Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Charlotte Radio: Personality Talks About Sochi Scam

Brittney Cason
She thought it was her dream job, but it turned into a nightmare.

“I thought it was the opportunity of a lifetime,” explained Charlotte media darling, Brittney Cason, “ it was humiliating.”

According to, in September, Cason was working in sports talk radio at WFNZ 610 AM The Fan. She said a man, who claimed to handle talent acquisition for a production company, contacted her about a gig during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

In a piece the 33-year-old penned for, she explained the man’s credentials appeared to check out just fine.  So she began the nearly three month application process.  Cason provided him several videos of her television and hosting work, along with audio reels of her jobs in Charlotte radio.

The former Panthers cheerleader said the fact another Charlotte-based sports personality had been recruited made her feel better.  She admitted the man was slow to answer questions, but said she initially ignored her intuition because it was a great opportunity.

That is, until a couple weeks before the games began, she noted the recruiter had an odd request.

“He asked me if I knew any other girls who would want to go to Sochi,” explained Cason, “When he wanted my friends’ VISA information, her passport information and social security number, before even seeing her reel—I thought, ‘OK, red flag!’ That is not normal.”

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