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dogglebe
Posted: October 28th, 2009, 8:15am Report to Moderator
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Or, rather, a new twist on an old scam.  I received this e-mail this morning:


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Mr. Phil Clarke Jr,
Am forwarding this mail which was sent to me by Mr.Dilip Kungwani of Shoot Rajasthan Film Production's request to begin negotiation with you on how to buy your script GLADE MATCHES COMMERCIAL.
My name is Mr Martin Sanders,an independent script agent and as you can see from the forwarded mail,my client needs the script by next week wednesday.

To this end,I will be sending to you MOU documents via secured and registered courrier which you are expected to read and consent to.I will also need your banking details so as to advice payment as soon as i receive the signed documents, and other required informations which are attached to the documents that i will be sending to you.

Fees for the courrier services will be borne by you.As a result of this,you are to forward the courrier service fee of $50 and my agent sourcing fee of $250,all together $300 on or before  Friday this week.Please for safe and secure payment,use Moneygram or Western union money transfer.
In addition,I would also like to know how much you are willing to part with the script.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Martin Sanders,
46 jillote Ratder Avenue,
NE 79764,
Luxembourg.
Tel352)-35276543210






--- On Wed, 28/10/09, Dilip Kungwani wrote:


    From: Dilip Kungwani
    Subject: Re:The Black Diamon Script.
    To: martinsanders59@yahoo.com
    Date: Wednesday, 28 October, 2009, 12:15 PM

    Dear Mr .Martin Sanders
    
    After careful  review of the scripts which you sent to us,We wish to inform you that we are desirous to buy the script GLADE MATCHES COMMERCIAL by Phil Clarke.
    
    To this end,we would like you to contact the writer immediately and begin the buying processes.We want you settle the deal before next week Wednesday so that we can have the script for production.
    
    Please inform him that all coresspondence,questions,enquiries and matters relating to the buying of this script SHOULD be addressed to you.We will not entertain any request or enquiry from him or his representatives.
    
    Sincerely,
    Dilip Kungwani
    CHHA-29, Jawahar Nagar,
    Jaipur 302004 Rajasthan, INDIA
    Tel: +91-141-2650072
    Fax: +91-98291-15165
    http://www.shootrajasthan.com
    
    Below is your authorization letter.
    

    October, 12 2009

    

    

    SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

    

    KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

    

    We, DILIP KUNGWANI and MEENAKSHI; of legal ages, have named, constituted and appointed and by these presents do hereby NAME, CONSTITUTE and APPOINT, MARTIN SANDERS of legal age, to be my/our true and lawful Attorney-In-Fact, for me/our and in my/our name, place and stead, for my/our own use and benefit, to do and perform all or any of the following acts, deeds and things, to wit:

    

    To sign, execute and deliver deed of absolute purchase, contract or any other instrument or document of whatever kind, as maybe necessary or proper as said Attorney- in-Fact may, in his discretion, deem to be my/ our best interest.

    To demand, collect, receive and accept the film script and if in check to endorse and to pay cash to the writer in any third party and/or any bank or banking institution
    at whatever price deemed necessary.

    

    HEREBY GIVING and GRANTING unto my/ our said attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act, thing whatsoever requisite or necessary or proper to be done in and about the buying of the script, as fully to all intents and purposes as I/we might or could do if personally present shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of these presents with full power of substitution and revocation, and hereby ratifying and confirming all that my/our said attorney or her substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have hereunto affixed our signature this October day of ______12______, 2009 at County of Mumbai India.

    

     DILIP KUNGWANI.
    Principal  

    GENIAL MEENAKSHI

    2 Principal
    




Phil

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Don  -  October 28th, 2009, 9:03pm
Clarifying title.
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Posted: October 28th, 2009, 8:23am Report to Moderator
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Haha,

Tsk tsk tsk, will they ever learn? At least they mentioned the title of your script, I guess that's at least something.


