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Hi all, WARNING:

I tried to buy a bass trombone mute, and someone i've never heard of me reached out with multiple names & multiple emails. It didn't align, so I looked up some of the emails he threw out and turns he's already been banned from Tuba-chat with the email he reached out to me with:

He goes by many names and many emails, here are the ones that I caught:

James Thomas
ThomasJay2029@gmail.com

Javaun
Marksgeorge100@gmail.com

https://tubaforum.net/viewtopic.php?p=41121
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Bob Weller has already found this guy. Glad he ignored him as well. I don't think he's a member -- I remember trying to look him up without success.
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He's also attempted to scam users on Trumpet Herald. He isn't very good at it.
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He/she is probably a failed brass player
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Adding two additional phishing emails to this list, that this person has tried to contact me from:

rochellequintanaa@gmail.com

Amstrongswills@outlook.com
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I've had one come through from the rochelle one saying that due to cancer treatment they are looking to offload trombone/parts.

I can only assume that whoever it is has joined here and is targeting any personal emails that are on display.
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Trying to make us feel bad about their cancer, so that we are more inclined to help "buy" their parts. Sad, disturbing.
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Well if nothing else it was short and succint unlike the other scams which give you a life story and are just giving large amount of their fortune away...

But yes disturbing indeed! I did send a reply but no reply as yet...
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I got hit by "James Thomas" @ thomasjay2029@gmail.com too. You have to be very, very careful with WTB ads on this website!
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Aha! Finally a match. User name "James". Joined April 6, 2022. No posts. Deleted.

Thank you for all the information. If he shows up under a different name, let me know.
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Just had another "selling due to ill health" from jamesjaimy009@gmail.com so keep an eye out.
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RoscoTrombone wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 3:46 pm Just had another "selling due to ill health" from jamesjaimy009@gmail.com so keep an eye out.
Got this as well. Asked for pics of a supposed benge 190 he "has" and it was photos taken from listings on this forum.

Photos take from this listing
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No member with that e-mail. Keep an eye out and give me more information.
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Got the rochelle and the jamesjaimy. Rochelle sent a large list. Even told me he/she got my email from trombone chat.
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