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Old 12-20-2019, 01:15 PM
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Put up a post under the parts forum looking for an empty shell for a 18' garmin hd radar unit. Received a response from liam4l that he has a unit and to teext him at 717-snip. I text him - we agree on a price - i send him $150 via paypal friends and family - that's where it ends. - his response is he wants a screen shot of the paypay payment - which i send - nothing after that. I attempt to call - send over 15 emails to xxxxxgood1.com - and nothing - a response to remove my dispute on paypal - which is non existent - no response - no radar shell - obviously a scammmer. Just beware. Have had numerous transactions on the hull truth - over the years - never a problem.

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Old 12-20-2019, 01:22 PM
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You really have to google the phone # if you do not know the person, googling that number shows he hit other web sites too

It, unfortunately, is becoming a trend recently

https://www.thehulltruth.com/fishing...razybuddy.html

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Old 12-20-2019, 01:27 PM
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Never send payment Friends and family, unless its a Friend or Family.

WTB ads brings out the scammers.

Sorry to hear.
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Bummer. Sorry to see that
Old 12-20-2019, 03:09 PM
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In these days of ripoff artists, scammers, petty thieves, etc, an extra measure of diligence is required before parting with hard earned $$$$$$$.
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Aren’t we all just one big family here?

Just kidding, that sucks. Thanks for the heads up, I’ve seen too many of these stories to ever send F&F.
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trying to get a "sticky"set up on these scams....if folks could start letting moderators know maybe they will make it happen....its a shame folks are taking advantage of this community
Old 12-20-2019, 03:50 PM
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Thanks for the comments - has anyone ever tried the reverse phone # apps that claim to give you a name and address of the cell phone users?
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when selling an item on here I got numerous responses, all the scam ones being texts, saying they were gonna send me the $, but needed me to send them a Code through google from a link they provided, It smelled fishy from the first one, so never did it, got another 18-20 or so identical scam texts
Old 12-20-2019, 05:25 PM
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I feel your pain as I just lost $175 a week ago too. Same exact thing. Had what I was looking for, sent pictures, sent money and screen shot. That's when they deduct the money so you can't go in and cancel. Plus with friends and family you as the buyer have no recourse. From now on I'll request a invoice and pay the minor fee.
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I messed with my scammer. Wanted PayPal and when I told him/her/it that I didn't have PayPal they asked for Amazon gift cards. Told him/her/it that I didn't have any but I'd put together the total amount in Olive Garden, Gander Mountain and Starbucks gift cards. He/she/it didn't like that and got pissy so I then told him/her/it that I would be going to their city on business the following week and that I could just meet them in person and give them cash but unfortunately wouldn't work either. Apparently their/they're/there aunty was ill in California and they would be out of town visiting her that week. Bummer.
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That guy sucks.
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Originally Posted by THT MOD 14 View Post
In these days of ripoff artists, scammers, petty thieves, etc, an extra measure of diligence is required before parting with hard earned $$$$$$$.

but how is this clown still able to use THT in the first place?
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Originally Posted by hamptonsurf View Post
but how is this clown still able to use THT in the first place?
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Old 12-21-2019, 04:59 AM
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Google poudlysailor. He’s hitting people on every forum.
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Did the scammer send you a picture of the shell?
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IMO , any seller encouraging you to dishonestly declare "Friends or Family" which removes your usual right to dispute a bad transaction, is too likely a scammer or at very least already declaring him/herself dishonest.

This seems to indicate his origin is Nigeria, though perhaps that is just a VPN red herring:
https://stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/129.56.103.58

Here's another warning and a phone #:
https://inspirepilots.com/threads/wt...ayloads.22940/



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Old 12-22-2019, 05:10 AM
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Yes he sent a picture of the shell
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I don't deal with anyone here unless they have 100 posts and a 3 year history.
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Yea
crazybuddy did the same to me.

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