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Old 06-08-2017, 06:53 AM   #15
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I am so frustrated with those scammers
Sgt. Duane and more
Is there nothing that can be done to these low life a holes

Grrrrrrrrr
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The real answer is to make your frustration very clear to those guys who come around looking for your votes every few years. You can't play wack a mole with each of the scam artists one at a time. There are a number of laws (and policies) that could be passed / changed to make their lives *much* more difficult.

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Old 06-08-2017, 09:08 AM   #16
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Death penalty to all scammers and hackers I say!!

I have a carpentry business and I sell furniture I make on various electronic sites. The scammers are everywhere and want your PayPal info presumably to hack it.

Once I had a Royal Canadian Marine stationed with the peace keeping force in Syria offer to be my business partner!! Wow couldn't believe my good fortune!!

Scum of the earth all of them.
Suspicious I would say as there are no "Royal Canadian Marines" or any sort of marines up here.
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:36 PM   #17
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This scenario is very real and happens every day of the week.

1) response to your for sale ad - Usually via text or email.
2) Will buy sight unseen for asking price.
3) Their "agent" will bring a cashier's check for your price + "transportation fees".
4) You give up merchandise AND "transportation fee" in CASH to "agent"
5) Within 10 days after depositing cashier's check to your account, the bank contacts you.
6) You're out merchandise, sale price, "transportation fees" AND the bank hits you with all their fees.

If it seems too good to be true, RUN!!!
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:54 PM   #18
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Suspicious I would say as there are no "Royal Canadian Marines" or any sort of marines up here.
Interesting, I never knew that. Good to learn something new everyday.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:35 AM   #19
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Hi

A friend of a friend of mine actually got to the "I have a check in hand" stage of one of these scams. Fortunately we found out about it before things moved to the next stage. The check was very interesting. It appeared to be a very normal check drawn on a US bank. Everything on it looked legit.

We then ran the bank routing numbers to see where it would go if deposited. *Surprise* that is not the correct routing number for the US bank. It is instead the routing number for a bank in a very far away non English speaking land. If deposited, it would be "in transit" to that bank for a very long time. Once it hit that bank and bounced, that information would also be in transit for a long time as well. Would it be weeks or months? We never cashed the check to find out.

One other thing to do: If there is an address associated with any of this, Google the address. For whatever reason these guys keep using the same addresses for their scams. Why they re-use fictional addresses is beyond me. It does pile up a whole bunch of red flag posts on the address.

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Old 11-01-2017, 09:52 AM   #20
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He just did it to me. Same guy. So mad that I nearly fell for it.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:14 AM   #21
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Once I had a Royal Canadian Marine stationed with the peace keeping force in Syria offer to be my business partner!! Wow couldn't believe my good fortune!!

Scum of the earth all of them.
No such thing as a Royal Canadian Marine.

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He just did it to me. Same guy. So mad that I nearly fell for it.
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:47 PM   #23
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We got that Sgt Duane call too. He insisted he buy our Airstream off PayPal. His English was poor like he wasnít from the US. His number was 213 921 7773, so ignore his texts.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:19 AM   #24
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The scams here seem to run in cycles but always with a variation of the same theme.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:57 PM   #25
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I've been procrastinating doing a CL add for a trailer for just those reasons. So many scammers to wade thru and what ifs.

I put a disclaimer on the bottom of the add saying scammers need not reply. Not sure if it worked but no scammer replied yet.

These days it's so hard to tell who is legit and it seems the scammers on Airforums have increased.

We just need to keep sharing information so that we'll all be the wiser.
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