The band the Mocking Shadows was almost the victim of a horible scam. Rev. Dr. Mike Gary of the Heritage Music Company emailed them claiming,”We promote and give international exposure to musicians and entertainers all over the globe.” It turned out not to be the case, the band was offered $17,000 to play at a London venue, thankfully their astute manager did some follow up calls to the venue and found this not to be the case. When calling the HMC he was asked for his address and bank information. This set off the appropriate warning bells, and the band backed out of the deal. The full story can be read here. The moral of the story is to be wary of anyone who wants to wire you money and needs your bank information. This is not going to be solved by just watching out for emails from one name or person, be thorough anytime anyone wants more details then they need for a gig or record deal.