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Facebook Fraud

By MichaelDuff
Facebook Fraud

Lucinda Syson has been victim to having a false Facebook page being set up in her name, which was then being used to contact actors, asking them to send semi-clothed photographs for ‘casting purposes’. The page was removed under threat of police involvement, but was then reinstated, and further approaches to actors were made requesting passport details, and attendance overnight to London for a casting, using a legitimate sounding email address and film breakdown.
The police have now been formally involved but please take a moment to ensure that all of your clients are aware that reputable casting directors will not approach actors for castings via social media – if this has been the case with one casting director, it could happen with others too. Thankyou.