covered by the company.

 

Instruction: Please respond with your contact information such as your full name, address and cell number where a check will be mailed out to, it is for your traveling and lodging expenses (more information will be provided as we progress). You will also be provided an itinerary by the designated travel agent arrangement.

 

How to Tell This is a Scam

Very rarely is anyone hired so quickly and impersonally with zero mention of who referred you.

When you’re at the entry level of any industry, there’s a lot of people vying for jobs because the barrier to entry isn’t very high. You’re usually hired based on (1) experience, (2) word of mouth, (3) your own persistence, or (4) applying to a job on Staff Me Up. Typically, when you get offered a job, they production coordinator or producer will make mention of how they found you.

If you get approached for a job through email, it’ll read something like this:

Hey M, so-and-so recommended you for a PA position. Can you shoot me your resume?

Thanks,

PC

Production Coordinator

No production assistant on any REAL project is expected to handle all of the responsibilities.

Unless it’s a student film or some unscrupulous producer with zero concern for doing the project properly and is stealing all the cash anyway, no one hires PAs with the expectation that they will run cameras, lighting, and sound. Those are positions filled by highly skilled and experienced people. Those are the jobs you’re aiming for when you begin as a production assistant, but you don’t start out by touching the most expensive equipment on one of your first days.

Normal PA duties are: going on runs, assisting the production coordinator or assistant director, handling extras, getting releases signed, etc. It doesn’t sound as glamorous, but these are very important tasks that no movie or television show could be made without.

“But it seems to be a real production company with a legit website?”

This is the worst and most clever part of the scam. The scammer will impersonate a real production company — Good Clean Fun, LLC was the alleged company in the example. (And yes, they are a real company.) The scammer will then purchase a domain name very similar to the real production company domain, maybe missing one letter so you will hopefully not notice — and send out the email. As is the case in the example, the domain was something like “@goodcleanfunlc.com” — while the REAL production company’s web address is actually goodcleanfunllc.com. Did you realize there’s one L missing?

The money is too good to be true.

In variations of the scam, the proposed rate is something obscene — $400 or $500 per day, plus travel expenses. Once you reach a certain level, then yes, you can make that kind of money — but let’s be real, this is not a realistic rate for a production assistant gig.  The average rate for a PA ranges from $150-$250.

In most cities, production companies RARELY pay for out of town PAs.

In the example, it says the production is going to take place in San Francisco. There are dozens of qualified production assistants already living in San Francisco. Why on earth would a production pay to fly someone in and put them up, especially someone with little experience?

There’s an exception, though: Occasionally, productions from Los Angeles/New York will think the local crew couldn’t possibly have the chops and they’ll fly in everyone, including their PAs. But even then, someone on the crew will have known/recommended the PA in advance.

If you’ve never worked on a film set before, it’s highly unlikely someone would pay for your travel.

In other variations of the scam, there’s a lot more travel involved–probably to make the shoot sound more alluring and exotic.

The cost to travel a crew member isn’t cheap. It usually includes airfare, car rental, hotel, and per diem– the total is often thousands of dollars depending on the length of the shoot. For this reason, only the essential crew members are paid to travel. Everyone else is hired locally.

Sometimes, a production will travel their PA, but only if the PA has been with them for quite a while and is very experienced.

We all want to be successful and land an amazing gig right out of the gate that pays us more than we’re worth and flies us all around the world, and of course, anything is possible — but if any of these other factors I’ve described are true, then unfortunately, you are probably being scammed.

You’re NEVER given money in advance.

I’ve traveled for different shoots for five years now, for multiple production companies and networks. Never was I fronted any money to arrange my travel through a travel agent, it’s all handled by the production. At most, they’ll ask for my full name and date of birth, as that’s required when purchasing airline tickets.

This is how it works: The production coordinator or travel coordinator books ALL flights and hotels for crew. You’ll then receive an e-mail with your itinerary, flight details, and transportation information. You’ll either be given per diem on the ground as cash, OR you invoice for it after the fact. Most importantly and unlike this scam says, you’ll never be told how much your flight or hotel cost, but sometimes you can get reward points if you have an account.

Also, for the most crew and production positions, you don’t get paid in advance for work you haven’t done. There are too many variables in a freelance world to do otherwise: People get sick, cars break down, shoots get postponed or cancelled, etc. You get paid after the shoot, always.

How This Scam Works

It seems these scammers find their victims through various job boards. I’d also be wary of Craigslist postings.

How the scam actually works is tricky, but I know these companies will send fraudulent checks for you to cash to “pay for your travel”. When that check doesn’t clear, that’s where the scam comes into play and I’m not entirely sure what happens — if they ask that you cover the expense, if they steal your bank info, or what — but basically, the gig never materializes and you’re out the cash they were supposedly fronting you.

What to Do if This Happens to You

Alert the real production company that they’re being impersonated so they can take legal action. If you are listed on job boards, alert the job board of the scam. Leave a comment here or at our Facebook group with the details — it could help others figure out if they’re a target.

If you know anyone else trying to get into the film industry, share this post with them. The only way to beat these unscrupulous asses is to educate and prevent future victims — eventually they’ll stop this fiasco.

Variations of the Scam

As of January 2017, these types of scams are still going strong, albeit with a different twist. If you’ve been targeted, forward it on and I’ll add it to the list:

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Author: Laryssa

Laryssa has spent 6+ years working on an assortment of film and television projects. She writes about her experiences to help (and amuse) others. If she's not working, she's either traveling, reading or writing about travel, or planning travel. Follow , Twitter, or Facebook.

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  1. So this just happened. I got that similar email. The reply email asked for so much personal info back I knew it wasn’t right. When I get hired on a regular legit gig they barely ask for my last name lol… and maybe s headshot! Every legit production job I’ve had , they would always speak to me over the phone first so I knew something was up . First thing I checked her name IMDB and there was nothing so I definitely knew something wasn’t right. So then I googled her email and here’s your article! Bam! Thank you so much for writing this I really appreciate it… I would love to forward you her email she sent me because it is kind of different so it must be he newest one lol! This gig I get to work from home because she is always traveling away with her children and her filming .. blah blah blechhhh!!!

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    • Joy, I’m sorry you were targeted but relieved this post helped you!

      And, please, forward her email on to me if you would (laryssa at needlegirlhaystackworld.com)– I’m starting to posting examples of each scam to help people out who are suspicious, like you were!

