I just wanted to share an email I just got requesting me to play at the Isle of Wight music fest. Most scam emails don’t seem to know that I’m a harpist, but this one appeared rather legit, got into my inbox, and has the real music festival link at the top. The only thing that made me think it wasn’t legit was that I couldn’t imagine someone would literally be contacting me! I mean, I have won some local Celtic competitions, but nothing to put me on the map. I searched around a bit more, and it is a scam as explained on this link.
ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2016
Seaclose Park, Newport
Isle of Wight PO30 2EA
Isle of wight festival is the biggest festival taking place annually
in United Kingdom which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady
mix of talent from around the world.
The aims of the festival still remain the same today; celebrating the
place of music in a city which is at ease with its rich cultural
diversity, and drawing in a multitude of venues across London who
present the music, week in, week out, throughout the year.
Would you be our harp guest artist? We got your contact from Latino
Music Directory. We are overwhelmed by the impact
your music has made in the lives of everyone both young and old. Your
performance will set the tone perfectly for our event. We expect an
attendance of over four
thousand people both far and near. You will never regret working with
Venue: Seaclose Park, Newport
Isle of Wight PO30 2EA
Date: 9-12 JUNE 2016.
Payment for service will be discussed as soon as you honour our
invitation. If you have any more publicity material please do not
hesitate to contact us.
agreement will be forwarded to you as soon as you accept this
Kindly provide the following details to enable our attorney proceed on
the performance contract agreement.
3)A Copy Of You Uk Work Permit.
4)Band Members Name If Any.
ISLE WIGHT FESTIVAL SHALL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING BELOW:
1) Appearance fee of £5,000.00GB.
2)Hotel Accommodation And Meals.
3)Round-trip Air- tickets to London.
4)£2,500.00GB Advance Deposit Upon Signing The Performance Contract Agreement.
5)Back Line Gear
(Guitar Amplification, Effects, Drums, Cymbals And Misc. Percussion
Devices, Bass Amplification, Instrument Microphones, Vocal
Microphones, Cabling, Misc.Stage Setup, etc.)
6) Transportation Within UK
I look forward to hearing from you.