In Your Corner: Spam text raises eyebrows

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The spam text message offers part-time work for aspiring actors.

Peggy Williams received one on her cell phone.       

“It said movie extra wanted, $300 dollars a day, no experience necessary,” she said.

What was required though was her plastic.  

Peggy said, “As soon as he said he wanted my credit card information, I hung up.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve warned you about Casting 360, formerly Talent Six, a Russian owned casting agency with call centers in Russia and California.

We found complaints galore online.

Authorities in California even fined the casting agency for false advertising, misleading ads and fraud, specifically for taking money from customer accounts without their authorization.  

Here’s the In Your Corner bottom line.

  • It’s impossible to know what you’re getting with this membership.
  • Whatever you do, never respond to spam messages.
  • Instead delete them and file a complaint with the FCC.
  • There are ways to limit cell phone spam.
  • Try a spam blocking app for your smart phone.
  • Contact your cell service provider and ask them to block spam senders.
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