even if you totally disregard everything else, the font for the EE is bolder and larger than the numbers which is a dead giveaway that it’s a fake. If you are able, get a hold of the seller and let him/her know and get your money back. If you like the guitar, it plays well and you didn’t pay a lot, enjoy it but just don’t be a douche and try to sell it off as something it’s not. It sucks to find this stuff out and before I knew that they were faking Epiphones like they were Gibson’s, I was taken too. I vowed to learn everything I could about spotting them. Pawrui indirectly taught me a lot, basically everything I know about spotting them. I as well as several other folks respect his knowledge and enthusiasm for these guitars. I can without a doubt say that he would never steer you wrong on purpose and I’ve never seen him call out a guitar as fake that was genuine.