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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Martin Sanders – Script Agent – Scam - posted by Don

Here is the lastest twist on the Nigerian email scam.

Several writers have received an email from one “Martin Sanders” who claims to be representing Shoot Rajasthan Film (a legitimate film production company, by the way).

Phil (dogglebe) received one such email and posted it to the discussion forums.

The email contains a fake message from Shoot Rajasthan Film to Mr. Sanders purportedly asking Mr. Sanders to secure the rights to a particular script. Mr. Sanders then sends out an email informing you, the writer, that he and only he can represent your script for the mere sum of $300.

This is a scam.

Phil confirmed this with Mr. Dilip Kungwani of Shoot Rajasthan Film who responded, “thanks for your mail..this man is totally fake.”

You can read the full scam email and follow along the subsequent email exchange between Phil and “Mr. Sanders”. Phil decided to have some fun with Mr. Sanders. – Don

6 Comments so far

1.

Glen B.Thomas
November 9th, 2009 at 7:50 am

Re: Martin Sanders-Script Agent-Scam

DEMAND TO CEASE AND DESIST

Dear Phil Dogglebe:

The office has been retained by Mr Sanders with regard to a number of electronically mailed (e-mail) documents that have been initiated by you to a variety of individuals, including simplyscript.com, that contain defamatory information about him. These documents are dated October 29, 2009. It is my opinion after reviewing these documents that you are violating mr Sanders rights pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws (“M.G.L:) Chapter 214, Section 1B (invasion of privacy) by unreasonably, substantially, and seriously interfering with his privacy with respect to communicating the contents of the aforesaid communications. Your communications are also defamatory and malicious which, if proven in a court of law, would subject you to money damages. Additionally, in my opinion, you are intentionally interfering with mr sanders advantageous relations. Pursuant to the case law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a person who interferes with another’s business for the purpose of compelling present or prospective customers (patients) to withhold their patronage is responsible for the harmful consequences. All the foregoing may render you liable for damages suffered as a result.

Unless you immediately cease and desist from communicating these defamatory and damaging comments regarding mr sanders I will file a law suit against you in the Superior Court for invasion of privacy and defamation and I will immediately seek a Preliminary Injunction enjoining and restraining you from making any further defamatory comments or communication regarding mr sanders. I will further seek to have you assessed for all court costs, including legal fees, related to this matter.

I am further directing you that under no circumstances are you to have any communications with mr sanders and in the event you or your attorney find it necessary to have such communications, that they are to be made directly to me at my office.you are also advised to retract your comment made on simply script .com within 24hours from this notice.

Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Glen Thomas
Attorney.

Note. This is a fake. This is a cut and past from http://www.chillingeffects.org/protest/notice.cgi?NoticeID=1606 . There is no Glen Thomas practicing law in the state of Massachusetts. Further, this was posted from an IP address in Germany…

2.

Linda Jakes
November 9th, 2009 at 7:56 am

Mr Phil or whatever he called is unarguably a character assasinator.I was one of the script writers that sold my script through Mr Sanders.In my opinion,think he is having problem with his head.
Linda Jakes.
Provo UT, USA

This, too, is a fake. It was posted from the exact same IP address as the message above

3.

Jacob Miller
November 9th, 2009 at 8:01 am

I find it very difficult to believe that people can say bad things against honest men like Martin Sanders.Phil and Don should go to hell and shut their mouth.they are discouraging kind agents.phil and don are crooks
Jacob
UK

Again, a fake. Same IP address as the last two comments.

4.

jayrex
November 9th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I’ll forward my email onto the CEO’s of Samsa Films to see how real this guy thinks he is.

JT.

5.

jayrex
November 9th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Just found an interesting paragraph at this site:

http://www.genesisoilandgas.com/fraud_warning.htm

Martin Sanders name appears near the top.

WHO ARE THE SCAMMERS?

Some of the names used by the fraudsters/scammers in their e-mails are: RANDALL WOODS; WILLIAM GOLD; MARTIN(S) SANDERS; CHAMBERLAIN D BROWN; GEORGE FITZWILLIAMS; JASON REEVE(S) ;JOHN CAMBRIDGE; HENRY MOORE; DESMOND WILLIAMSON, RAY/RAYMOND FLAMINI; MARK BROWN; JOHNSON K WOOD; ALEX STREET; ANDREW HOGG; MARK ROGERS; FRANK DICKSON; PHILLIP JOHNSON; MARK HENRY; MORRIS BANKER; STEVEN RAYMOND; ROBINSON WILLIAMS; ANDY CLEWER; STEVEN/STEPHEN COKE; FRANK DICKSON; MASE OIL & GAS LTD; GLAXO TRAVEL(S); UK IMMIGRATION SERVICES; GW IMMIGRATION LTD & UK IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY.

6.

Elis
November 9th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I have followed this from the start.
I must admit, it is like a saga; I can’t wait to log on to see what MR Saunder’s fraudulent remarks will be. I wish this guy could be scammed in return; maybe we should think of something, lol.

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