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George Willson
Posted: October 28th, 2009, 8:24am Report to Moderator
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Wow, that really couldn't be more blatant, could it? Give me $300 and access to your bank account and I'll produce your short, for which you'll probably get nothing. Heck, Phil, give me $300 and I'll produce your script.


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Posted: October 28th, 2009, 8:25am Report to Moderator
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Ha.  That is clever, and is likely to succeed in some cases.

I would respond that they can have the script for $300 -- please apply it to courier service and agent-sourcing fees.

See what they say.


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Posted: October 28th, 2009, 8:42am Report to Moderator
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I've written back, asking what kind of budget will the production have, as well as questions regarding my pay.

If we continue talks, I will point out that the US Court System has prohibited me from transferring money via Western Union until January 2013, when my probation is up.


Phil
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Posted: October 28th, 2009, 8:46am Report to Moderator
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Good work Phil.

I just got one of them for First Contact. I thought it sounded fishy as soon as they looked for money. Are they supposed to pay us the cheeky blighters?

If they do write back keep us informed. Good man.

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Dear Mr. Sanders,

Thank you for taking an interest in my script, Glade Matches Commercial, it really warms my heart. Furthermore, seeing that the renowned international production company, Shoot Rajasthan Film Production, is involved, Iím obviously looking forward to getting this process finalized as quickly as possible.

However, since the word 'desirous' is seldom used by real people, I must admit, I have my doubt about the accuracy of your claims.

So, in a show of good will, please forward me $300, either by check or in cash (Iím flexible that way). Once I have received the amount, I will know you are who you claim you are and I will, of course, return the money plus the $300 you require from me.

In order to correctly transfer the money to you though, please inform me your banking details.

I look forward to hearing from you as I am most exited by the prospect of collaborating with Shoot Rajasthan Film Production (my heroes).



Yours sincerely
Phil Clarke Jr.

PS: Go fuck yourself, you cum-gurgling cocksucker


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Murphy
Posted: October 28th, 2009, 9:02am Report to Moderator
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I noticed this one has been doing the rounds too...


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Mr. Ehren Kruger

Am forwarding this mail which was sent to me by Mr. Michael Bay of Shootshite Film Production's request to begin negotiation with you on how to buy your script TRANSFORMERS III for Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks.

My name is Mr Bogeyed Halfwit, an independent script agent and as you can see from the forwarded mail my client Mr Bay needs the script by next week wednesday.

To this end,I will be sending to you MOU documents via secured and registered courrier which you are expected to read and consent to.I will also need your banking details so as to advice payment as soon as i receive the signed documents, and other required informations which are attached to the documents that i will be sending to you.

Fees for the courrier services will be borne by you.As a result of this,you are to forward the courrier service fee of $50 and my agent sourcing fee of $250,all together $300 on or before  Friday this week.Please for safe and secure payment,use Moneygram or Western union money transfer.

In addition,I would also like to know how much you are willing to part with the script. Mr Bay has already hinted that he would be willing to pay more for your script than he has ever invested in a screenplay so if I was you I would not set your sights too low. You might expect to recieve something in the region of US$600 for your masterpiece.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Bogeyed Halfwit
On behalf of Paramount Pictures
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Posted: October 28th, 2009, 9:12am Report to Moderator
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My reply


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Dear Mister Sanders,

    What kind of deal do you think you can get for my script, Glade Matches Commercial?  I have received other offers for my script and want to be sure that I am properly compensated for my work.

    What kind of budget will Shoot Rajasthan Film be working with on this?  I would rather my script not be produced than have it produced poorly, on a low budget.

    Please advise.




They wrote back


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That is part of the information embedded in the MOU documents which you are expected to provide more information to me.Shoot Rajasthan is one India's big film production companies and they have done million dollar film projects.And they have other scripts before them for approval.

I suggest that you get the MOU first and see the deal that they are offering and see if its worth it.I can also broker a better deal so that you you will have ancilliary rights on all copies of the DVD sold.That means you have to pay me an up front brokering fee of $1500.

