All this week, driving to and from work, I’ve been hearing frequent ads on 106.3 flogging something called “The Event”, which purports to be a big-time talent scouting session for kids. Something about the ads didn’t feel right, so I decided to do some digging last night, and ended up being a bit concerned by what I found.
It would appear that this thing may be a giant scam, with the purpose of separating families with stars in their eyes from thousands of dollars. It’s been running for a couple of years in the US, and appears to have gone international, with “Events” in Melbourne, Tweed Heads, and now, Canberra.
These links provide stories on the setup from the US:
So just a caution to any Rioters who might be taking their kids along to this thing. Think very carefully before handing over potentially thousands of dollars to these guys.
PS: Yes, I’ve been listening to 106.3. But lets leave discussion of my radio listening habits to another time.