Beware Of The Heritage Music Company

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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.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • Dancason

    Yea They contacted me this morning and Thanks for the heads up.

  • Nrityakalart

    Thanks!  I received a similar email this morning and googled it….saw your article and it confirmed my suspicion that it was too good to be true!

  • Andres

    I got it today. Thanks for your post.