Journey’s Neal Schon warns fans about online impostor
The internet can be filled with opportunists, and Journey’s Neal Schon advises his fans to be extra vigilant when it comes to an ongoing scam that has been perpetrated using his name and likeness.
The guitarist recently posted online, revealing that his fans had been scammed by someone who approached them and asked them to write the author in private. One of the ways the scammer tries to gain the reader’s trust is by displaying a California driver’s license that Schon reveals to be fraudulent.
Schon writes in his post: “Dear friends, I have been very busy working and trying to heal from the pain of the loss of Herbie Herbert and there is a low life impostor who acts like he was me asking you to write to me in private. Know that it is not me. Always check if there is a blue dot [account verification]. I don’t have another account. “
He continues: “Have decency please. This is the license that is used to influence some. It is not real – it is fraudulent. So please, if anyone tries to approach you saying it’s me, give it back. Report it and I’ll ‘I will file a complaint. This is a serious offense. Thank you. Neal Schon’
The guitarist then added: “Apparently it’s a hole again. Asking 350 bucks for a VIP pass, DON’T FALL INTO THAT PIECE OF SHIT!”
Journey worked on a double album with producer / band member Narada Michael Walden. The group returned to the concert stage at Lollapalooza earlier this year with reunited lineup following the 2020 releases of Steve Smith and Ross Valory. Current lineup includes Schon and longtime member keyboardist Jonathan Cain, as well as lead vocalist Arnel Pineda, returning bassist Randy Jackson, drummers Narada Michael Walden and Deen Castronovo, and keyboardist / vocalist Jason Derlatka.
The group’s tour will resume in December with a residency at the Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas starting December 1. Get official ticketing information through the group’s website.