Annie Lennox is taking down scammers one Facebook post at a time.
On Thursday, the hitmaker took to the social media site in order to DRAG a supposed “new music coordinator” for an unnamed El La radio station. Why?? Well, because the staffer, named Kylie, wrote Miz Lennox an email pretending to have discovered her.
On the bizarre note she received, the 62-year-old shared:
At first, it seemed as though this email was just written by some clueless newb who doesn’t know Lennox’s many hits, including Why, Walking on Broken Glass, etc. However, after spotting one comment from Annie in the post, it sounds like emails like these ARE being sent to new artists in order to scam them out of money. Oh no!
The industry vet continued:
“Whilst it’s obviously a bit of fun sharing the email I received telling me I had ‘potential’ sadly up and coming musicians are sent these kinds of scams every day. My digital team receive hundreds of them every year.
I’d urge any new (or indeed established) artists to send that kind of email straight to your trash. Companies reaching out cold to help you, sending emails that are clearly formulaic with links asking for cash to upload your tracks are a very dodgy business indeed and not one I want to see anyone fall foul of.”
Yikes. We’re sure many up-and-comers are grateful to Annie for issuing out a warning!
Although, we do wonder how this scammer got their hands on the celebrated musician’s email address. We guess that mystery will remain unsolved for now…
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