Report: LITA FORD Scam Thwarted reports that a scam artist promising nationally touring acts at bargain-basement prices to clubs since last year is still at it and claiming to represent Lita Ford.

One con was stopped short July 10 thanks to a Texas club owner who followed his instincts when the offer sounded too good to be true.

Bill Winter, co-owner of the 250-capacity Flying Pig Roadhouse in Lake Dallas, said the alleged con artist, using the name Michael Saltzman of United Entertainment, called his club out of the blue June 5 and pitched Ford for an August 3 show.

"He was very slick, very smooth. He knew the lingo," Winter told "It was hard to get a word in edgewise but he left you just enough room to feel comfortable that he might be a booking agent as opposed to a scam artist.

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"I used to broker municipal bonds and worked on Wall Street for a number of years and I know the type. He'd make a heck of a salesman."

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