Dan Baird, former fronter for the Georgia Satellites, was scammed out of $13,500 while out on tour with his new band, the Homemade Sin.
"The border crossing was deserted and we followed the cars across it. A few hundred yards later we pulled up at our hotel, and all hell broke loose - vehicles screeched around us, spotlights blinded us and the Swiss Border Patrol were pointing guns at us," tour manager Mick Brown told the Classic Rock magazine.
"Then they hit us with the bombshell," Brown continues. "Our vehicle and its entire contents were impounded and we had twelve hours to raise £9000 or everything would be auctioned. They showed us an eBay ad already featuring our vehicle."
The group obliged only later to learn of the scam, according to the mag.
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