Topic: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

It has come to J&R’s attention that a fan has been posing as a J&R employee. We take this VERY seriously and had our legal team look into it. Without much searching, it’s clear this person is Paul Boutchia.

Here is a screenshot of just some of the comments made on YouTube by the impersonating account: https://jbonamassa.com/temp/impersonation-p01.jpg
If you click on the username claiming to be “Joe B” and using the official J&R Adventures logo, it links to this YouTube account: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulsZakk/
PaulsZakk. Just for further clarification, Paul Boutchia’s forum name was simply “Zakk”. That account has since been banned. If “PaulsZakk” isn’t enough of a hint, clicking on that users “VIDEOS” tab will show all videos liked by that imposter account. One of which is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78neaS5d3Yg “Warren Boutchia...”

The reason we’re going as far as posting this in the forum is because this kind of behavior is an attempt to undermine the credibility of Joe’s company, and we won’t allow that to happen. We, like Joe, love our fans and will work tirelessly to keep everyone entertained and safe. We have had issues with Paul many times in the past, but previously it only affected J&R. This is different. This is a fan attacking fans and we feel the Joe Bonamassa community needs to be aware of this.

Thanks,
Street Team Eric.
(The Real J&R Team)

Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

Interesting and very sad

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Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

It takes all kinds. The price of fame.
Rick

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Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

I am so very glad to see this! I have had my bad experiences with this guy you mention on Facebook and have heard for years he was selling his photos of Joe. I warned J&R about him.
I am just so glad J&R are finally doing something.
This guy also has a FB group called Joe Bonamassa-Lord of the Strings. It has many members.

Thank you for posting this!



Nancy
Oklahoma

Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

Thank you for dealing with this. I have been harassed by this guy for quite a few years.

Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

Thank you Eric.  Obvious shame J&R ... and some fans ... had to deal with this kinda thing.

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Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

Wow glade this has been resolved. You never know what people are capable of.

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Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

Thanks for addressing this Eric. I’ve had many run ins with him over the years and he has caused a lot of trouble.

Bill

Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

A lot of us have had trouble with him in the past.  Thanks for looking out for us.

Sandy

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Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

So glad he has been exposed. I've been bullied and harassed by him till I had to block him on Facebook, as have other long time loyal fans of Joes. He's been removed from at least 3 of the "fan pages" for Joe on Facebook for his behavior towards others. Glad J and R are addressing his actions.

Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

Thanks for the heads up...hard for me to keep up with all the other social media but i did catch on he was rude from fb but had no idea the extent of creepiness.
take care and good luck!!!

FWIW the FIRST thing I ever learned and took to heart trying to help Joe / Street Teaming was to never represent as other than a fan when spreading the word and for various reasons. uggh shame darn it

Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

Jane H. wrote:

Thanks for the heads up...hard for me to keep up with all the other social media but i did catch on he was rude from fb but had no idea the extent of creepiness.
take care and good luck!!!

FWIW the FIRST thing I ever learned and took to heart trying to help Joe / Street Teaming was to never represent as other than a fan when spreading the word and for various reasons. uggh shame darn it

Creepy for sure

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mad

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Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

Why are is 2 fan page not deleted then?

Re: A Fan Has Been Impersonating a J&R Employee

Are there any new updates you can share with us on this matter? Thank you.