You know, I actually did this once; responded to an email saying I’d been chosen to be in a “who’s who” directory of professionals”…I thought what the heck maybe it’s some free advertising for my studio. I wound up getting a call from a guy who smoothly tried to suck up “interview style” about my experience; when I asked him whether or not he was trying to sell me something (I became suspicious since if he was “honoring me” he should already know SOMETHING about my work) he began a pitch for membership in the global directory for hundreds of dollars…I promptly cut him off of course. But what a con!! Make people believe you are being rewarded and then con you out of money.
Right up there with the Uganda millionaire scheme….