Scam Type

Employment Scam

Date Reported

2023-03-19 00:00:00

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

Wanted to alert you to a very shady seeming ghostwriting outfit called Hydra Productions Online LLC. It is based in Plano, Texas, and apparently owned by a couple named Eric and Raven Heidrich. They are hiring writers to ghostwrite romance fiction in 10,000 to 20,000 word blocks, at a rate of $0.003 to $0.01, or perhaps $0.02 per word. I was very dubious because I figured that at best, I could perhaps make $20 an hour at that rate, but I thought I might take 1 project and see how it goes. I was put in their Facebook IM chat, and I messaged a few other writers I saw on there to ask if they were able to make this arrangement, and if so, how so. Someone told them I was doing this, and Hydra fired me within minutes. This seems like more than a red flag.