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SCAMMERS!!!!
« on: July 09, 2016, 03:26:15 PM »
We dont have the problem here but ive seen and influx of scammers lately and just want everyone to beware. Get contact phone numbers and all the info you can when doing business with sellers.


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Re: SCAMMERS!!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 03:32:13 PM »
Thank you for the heads up Travis.
Will keep an eye out

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Re: SCAMMERS!!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 06:39:03 PM »
I look for a history of being online and a member of various forums. Anything sketchy, signs that they've just joined up, or the answers I get are vague I do not deal with them.

Good idea to google email addresses, look to see if ad images exist on other sites etc.

Use PayPal transactions that are protected, not friends and family.
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Re: SCAMMERS!!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 06:47:18 PM »
I do PayPal for specified merchandise only with anybody I do not know personally.  I'll even agree to pay the difference to cover PP fees.  Its saved my ass a couple times. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 08:52:58 PM »
Are you all sayin this $9000 cashiers check I have from Mr. Matoyo Otombe, for my Mrod may not be good?
 :( Uh oh!!!
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Re: SCAMMERS!!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2016, 04:55:17 AM »
I sort of look at it like gambling. If you can't afford to lose, don't play!

The last thing I bought from an airgun site, coast me $130. He shipped it the very day he said he did, and I got it the next day. Since he lived in Hobbs, about 2 hours away, I had nothing to lose. In any case, I would never buy anything from an individual, which costs much more than $300. Even then, I'm cautious.
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Re: SCAMMERS!!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2016, 01:07:38 PM »
I have been cautious and lucky, I guess.  I have bought (and sold) airguns, guitars, and ham radios off websites that cater to those kinds of items.  Very seldom off eBay.  I only use paypal.  If they won't take paypal I don't deal.  And i also pay the fees so i get their buyer's protection.  When selling something I ask for paypal, but tell them i will take whatever they want to send but I will not ship until the money is in my hand.  So far i have not been burned.
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Re: SCAMMERS!!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2016, 06:01:04 PM »
They are always trying to find new ways to take advantage.  Dirt bags.
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2016, 06:34:27 PM »
I bought most of my airguns used, partly because buying a new airgun online in IL is nearly impossible.  I've been very careful and have had pretty good experiences, haven't lost anything.  But the scams have apparently ramped up even more, now I would pretty much just look here or on GTA (because classifieds are limited to members, and I recognize the active ones).
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Re: SCAMMERS!!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2016, 04:52:11 PM »
So Far I have been lucky on the Scammers sides of things.  I get the occasional e-mail when I post a WTB but so far the Yellow has been my Friend.  I do ask them to post on the Yellow for a WTB.

Now Truck Thieves that is a whole different story!!!

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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2016, 07:12:41 PM »
I'd like to do some pesting on truck thieves.  20 yards or so.
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2016, 03:41:54 AM »
    Last year I almost fell into a trap! I was looking for a Career or Sumatra .177 I got a quick reply
" I have one!!! Will sell for a great price"  We emailed back and forth, I asked for pics. Well.....the pic he sent was from a UK forum!!!! Lol Infigured him out quickly, I asked more questions and asked where to send the cashiers check (that's what he asked for) lol he stated he would be in Laredo Tx. Well, I'm from Tx too. I made up a story that this gun was for my grandson, if he could please deliver it to him. My grandson just happened to live in Laredo Tx!!!! Lol I looked up the address and phone number to the Laredo police dept and emailed it to him. I told him to please go to address provided and ask for my grandson. ( can't remember the bogus name I used ) I later Recieved an ugly email from him,  ;D and I don't know how he did this BUT EVERY email disappeared off my iPad!!! All contact was lost!!!
But he didn't get me!!!! A few days later on the Classifieds there was a HUGE posting
Chacho Gonzales is a scammer!!! Don't buy from him!!!! Lol I had many of my friends contact the moderator of the Classifieds and had it removed!!!

Lol be careful guys those scammers are out there!!! I'd like to Thank MonkeyDad he really helped clear my name on the Classifieds.

Take care Fellas

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Re: SCAMMERS!!!!
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2016, 07:23:29 PM »
For 100.00 it was my pleasure, brother.  ;D

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