      Do you know how she got your information?

    • So this just happened to me. I got a text message from someone saying hey i saw your posting on the cleveland film site email me about this position with a resume. Seemed legit so i did asking more info about the project. He was looking for a makeup artist. This is that johann martinez by the way. He emailed me back and thats when i got the message about trials and paying crazy amounts. I looked at his so called site and it looked bad quality and i was like no way this can be legit. Then i looked closer and all his stuff is porn! Im like oh no so i googled him and came across this. Knew something was up. Glad i didnt get caught further. Mad he has my resume now. Ugh. This is lowest of the low seriously thought it was weird he didnt want an interview. I emailed him a bunch of questions before i found out it was a scam cuz it seemed fishy. Bet he wont respond cuz he was caught.

    • 1st email:

      Dani’s Creative Capture is producing the new Yeezus commercial in New York and you’re needed as a creative PA.

      The shoot will be done in New York City, NY from June 24th -26th, your flight will be scheduled to leave by 11: 30am on June 23th as you’re required to work from June 23th-26th. Work hours are between 6pm to 1am and pay is $400 daily, so a check for $1600 will be issued at the end of production, you’ll also receive $500 as per diem to cater for your meals throughout the shoot and this check will be issued early next week.

      Send a reply if you’re available and interested in the shoot.

      Best Regards

      Dani’s Creative Capture

      I said yes, of course.

      2nd email:

      Duties expected to perform include but not limited to the few listed below such as
      Handling phone call, scheduling travel for executive as well as for any of executive’s projects (producers, actors, models), Liaise w/ executives & assistants within Sony, as well as other production companies, studios, agencies, law firms, management companies, Process reimbursement expenses for project participants (Producers, actors, models) and undertake errands as assigned

      Throughout the duration of the shoot you’ll be booked in at Pod 51 Hotel, 230 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022, which is about 3-minutes walk from the studio. I’ll also provide a travel agent that will assist you in making both flight and hotel reservation and money for your flight and hotel reservation as well as per diem will be issued as soon as I receive the signed form.

      Attach to the email is the deal Demo.

      no attachment…after 3rd attempt:

      PRODUCTION MEMO FOR YEEZUS COMMERCIAL
      Production Assistant: Pixie Curry
      Production Company: Dani’s Creative Capture

      Agreement dated 6/12/2017 by and between Dani’s Creative Capture and Pixie Curry for the production of a TV commercial entitled YEEZUS TV commercial to be produced on 6/24/2017 by Dani’s Creative Capture.

      ENGAGEMENT: The Production assistant will liaise between the Producer and the production team, and help prepare publicity materials. You may also have to handle floats and petty cash during production. It is also critical that you possess strong writing skills and some technical fluency to clearly communicate workflows to other departments and outside vendors. Perform other job-related duties as assigned

      2. COMPENSATION/SERVICES: When Dani’s Creative Capture elects to proceed to production of the YEEZUS commercial:
      (A) Fees: Provided production assistant is not in default and has performed all required services hereunder, Production assistant shall be entitled to receive the following for furnishing services hereunder:
      PA Fee: $400 per day.

      3. OWNERSHIP: Dani’s Creative Capture thereof, shall own all rights in the production, the component parts thereof, and the copyright for use throughout the world in any and all media.

      Wherefore this Memorandum of Agreement is executed in 6/12/2017 as of the date first written above.

      Production Assistant Dani’s Creative Capture

      By: _______________________ by: Donnell Armstrong

      I tried calling Dani’s but no response; wanted this to be real.

    • Addendum: I received an email alerting me a check has been issued and I am to deposit ASAP.I have a cashier’s check drawn on BancFirst for $2855 w/Nathaniel Youngblood as the Two illegible signatures dated 14th in a priority mail envelope with a tracking number attached. I haven’t signed anything so this is “money in advance.”

    • Yikes, that is super sketchy, especially since they haven’t even talked to you on the phone!!

      It’s a bad check for sure, but how are they profiting from this?

  2. You guys this happened to me and I’m so scared. I’m so devastated I wish I would of known.

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    • Did they get your bank account info? Let your bank know, ASAP! See about changing your account numbers!

  3. think it just happened to me, her name is Alison Simon.

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    • Oh, yikes!! It seems like they’re hitting it hard…can you post a portion of the email?

  4. EMAIL RECEIVED :

    Production Runners are the foot soldiers of a film or television production team, performing small but important tasks in the office, around the set and on location. Their duties may involve anything from office administration to crowd control, and from public relations to cleaning up locations. Production Runners are usually employed on a freelance basis, are not very well paid, and their hours are long and irregular. However, the work is usually extremely varied and provides a good entry level role into the film industry.

    I will like to thank you for your interest in the job offer.After reviewing your email, I am glad to inform you that I am impressed.

    As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include:
    Creation and distribution of reports and schedules
    Booking travel arrangements for shoots
    Making copies of scripts and distributing them
    Getting approval for the utilization of any clip or music that may be copyrighted
    Check Processing
    Buying equipment that would be needed for production.
    good organizational skills Serious sense of
    humor required and mandatory to work with me Ability to handle highly sensitive
    and confidential information Perform duties with accuracy, quality, and
    integrity You can only apply for this position if you own a personal computer.
    Basic wage is $550 a weekly.
    About me: I am married and have 3 kids. I have been short movie producer, director in many places in Europe and I want to shoot a short documentary, so right now getting the actors ready and the manager as well. .I travel a
    lot,hence the reason why i need an assistant to handle affairs for me on the home front when i am away on business which is usually quite often. This position is home-based and flexible you can be in any location,working with me is basically about instructions and following them, because working from home now, you take care of things that need being taken care of till the venue is decided and the actors assembled and production starts.This is only an introductory e-mail, as time goes on we should be able to arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially. I do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.
    Note:This position is home base office work you can be in any location and work
    with me from your home. Let me know your interest if you are ready to work with
    me from your home Mon-Fri @ 10am First Name :- Middle Name :- Last Name :-
    Street Address :- apartment number{if applicable},City, State, Zip Code:- Sex :__________ Age :- Nationality :-
    Cell Phone Number (___) :- Home Phone Number(___) :- Email::- Current Job:-
    Thanks for your time , hope to hear from you again. Fill the Application and
    E-mail It back to get started Asap!!!
    Regards

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    • Oh my god I just got this EXACT email yesterday as a Craigslist ad under gigs. The serious lack of attention to detail and spelling drew red flags right away! Not to mention all the information she (they, idk) asked for at the end. Thanks for posting about this! Definitely know what to look out for in the future!

