I know I’ve posted Actor Scam emails before, but this one is hilarious. Verbatim, minus the reply email address:
I am Talent Scout For Sony Pictures Animation, Present Sony Pictures Animation Movies a Film Corporation Located in the United State, is Soliciting for the Right to use Your Photo/Face and Personality as One of the Semi -Major Role/ Character in our Upcoming ANIMATED Stereoscope 3D Movie-The Story of Peter Rabbit (Peter Rabbit 2018) The Movie is Currently Filming (InProduction) Please Note That There Will Be No Auditions, Traveling or Any Special / Professional Acting Skills, Since the Production of This Movie Will Be Done with our State of Art Computer -Generating Imagery Equipment. We Are Prepared to Pay the Total Sum of $560,000.00 USD. For More Information/Understanding, Please Write us on the E-Mail Below.
CONTACT EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Only the Response send to this mail will be Given a Prior Consideration.
SO much wrong with this on SO many levels.
First, what you couldn’t see: the Sender was Sony Motion Pictures, but the return email address was from a generic email account in Venezuela, with the extension .VE.
Second, the subject line was a bland For Your Notice, which, like so much of this, is grammatically dubious to the point of being nonsensical.
Then, aside from all the sketchy grammar, it’s “casting” for a CGI movie slated to be released next year. These movies take years to get ready. I don’t think they’d be adding a “semi-major” role this far into production.
Finally, the reply email address is @163.com, not Sony, or even a named associated with casting. A basic web search turns up the 163.com as a haven for spam and scams. So, no.
Be on the lookout, and don’t get suckered.