Scammers Again on Ventriloquist Marketplace

Again I am alerting everyone that has placed an ad on the Ventriloquist Marketplace that there is a scammer lurking to take your personal information and or money.

This scammer is going by the name of Summer Lazareth or Summer Lazarev. They say they will pay you by PayPal and want you to give them your PayPal information. They also say they will have someone pick the item up from you.

Listen to me it is a SCAM!!

If the person is legitimate they will give you their PayPal name and shipping information so that you can send them an invoice for payment before you ship the item. Only the scammer wants you to give information first. Also beware of Cashiers Checks especially if it is for more than the amount of the item you are selling. They ask you to cash the check and send them back the difference. After a couple weeks your bank lets you know the check was fraudulent and you are responsible for the money they gave you. Just remember the old adage ” If it sounds too good to be true it isn’t”

I hope you all have great success with selling on the Ventriloquist Marketplace and always let me know if you are contacted by someone and you feel it may be a scam. I like to keep everyone informed.




Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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One Response to Scammers Again on Ventriloquist Marketplace

  1. Andy says:

    Hi Dan,

    I indeed got this email asking about my figure. I immediately ignored it as it was clear it was a scam just based on the way it was written and stating he/she was interested in my “item.” It was very generic and evident that it was sent to many.

    Thanks for keeping us updated!

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