LONDON (VIP NEWS) — Con artists have attempted to dupe promoters by posing as representatives of Aerosmith and Pearl Jam in a fake email scam.
Would-be fraudsters, claiming to be from International Talent Booking (ITB), sent out circulars saying they are representing and booking a Pearl Jam and Down tour for 2015, and more recently an Aerosmith and Down tour for 2016.
In response, ITB has issued a warning to promoters, urging them to disregard the emails, which claim to be from ITB agent Lucy Dickins. “They have stolen our logo and address from the internet and are posing as ITB to scam money off unsuspecting promoters, going to the extent of sending fake riders and contracts and attempting to collect deposits,” said the firm in a statement.
The agent for both Pearl Jam and Aerosmith is Rod MacSween, and for Down is Mike Dewdney, both at ITB.
Anyone who doubts the authenticity of an ITB communication can call the office on +44 207 6376979 and ask for Diana in Rod MacSween’s office, while people who need to contact any ITB agent or enquire about their acts are advised to go to the company’s website, itb.co.uk. –According to Musicweek