    • I received the same email after applying to a craiglist ad just the other day.

    • Thank you for posting this I literally just received this email as well.

      Here’s what they sent me –

      Production Runners are the foot soldiers of a film or television production team, performing small but important tasks in the office, around the set and on location. Their duties may involve anything from office administration to crowd control, and from public relations to cleaning up locations. Production Runners are usually employed on a freelance basis, are not very well paid, and their hours are long and irregular. However, the work is usually extremely varied and provides a good entry level role into the film industry.
      I will like to thank you for your interest in the job offer.After reviewing your email, I am glad to inform you that I am impressed.
      As my assistant, your activities amongst other things will include:
      Creation and distribution of reports and schedules
      Booking travel arrangements for shoots
      Making copies of scripts and distributing them
      Getting approval for the utilization of any clip or music that may be copyrighted
      Check Processing
      Buying equipment that would be needed for production.
      good organizational skills Serious sense of
      humor required and mandatory to work with me Ability to handle highly sensitive
      and confidential information Perform duties with accuracy, quality, and
      integrity You can only apply for this position if you own a personal computer.
      Basic wage is $600 a weekly.
      About me: I am married and have 3 kids. I have been short movie producer, director in many places in Europe and I want to shoot a short documentary, so right now getting the actors ready and the manager as well. .I travel a
      lot,hence the reason why i need an assistant to handle affairs for me on the home front when i am away on business which is usually quite often. This position is home-based and flexible you can be in any location,working with me is basically about instructions and following them, because working from home now, you take care of things that need being taken care of till the venue is decided and the actors assembled and production starts.This is only an introductory e-mail, as time goes on we should be able to arrange a proper meeting to get things started officially. I do have a number of things you could help me with this week if you will be available for me. This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.
      Note:This position is home base office work you can be in any location and work
      with me from your home. Let me know your interest if you are ready to work with
      me from your home Mon-Fri @ 10am First Name :- Middle Name :- Last Name :-
      Street Address :- apartment number{if applicable},City, State, Zip Code:- Sex :__________ Age :- Nationality :-
      Cell Phone Number (___) :- Home Phone Number(___) :- Email::- Current Job:-
      Thanks for your time , hope to hear from you again. Fill the Application and
      E-mail It back to get started Asap!!!
      Regards

    • I got this exact same email today too. I naively replied with my contact info but it seems like the real “scam” happens when I try to cash any checks they may send me. Thanks for posting Laryssa!

  5. This just happened to me! Here is the email I got. Yes, they spelled “regards” wrong…

    Hi,

    Aurora coast productions will be shooting a TV commercial for American Eagle Outfitters and productionhub highlighted you as a great fit for the production assistant position we have available.

    The TV commercial shoot is at Las Vegas, NV from 22nd Feb to 24th Feb but all crew members including you are expected in Las Vegas, NV by 21st Feb. Both travel/hotel expenses will be covered by the company. Shoot hours will be from 6am to 11am daily. The pay is $350 a day and paycheck or transfer *which ever you prefer* will be issued on the 24th of Feb.

    The production assistant will liaise between the Producer and the production team, help keep the studio, showroom and storeroom areas well-organized and presentable at all times. Support with all administrative tasks, e.g. paper work, couriers, samples, travel arrangements and accommodation. May also have to handle floats and petty cash during production. It is also critical that you possess strong writing skills and some technical fluency to clearly communicate workflows to other departments.

    If you are available and interested in being part of the shoot, kindly reply with your current number for more information about the shoot.

    Best Regrads

    Aurora Coast Production
    Donell Armstrong
    331 Newman Springs Road Building 3, Suite 310,
    Red Bank, NJ 07701

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  6. Hi,

    Aurora coast productions will be shooting a TV commercial for American Eagle Outfitters and productionhub highlighted you as a great fit for the production assistant position we have available.

    The TV commercial shoot is at New Orleans, LA from 22nd Feb to 24th Feb but all crew members including you are expected in New Orleans, LA by 21st Feb. Both travel/hotel expenses will be covered by the company. Shoot hours will be from 6am to 11am daily. The pay is $350 a day and paycheck or transfer *which ever you prefer* will be issued on the 24th of Feb.

    The production assistant will liaise between the Producer and the production team, help keep the studio, showroom and storeroom areas well-organized and presentable at all times. Support with all administrative tasks, e.g. paper work, couriers, samples, travel arrangements and accommodation. May also have to handle floats and petty cash during production. It is also critical that you possess strong writing skills and some technical fluency to clearly communicate workflows to other departments.

    If you are available and interested in being part of the shoot, kindly reply with your current number for more information about the shoot.

    Best Regrads

    Aurora Coast Production
    Donell Armstrong
    331 Newman Springs Road Building 3, Suite 310,
    Red Bank, NJ 07701

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  7. This is horrible. A sample of the email here. Googled them and couldn’t find a tiny foot print of a film company called The Rain Studios

    kelvin@therainstudios.com

    Hi,

    I’m delighted you’ll be available for the commercial and as you may already know, you’re required to perform basic PA duties such as help prepare the set with lights, props, equipment etc, Assist costume designers, directors, camera people and other crew members, Print and distribute daily paperwork (e.g. scripts, call sheets), Perform administrative work (answering phones, paperwork etc.) Book hotels and making travel arrangements. Undertake errands as assigned

    The shoot will be done in Portland, OR from May 24th -26th, your flight will be scheduled to leave by 11: 30am on May 23th as you’re required to work from May 23th-26th. Work hours are between 6pm to 1am and pay is $400 daily, so a check for $1600 will be issued at the end of production, you’ll also receive $500 as per diem to cater for your meals throughout the shoot and this check will be issued early next week.

    If you’re interesting in moving forward kindly reply this email and I will send you a production deal memo tomorrow.

    Best Regards

    TheRain Studios

    Kelvin Hoffman

    11900 West Olympic Boulevard,
    Los Angeles, CA, US

    TheRain Studios is full service film & video production company. We specialize in branded content, corporate videos, digital content and post-production. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Los Angeles with additional office in Tennessee.

