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Old 04-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Scammed in St. Louis :-(

I found a thread here about a person named James McClellan who scammed some members out of some cash. Sadly, I didn't find it until after he scammed me out of a thousand bucks this past weekend. If anyone has any information about him or his whereabouts, I'd appreciate the information. The police are after him...
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:07 AM   #2
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Default Re: Scammed in St. Louis :-(

James McLellan has been scamming people around the internet on several forums for years, trading non-existent guitars, bagpipes guns, and items like Xboxes. He has lots of internet IDs, but they all trace back to the same area of MO.

There are several videos of him on Youtube, a heavily tattooed young man. It looks like he is living in one room, perhaps a converted garage? Or this this what Americans call a shack?

He's on MySpace too, where he uses the name James McChicken.
The pic is him, a tattooed skinhead, who lists his interest as Death.

Your best avenue is the one you have already taken, the police. You could try contacting others who have been scammed and approach the authorities as a group.

Other IDs he's used for scamming people include:
sixstringfool@yahoo.com 314-363-5020 (phone not functioning)
livingdeadbeat91@yahoo.com
jmc1991bchs@AIM.com
gu1t4r_shr3d3r@Yahoo.com
guitarjames2006@Yahoo.com
guitarjames2006@hotmail.com

I hope that helps a bit.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:38 AM   #3
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Gawd Adam, How do ken a' that stuff aboot him and the polis huvnae got him?
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:15 AM   #4
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I haven't a clue why he's still at large.

If complaints have been made to the police, they have as much access to this info as I have, most of which just came from Googling his email addresses. There's complaints and warnings about him all over the web. I would have thought action would have been taken by now. In the meantime we can only do what we can to protect members here from being ripped off, we can't do anything else. I've forwarded all this info before.

I'm sure if people knew what he actually looked and sounded like they'd be a bit more hesitant in dealing with him when it cames to piping sundries.

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:34 AM   #5
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I know more than a few pipers and drummers who are cops in the STL area, several for STL county. I'll pass the info along Adam. We'll see if we can't put some heat on this turd...
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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It would be a service to American pipers if something could be done, James. There's no real sign that this guy is going to stop unless something is done.

I'll PM you with further details.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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His father must be turning in his grave.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:07 PM   #8
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Is he Scott's son?
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:42 PM   #9
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Unfortunately, yes.

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Old 04-17-2012, 11:04 PM   #10
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Is he Scott's son?
Wow, that is sad. I wish I didn't read that.
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