Scam

Written by David Frampton @ 10:51 pm, April 21, 2011

I got this forwarded to me today, from a graphics designer:

Hi
This is Harry Fielding from marketing at Majicjungle. You
may already have heard of us. We are a popular game
maker for the Mac and iPod App Stores. Our most
popular game is most likely Chopper 2. We are creating
a new game for both OS’s and we are looking for lots of
YouTube designers and coders to enter and help us out.
We already have a large amount such as j0egas and
MacIsTheGeek for coding but we are still looking for
more. If you were to help us we would be asking for
either graphics or music, or even better both. Of course
we would pay depending on quality and time spent. If
you are interested please reply back to
harry.fielding@ymail.com and we will chat on that. This
is for the reason it will have to go through our servers
and it could arrive to anyone in our support section. If
the answer is yes we will fill you in and send you a
untextured dev format.
Please help us!!
Harry Fielding
Customer and Marketing
Majicjungle

So someone is trying a scam where they pretend to be representing me, in order to sign up graphics designers.

I feel a bit pissed off, but at least the email is so bad that people should pick up on its illegitimacy. I’m not quite sure where the money making part of the scam comes in. It could be as simple as trying to get bank account information, or as complex as actually making an app and not paying for the work.

Whatever it is, if you get an email like that, it wasn’t from me, or any other legitimate developer.









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