Festival Insights NEWS: Entertainment Agents Association publishes checklist for promoters following increase in email scams
UK: The Entertainment Agents’ Association has issued a checklist for concert promoters to help ensure that they are dealing with the genuine agent of an artist when booking a show. The checklist is issued following recent scams that have seen fraudsters claim to represent artists including Adele, Justin Timberlake, Dire Straits, Beyoncé, System Of A Down and Eminem.
“We’re seeing a worrying increase in this style of email scam,” said Association president Neil Tomlinson. “Before agreeing any show and sending deposits, promoters must be 100% sure that they are dealing with the real booking agent for that artist.”
Unless a promoter is sure of an agents’ identity, the Association is urging promoters to adopt the following steps:
1. Check the email address is correct, in particular the email domain, and if in any doubt call the agency to confirm it (do not use the telephone number on the…
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