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#3229079 06/29/22 03:14 PM
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I don't know what the scam is, but there are tons of ads on Facebook in Atlanta that have nice grand pianos that say--"giving this away to a good home". I'm not saying there aren't benevolent folks out there, but come on.

What's the angle? Are they harvesting data? And I'm not talking about junker uprights either.


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It's the classic piano moving scam. I get an email version of this weekly.


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Common scam. It's yours for the cost of shipping, they've arranged a moving company already (convenient!), it even has a website and business phone number. You call, give them your address and payment info, and you never hear from them again.

Btw, you also don't get the piano.


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Ahh, thanks. I actually messed around with one of them a couple of weeks ago. I should post the chat. I told them GREAT, but I need a crane to get it in the fourth floor window. And I asked if their company could handle that haha

I completely forgot about that until you mentioned the moving part.

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Grandma...no, you didn't win a cruise--or a Steinway...!


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good to know! my parents bought my first piano for 50$ from a garage sale.


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