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Old 05-26-11, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default heritage music scam

Just got this email (below), It had a bad smell I did 5 mins on google I was right, gonna lead them along as I don't have a cat to play fur ball with

Stay away from Rev Mike Gary

Heritage House,
6 Eldon Street,
EC2M 7LS ,
London United Kingdom
Contact Centre : +44 7045707174
Available 08:30 to 18:00 ( UK time)

Respected Performer

My Name is Rev.Mike Gary Festival Director of Heritage Music Company
here in the London UK . A company that specializes in promotions of
events in the entertainment industry.We promote and gives
international exposure to musicians and entertainers all over the
globe.To position London as a cultural centre for world-class
performing arts in United Kingdom,the capital london will be hosting
the International Festival of Dance and Music for the ninth
consecutive time.

Each year, the star-studded festival presents an impressive programme
of world-class dance and musical performances bringing together the
finest international artists and dancers from countries around the
world like Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, and
France,America,India etc as well as celebrated uk artists and
performers, many of whom have gained international fame.We came across
your profile and we are impressed with your services,experience,your
kind of entertaining heart of course is okay by us and so We want to
have your talent involved in these year event.
We are writing to invite and confirm your booking to perform at the
two days Heritage Music Cultural Festival .You will never regret
working with us. We are powered by some great sponsors here in the Uk.

*The Venue as follows:
London Cultural Centre
172 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ
Date 28TH-29TH,June.2011

Heritage Music Company Payment for service will be discussed as soon
as you honor our invitation. If you have any more publicity material,
please do not hesitate to contact us. Document and contract will be
send to you as soon as you honor our invitation.Please provide the
company more information. Home address, phone contact,website and
other necessary data to get a formal letter of invitation from the
company. We promise a very solid arrangement.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Yours Sincerely
Rev.Mike Gary
Festival Director
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Old 05-26-11, 04:48 PM   #2
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bad english, dead give-away

"We promote and gives
international exposure"

Give them someone elses info, [not mine] Tell them your act uses kitten heads like a xylophone and you are accompanied by a chorus of rutting Elk.

.tk is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Tokelau, a territory of New Zealand located in the South Pacific.

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Old 05-27-11, 04:20 AM   #3
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I played swapping emails with Dr Rev Mike Gary last night,
seems they offer large bucks for a gig and you have to go through their travel consultant and pay money for a visa, they have a website ....yeh .tk the least accessable website on earth lol.
It seems they were operating in 2009 and have returned.
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A visa to England? *splutter* But I'm a British Citizen!! and if it's in Tokelau [but it's advertised as an English event yes?] then that's a NZ protectorate or whatever they're called and you have a NZ passport.

I would act all confused and a bit dim but still very impressed and enthusiastic and wait for the next stratum of conniving bullshit.

On second thoughts, the pattern is they do this every two years, whoever designed it harvested the first crop of idiots and then probably sold it off as a going concern to the next wanker who activated it again two years later in 09, got a smaller return and then sold it off again for whatever diminished worth it may still have.

Any search for them brings up a raft of scam identifying links so their ruse is near worthless.

This thread is high up in the rankings but there's many others.

Speaking of which [rankings] I use goduckgo as my search engine now because unlike google it doesn't record what you've looked for in the past to compile what you search for in the future.

That creeps me out. There's no standard reality any more. in search matters you end up googling up your own self referencing ass. I might google something and you might google the same thing but we'll get different answers dependent on what we've clicked on ever before. Kinda mental balkanization. Facebook does it too. You might have friends who have opposite political leanings and facebook will simply tweak stuff in the background so you don't get their updates any more.

Street theatre used to be like playing in humanities artery but now everyone stays at home and google and facebook coagulates everyone into likeminded clots.

Can't be good for the patient.

sorry, got distracted. This kind of scam is darwinian, anyone who falls for it doesn't have a sufficient resistance to bullshit to succeed at much anyway.

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