Pianotech

  • 1.  Obvious scam

    Posted 5 days ago
    I have received the same offer from "Kate Schlatter". Looking for a "good home for her late husband's Yamaha Grand". Wow, what a nice and unusual gesture!!! The piano is supposedly at the moving co. in Little Rock and all I have to do is pay the movers (McGhees Movers) and they will ship it! Meanwhile, the movers only accept Zelle or other means of direct deposit. No checks or credit cards. lol. Really? Kind of odd for a moving company.

    Although "Kate" sent me photos of a beautiful piano but refuses to give me her phone number or discuss the situation in any way other than via email. "She" just said she would answer any questions solely via email or I could contact the movers directly. It all just seemed very sketchy and when I read all the posts on ptg.org it finally confirmed my suspicions. Watch out folks!!!

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    Herman Waldman
    Dr.
    Wilson WY
    610-212-1579
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  • 2.  RE: Obvious scam

    Member
    Posted 5 days ago
    You have to wonder how many people took the bait . There are many scams going on via email stating you have won this or that just give them your credit card info to pay shipping. The Yamaha grand scheme has been going on for months....

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    James Kelly
    Owner- Fur Elise Piano Service
    Pawleys Island SC
    843-325-4357
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  • 3.  RE: Obvious scam

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 3 days ago
    Also:

    "Thank you for your order of a MacBook (whatever)...if you did not authorize this purchase, press 1 (or whatever)"

    Total scam to get you to respond in one way or another. I found this one very hard to resist since I did not order such a thing, therefore I "should" let them know. WOW!  But a few moments of restrained thought convinced me it was a total scam. I deleted it.

    Peter Grey Piano Doctor

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 4.  RE: Obvious scam

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 3 days ago

    I've had three of those in the last week.

    I ended up forwarding them to my ISP. Then I deleted them.






  • 5.  RE: Obvious scam

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 3 days ago
    A related scam, on Facebook.  I had a friend request from a retired technician in our chapter who had recently moved to Texas.   I saw that he had a few common friends that I knew from our chapter, so I bit the bait and agreed to be a friend.   Shortly after, I got this: "Hello.  How are you doing today?".  Not what my friend would have written, so I replied, "Hi. I just want to be sure you're the real Dale P***py. Please tell me what you "used" to do, and where."  I got this reply: "That's great....hope all is well with you and your family, I was just wondering if you have heard the great news about me yet?".
    Ok, this is a scam.  I blocked him.  I don't know how FB really works, but I hope I never hear from this jerko again.  If it looks suspicious, investigate and proceed with caution.

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    Paul McCloud, RPT
    Accutone Piano Service
    www.AccutonePianoService.com
    pavadasa@gmail.com
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  • 6.  RE: Obvious scam

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 3 days ago
    FYI, the spam has now evolved! For months it was a Yamaha. This morning I woke up to the same email - but the piano was a beautiful baby grand Steinway! What will they come up with next?

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    Benjamin Sanchez, RPT
    Piano Technician / Artisan
    (256) 947-9999
    www.professional-piano-services.com
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  • 7.  RE: Obvious scam

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 2 days ago
    I got the Steinway one too, and today another "we have charged your credit card $350.00...please press 1 if you did not authorize this". I wish there was a way to electrocute them on the other end. Why hasn't someone invented this?

    Peter Grey Piano Doctor

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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