If you’re a voice talent with your contact information on the web, you may have seen some of the recent rash of email scams. Over the last few weeks, many of my VO colleagues (including myself) have received some type of email from a potential scammer. You never know where one or many may strike. Always practice safety online and in business; it may keep you from being scammed.
Scams are serious and you should practice safety on and off-line. Voiceover talent Doug Turkel writes in his April 2016 blog, Anatomy of a Voiceover Scam about scammers targeting #VO talent. His story is eye opening as to some of the tactics used by scammers. It’s a must read.
Today.com’s article, 10 Simple Tips To Avoid Being Scammed tells us not to assume things are always as they seem:
Question everything: phone calls, mail solicitations, email offers, links on social media.
Don’t take things at face value. Con artists know how to make their scams look and
sound legitimate. They can doctor pictures, copy logos, fake testimonials. It’s also easy
to “spoof” caller ID and create fake websites.
I encourage you to practice the tips and habits noted in the articles. I know you want to grow your business, but smart safety should never be an after thought.