    “Deal memo”

    PRODUCTION MEMO FOR MARC JACOBS PRODUCTION
    Production Assistant: xxxxxxxxx
    Production Company: TheRain Studios

    Agreement dated 04/26/2017 by and between TheRain Studios and xxxxxx for the production of a TV commercial entitled Marc Jacobs TV commercial to be produced on 05/24/2017 by TheRain Studios.

    1. ENGAGEMENT: The Production assistant will liaise between the Producer and the production team, and help prepare publicity materials. You may also have to handle floats and petty cash during production. It is also critical that you possess strong writing skills and some technical fluency to clearly communicate workflows to other departments and outside vendors. Perform other job-related duties as assigned

    2. COMPENSATION/SERVICES: When TheRain Studios elects to proceed to production of the Marc Jacobs commercial:
    (A) Fees: Provided production assistant is not in default and has performed all required services hereunder, Production assistant shall be entitled to receive the following for furnishing services hereunder:? PA Fee: $400 per day.?
    3. OWNERSHIP: TheRain Studios thereof, shall own all rights in the production, the component parts thereof, and the copyright for use throughout the world in any and all media.

    Wherefore this Memorandum of Agreement is executed in 04/26/2017 as of the date first written above.

    Production Assistant TheRain Studios

    By: _______________________ by: Donnell Armstrong

    xxxxxxxx xxxx

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    • “Kelvin Hoffman” tried to get me too. Everything about the so-called company he represents is bogus. Not sure how the scam works but I’m sure at some point, they ask you to send them money.

  8. Just received a text requesting my resume. I sent a fake on and got this response:

    “Hello Marissa,
    Greetings,I hope this finds you doing well? I received your resume in response to the my text Thanks for the confirmation of your availability and sorry for the delay in response. Your resume has been reviewed and you sounds great with your past experiences .

    About Us:
    Johann is a Editing Reel media strategist, Moving Picture Producer,Video Editor,Photographer,Videographer,Video Artist, Interactive Designer & Illustrator.

    Also i specialize in landscape and night-sky photography, motion-controlled time-lapse,and creative dSLR film-making. I also hold private and group workshops and classes, as I love to teach other people how to achieve their creative photographic vision.

    We really feel we need some assistance at this time that’s why we need someone who can work with us hand in hand throughout the production period. We are presently working on a short film which I’m directing the production aspect, although work hasn’t commenced and we should start working on the film in next 2 weeks.

    As the Assistance Producer, You will assists the film director by establishing the visual look of the movie.

    You will work closely with me and other crew throughout the production process, Duties basically would be

    -Managing Paperwork: Collecting time sheets, handing out scripts (known as ‘sides’ during production, as they are printed on both sides of the page and encompass only the scenes that will be shot that day.)

    -playing a significant role in the development of the script or screenplay.

    -Following camera scripts

    -Responding quickly to directions

    -Helping in the packaging process or contributed important creative ideas to the production.

    -Working on the development and pre-production stages, and on the production.

    NOTE:
    Your present job doesn’t affect the Status of the job because i need to place you on trial period i need someone who can perform his or her duties with resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries, All i need you to do is to complete all task in a timely manner. I am being thorough and explanatory here because i have hired people in the past who did not live up to what i expected and this time, i do not want to make the same mistake. I have decided to offer you a probationary offer (trial period). Here i want to see how you would demonstrate your skills and how exceptional you are and how efficient and on time you will be. I will need you to perform a couple of tasks for me during this coming week, which are part of basic duties you will be performing before the project fully start and if i am impressed and convinced that you are right for the job, I will be setting up a meeting with you once am done with this shooting am presently working on prior to my arrival. Successful completion of the trial period qualifies you for an interview and Temporary weekly wage for the trial period will be Eight Hundred And Fifty Five Dollars/weekly and full employment details and permanent salary package + bonuses will be discussed in our meetings.

    Here is a link to my website and some work done
    THERE WAS A LINK HERE BUT I DELETED IT BECAUSE IT LED TO A SITE FILLED WITH PORN

    BENEFITS:
    • AD & D Insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Medical, Dental, Vision

    Available Position: Assistance Producer
    Job Type:Part-Time
    Hours:3 Hours Daily/9 Hours per week
    Days:3 days per week
    Pay Rate: $855

    If the above work with you, I will take all necessary step and make my payroll officer to make the payment for these purchases and tasks mailed to you. The trial period runs for a two weeks or more. If you want to sign up for this, Kindly provide the details below …

    Full Name:
    Mailing Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Direct Phone#:

    *Two Work or Personal References:

    Looking forward hearing from you as soon as you can

    Best Regards

    Johann”

    Can’t believe people like this prey on freelancers trying to pay their flipping bills. Just remember, no production company will ask you to work for free and pay for things while “promising” reimbursement through a payroll officer. Stay safe y’all!

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    • Geez. Thanks for sharing. What in the world is an “Assistance Producer”?

    • This just happened to me from the same person. I sent my resume over since he already had my number and email address from Production Beast where he found me. Do I need to be worried about giving my credits? I’m so nervous right now.

    • This Johann guy just sent me a similar e-mail and I knew something was off so I googled him and see this! Thank God I trusted my intuition because 2 friends said I was “overreacting” and should send my info.

  9. I just got this and thought it was real but it was also fishy.

    Dear Applicant,

    I really appreciate your response, sorry for getting back to you late.

    About My Production:

    johannmartinez is a digital media strategist, Moving Picture Producer, Video Editor, Photographer,

    Videographer, Video Artist, Interactive Designer & Illustrator. Also i specialize in landscape and night-sky

    photography, motion-controlled time-lapse, and creative dSLR film-making. I also hold private and group

    workshops and classes, as I love to teach other people how to achieve their creative Editor.

    site info: johannmartinez.com

    I really feel I need some assistance at this time that’s why I need someone who can work with me hand in hand

    throughout the production period. We are presently working on a short film which I’m directing the production

    aspect, although work hasn’t commenced and we should start working on the film in next 3 weeks.

    As the Composer , You will assists the film director by establishing the visual look of the

    movie.

    You will work closely with me and other crew throughout the production process, Duties basically would be

    . Be musically versatile and able to compose in different styles

    . you will assemble and brief appropriate teams, including orchestrators, copyists, and programmers. They prepare the score, usually on midi files, for the orchestrator (who may also have some creative input), and the copyist who transcribes the music.

