DALLAS, TX - "I frequently post ads on Craigslist with my guitars and I'm opened to trades on lots of various items," he said.

Last November, he advertised his Gibson Les Paul guitar for $3,000, and a man named "Jason" responded, offering gold bullion.

"Having dealt with gold bullion in the past, I was fairly comfortable with accepting a trade like that," said Gleason. "We came to an agreement on the amount of bullion that was going to be traded for the guitar."

The next day, Gleason said he took the bullion in to a gold and silver exchange to trade it in for cash.

"So, they were gone for about 2 minutes before they came back with a very somber look on their face. Zero for four. Zero bars for four were real gold.  I thought he was joking. I laughed. I seriously laughed until I realized that no one was joking and this was fake counterfeit bullion," said Gleason.

Gleason said he's heard from other guitar traders who were ripped off by the same person but are too embarrassed to tell their stories.

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