Category Archives: Scams

Jared Dines orders 17-string guitar, gets strung along by scam guitar company

Posted by on October 23, 2017

Youtube personality Jared Dines, in preparation for an upcoming video titled “Djent 2017,” recently custom ordered a 17-string guitar for use in the video. That may have been news on its own, but it’s recently come to light that the so-called luthier, Nicholas Olson of Olson Guitarworks, is actually a known scammer who passes off cheap […]

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Hardcore frontwoman faked cancer to defraud fans

Posted by on September 9, 2015

Now-defunct Erie, PA hardcore band Counterfeit couldn’t have been more appropriately named. It’s recently come to light that the band’s vocalist, Hali Etie, has been faking stage 3 cervical cancer to profit to the tune of several thousand dollars. For the past few months, she’d had a gofundme account set up and there were several […]

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Nuclear Blast’s Imposter Is Getting Ballsy

Posted by on July 24, 2009

Last month we reported on Nuclear Blast and Metal Blade finding with label imposters trying to con unsigned acts out of a few bucks with promises of big time record deals and tour support. The folks at Nuclear Blast are dealing with a particularly persistent grifter who goes by the name Kevin Drander. At first, […]

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