    . Have lots of imagination

    . Be able to listen to Directors and interpret their vision musically

    . you will prepare all the electronic aspects of the score for the recording sessions, and attend the sessions. They are responsible for delivering the score to the Producer, together with all recordable media, prepared to specific requirements. Composers’ work is usually overseen by Music Supervisor or Music Agents.

    . you will create the desired look using lighting, framing, camera movement, etc. you will collaborate closely

    with the camera crew (Camera Operator, 1st and 2nd Assistant Camera, Camera Trainee and Grips).

    . Be able to work collaboratively.

    Additional tasks may include:

    . Be able to write music to pictures

    . Be flexible and willing to compromise.

    . you may also be required to produce temp tracks, sometimes made up of other composers’ work, which can be used in test screenings. They write themes to pictures, and deal with any necessary revisions. They often work closely with the Editor to fine tune the score as the edit progresses

    . be diplomatic and tactful when working with cast and crew

    NOTE:

    Your present job doesn’t affect the Status of the job because i need to place you on trial period i need

    someone who can perform his or her duties with resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries,

    All i need you to do is to complete all task in a timely manner. I am being thorough and explanatory here

    because i have hired people in the past who did not live up to what i expected and this time, i do not want to

    make the same mistake. I have decided to offer you a probationary offer (trial period). Here i want to see how

    you would demonstrate your skills and how exceptional you are and how efficient and on time you will be. I

    will need you to perform a couple of tasks for me during this coming week, which are part of basic duties you

    will be performing before the project fully start and if i am impressed and convinced that you are right for

    the job, I will be setting up a meeting with you once am done with this shooting am presently working on.

    Successful completion of the trial period qualifies you for an interview and Temporary weekly wage for the

    trial period will be Eight Hundred Dollars/weekly and full employment details and permanent salary package +

    bonuses will be discussed in our meetings.

    If the above work with you, I will take all necessary step and make my financial adviser have payment for

    these purchases and tasks, mailed to you. The trial period runs for a week or two. If you want to sign up for

    this, Kindly provide the details below …

    Available Position: Composer
    Type: Part-Time

    Hours: 9 Hours per week/3 Hours Daily

    Days: 3 days per week

    Weekly Pay: $750

    BENEFITS:

    • AD & D Insurance

    • 401(k)

    • Medical, Dental, Vision

    Willing to take this job position, I will take necessary step to have my financial officer have payment for

    the purchase and allowance to carryout the task, mailed to you. The trial period runs for a week or two. If

    you want to sign up for this, Kindly provide the details below …

    Your Full name :

    Mailing Address :

    City :

    State:

    Zip Code :

    Direct Phone# :

    Two Work or Personal References:

    Best Regards

    Post a Reply
    • About Me:
      My name is Johann Martinez am a Editor and Composer with a background in fiction, poetry, classical music, jazz, and painting.I also combine the powers of music and imagery to deliver the most honest, raw, and powerful emotions in films. I tend not to seek out awards, because I believe our work speaks for itself; however, our clients have entered our films and won many awards.

      For me, life is about finding passions, pursuing dreams and connecting with people.

      I really feel I need some assistance at this time that’s why I need someone who can work with me hand in hand throughout the production period. We are presently working on a short film which I’m directing the production aspect, although work hasn’t commenced and we should start working on the film in next 15 days.

      As a Production Assistant at Johann Martinez studio,you will work closely with me throughout the production process, Your duties basically would be;

      To do this role, you will need to:

      =Assisting a photographer in all aspects of their work.
      =Doing whatever is necessary to ensure that a photographic shoot runs smoothly.
      =Assisting in everything from administration, to the shoot, to scouting locations.
      =Be willing to learn.
      =Be organized and practical.
      =Understand how to operate digital and traditional cameras, and scanning equipment.
      =Anticipate the needs of the photographer.
      =Have excellent communication skills.
      =Be able to foresee and evaluate potential problems, and deal with them calmly.
      =Be skilled in image-manipulation and image-management software.
      =Possess good office skills.
      =Pay close attention to detail.

      NOTE:

      Before our HR department reviewed your resume and gave their report I decided to consider you among the three applicants that will be on probation before i finally pick the right person as the Assistant to carry out some activities on my behalf.you need to be very honest because sometimes my personal or corporate items such as financial instruments or non financial items can be with you. In conclusion I’m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding and i believe you posses those qualities.I have decided to offer you a probationary offer (Trial Period). Here i want to see how you will demonstrate your skills and how exceptional you are and how efficient and on time you will be. I will need you to perform a couple of tasks for me during this week, which are part of basic duties you will be performing when fully employed by me. Successful completion of the trial period qualifies you for an Oral interview,you will paid during the trial and temporary weekly wage for the trial period will be Three Hundred and Ten Dollars.($310)

      Job Salary and Hours Schedule When fully Employed after the trial period is as follow:

      Available Position: Production Assistant Position
      Type: Part-Time(It may lead to Full Time depend on your active and passion for the job)
      Hours: 9 Hours per week
      Days: 3 days per week [ Each day 3 hours ]
      Weekly Pay: $600.30

      BENEFITS:

      • AD & D Insurance
      • 401(k)
      • Medical, Dental, Vision

      Willing to take this job position, reconfirm your information. I will have my financial adviser have payment for these purchases and tasks, mailed to you. The trial period runs for a week or two. If you want to sign up for this, Kindly provide the details below …

      Your Full name ;
      Mailing Address ;
      Apt;
      City, State, Zip Code :
      Mobile Phone Number :
      Two Work or Personal References ;

      Sincerely,
      Johann Martinez.
      917-810-1607.

  10. Thanks for the confirmation of your availability.

    About Me:
    My name is Johann Martinez am a Editor and Composer with a background in fiction, poetry, classical music, jazz, and painting.I also combine the powers of music and imagery to deliver the most honest, raw, and powerful emotions in films. I tend not to seek out awards, because I believe our work speaks for itself; however, our clients have entered our films and won many awards.

    For me, life is about finding passions, pursuing dreams and connecting with people.

    I really feel I need some assistance at this time that’s why I need someone who can work with me hand in hand throughout the production period. We are presently working on a short film which I’m directing the production aspect, although work hasn’t commenced and we should start working on the film in next 15 days.

