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Old 12-04-2018, 11:09 AM
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PSA - Scammer Alerts!


I know most of you are savvy internet users, but i have received two complaints in the last 24 hours about a zero post user who has tried to scam them, originating from WTB posts.

I banned that user (peterdaniels), but that obviously doesnt mean the scammer will not just create another account and prey on other users.

be aware.

dont pay people in moneygram or itunes gift cards anything else other than paypal if you dont know them.

be careful.

Additionally - we all know this, but keep an eye on the more "vulnerable" folks around you. the elderly, etc who might fall victim to these kinds of phone and mail scams. with the holidays around - the scammers are out to get money out of generous, good natured people.

also - report here if this has happened to you and the username of the guilty!

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Old 12-04-2018, 12:01 PM
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Nick, you shouldn't have banned him so quickly. You ruined our chance to scam the scammer.

Glad that you and the other mods, and the other folks on here are on top of things and keep the riff raff out. Thanks for all you do.
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:53 PM
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I'll post this in the GD area as well...

This is key. I tried searching peterdaniels in the feedback thread and that handle did not come up. That means that if people were dealing with this person they were leaving no feedback. This can prevent others from falling into the same trap. Dealing on the Classifieds is a buyer beware proposition. Also note that buying from, or selling to someone with no history and no feedback is ripe for getting taken advantage of.

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