PLEASE BE ADVISED THERE ARE SCAMMERS USING MY NAME TO ADVERTISE FAKE JOBS IN AN EFFORT TO STEAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM OTHER FILM PROFESSIONALS.
IF THE EMAIL ADDRESS INFO.RYANDORISFILM@GMAIL.COM OR RYAN.DORISFILM.COM OR ANYONE USING MY NAME REACHES OUT TO YOU WITH A JOB OFFER THEY ARE SCAMMERS. I AM A FREELANCE DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY. I DO NOT HIRE PEOPLE.
If you have been the victim of this phishing attempt some steps you can take are:
1. Report the phishing attempt to your email provider.
2. Report this cyber crime to the FBI by submitting a complaint to HERE.
3. If you gave them any information report that crime to the FBI and your local police department.
4. You may want to change your passwords on sensitive accounts just for an extra measure of safety.
5. Don’t let these asshats get you down. Stay calm and be smart. Let other production people know of the scam as this is happening to a lot of freelancers out there. It’s possible for anyone to claim to be one of us to try and screw others in our industry.
Thanks everyone for helping me with this. It’s super frustrating but one silver lining is the bond I’ve seen amongst those in our industry as I, and many others, deal with this frustrating problem.