"John Miller Must Die"


Watch out for this guy. John Miller LLC and his band of thieves are reaching out to video production companies in every state in an attempt to scam freelance filmmakers. This is the email I received from him the other day....
 
Greetings! I am John Miller, the president of John Miller LLC located in London,United Kingdom with business interests in the United State. We are looking for a professional Video producer to shoot,edit and duplicate the video of the upcoming grand opening/Ribbon-cutting ceremony of our new office there in your city on the 15th of August 2016. Work Description: 1.To film all the activities of our speakers/dignitaries and other guests between 12 pm and 2 pm with one Camera, Capturing the video/audio and bringing out the production in HD/high quality vimeo format. 2. To produce a short behind the scene style event highlight video of the event with a second camera. To possibly include Vox Pop style interviews with a few guests(i.e audience) and/ or dignitaries. Kindly provide me with a quote for the job ASAP. Best, John

The email was received through as a contact form submission on this website.

I actually took the time to write up a proposal. I sent that to him late yesterday afternoon and this morning I received his response.....

Hello Jim, thanks for sending the estimate.The rate works for us and we'll like to proceed with the booking. Kindly send me an invoice for a 50% deposit. Happy holiday. 

Kind Regard,

John Miller, President,
John Miller LLC,
17835 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316

Sounds good right? I hopped out bed, excited by the prospect of some new business, I opened up my laptop and... JUST out of curiosity... but also to see if I could get a little background on this new client, I decided to Google this guy and see what I could dig up. DOH!!! Came across this blog post from Critical Mass Productions in OKC....

SCAMMER TARGETS VIDEO COMPANIES IN OKC- http://www.cmpedge.com/Blog/news/scammer-targets-video-companies-in-okc/

If you read down through the thread of this blog post you'l see dozens of responses. Each one claiming that they've been contacted by this guy. 

THANK YOU to Critical Mass Productions for writing that blog and posting that warning.

Happy 4th of July to everyone.... and to YOU.... John Miller.....

Go F%%% Yourself.






 

2 comments

  • Don Stephens

    Don Stephens Oklahoma, USA

    James - thanks for the link to our blog and thanks for spreading the word about this scammer. The really irksome thing about this is that so many production companies are small businesses who might really be damaged by this sort of scam. Oh, and if you want to read about his threat about taking down my website(!) you can read the follow-up article on the CMP blog. Have a great day!

    James - thanks for the link to our blog and thanks for spreading the word about this scammer. The really irksome thing about this is that so many production companies are small businesses who might really be damaged by this sort of scam.

    Oh, and if you want to read about his threat about taking down my website(!) you can read the follow-up article on the CMP blog.

    Have a great day!

  • jamescliftonhuffman.com

    jamescliftonhuffman.com

    Hey! I can only hope that most small business owners will be aware enough to do some double checking before entering into any agreement... but I also understand how enthusiastic one can be by the prospect of a new client. Live and learn. Good lookin out.

    Hey! I can only hope that most small business owners will be aware enough to do some double checking before entering into any agreement... but I also understand how enthusiastic one can be by the prospect of a new client. Live and learn. Good lookin out.

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