Public warned over support group imposter scam

| 02/12/2014

(CNS): Friends of Film, Cayman has raised concerns that imposters are attempting to con people out of cash by posing as members of the non-profit suport group, which was created to assist local and young film makers starting out in the industry. Officials from the organisation said there had been another instance of a door-to-door scam artist requesting money on behalf of Friends of Film. However, it does not conduct door-to-door donation campaigns for cash or equipment and the public is urged to contact the police if they have been a victim of this scam or approached by people soliciting for FoF.

Colleen Mellott, co-founder of FoF, said, “It saddens me that people would misrepresent the FoF name for their own personal gain.  We are a community group of professionals focussed on networking and supporting each other's work in the production industry, and do not fundraise.  It is my hope that the greater community continues to support our incredible local artists despite this disgraceful act of fraud.”

She explained that FOF is a non-profit group comprised of working film professionals, including cinematographers, directors, producers, editors, writers, actors, makeup artists, and new filmmakers just starting out in the film and television production business. 

"Members gather a few times a year to share creative ideas, filming techniques, and local industry production news. We facilitate these casual social gatherings solely for filmmakers to network and collaborate and no money is ever charged or exchanged," she said.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Yep this criminal got me!! What a shame, he needs to be caught and jailed.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yep, we got someone over on Friday evening at 9pm, the guy was constantly checking over my shoulders which immediately got me on the defence. Had no ID, not even trying to pretend by buying a cheap filofax and pen. What a shame.

  3. Anonymous says:

    He got me in Gov Harbour !