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cb5505

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I got scammed well more like ripped off. It was from the guy making the garage signs. sent him money vis PayPal for a sign for my brother in law. And bake haven’t heard back in 14 months. Someone said he had family issues, so I don’t want to bash him o bad. Would like my sign though lol
 

OldSchoolBoats

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Here is another one @RiverDave

@mabyrobert49


Sent me email of some guy with a boat. Of course as soon as payment was discussed it was stupid cash app....

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185EZ

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I posted this on a couple other forums I watch,

While we make every effort to reduce the potential for fraud on this forum, you still need to be cautious of any seller or buyer listing items here. Your intuition is your best weapon against fraud. If the deal seems too good to be true and the member is evasive or unwilling to provide additional information, then walk away.

Here are some ideas if you are concerned about the legitimacy of the deal:
- Ask to talk with them on the phone
- Ask for additional details about the item and the person you are dealing with.
- Look at the member history on the forum. If they have little history here then there is more risk.
- Do not rush into buying because you're afraid of losing the opportunity. Be patient. If anything is going to get you into trouble, it's going to be impatience.
- Avoid using wire transfers, cashier checks, money orders, etc.
- If you are suspicious, report the member so we can research it a bit more.

Generally, the other party is going to be equally as paranoid as you are. In all likelihood, you'll both have concerns, so just be a nice person while taking the necessary precautions and you should be just fine.
 

TPC

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The scam we encountered yesterday is in the shipping payment.

I have a set of Sand tires and wheels on RDP. I put them on other forums as well all at different prices. The red flag first that it's a scam is they don't offer you less $. They might, but usually don't.

It goes like this:

The first scam text is always "are they still available?"

Me: "Yes"

The second text is to gain confidence: "I'll send you a check and don't want them until you are satisfied the check has cleared the bank, money in your account and I'll arrange UPS pickup."

Me: "Where did you read about them, what are you putting them on?"

Third text is no answer to where they read the ad and no answer to what vehicle they go on but they write from a different text number: " This is a more direct number for me to contact you. You hold on to the tires until my check clears your bank and I'll include the UPS cost. I'll need you to pay it first at this UPS link and let me know how much it is."

It's a fake UPS site. Looks official, but fake.

Me: Nice try scammer.

They probably operate this scam from different angles and approaches.
Cash and carry only or make your transactions at the bank.
 
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