There is another pandemic infecting investors, that is deadlier than Covid-19. “Scammer” isn’t a word that has any positive connotations attached to it. The collateral damage of losing a lot of money on useless services and total economic despair will be felt by many. A scam is when someone offers a service or product and then makes off with your money without providing the service.
Does this sound a little bit like fraud? If you are nodding your head in agreement, I believe that is the textbook definition.
Scams in recent years have served as evergreen reminders of the risks associated with online services. We’ve compiled a short list of some of the most memorable (and costly) events in the history of Clifton Alexander (as he goes by now, previously called Clifton Futch). The bright side of these events is that they have helped educate people about identifying and avoiding online scams.
Clifton Alexander/Clifton Futch Scam Casting Scam
Clifton was accused of scamming for casting scams. He supposedly would send out the following email and proceed to scam them. He would operate under a company titled Futch Entertainment.
“Hello Guild Cast!
First of all I would like to thank you for your continued patience as we prepare for our shoot. Please find in this email two documents; one is your contract which needs to be signed and sent back along with your contribution payment as outlined in section 14 of the contract, the other is an I9 form which you will need to fill out as well. All contribution payments must be in cashier check or money order form, and made out to Futch Entertainment in the amount of $500.00. Once we receive your contract and contribution, you will receive your casted role along with the script, shooting schedule, and your rehearsal schedule. Rehearsal begins this Sunday for a number of you. You all have until this Friday, October 21st to review and return your signed contract, I-9 form and your contribution payment.
Kindly email back your completed contract so that I may send you the information, and mail the remaining requested documents to:
4331 Hampton Hall Court
Belcamp, MD 21017
Please remember this is a major theatrical motion picture and we need your utmost talent and professionalism; tardiness will not be accepted, and can result in your dismissal. Plan to come 15 minutes ahead of your call time to insure you are on time. There are major deadlines we are working with to have this movie completed on-time for an estimated spring release; so we need everyone’s cooperation. For some of you this is your first major film project and we understand you might not know how things work, but if you have any questions please feel free to ask. I want to thank everybody for their time and I look forward to seeing you on set.
Clifton Alexander/Clifton Futch Gets Busted For Drugs
Clifton Alexander got busted for having $281,000 worth of marijuana illegally. Troopers stopped Futch at 10:40 a.m. Feb. 19 near the downtown Fifth Street exit of I-70 for a traffic violation, according to the Zanesville Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. A K9 with the Zanesville Police Department alerted to drugs in the vehicle, a 2016 Audi A3 with Oregon registration, giving troopers probable cause to conduct a search. After searching his vehicle, authorities seized the marijuana.
Clifton Alexander Scams Sowa Marketing Agency
Clifton Alexander claimed to have a way to get clients verified on Instagram to Sowa Marketing Agency. He promised the verification would happen in 2-4 weeks and that there would be an immediate refund if that didn’t happen. However, after receiving $20,000+ for many verifications, he started to be less responsive. At the end of the 4 weeks, no clients were verified and Clifton claimed he had spent all of the money.