WARNING -- Someone has been impersonating me; they have been posting ads for a production/photo/personal assistant on Craigslist and Glassdoor in New York City. They have also created a fake Gmail account using my name.
They have been emailing interested parties from -- firstname.lastname@example.org.
THEY ARE TRYING TO STEAL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. DO NOT RESPOND.
If you have already replied to a similar Craigslist or Glassdoor posting, please send me the link to that posting. Any additional information that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
If you receive an email resembles the following message, please forward the email to me. I am collecting their personal information and have filed an IC3 complaint. If you have dealt with a similar issue and know any practical solutions to stop this person from using my identity, please reach out to me.
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Thanks for the confirmation of your availability.
Karla A. Cote's is a video production company specializing in story-focused corporate, advertising, commercial, music video, and television productions. Our experienced team of production professionals will expertly handle any or all creative and technical aspects of the pre-production planning, production, and post-production for your project.I also hold private and group workshops and classes, as I love to teach other people how to achieve their creative production vision.
Have filmed numerous commercials and many broadcast and digital campaigns for all the major studios and HBO, Showtime, ABC, Fox and others. Motion picture projects and campaigns include specials for HARRY POTTER, THE DARK NIGHT, AVATAR, the IRONMAN, TAKEN and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE series, and many others
I really feel I need some assistance at this time that's why I need someone who can work with me hand in hand throughout the production period. We are presently working on a short film which I'm directing the production aspect, although work hasn't commenced and we should start working on the film in next 20 days.
As a Studio Assistant at Karla A. Cote's studios,you will work closely with me throughout the production process, Your duties basically would be ;
1.Assist designers with managing pens, brushes, layout pads and printing stationery.
2.Maintain and manage studio equipment and stationery.
3.Initiate and implement safety procedures in handling studio equipment.
4.Maintain studio premises neat, clean and in an attractive manner.
5.Organize and maintain studio logs, records and statements.
6.Organize and schedule meetings between studio designers and clients.
7.Support studio designers and staff in delivering projects on time.
8.Greet and welcome customers to the studio in a courteous manner.
9.Ensure compliance of studio laws, procedures and standards.
Before our HR department reviewed your resume and gave their report I decided to consider you among the three applicants that will be on probation before i finally pick the right person as the Assistant to carry out some activities on my behalf.you need to be very honest because sometimes my personal or corporate items such as financial instruments or non financial items can be with you. In conclusion I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding and i believe you posses those qualities.I have decided to offer you a probationary offer (Trial Period). Here i want to see how you will demonstrate your skills and how exceptional you are and how efficient and on time you will be. I will need you to perform a couple of tasks for me during this week, which are part of basic duties you will be performing when fully employed by me. Successful completion of the trial period qualifies you for an Oral interview,you will paid during the trial and temporary weekly wage for the trial period will be Four Hundred and Ten Dollars.
Job Salary and Hours Schedule When fully Employed is as follow:
Available Position: Studio Assistant
Hours: 9 Hours per week
Days: 3 days per week [ Each day 3 hours ]
Weekly Pay: $610
• AD & D Insurance
• Medical, Dental, Vision
Willing to take this job position, reconfirm your information. I will have my financial adviser have payment for these purchases and tasks, mailed to you. The trial period runs for a week or two. If you want to sign up for this, Kindly provide the details below ...
Your Full name ;
Mailing Address ;
City, State, Zip Code :
Mobile Phone Number :
Two Work or Personal References ;
Karla A. Cote's,
> On Nov 28, 2016, at 6:35 AM, Karla A. Cote's <email@example.com> wrote:
> Top of the day to you, I hope you had a great weekend? I recently received your resume in response to the AD posted for a Studio Assistant position.After reviewing your resume, i feel excited with your past experiences,Kindly confirm your availability so that i can send over the full job descriptions.
> Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.
> Warm Regards,
> Karla A. Cote's.
Excel Inc – Brooklyn, NY
Production Assistant will be responsible for assisting the team with daily studio and field production
Assist in gathering, writing and editing content for multiple platforms.
Assist with technical operations in the studio including operating teleprompter.
Execute time sensitive decisions.
Write clearly for multiple platforms.
Edit video for multiple platforms.
Support producers in edit sessions.
Update music cue sheets.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Education & Experience/Certifications
High School Diploma or equivalent required. College degree preferred
1 year experience
Skills & Abilities
Strong Verbal and written communication skills, including grammar, storytelling abilities and news judgment.
Proficiency in Mac and PC, Final Cut Pro and I-News.