    As a Production Assistant at Johann Martinez studio,you will work closely with me throughout the production process, Your duties basically would be;

    To do this role, you will need to:

    =Assisting a photographer in all aspects of their work.
    =Doing whatever is necessary to ensure that a photographic shoot runs smoothly.
    =Assisting in everything from administration, to the shoot, to scouting locations.
    =Be willing to learn.
    =Be organized and practical.
    =Understand how to operate digital and traditional cameras, and scanning equipment.
    =Anticipate the needs of the photographer.
    =Have excellent communication skills.
    =Be able to foresee and evaluate potential problems, and deal with them calmly.
    =Be skilled in image-manipulation and image-management software.
    =Possess good office skills.
    =Pay close attention to detail.

    NOTE:

    Before our HR department reviewed your resume and gave their report I decided to consider you among the three applicants that will be on probation before i finally pick the right person as the Assistant to carry out some activities on my behalf.you need to be very honest because sometimes my personal or corporate items such as financial instruments or non financial items can be with you. In conclusion I’m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding and i believe you posses those qualities.I have decided to offer you a probationary offer (Trial Period). Here i want to see how you will demonstrate your skills and how exceptional you are and how efficient and on time you will be. I will need you to perform a couple of tasks for me during this week, which are part of basic duties you will be performing when fully employed by me. Successful completion of the trial period qualifies you for an Oral interview,you will paid during the trial and temporary weekly wage for the trial period will be Three Hundred and Ten Dollars.($310)

    Job Salary and Hours Schedule When fully Employed after the trial period is as follow:

    Available Position: Production Assistant Position
    Type: Part-Time(It may lead to Full Time depend on your active and passion for the job)
    Hours: 9 Hours per week
    Days: 3 days per week [ Each day 3 hours ]
    Weekly Pay: $600.30

    BENEFITS:

    • AD & D Insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Medical, Dental, Vision

    Willing to take this job position, reconfirm your information. I will have my financial adviser have payment for these purchases and tasks, mailed to you. The trial period runs for a week or two. If you want to sign up for this, Kindly provide the details below …

    Your Full name ;
    Mailing Address ;
    Apt;
    City, State, Zip Code :
    Mobile Phone Number :
    Two Work or Personal References ;

    Sincerely,
    Johann Martinez.
    917-810-1607.

    Post a Reply
    • JOHANN MARTINEZ

      About My Production:

      johannmartinez is a digital media strategist, Moving Picture Producer, Video Editor, Photographer, Videographer, Video Artist, Interactive Designer & Illustrator. Also i specialize in landscape and night-sky photography, motion-controlled time-lapse, and creative dSLR film-making. I also hold private and group workshops and classes, as I love to teach other people how to achieve their creative Editor.

      site info: johannmartinez.com

      I really feel I need some assistance at this time that’s why I need someone who can work with me hand in hand throughout the production period. We are presently working on a short film which I’m directing the production aspect, although work hasn’t commenced and we should start working on the film in next 3 weeks.

      As the Editor , You will assists the film director by establishing the visual look of the movie.

      You will work closely with me and other crew throughout the production process, Duties basically would be

      . Have a good aptitude for technology

      . assembling all raw footage, with camera shots either recorded or transferred onto video tape in preparation for inputting into the computer

      . Supporting the whole of the post production process on feature films and working closely with film labs, and with the camera and sound departments

      . Be able to react quickly and precisely

      . digitally cutting the files to put together the sequence of the film and deciding what is usable

      . creating a ‘rough cut’ (or assembly edit) of the programme/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages

      . reordering and fine-tuning the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video.

      Additional tasks may include:

      . overseeing the quality and progress of audio and video engineering and editing;

      . Taking responsibility for the smooth running of the cutting room on feature films

      . writing voiceover/commentary;

      . suggesting or selecting music.

      You may also carry out online editing duties, which involve finalising technical aspects such as correcting faulty footage, grading and colouring and adding special effects.

      NOTE:

      Your present job doesn’t affect the Status of the job because i need to place you on trial period i need someone who can perform his or her duties with resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries, All i need you to do is to complete all task in a timely manner. I am being thorough and explanatory here because i have hired people in the past who did not live up to what i expected and this time, i do not want to make the same mistake. I have decided to offer you a probationary offer (trial period). Here i want to see how you would demonstrate your skills and how exceptional you are and how efficient and on time you will be. I will need you to perform a couple of tasks for me during this coming week, which are part of basic duties you will be performing before the project fully start and if i am impressed and convinced that you are right for the job, I will be setting up a meeting with you once am done with this shooting am presently working on. Successful completion of the trial period qualifies you for an interview and Temporary weekly wage for the trial period will be Eight Hundred And Thirty Dollars/weekly and full employment details and permanent salary package + bonuses will be discussed in our meetings.

      If the above work with you, I will take all necessary step and make my financial adviser have payment for these purchases and tasks, mailed to you. The trial period runs for a week or two. If you want to sign up for this, Kindly provide the details below …

      Available Position: Editor

      Type: Part-Time

      Hours: 9 Hours per week/3 Hours Daily

      Days: 3 days per week

      Weekly Pay: $830

      BENEFITS:

      • AD & D Insurance

      • 401(k)

      • Medical, Dental, Vision

      Willing to take this job position, I will take necessary step to have my financial officer have payment for the purchase and allowance to carryout the task, mailed to you. The trial period runs for a week or two. If you want to sign up for this, Kindly provide the details below …

      Your Full name :

      Mailing Address :

      City :

      State:

      Zip Code :

      Direct Phone# :

      Two Work or Personal References:

  11. Here’s a fun email I got today from mrermason@gmail.com

    Subject: Yeezus commercial New York

    Hi,

    Dani’s Creative Capture is producing the new Yeezus commercial in New York and you’re needed as a creative PA.

    The shoot will be done in New York City, NY from June 24th -26th, your flight will be scheduled to leave by 11: 30am on June 23th as you’re required to work from June 23th-26th. Work hours are between 6pm to 1am and pay is $400 daily, so a check for $1600 will be issued at the end of production, you’ll also receive $500 as per diem to cater for your meals throughout the shoot and this check will be issued early next week.

    Send a reply if you’re available and interested in the shoot.

