Complaint Review: Banjo Hangout
Banjo Hangout Eric Schlange Dishonest classified ads, scams, fake users, misleading advice, no action taken Internet
*Consumer Comment: Banjohangout.org complainto
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Rebuttal from site owner Eric Schlange
The website www.banjohangout.org has a number of fake classified ads among the listings. These ads often come from overseas and ask buyers or sellers to send money by unsafe means, e.g. wire transfers etc.
The website moderator claims that the fake ads are closed down as soon as they are reported, but these ads have continued to be a problem for well over a year. Users of www.banjohangout.org should be suspicious of any ad that sounds too good to be true.
There has also been a recurring problem at this site of fake users using the discussion forums for free advertising. There is an organized effort among a small number of users to post many times recommending two brands of imported banjo: Gold Star and Recording King. No coincidence some of those users are dealers who sell those two brands. But they post in the forum as if they were private customers giving a recommendation, not identifying that they are dealers. Forum users beware: there have been a large number of quality control problems reported with many imported instruments made in China.
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