Fraudsters have attempted to scam promoters by posing as representatives of Aerosmith and Pearl Jam in a fake email scam. The would-be fraudsters claim to be from International Talent Booking (ITB) and they sent out circulars saying they are representing and booking a Pearl Jam and Down tours for 2015, and more recently an Aerosmith 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.
ITB can be called on 0207 6376979 (ask for Diana in Rod MacSween’s office): the company’s website is at itb.co.uk.