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Old January 25th 2018, 04:35 AM
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Hi there -

So we have been trying to kill accounts that pretend to be one of the bandmembers, not only because theyíre full of shit but because they also try and scam fans. For example, a fake Taylor was charging people $400 for a special meet and greet VIP experience which is never going to happen.

Please let those know that this is a scam and the band will never ever ever sell any kind of VIP experience. We have had a fake Pat and several other fake Taylorís.

If in doubt, ASK!
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Old January 25th 2018, 01:39 PM
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$400 for fake Taylor is cheap - fake Pat was charging $1500
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Old January 25th 2018, 06:45 PM
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$400 for fake Taylor is cheap - fake Pat was charging $1500
I think we found out about fake Taylor because someone complained after paying for it and we were all...uh, yeah, that wasn't real.
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Old January 25th 2018, 07:11 PM
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I think we found out about fake Taylor because someone complained after paying for it and we were all...uh, yeah, that wasn't real.
Someone actually paid??
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Old January 25th 2018, 11:44 PM
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Someone actually paid??
Sadly far too many are taken in by the fake accounts. Most don't try to buy these fake offers, but it's a continuing problem that these accounts are considered real by so many, especially if the press pick them up. I remember the problems we had with a fake Dave on twitter a few years ago, didn't take any money but the press were quoting what he posted as being from Dave, some of which were hurtful/rude etc.
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Sadly far too many are taken in by the fake accounts. Most don't try to buy these fake offers, but it's a continuing problem that these accounts are considered real by so many, especially if the press pick them up. I remember the problems we had with a fake Dave on twitter a few years ago, didn't take any money but the press were quoting what he posted as being from Dave, some of which were hurtful/rude etc.
That sucks big hairy balls.

I've reported a fake Pat, a fake Taylor and a fake Chris in the last few months
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Old January 26th 2018, 01:29 AM
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I reported fake Taylor and fake Pat, though fake Pat didnít get to the point of trying to sell me anything. Fake Taylor seemed kinda pissed at me when I told him Iíd rather be at the rail and take my chances at meeting the band. Save the VIP for some schlep who has more money than brains! Thatís when I reported his ass!
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Old January 26th 2018, 06:31 PM
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I appreciate you guys ratting these fuckers out. We have an Instagram contact so we can get them taken down fairly quickly.

I don't KNOW for sure that someone paid but I suspect. Management doesn't tell me everything but I would think I am correct.
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then there's the fake Dave twitter account with 8 tweet to its name and no new tweets since 2009... and 415k followers
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Just reported another fake Chris....

Fake Shifty Alert


I reported it to IG and posted a warning on my page.

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Just reported another fake Chris....

Fake Shifty Alert


I reported it to IG and posted a warning on my page.

Fuckers
I saw your post on IG. I will start doing the same thing That's a great idea.
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I take it Chris and Rami's Twitter accounts are genuine? The stuff they post seems to be genuine...
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I take it Chris and Rami's Twitter accounts are genuine? The stuff they post seems to be genuine...
Yes they both have verified twitter accounts and also a verified account on Instagram.

This is the genuine Shifty IG account

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And this is the genuine Rami IG

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All other accounts are FAKE
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Doesn’t Nate have Instagram, too?

https://www.instagram.com/natemendel

If that’s fake it’s a really good one
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Doesnít Nate have Instagram, too?

https://www.instagram.com/natemendel

If thatís fake itís a really good one
It's real.
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Old January 27th 2018, 11:58 PM
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Doesnít Nate have Instagram, too?

https://www.instagram.com/natemendel

If thatís fake itís a really good one
Thatís Nateís alright.
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While we're at it, this one was caught out a few months ago, made a half-arsed statement that it was a fan page, but has now reverted to representing itself as real: https://www.instagram.com/davegrohl/
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Hi
I've been contacted on instagram by someone claiming to be Rami. They have started asking me about meet n greet.
Clearly a scammer?

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Old February 23rd 2018, 11:58 PM
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I've been contacted on instagram by someone claiming to be Raffi. They have started asking me about meet n greet.
Clearly a scammer?
Yes, the real Rami wouldn't do that, and he can be found here - https://www.instagram.com/theramilama/?hl=en

Anyone else is a faker.
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Thought as much. Thanks.
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