FSC has been alerted that a performer using the stage name Macana Man attempted to work with forged test, photoshopping an old QR code onto what appeared to be an up-to-date test. In fact, the performer had not tested in PASS in over a year. The fraud was discovered when a producer attempted to verify the test in the PASS database.
While the performer was blocked from that particular shoot, we believe he may have performed elsewhere during the Exxxotica Expo this weekend in New Jersey. We are currently investigating the incident to determine what, if any, exposure there might have been to the PASS performer pool. If you’ve worked with this performer in the past month, please contact us.
FSC-PASS has secured the performer’s legal name, alerted all PASS-affiliated clinics, and permanently banned them from participating in the PASS system. Any person who forges a test or otherwise misrepresents themselves to a testing facility, is banned from participating in PASS, and thus any PASS-compliant shoots.
We remind everyone not to post images of their tests on social media, and not to rely on easily forgeable printouts or PDFs of a test to verify availability. The only way to verify a performer’s clear availability status is to log directly onto the PASS database. The PASS database is free to use, easy to access, and available to any performer, producer, or agent.
In the meantime, please remember:
All performers cleared for work are verifiable in the PASS database — accept no excuses.
Immediately contact the Free Speech Coalition if you believe anyone is attempting to shoot with a forged or manipulated test.
If anyone has information on the incident or potential incidents, or if performer or producer would like additional information or instruction regarding how to access the database in order to verify someone’s status, please contact PASS@freespeechcoalition.com.
Michelle L. LeBlanc
Executive Director, Free Speech Coalition