Ever look back on your life a little ways down the line and pinpoint the time you made a stupid ass decision? I don’t know about anyone else, but there are actually a lot of such moments in my life, because I have screwed up a lot of relationships and jobs and opportunities because I acted too rashly. But most of this stuff happened in my teens. I hoped when I hit the twenties that things like this would happen less frequently and that I would be able to lead life like a mature adult. I did try very hard, and as a result, I kept my head where I wouldn’t have before. Until some of the best scam artists I know came along, and I screwed up again.
I was 24 years old then. I had just put myself through grad school and was looking to do something that would make me happy. I’d taken music lessons ever since I was 5 years old, and I had always thought that I would make a good singer. At 24, I was in a place where I both wanted to try it out, and where I actually could. I realized that that was probably the last time I would be able to just randomly give something like singing a shot, because after that I would have to get serious and pick up a job and buy a house and whatnot. You know the deal.
So I had a lot of recorded covers and a lot of my original compositions in hand as well. But I didn’t have a lot of reach. I’d always been a little shy, so even though I had some close friends, I was never the social bee. I didn’t know enough people to sell myself on my own. I was taking some time off to figure out how I was going to make myself noticeable. That’s when I got a rather strange email from Enterprise Management Group Inc. (http://www.enterprisemg.com/)
They said they were looking for young talented people like me to promote. They said they were looking to create partnerships with people who wanted to become artists. I have no idea how they knew I was trying to make it as a singer. At first I thought it was just coincidence, because I hadn’t applied anywhere or given any details on any website. Now that I know how these bastards work, I think they probably hacked into an account or something to get data on people to prey upon. Either way, I was pretty happy then. They told me to respond to the same email if I wanted to know more.
I didn’t see any harm in replying to their mail. So I addressed a mail to Juilan Williams who was the one who had written to me from Enterprise Management Group Inc. I got the first mail from Enterprise Management Group Inc. on the 23rd of December 2015. I replied back on Christmas day. I was feeling pretty hopeful, it being the holiday season and all.
When he wrote back on the 29th, he wanted to know more details and some clippings of my work. I meticulously put together what he wanted and sent it back to him that very day. He assured me that I had talent, and he’d helped out a lot of people who weren’t even as talented as I was. He told me their campaigning for me would involve a lot of podcasts to get audience to notice me and that they had teams in place who specialized in this sort of thing. Everything he said in the mail sounded very professional and pretty damn promising. I really wanted it to be true. He said Enterprise Management Group Inc. would need a payment of $4,475 to get things started and proceeded to tell me those prices were insanely cheap. I send him the money in the first week of January 2016.
I waited for two months after that. Not a single podcast was aired. Nothing happened. Every time I contacted Williams, he would give me an arbitrary date and tell me the campaigning would start on that day. It never did. All the money I gave Enterprise Management Group Inc. went down the drain. They routinely scam people like this. If you want to actually do something, then find another agency that isn’t just out to rip you off.
Enterprise Management Group Inc
Phone: (312) 339-1156