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Old October 8th, 2015, 06:35 AM   #1
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So I just took a call from a very enthusiastic lady congratulating me on being a finalist at 'The Northern Wedding Wards 2015' - first I've heard of it so being the usual suspicous person I am I asked here to email me further details and it seems even though I get a complimenatary ticket I would be charged for people with me @ about 100/person.

Now I've never put myself forward for this, and wouldn't for one minute put myself as a finalist when there are people putting out way better work than me so yes - I think it's pretty much a scam, I just wondered if any of you folks had come across anything similar?
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Old October 8th, 2015, 08:11 AM   #2
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Just an advertising scam Pete! We have the ABIA awards here and I have been nominated many times as the "best in the West" .... they want to take your money!!
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Old October 8th, 2015, 08:33 AM   #3
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Re: Scam?

There are plenty of 'pay to win' style awards, though this one seems to be hiding that with one extra step.

There is a local DJ company that "won" a major national award a couple of years ago. All they had to do was pay$195 and they'd have a plaque rushed to them. Lucky guys. (they did pay)
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Old October 8th, 2015, 10:48 AM   #4
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looks like they're run by a crowd called creativeoceanic

seem to have an award for just about everything!

if the invite doesn't have 'Free Beer' on it I'd give it a miss

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Old October 8th, 2015, 05:11 PM   #5
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I'd give you a free award, Pete, for offering some of the best advice going on wedding documentary filming.

I can make you a plaque, and I'll send you a crate of beer too!

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Old October 9th, 2015, 03:24 AM   #6
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Thanks Craig - that comment is my award :)
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