Breaking Dawn Casting Scam

There is a casting scam going on regarding Breaking Dawn that has caught a couple of people. Lana Veenker, who cast several of the roles in Twilight, explains how the scam works and how not to get caught up in something like that!

“If  you’ve been around my blog for a while, you know how much we hate, HATE, HATE scam artists who prey on aspiring actors and movie fans (especially kids) with fake casting calls.

A new one involving Breaking Dawn, the final installment in the Twilight series, has come to my attention. BE WARNED! As I’ve done in the past, I’m going to dissect it, show you all the red flags and demonstrate how I did the research to uncover the scam artist behind it all.

So next time you get an email like the one below or see something online that sounds too good to be true, you’ll know how to dissect it yourself to find out if it’s bogus or for real. Take note!

By the way, I’m not going to post the name or URL of the company and give them free traffic, but this was forwarded to me from a real talent agent, whose client (a minor) received it. The girl did not have a profile on this scam website and doesn’t have any other publicly viewable casting profiles online. So the first question is: How did they get her contact information? When her mother replied to the email to inquire, the email bounced back: “no such mailbox.” Major red flag. I would have deleted this as spam right then and there. But let’s dissect the entire message anyway!”

See the point by point discussion of how to spot a scam here.

Comments

  1. It’s amazing that people would try and take advantage of youths. I guess it’s because they have no morals to begin with.

  2. Well, thanks for clearing this beforehand, Lex.

  3. i got one from talenthunter.com telling me if i want to a extra 4 breaking dawn

  4. Is http://www.exploretalent.com a real site for Audition and Jobs? I have logged onto to this site and they have sent me information about auditions and other jobs in the US. They have stated they can help me find auditions with their help after paying a registration fee. I have not acted before but thought I would give it a shot.

  5. Yeah i just got basically the same message that she dissects with the same guys name at the end supposedly as the Aurora (Colorado) casting scout. I know she doesn’t want to say the site but i got it from Star Extras so you know to beware and not go there, luckily I had seen this post and went back to it when I got the email:)

  6. Yes http://www.acting-auditions.org is not only legit, but the info is free. That website has posted all of the open casting calls they had for New Moon before anyone else, and the information is updated whenever it changes.

    The scam that Lana Veenker is referring to in Talenthunter.com

    You can tell by the screen shots she posted.

  7. i would love to be in breaking dawn it would me my last wish lol could you imagine how amazing that would be

  8. Is talenthunters.com a scam?

  9. I like castingcallsearch.com. Free too.

  10. I would really love to audition for roles for the Denali Coven. if possible please email me! thank you. i know i can do it.

  11. I would really love to audition for roles for the Denali Coven. if possible please email me! thank you. i know i can do it. emerald_1489@yahoo.com

  12. i would love to try out for tia i also have sme experiance

  13. is it actualy true that we might be able to be in the breaking dawn movie? How can we?

  14. hmmm

  15. Whats the point of scaming people, it’s not not right on people who are working hard to try and make it.

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