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Widower scam

  • 1.  Widower scam

    Posted 05-17-2021 10:17

    Recently, the chair of the Texas State University School of Music received an email from a “widower” trying to find a home for his late wife’s Kawai piano. The moving company involved only takes digital payment. My business website does not include my affiliation with the university, so I received the same email (different names, of course) which is a scam.

    Thought I’d pass it along.

    Thank you all for the intriguing information in this forum too. If anyone makes it to central Texas, give me a shout.

    Memorie Schultz
    Piano Technician, Texas State University

  • 2.  RE: Widower scam

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-17-2021 12:40

    This a scam.  We have also received emails wanting to give away a Steinway grand.  Movers in OK want payment up front...that's where they get ya..  Run away.



  • 3.  RE: Widower scam

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-19-2021 12:20
    Three faculty members here at Washington State University received similar emails last week, except it was a widow trying to find a home for her late husbands Yamaha grand piano, which was in Tennessee...

    Michael Turano
    Moscow ID

  • 4.  RE: Widower scam

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-19-2021 12:30

    I've gotten a few for Yamaha grands and Steinway grands for free.  Even the Dean at the School of Music got one and asked me all excitedly to see it.


    I knew it was this new scam, but followed up.  I asked for more info... lol. Aha!.  I gave them the "what for" and have not heard back from them.  I also mentioned we're all in this crap and on to the scam.


    Perhaps they'll go somewhere else and sell pallets made from old coffee tables??!!.