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The future of jewelery in America


#1

Hello everyone!

It’s Christmas rush time with the usual time crunch on. Iwould like
some assistance/advice from you before the weekend is out if at all
possible.

I just received a phone call implying that the caller was an
assistant to a producer doing a television special on the future of
jewelery in America for either PBS or CNBC supposedly interested in
featuring my jewelry.

As always, I believe if it sounds too good to be true it probably
is.

What I’m wondering is if anyone else received such a call and has
had time to research the call out. I won’t get an opportunity to do
my own research until after the weekend but I will be able to check
emails for any responses I may get to this query.

The call references a Brian Milima (?spelling?) as the producer and
Hugh Downs as the narrator.

Thanks in advance!
Paul D. Reilly


#2

Paul,

Congratulations…maybe. I received a similar call last year and
followed it through a couple of rounds of phone calls. Eventually,
the truth came out that this was a puff piece that I’d be paying
$25,000 for. Once they mentioned that I’d be responsible for paying
anything for it, I was outta there.

Good luck,
Jamie


#3

Interesting - My students just finished their annual jewelry design
competition and chose “Future” for their theme. Many good ideas were
tapped into and we did a lot of forward thinking.

Margie
www.mmwaxmodels.com


#4

I got this call also - today actually - but I haven’t had time to
follow it up. Sounded a little hinky though…

Regards,
Nicole Taylor


#5

Hello Paul and all,

If it’s any help, I’d note that Hugh Downs works for CBS, not for
PBS or CNBC. Sounds like BS or worse. Ask a lot of questions and
check out the answers before you answer any of their questions.

Marty Hykin in Victoria BC


#6
If it's any help, I'd note that Hugh Downs works for CBS, not for
PBS or CNBC. Sounds like BS or worse. Ask a lot of questions and 

check out the answers before you answer any of their questions.
Actually, Hugh Downs has worked at CBS, ABC, and PBS. He’s currently
doingmostly infomercial work… So if they asked him to narrate
something on PBS, I’m pretty sure he’d take the job. :-p

–m3rma1d


#7
I just received a phone call implying that the caller was an
assistant to a producer doing a television special on the future of
jewelery in America for either PBS or CNBC supposedly interested in
featuring my jewelry. 

There was an article a few months ago in Inc. magazine that
mentioned a similar (documentary?) pitch. It’s an interesting story -
http://tinyurl.com/6m82my

Dana Carlson


#8

Dana,

I just received a phone call implying that the caller was an
assistant to a producer doing a television special on the future
of jewelery in America for either PBS or CNBC supposedly
interested in featuring my jewelry. There was an article a few
months ago in Inc. magazine that mentioned a similar (documentary?)
pitch. It's an interesting story - http://tinyurl.com/6m82my 

I have answered some replies to my query which I got off line that
alluded to some sort of scam but nothing as dramatic as this one.
Thank you for the link to that story it prompted me to answer you
online to make sure the group sees and reads this story. It is an eye
opener.

For the record, I did have great doubts about such a "cold call"
offer and decided to not respond to the call in any way. I knew the
collective experience of this group would have good advice and
perhaps some experience with this sort of “offer”. As always, if it
sounds too good to be true it probably is!

Thank you all who responded to my question!
Paul Reilly