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Russian Con Artist


A redheaded Russian con artist is traveling throughout Baja, and he left Mulege Sep 15. His Name is Michael Zanevski, he's 30 years old, 5' 8" with slim build, and a concert pianist. He drives a red SUV without a front grill. He borrows money, runs up rent and restaurant tabs, and then leaves town. He also runs a money option scam. His picture is attached.

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[*] posted on 10-5-2016 at 04:59 PM


did you ask him if he new anna kournikova?;)
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[*] posted on 10-6-2016 at 10:30 AM


thanks for the heads up....I'm a sucker who might get conned.



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[*] posted on 10-6-2016 at 10:36 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Crooner  
A redheaded Russian con artist is traveling throughout Baja, and he left Mulege Sep 15. His Name is Michael Zanevski, he's 30 years old, 5' 8" with slim build, and a concert pianist. He drives a red SUV without a front grill. He borrows money, runs up rent and restaurant tabs, and then leaves town. He also runs a money option scam. His picture is attached.



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[*] posted on 10-6-2016 at 11:31 AM


Good info if true----------if not true than pretty sleazy. Thanks for watching our for our backs. It would appear that Goat is confirming and expanding on your warning---------so be careful out there. (Darn musician's)
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[*] posted on 10-6-2016 at 12:23 PM


Whew! I thought you were going to say he's a drummer!
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[*] posted on 10-6-2016 at 12:29 PM


There is a piano museum in El Triunfo south of La Paz, piano fanciers show up now and then for a concert. Maybe he will show up down there.



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[*] posted on 10-6-2016 at 12:33 PM


Oh, where are our manners? Welcome to Nomads Crooner, tell us about you and your relationship to the topic of conversation....



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[*] posted on 10-6-2016 at 12:38 PM


Darn Commie!!!!
Hey how did this new guy know the secret way to post a pic??
Hummmmmmmmmm the plot thickens!!




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[*] posted on 10-6-2016 at 04:16 PM


Quote: Originally posted by dtbushpilot  
There is a piano museum in El Triunfo south of La Paz, piano fanciers show up now and then for a concert. Maybe he will show up down there.


There's video of him at El Triunfo in 2014 on Youtube. FYI.




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[*] posted on 10-6-2016 at 05:51 PM


That is funny, he showed up one night when we were playing at El Candil and ran around town till he found an old guitar. He wanted to play with us but did not know most of the music. We let him do a couple of songs and then explained that we had to entertain the troops and he would have to wait.
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[*] posted on 10-6-2016 at 09:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Crooner  
A redheaded Russian con artist is traveling throughout Baja, and he left Mulege Sep 15. His Name is Michael Zanevski, he's 30 years old, 5' 8" with slim build, and a concert pianist.


If this is the same guy....nice music:

https://soundcloud.com/michael-zaneski

...and where did "Crooner" go?

croon·er
ˈkro͞onər/
noun
noun: crooner; plural noun: crooners

a singer, typically a male one, who sings sentimental songs in a soft, low voice




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[*] posted on 10-7-2016 at 05:49 AM


I sent a link to this post to a friend of mine who might have known this guy, this is his reply:


I know this guy all too well from El Triunfo. He played the piano sometimes at the Music Museum. He is a full on con. He has screwed people all over Baja. In fact he was staying in ### and ####'s place near #### #####'s house for awhile several years ago and got busted exposing himself to young kids. He was in El Sargento for awhile and San Jose del Cabo and now Mulege. Sounds like he is running out of room and heading north.





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[*] posted on 10-7-2016 at 06:07 AM


Has no trace of an accent. I doubt this man was even born in Russia.
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Quote: Originally posted by BornFisher  

Hey how did this new guy know the secret way to post a pic??
Hummmmmmmmmm the plot thickens!!


very observant Mr.Fisher...can you even post a photo if you only have 1 post????
I wonder if anyone has reported him to immigration seeing as you have his name and all.




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[*] posted on 10-7-2016 at 09:53 AM


The pic of this guy posted by Crooner looks like a different guy from the one in the link i provided.

Maybe he has borrowed an identity???

"Hit and run" ? There is probably a good story there.....

Crooner....more please....




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[*] posted on 10-7-2016 at 10:01 AM


This thread reminds me of roy cohn and joe mccarthy.. the mob is ready to tar and feather based on allegations lodged by an anonymous poster

I think the question you should ask is : who is crooner? And why is he trying incite the mob from a secret hiding place?
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[*] posted on 10-7-2016 at 10:27 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
.... who is crooner? And why is he trying incite the mob from a secret hiding place?


Goat,
Yep....Crooner is the other part to this saga:light:

As you know, the frothing mob is usually ready for some action...maybe Ensenada Doc can come up with some sleuthing suggestions....as well :biggrin:





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[*] posted on 10-7-2016 at 01:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
This thread reminds me of roy cohn and joe mccarthy.. the mob is ready to tar and feather based on allegations lodged by an anonymous poster

I think the question you should ask is : who is crooner? And why is he trying incite the mob from a secret hiding place?


It was more than just crooner from his secret place, The quote I shared came from a very real person who had a first hand acquaintance with this guy. I personally don't have a dog in this fight, I don't know the guy but because of this post I won't be his next victim. If I were to run into him I wouldn't run for the tar pot, I don't detect that from anything posted here. Quit being so dramatic....




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[*] posted on 10-7-2016 at 02:22 PM


Crooner is a musician in Mulege who does Frank Sinatra songs. He is well known and has played some of the local places. He has a definite crooner voice and sings really well.
Igor is not spot on with his assessment that this guy does not have a Russian accent as the guy I met definately has a Russian accent but maybe it sounds normal to Igor because of his Russian Heritage.:)
This guy hung out with another guy in Mulege but must have moved on since I have not seen him for awhile.
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