    Best Regards

    Dani’s Creative Capture

    Eric Mason
    545 East John Carpenter Freeway,
    Irving, Texas, 75062

    Post a Reply
    • I followed up to ask who had given him my information, and he said:

      Hi ,

      Duties expected to perform include but not limited to the few listed below such as
      Handling phone call, scheduling travel for executive as well as for any of executive’s projects (producers, actors, models), Liaise w/ executives & assistants within Sony, as well as other production companies, studios, agencies, law firms, management companies, Process reimbursement expenses for project participants (Producers, actors, models) and undertake errands as assigned

      Throughout the duration of the shoot you’ll be booked in at Pod 51 Hotel, 230 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022, which is about 3-minutes walk from the studio. I’ll also provide a travel agent that will assist you in making both flight and hotel reservation and money for your flight and hotel reservation as well as per diem will be issued as soon as I receive the signed form.

      Attach to the email is the deal Demo and you were recommended by film commission.

      Best Regards

      Dani’s Creative Capture
      Eric Mason
      545 East John Carpenter Freeway,
      Irving, Texas, 75062
      201-470-5837

    • I received this very same message. They sent me a check for for $2600, told me to deposit it, withdraw $2100 in cash and to deposit it into a Bank of America account so that the travel agent can use the funds to set up travel arrangements. The other $500 is to be used as my per diem. I asked why didn’t they just send the money to the travel agent directly and their response went something to the tune of, “you’ll be handling travel arrangements for execs on the next project and we want you to learn the ropes.” Whenever I hear cash this check, and give us the difference I immediately think Nigerian Scam. I’ll just retain the funds until this weekend and see what happens. I’m not about to just deposit cash into an account.

  12. This appears to be a scam looking for producers do not respond or send any information

    Post a Reply
    • I got the same email from mrermason@gmail.com. I provided my address and nickname for the check to be mailed. Darn it! Something told me to check this a little further. I am soooo glad you posted this!! Thanks!Hi,

      Dani’s Creative Capture is producing the new Yeezus commercial in New York and you’re needed as a creative PA.

      The shoot will be done in New York City, NY from June 24th -26th, your flight will be scheduled to leave by 11: 30am on June 23th as you’re required to work from June 23th-26th. Work hours are between 6pm to 1am and pay is $400 daily, so a check for $1600 will be issued at the end of production, you’ll also receive $500 as per diem to cater for your meals throughout the shoot and this check will be issued early next week.

      Send a reply if you’re available and interested in the shoot.

      Best Regards

      Dani’s Creative Capture

      Eric Mason
      545 East John Carpenter Freeway,
      Irving, Texas, 75062

      _______________________________________________________________________

      Eric Mason
      Jun 10 (2 days ago)

      to me
      Hi ,

      Duties expected to perform include but not limited to the few listed below such as
      Handling phone call, scheduling travel for executive as well as for any of executive’s projects (producers, actors, models), Liaise w/ executives & assistants within Sony, as well as other production companies, studios, agencies, law firms, management companies, Process reimbursement expenses for project participants (Producers, actors, models) and undertake errands as assigned

      Throughout the duration of the shoot you’ll be booked in at Pod 51 Hotel, 230 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022, which is about 3-minutes walk from the studio. I’ll also provide a travel agent that will assist you in making both flight and hotel reservation and money for your flight and hotel reservation as well as per diem will be issued as soon as I receive the signed form.

      Attach to the email is the deal Demo.

      Best Regards

      Dani’s Creative Capture
      Eric Mason
      545 East John Carpenter Freeway,
      Irving, Texas, 75062
      201-470-5837

  13. Looks like a scam to me information does match a similar company do furnish any information

    Looking for producers likely wants your bank info at some point and it is not to send you $$

    Johann Martinez
    714 215 3014
    Johannmartinezproduction484@gmail.com

    Post a Reply
  14. I just got this scam from a text message from a 510 number for a grip position. the email address I was given to reply was johannmartinezproductioninc@gmail.com.

    I had just sent him my resume when I decided to look him up. The real Johann Martinez is a video editor. I’ll update this post when I get a response from my email.

    Post a Reply
    • P.S. He said he got my contact information from Mandy.com.

  15. I responded to the text and sent them an email before realizing this was a scam. Now I get 10 to 20 spam text messages every day from rotating phone numbers. I can’t block them because the phone number changes and my iphone can’t block a text based on random content patterns. I don’t know how to get them to stop because it happens at 3 to 4 am and I need my phone because it’s my alarm. I am very frustrated because today I have two interviews but was woken up so much last night.

    Do NOT fall for this scam. Sad that it preys on people looking for work.
    Ari recently posted…EarthRise selected as Semi-Finalist in the American Prize in Composition!My Profile

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  16. Text Message received:
    Top of the day to you, I saw your AD posted for a Camera Operator position on ProductionHub (I haven’t used this in years). After reviewing your profile (My Profile literally has only an About Me and a link to a trailer I edited.), I feel excited with your past experiences,Kindly confirm your availability and email your recent resume to (johannmartinezproductions484@gmail.com) so that i can send over the full job descriptions. Your prompt response will be highly appreciated

    No.
    You email someone that. You don’t text them that. I’m deleting my ProductionHub account now, since I’m no longer looking for such work.

    Post a Reply
  17. Thanks for the confirmation of your availability.

    About Me:
    My name is Daniel Boventer am a Editor and Composer with a background in fiction, poetry, classical music, jazz, and painting.I also combine the powers of music and imagery to deliver the most honest, raw, and powerful emotions in films. I tend not to seek out awards, because I believe our work speaks for itself; however, our clients have entered our films and won many awards.

    For me, life is about finding passions, pursuing dreams and connecting with people.

    I really feel I need some assistance at this time that’s why I need someone who can work with me hand in hand throughout the production period. We are presently working on a short film which I’m directing the production aspect, although work hasn’t commenced and we should start working on the film in next 15 days.

    As a Photography Studio Assistant at Daniel Boventer studio,you will work closely with me throughout the production process, Your duties basically would be;

    To do this role, you will need to:

    =Assisting a photographer in all aspects of their work.
    =Doing whatever is necessary to ensure that a photographic shoot runs smoothly.
    =Assisting in everything from administration, to the shoot, to scouting locations.
    =Be willing to learn.
    =Be organised and practical.
    =Understand how to operate digital and traditional cameras, and scanning equipment.
    =Anticipate the needs of the photographer.
    =Have excellent communication skills.
    =Be able to foresee and evaluate potential problems, and deal with them calmly.
    =Be skilled in image-manipulation and image-management software.
    =Possess good office skills.
    =Pay close attention to detail.

