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Title: New scammer
Post by: Sgt. Quincannon on June 23, 2022, 01:47:59 PM
Hello to All,
I believe I am a target for a scammer. I just was contacted by someone giving me a heads up on an item I want to buy.  Someone apparently has one for sale here in the classified, and it is still available. I Checked and found no such ad. Contacted the seller offering to pay via bank check, but seller prefers Venmo or PayPal. I am not going to accept the offer,- looks like a scam. If I am wrong, I invite the seller to contact me and I will apologize here. Thanks for your time, everyone.
Title: Re: New scammer
Post by: Coal Creek Griff on June 23, 2022, 05:33:19 PM
Well this may or may not be a scam, that is a classic pattern for scammers. Thanks for the heads up!

Griff
Title: Re: New scammer
Post by: LongWalker on June 23, 2022, 08:27:18 PM
I got one too.  FWIW, every time I've gotten a PM from a "registered visitor", it has been a scammer. 
Title: Re: New scammer
Post by: Abilene on June 23, 2022, 08:47:39 PM
Gee, I'm almost thinking I want to post a "Want" ad for something outrageous, just to see if any scammers crawl out of the woodwork!
Title: Re: New scammer
Post by: wildman1 on June 24, 2022, 05:48:53 AM
Gee, I'm almost thinking I want to post a "Want" ad for something outrageous, just to see if any scammers crawl out of the woodwork!
Hey Abilene I got a couple of those "outrageous" for sale, ya buy them both and free shippin.
wM1
Title: Re: New scammer
Post by: MikeM. on June 26, 2022, 05:33:56 PM
I had the same thing happen to me today and when I told them I wanted some detailed pics, I didn't hear from them again. Really a shame.
Title: Re: New scammer
Post by: Oldgold on August 09, 2022, 09:09:55 AM
Just a FYI, another site I’m on had to limit Want to Buy to a membership only forum. Scammers for every WTB item that came up.
Title: Re: New scammer
Post by: CraigC on August 09, 2022, 02:55:34 PM
Is that the only red flag? I prefer electronic payment too because you can't trust the friggin' mail. I've had multiple issues over the last eight months. Had a front sight take six weeks from Texas. Right now we're filing a lost package claim with an order from VTI.

I just bought a truck on Ebay that's in California. I was having heart palpitations worrying about sending a cashier's check in the mail but I was able to do a wire transfer at the bank.