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Jun 14, 2019 - 3:38:26 PM
6343 posts since 4/7/2003

This arrived in my email last night, as well as at least one band mates....Scam, or what??

INVITATION TO PERFORM AT CORNWALL FESTIVAL 2019
FESTIVAL <buildcomcgmitl@gmail.com>
12:13 AM (12 hours ago)
to Cornwall, bcc: me

Cornwall Folk Festival 2019
Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7NS, England
Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th August 2019
cornwallfolkfestival.com/wp/



The 47th Cornwall Folk Festival takes place over August bank holiday from Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th August 2019 with lots of live artists, plus workshops and dance sets.

The festival takes place at various venues in Wadebridge and offers street entertainment and friendly atmosphere, real ales in the local bars and a variety of folk styles as well as an array of local bands and Cornish music.

Line-up
Thursday 22nd August: Steve Knightley, with The Rowan Tree .
Friday 23rd August: Wizz jones at 80 celebration, with Midnight Racer.
Saturday 24th August: The Unthanks, with Krelys.
Sunday 25th August: Flats and Sharps, with Mick Ryan's 'Here at the Fair' folk opera.
Monday 26th August: Noble Jacks, with Granny's Attic, and Taouk Trio.

We are pleased to invite you /band to replace Steve Knightley, with The Rowan Tree who due to some health reason decline our invitation

We The 47th Cornwall Folk Festival Shall Provide The Folowing.

1)Remuneration fee of £15,000.00 GB.
2)Hotel Accommodation.
3)Return Air- ticket .
4)50% £7,500.00 GB Advance Deposit Upon Signing The Contract Agreement.
5) All Ground Transportation Within UK.
6)Insurance Cover.
7) Reimbursement for Processing/procurement of Work Perm Papers
8)Back Line Gear
• (Guitar Amplification, Effects, Drums, Cymbals and Misc.
• Percussion
• Devices, Bass Amplification, Instrument Microphones,
• Vocal
• Microphones, Cabling, Misc.Stage Setup, etc.)

Kindly confirm the following details below to enable us proceed.

1)Stage Name
2)Contact Address,Contact Phone Number.
3)A Scanned Copy Of Your UK Working Permit Paper
4)Band Members Name If Any.


We look forward to working with you

Ms H Jolie

Edited by - pastorharry on 06/14/2019 15:40:13

Jun 14, 2019 - 5:41:14 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2328 posts since 5/15/2011

It does look a bit sus.
This is the first result from googling the email address; to wit, the real owner of the email address has been hacked/spoofed:
https://www.storytellermark.com/beyond/

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:32:45 PM
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6343 posts since 4/7/2003

Durn, I wanted to meet the Beatles and get my big break !!

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:37:59 PM
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6343 posts since 4/7/2003

Yup, send us the money to process and procure your work permit and we'll reimburse you.....sure you will.

Jun 16, 2019 - 4:34:11 PM
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341 posts since 5/29/2006

quote:
Originally posted by pastorharry

This arrived in my email last night, as well as at least one band mates....

 


Well, if you're gonna bill yourselves as "Hawaii's leading Cornish folk band", you've got to expect this kind of thing.

laugh

Jun 16, 2019 - 5:02:54 PM

rcc56

USA

2126 posts since 2/20/2016

If you go to the festival website and hit the "contact" button, they advise of the fake email booking offers and ask you to report them to the festival. They are trying to track down the scoundrel.

I'm trying to figure out the purpose of the scam.  Perhaps they are trying to get you to fill in a bogus contract so they can get your bank account number.

Edited by - rcc56 on 06/16/2019 17:08:20

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:23:25 PM
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6504 posts since 2/14/2006

One of the bands I play in got the email too. I believe we're going to pass this one by...

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:10:10 AM
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OM45GE

USA

86439 posts since 11/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by rcc56

I'm trying to figure out the purpose of the scam.  Perhaps they are trying to get you to fill in a bogus contract so they can get your bank account number.


I think the purpose is clause seven. I bet if you tried to sign up they would tell you they needed a significant sum of money to get your work papers.

7) Reimbursement for Processing/procurement of Work Perm Papers

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