    NOTE:

    Before our HR department reviewed your resume and gave their report I decided to consider you among the three applicants that will be on probation before i finally pick the right person as the Assistant to carry out some activities on my behalf.you need to be very honest because sometimes my personal or corporate items such as financial instruments or non financial items can be with you. In conclusion I’m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding and i believe you posses those qualities.I have decided to offer you a probationary offer (Trial Period). Here i want to see how you will demonstrate your skills and how exceptional you are and how efficient and on time you will be. I will need you to perform a couple of tasks for me during this week, which are part of basic duties you will be performing when fully employed by me. Successful completion of the trial period qualifies you for an Oral interview,you will paid during the trial and temporary weekly wage for the trial period will be Three Hundred and Ten Dollars.($310)

    Job Salary and Hours Schedule When fully Employed after the trial period is as follow:

    Available Position: Photography Studio Assistant Position
    Type: Part-Time(It may lead to Full Time depend on your active and passion for the job)
    Hours: 9 Hours per week
    Days: 3 days per week [ Each day 3 hours ]
    Weekly Pay: $600.30

    BENEFITS:

    • AD & D Insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Medical, Dental, Vision

    Willing to take this job position, reconfirm your information. I will have my financial adviser have payment for these purchases and tasks, mailed to you. The trial period runs for a week or two. If you want to sign up for this, Kindly provide the details below …

    Your Full name ;
    Mailing Address ;
    Apt;
    City, State, Zip Code :
    Mobile Phone Number :
    Two Work or Personal References ;

    Sincerely,
    Daniel Boventer.
    917-xxxxx07.

    Post a Reply
  18. I just received this and a check for over a thousand dollars priority mail this weekend….

    On Jun 6, 2017, at 10:08 AM, Daniel Boventer wrote:
    Thanks for the confirmation of your availability.

    About Me:
    My name is Daniel Boventer am a Editor and Composer with a background in fiction, poetry, classical music, jazz, and painting.I also combine the powers of music and imagery to deliver the most honest, raw, and powerful emotions in films. I tend not to seek out awards, because I believe our work speaks for itself; however, our clients have entered our films and won many awards.

    For me, life is about finding passions, pursuing dreams and connecting with people.

    I really feel I need some assistance at this time that’s why I need someone who can work with me hand in hand throughout the production period. We are presently working on a short film which I’m directing the production aspect, although work hasn’t commenced and we should start working on the film in next 15 days.

    As a Photography Studio Assistant at Daniel Boventer studio,you will work closely with me throughout the production process, Your duties basically would be;

    To do this role, you will need to:

    =Assisting a photographer in all aspects of their work.
    =Doing whatever is necessary to ensure that a photographic shoot runs smoothly.
    =Assisting in everything from administration, to the shoot, to scouting locations.
    =Be willing to learn.
    =Be organised and practical.
    =Understand how to operate digital and traditional cameras, and scanning equipment.
    =Anticipate the needs of the photographer.
    =Have excellent communication skills.
    =Be able to foresee and evaluate potential problems, and deal with them calmly.
    =Be skilled in image-manipulation and image-management software.
    =Possess good office skills.
    =Pay close attention to detail.

    NOTE:

    Before our HR department reviewed your resume and gave their report I decided to consider you among the three applicants that will be on probation before i finally pick the right person as the Assistant to carry out some activities on my behalf.you need to be very honest because sometimes my personal or corporate items such as financial instruments or non financial items can be with you. In conclusion I’m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding and i believe you posses those qualities.I have decided to offer you a probationary offer (Trial Period). Here i want to see how you will demonstrate your skills and how exceptional you are and how efficient and on time you will be. I will need you to perform a couple of tasks for me during this week, which are part of basic duties you will be performing when fully employed by me. Successful completion of the trial period qualifies you for an Oral interview,you will paid during the trial and temporary weekly wage for the trial period will be Three Hundred and Ten Dollars.($310)

    Job Salary and Hours Schedule When fully Employed after the trial period is as follow:

    Available Position: Photography Studio Assistant Position
    Type: Part-Time(It may lead to Full Time depend on your active and passion for the job)
    Hours: 9 Hours per week
    Days: 3 days per week [ Each day 3 hours ]
    Weekly Pay: $600.30

    BENEFITS:

    • AD & D Insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Medical, Dental, Vision

    Willing to take this job position, reconfirm your information. I will have my financial adviser have payment for these purchases and tasks, mailed to you. The trial period runs for a week or two. If you want to sign up for this, Kindly provide the details below …

    Your Full name ;
    Mailing Address ;
    Apt;
    City, State, Zip Code :
    Mobile Phone Number :
    Two Work or Personal References ;

    Sincerely,
    Daniel Boventer.

    Post a Reply
  19. Just got one as well. Someone claiming they needed a PA and then listing off a huge list of tasks that would be required, many of which are skilled positions you would not be asking a PA to attempt.

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  20. I just received a similar text message from this Johann Martinez, quote with typos and all:

    “Top of the day to you, I saw your AD posted for Grips position on filmneworlean. After reviewing your profile, i feel excited with your past experiences, Kindly confirm your availability and email your resent resume to (johannmartinezproduction484@gmail.com) so that i can send over the full job descriptions. Your prompt response will be highly appreciated”

    I’ve been in the industry long enough to feel suspicious about it so I didn’t respond, then I googled his name and lo and behold I have found this site with his name and scams everywhere. Decided to post here to add to the good work people are doing here making people aware of this scam artist. The phone number he texted me from is 510-254-2028.

    Be safe out there. Make good work!

    JP

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  21. Scam I got today.

    “Hi,

    Emblem Images would like you to join our team as a production assistant for a photo shoot in Cleveland, OH, as you came highly recommended by indeed.com. Shoot date is Saturday 7th Oct to Sunday 8th Oct, but your services will be required from Friday 6 Oct to Sunday 8th Oct.

    Pay is $400 daily, which is $1200 for 3days of work, both travel and hotel accommodation will be fully paid for by Emblem Images.

    Send a quick reply if you’re available and interesting in working with us.

    Thanks,

    Matthew Bates
    Photographer/Creative Director”

    Post a Reply

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