We’re hearing there’s been an increase in the volume of free piano scams circulating, especially by email.
What to look for
You’ll get an email from a stranger ‚ usually someone with a common name, like “Sarah” or “Mary”. The email states someone died and that they would like to find a good home for the deceased piano, a used Yamaha baby grand, specifically a G2.
Trust you are well?
I want to give away my late husband’s Yamaha baby grand piano to a passionate instrument lover, so please let me know if you will take it or have someone who will care for it.
…You pay the shipping cost.
Sounds almost too good to be true, right?
The thing is, you will never receive a piano.
The goal is to get you to send the scammers a payment using non-refundable money orders, or gift cards. After that, you will never hear from them again.
Need more convincing? Here’s a first-hand account of what happened to this poor lady.