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Old 11-16-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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Scammers again !!!

Beware, 2007 base camp Airstream for $6000, being advertised in California, and now in Chicago on craigs list....I have already flagged it....

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Old 11-16-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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The scam Craigslist ads are up nearly all the time... making a new thread about every one of them is going to turn into a lot of threads very quickly...
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:56 PM   #3
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Actually, scammers have been rampant since the mid-1990s, when the internet was made commercial. Prior to that, the whole business was a bit esoteric anyway. (Anybody remember the days of arpanet and bitnet? I do!) What is suprising is how successful the scammers continue to me at fooling people.

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Old 11-16-2011, 10:21 PM   #4
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Like the old saying goes: "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is..."
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:30 PM   #5
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:32 PM   #6
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Actually, scammers have been rampant since the mid-1990s, when the internet was made commercial. Prior to that, the whole business was a bit esoteric anyway. (Anybody remember the days of arpanet and bitnet? I do!) What is suprising is how successful the scammers continue to me at fooling people.

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I don't remember those, but I do remember when my ticket to cyberspace was a 14.4k modem and a dial up connection to compuserve.

Considering the world's present population, I think that-
"There's one born every minute" is a extreme understatement.
Some people just can't resist a free lunch.

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Old 11-17-2011, 08:49 AM   #7
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Yeah, bitnet was a system that sent messages as a whole through networks at universities. It preceded the commercial startup with compuserve, not but by a lot. Back then, we paid the university for an account based on milliseconds of CPU time we took up. I went over to the computing center once and tried to get them a couple of dollars, and they thought that would cover me for a few years to come.

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We have another scammer on here with the email address of c_mages@yahoo.com and name of Curtis Mages. This is the 2nd time in one week that my ad has been "inquired on from a very interested party."

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Thanks for the report - we'll take a look. You can always report the questionable PM by hitting the little red triangle in the upper right corner. Sending a report like this is very helpful when we're trying to sort out the issue
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that email address also shows in the list of recent bogus-offer email addresses on this UK bogus-offer warning page.
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We have another scammer on here with the email address of c_mages@yahoo.com and name of Curtis Mages. This is the 2nd time in one week that my ad has been "inquired on from a very interested party."

Just FYI.
I'm not sure what you mean by "on here". Are you saying it is an Airforums member?

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Old 01-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #12
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I'm not sure what you mean by "on here". Are you saying it is an Airforums member?

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He was...

Airforum members please report any suspect activity to a Moderator or contact the help desk Contact Us.

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