In any case,I strongly sugest you go through the MOU then,I will work it out with Shoot Rajasthan to pay you some percentage together with the right to the ANCILLIARY.tHAT WILL BE A BETTER DEAL.

Its up to you to get it sealed as soon as posible before nextweek wednesday.
Please I will be out of the country by tommorow,so if you are send the payment of the MOU and my sourcing fees,plus the brokering fee,let me know so that I can forward you with details of where I will be traveling to.


I'm  going to keep playing with this guy.  Waste his time.  I sugest that anyone who received these e-mails to do the same



Phil
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Dude, a brokering fee of $1500? Hey Phil, for $1500, I could do an even better job at your short. I mean, if you're just throwing the money away...

Of course, a valid question would be why he is requesting this money up front instead of the standard practice of taking the fees out of the payment you receive from the production company through his services. I mean, that's what everyone else does. If the company is hot to buy the script, it would stand to reason that it's just a straight across the table exchange, and he takes his cut as it passes back to you.

I know it's a scam, but if you play with him long enough, it might be worth tossing that out to see what kind of response you get. I would be amused.


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I'm  going to keep playing with this guy.  Waste his time.  I sugest that anyone who received these e-mails to do the same



Phil


Phil, I'd be curious to see what would happen if you shot an email to the folks at http://www.shootrajasthan.com/ ?  They seem to be legit.  I googled them and nothing screamed scam.  The contact info is at: http://www.shootrajasthan.com/contactus.htm  I wonder if they even know if this guy is using them as part of the scam.

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One time my buddy got caught up in a check cashing scam like this, but he ended up turning the tables on them by setting up a "deal" where he would do credit cards for them too. So he managed to get them to send him about 2 grand USD in order to buy the credit card terminals. He never did buy the terminals and pocketed the cash. They kept sending him threatening letters. It was great.
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Posted: October 28th, 2009, 9:54am Report to Moderator
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He actually wrote back pretty fast.


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That is part of the information embedded in the MOU documents which you are expected to provide more information to me.Shoot Rajasthan is one India's big film production companies and they have done million dollar film projects.And they have other scripts before them for approval.

I  suggest that you get the MOU first and see the deal that they are offering and see if its worth it.I can also broker a better deal so that you you will have ancilliary rights on all copies of the DVD sold.That means you have to pay me an up front brokering fee of $1500.

In any case,I strongly sugest you go through the MOU then,I will work it out with Shoot Rajasthan to pay you some percentage together with the right to the ANCILLIARY.tHAT WILL BE A BETTER DEAL.

Its up to you to get it sealed as soon as posible before nextweek wednesday.
Please I will be out of the country by tommorow,so if you are send the payment of the MOU and my sourcing fees,plus the brokering fee,let me know so that I can forward you with details of where I will be traveling to.



To which I replied:


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Mister Sanders,

'Glade' has received a great deal of recognition from various screenplay competitions resulting in inquiry letters from various production companies, including Boose Films, LLC.  Unless you can assure me a good and professional deal for my work, I will be left with doubt and concern regarding any possible business dealing with you.

I can only assume that you have read my script. For this reason, I ask you what  sort of deal you can arrange.  Boose Films LC has suggested a production budget of 16 million US dollars.  As per the guidelines set by the Writer Guild of America, I would be compensated 3% of this, or 48,000 US dollars.  Do you think that you can negotiate an equal or better deal?  Please be specific.



I want to point out to everyone that Mister Sanders obviously got my contact information from SS; this is the only site where I've posted it.

And George?  For $1500, I can buy a new camera and shoot this myself. THanks anyway.


Phil
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Quoted from dogglebe
'Glade' has received a great deal of recognition from various screenplay competitions resulting in inquiry letters from various production companies, including Boose Films, LLC.

Haha, perfect.


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And George?  For $1500, I can buy a new camera and shoot this myself. THanks anyway.


Well yeah. I wanted a new camera... Dang it.



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