Greetings all my musician friends. I hope this post finds each of you well and safe.
In 2022 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States Government, reported that 8.8 billion (yes, that’s with a b) dollars was lost to scammers. That’s likely underreported, because many victims don’t, & it doesn’t even include the rest of the world. It’s a serious problem.
This website seeks to address it by various means, including being able to talk w/someone if you think you’re in process of being scammed, talk to others who have also been victimized, & an opportunity to tell your story to prevent others from falling prey to these criminals.
To help pick up the pace (and the fun) on the site, I’m hosting a contest. The prize is $25 to your Paypal account. I understand it’s not much, but, as of right now, this is a totally volunteer effort on my part.
The site has 2 slogans:
1) “Stop and think before you click that link” and
2) “Be smart, be wise, always verifies” from Vera and Vern, the 2 warbling verae who are the site’s songbird mascots.
One (1) entry per musician is allowed for each of the 2 slogans, i.e., a total of 2 entries per person. Entries should be no longer than 1min. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 11:59 PM on June 4 Pacific Daylight/Mountain Standard time, which is Monday, June 5, 06:59 UCT. Please consult your favorite time/date website to figure out what time that is in your part of the world. Better yet, get the entries in early so you won’t have to.
At that point, I’ll be posting the song clips to the site for voting. The musicians’ names will not be included. Voting will remain open for a week, closing at the same times as for submissions, except for the date being June 11/12.
The 2 entries w/the most votes will be featured on the homepage where they can be played, at which point the musician’s name(s) will also be displayed.
Please send entries to:
contest at scamm 911 dot org
Please do not try to copy & paste the above email, as it has been munged to prevent spam harvesting. Please include your first & last name, your email, your paypal email if different from the address you prefer to receive email from, and the titles of your entry(ies).
If you’d like to make a song using these slogans that’s not in English, then please include the language you’re speaking as well as a translation. I will feature all non-English tracks & the name of the musician under separate headings for each language. I can only give prizes for 2 entries, however, no matter the language.
Please accept my fervent thanks to everyone in advance who participates. I’d also appreciate it if you’d share this post w/your friends. I suppose in 1 sense it reduces your chances of winning. In another sense, though, if you win despite the increased competition, how cool is that, right?
Best of luck and warmest thanks to all who share their talents! Please don’t hesitate to contact me privately at:
abletec at GMail dot com if you have questions. Again, the email has been munged, so please don’t copy-&paste.
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