We have heard from quite a few independent artists of a booking scam going in where a church in England contacts the artist from out of the blue, extending an invitation to perform at their event. The catch is… the artist must have a work visa, and they can only get that from the church representative. Once the artist gives their account info to the rep, the rep cleans them out. Our advice… always check with others before falling for something that is too good to be true.. or contact us at Indieheaven and we’ll let you know if it’s legit or not.
Here’s one of the many bogus invites being sent to numerous artists.
I am Pastor Richard Taylor from the aforementioned organization, we write you to seek your engagement in our upcoming conference tagged “VICTORY PRAISE YOUTH AND ADULT CONFERENCE 2011” coming up 1st – 3rd DECEMBER 2011.
VENUE: Spurgeon Hall
Victory Outreach Church
Springvale Ind Estate
THEME: “SHOW THE LIGHT AND THE PEOPLE WILL FIND THE WAY”
The purpose of these conference is to re-brand the heart,mind,body and soul of Christians who have gone astray and are diverting their whole attention into mundane affairs and ensuring that it is possible for Christians, whether new or of long standing, to deepen their spiritual lives and gain eternal life. Also bringing a heart of deep compassion and a strong commitment to the fullness of life that is found only in the redemptive love of Christ.
You are hereby invited for a performance engagement as God is going to feed us with his words to edify our souls through his ministers and orchestras. We choose you for this engagement because you have the real insight and intuitiveness of delivering a an exceptional performance after digesting your profile on the internet, we are optimistic you will indeed be a center of attraction for the audience to look up to as a role model through your inspirational and emotional musical ministration.
SIGNING OF AUTOGRAPH: ALLOWED
SELLING OF CD’S AND BOOKS: ALLOWED.
Victory Outreach Church Event Organizing Committee will be responsible for your Hotel Accommodation, Feeding, and Airfare Ticket Booking. An Honorarium and ground transportation.
We will be very grateful if you accept our invitation.
Confirm to us via e-mail or direct mobile on this letter head if you will be available for these engagement so we can go ahead with necessary preparations.
For more information about event please do not hesitate to send an email to us (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will be ready to answer all your questions.
Everyone is welcome here at Victory Outreach Church, and we look forward to meeting you soon!
Pastor Richard Taylor
Victory Outreach Church
Tel Phone: + 44 7045750464