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  • Panamera Productions 10/11/2018  8:53am

    Hello,

    I wanted to get some info/ insight on a recent commercial gig I was asked to do. A month ago, I submitted for a commercial gig via Playbill. Around early October, I got contacted by a guy named Alexander Castro at Panamera Productions. He said he was interested in working with me and after giving him some baseline info (measurements, etc.), he sent over a contract for me to sign. A few days ago, he sent me a check in the mail for a large sum of money that was going to be from my wardrobe. He warned me that the check would be from his "sponsor" company. However, I'm just getting a weird feeling about all of this. Alexander Castro keeps texting me asking if I've deposited the check, and that I'm stalling production by not doing so yet.

    If anyone has any insight into working with this company, or to steer clear, that would be GREATLY appreciated!

    Confused, but also naive

    THIS IS A HUGE SCAM. Do NOT deposit that check and stop talking to them. No one operates this way in the business. You will never receive a check for your wardrobe. This is a classic scam that pops up under different names on Playbill all the time. SCAM SCAM SCAM.

    iheardtheresfreecoffee 10/11/2018  9:03am

    Yes SCAM!!! they do this through babysitting sites and for all other jobs. Personal assistant was the one that I got a reply for. I never gave more info but they’re doing this scam ALL over now and with different job descriptions!

    dobbykat 10/11/2018  9:37am

    I GOT ASKED TO DO A COMMERCIAL W THEM AS WELL! I realized it was a scam when I couldn't google the the company, the only way you could access their website was from their link & they asked ME what role I wanted and when I wanted to work...

    queen 10/11/2018  9:45am

    I GOT THE EXACT SAME EMAIL!! My friend also received the exact same email as me but for a different company.. but the wording of the email was exactly the same!!

    Charjbae 10/12/2018  11:27pm

    I got the same email and sniffed this out as a scam right away. Something... well, everything just seemed off. Stay away. Glad to know I was right.

    567eigggght 10/14/2018  11:57pm