Fraud? On the Internet?

"Yeah, there was a rumor on MySpace that we were doing [Vans Warped Tour] 2006, but we had nothing to do with that, it was just some dingdong posting." Former Miniskirts guitarist Roxy says she was angry to see her defunct North County band on a list of groups accused of fabricating an affiliation with the 2006 Warped Tour. On this basis, bands have tried to scam equipment makers into giving them endorsement deals and free gear.

"We're broken up," says Roxy. "The last gig we played was around two years ago, at a Pop Warner party in Ramona where we almost got arrested for inciting a riot.... There's not a chance in hell of a reunion, so there's no endorsement deals."

The Vans press statement that alleges misconduct promises, "If you are one of these bands [falsely soliciting sponsorships], please be aware that we will find out about it, if we haven't already, and you will be banned from the 2006 and all future Vans Warped Tours. We do not tolerate fraud."

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