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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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PSA: Craigslist LNG - SCAM

Trust this LNG is sitting at my house. I'm not selling it. But the scumbag says he is in Houston, so someone could confuse me with this a-hole.

The "seller" has photo-shopped out the LNG's number but it's my guitar. I've notified Craigslist.

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/4146156560.html

Here's the actual guitar on my site...

http://www.gilaguitars.com/guitargal...NG/default.htm

I'm talking to my webmaster about embedding my website name into all photos. There are thousands so this will not be a quick fix.

Brett

www.gilaguitars.com
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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Re: PSA: Craigslist LNG - SCAM

Interesting. I had someone on Houston Craigslist steal pictures of one of my 777VBK's and try to pass it off under market value a couple of years ago.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f29/90...am-110112.html

I wonder it it's the same person?
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There are a couple on there that I KNOW are Alaskabat's guitars- although he is living down there now..........

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/4146189280.html
http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/4146175088.html

And I think this is his too:

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/4084404083.html

I also know he had a VDY, but no idea if this is his or not......... awful coincidental if it's not.
http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/4027872071.html
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I thought he was in Tennessee?

I believe there was some previous scam where someone was supposedly using images of his guitars.
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WTF. This guy has some balls!!! I would normally give some thought to what exactly my pics had in the background relative to my posting location. Houston got hit with some serious snow here lately!!

I had this happen at least 3 times with the PRM I had. The pics taken from the guy's ad I got it from. I shut 2 of them down and then was told about another from a guy overseas when he emailed me.
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I thought he was in Tennessee?

I believe there was some previous scam where someone was supposedly using images of his guitars.
NAh.... He's in Houston...........makes you wonder, ehh?
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The purple 540P on there is his as well:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/la...highlight=540P

777DY is his:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f15/ng...ty-116871.html

Pics are missing but you can see the Space Invaders pick he mentions in the strings.

Here's the old thread where people seemed to be using his pictures:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f29/is...on-124370.html
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I sent him an email for fun, going to try and get his paypal address/info.
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The purple 540P on there is his as well:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/la...highlight=540P

777DY is his:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f15/ng...ty-116871.html

Pics are missing but you can see the Space Invaders pick he mentions in the strings.

Here's the old thread where people seemed to be using his pictures:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f29/is...on-124370.html
Apparently the scammer is following him around the country.................{scratches head}
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It was Tennessee he was supposed to have moved to. I had previously talked to him as one of those guitars adverted now, was adverted about 6 months ago. I contacted him through here to make sure it was him. At that time is was or at least confirmed through pms here it was. I would think Bat would get on here and confirm. Although if the LNG is a scam, it would seem likely all of the posts are if they are all in the same area.
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Apparently the scammer is following him around the country.................{scratches head}
Ryc, I sent you a pm with the pics on that dye issue.
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My location was changed to Houston back in May--when I got here.

A simple search would have revealed that.
Rich knew it, too--as well as elcid and Ryc.

Thanks, guys!

This is why I'm only staying in the reviews section--when I even bother to show up anymore.
Always quick to kick someone when they're down--and not knowing the facts....as usual.



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They've been scam selling your guitars for a couple years now, don't take it personal. It's a crappy position to be in.

BTW, I had forgotten where you ended up. Or what I ate for dinner yesterday!
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I sent him an email for fun, going to try and get his paypal address/info.

And your phishing attempts have been properly recorded and being dealt with.
might want to go get reacquainted with the Jemsite terms of service again....m



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I sent him an email for fun, going to try and get his paypal address/info.

And your phishing attempts have been properly recorded and being dealt with.
might want to go get reacquainted with the Jemsite terms of service again....



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