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Old 08-18-2020, 08:37 PM
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I have a WTB ad up, and the only two PM i have gotten have both been scammers. Please, and I am not i intending to insult anyone’s intelligence, be wary if they send a PM asking you to text them on a phone number. They will then copy an old picture from an old site ad and say that is the reel they are selling. I always check their history on here first and it is always minimal. I will also google the reel they claim to have and it ends up that the picture was one of the top results. Just please be cautious. Stuart1g being one of them.
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Old 08-18-2020, 09:17 PM
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I've received a couple of those recently. Just ignore it and they seem to lose interest.
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Old 08-18-2020, 09:25 PM
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Seems like it more with WTB than selling for some reason
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Old 08-19-2020, 06:26 AM
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Should make a sticky thread for this and we all can keep airing them out when we see them
Old 08-19-2020, 06:57 AM
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My rule of thumb is never buy a big ticket item off anyone who isnt in the admirals club and has a legitimate number of posts... I got burned one for $200 never again
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Thanks for the heads up.
Old 08-19-2020, 07:21 AM
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if you get a private message from me on a wanted to buy item I'm legit


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Old 08-22-2020, 05:31 AM
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I also was contacted by a scammer, username Paul875. He directed me to a gmail address to use for contact where the scam initiated. Thankfully did not fall victim
Old 08-22-2020, 06:46 AM
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Yep- It's become an increasingly common problem & I wish Admins/Mods would develop a more proactive policy...
I don't have an answer, but then again I pay to be here
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Old 08-22-2020, 06:53 AM
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Paul875 got me for $330 for helm chairs. Has anyone had any luck recovering money sent via pay pal from him?My fault I know, but I’ve always sent friends and family.
Old 08-22-2020, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Reel Stamas View Post
Yep- It's become an increasingly common problem & I wish Admins/Mods would develop a more proactive policy...
I don't have an answer, but then again I pay to be here
They were if no help when I contacted them just make them aware of the person’s username.
Old 08-22-2020, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by sistm6 View Post
They were of no help when I contacted them just make them aware of the person’s username.
My experience also
Old 08-22-2020, 08:35 AM
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So how hard would it be for this site to create another section dedicated just for scammer post for members to use as a quick reference check or to complain about scammers. Name it "Alert or Beware" other titles names welcome. Make it so anyone could access or post to see if the "scammers" login name is there and allow post like these from members to be posted in one place to alert honest/trustworthy members that you may be dealing with a possible scammer.

l would like for the super mods to respond why this is not being address or something is not being done to protect the legitimate members. If there is a legal reason why nothing is being done that would be appreciated as well.
Old 08-22-2020, 08:39 AM
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Thanks for the post. Now a days on can't be too careful.
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These were the replies I got in order from mods:

1st replyuote:

Originally Posted by sistm6

Hello. I have a WTB add up for a reel and I was PMed by a “Fullerton.” You have to add the period on the end. He is taking pictures from another sites forums and sending them to me saying that it is his reel. He is asking for PP F&F also. Just a heads up.



Thomas

3 options

a. Ignore him

b. Tell him to send it to you for 30 day triall

C. Tell him to pass up a rope.


2nd reply:
“never mind I have a headache, don't pay him any attention”

3rd reply:“Hello sistm6



Your thread "Watch Out For Fullerton." has been moved to Vendor Talk by our moderator team. We encourage you to continue your discussion in this new location.



Thank you!”
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Pretty similar to the completely useless responses I got when I tried to 'help'
Old 08-22-2020, 01:01 PM
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They will do something about is when they lose money..They need to address how does moving a scammer post to Vendor Talk does anything to protect members from scammers when its not related to a vendor..What are the mods implying - vendors are ?...
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:34 AM
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Glad I just happened to read this post before I put a WTB up this week. I likely would have sniffed out the two scammers but my guard was up. I’ve loved buying and selling on here, hope it doesn’t get rampant.
Old 08-23-2020, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Reel Stamas View Post
Yep- It's become an increasingly common problem & I wish Admins/Mods would develop a more proactive policy...
I don't have an answer, but then again I pay to be here
Please feel free to push the Mommy Button whenever you feel there is a scammer involved. In many cases they are retread accounts with which we have an avenue to act.

HOWEVER - note that IB nor the Mod team get involved in ANY private transactions between members. It's just not what either IB or the Mods are here to do.
BUYER BEWARE> If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Do your due diligence.
And if someone is PM'ing you with very low or zero posts, that is a big ole red flag in most cases.
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Originally Posted by ESells View Post
So how hard would it be for this site to create another section dedicated just for scammer post for members to use as a quick reference check or to complain about scammers. Name it "Alert or Beware" other titles names welcome. Make it so anyone could access or post to see if the "scammers" login name is there and allow post like these from members to be posted in one place to alert honest/trustworthy members that you may be dealing with a possible scammer.

l would like for the super mods to respond why this is not being address or something is not being done to protect the legitimate members. If there is a legal reason why nothing is being done that would be appreciated as well.
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