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914World.com _ FS/WTB: 914 Parts _ FRAUD ALERT - Scam in the 914 Classifieds via PM

Posted by: 914_7T3 Nov 26 2019, 09:31 PM

Wanted to make @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=179 and all 914 World Members aware of a possible scam. Was contacted by user "sonnhalterrobert" with the below PM from one of my WTB ads:

"Contact Matthew in Missouri, He has a Genuine Porsche 2.0 Center Caps for sale. Here's his email matthewsalazar376@gmail.com"

This user created a profile only today and has zero posts so I googled the email address and got the below thread from 911uk.com of a fraud alert.


http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1512791


PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:14 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
Users should also be on the lookout and AVOID at all costs any contact from zero post members contacting them regarding parts for sale or wanted that originate from the USA.

Another fraudster "sonnhalterrobert" has been caught using the email matthewsalazar376@gmail.com
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All parts buyers beware!

Posted by: Rusty Nov 26 2019, 09:37 PM

Thank you for reporting this.

I received the same PM for my classified WTB.

sonnhalterrobert is now banned.

Posted by: stevend914 Nov 26 2019, 11:03 PM

Glad I looked at this post, I also received the same pm for a part I am looking for, thanks

Posted by: TonyA Nov 27 2019, 05:56 AM

I e mailed the guy before I saw this. He sent me a picture for the wrong part I was looking for.... what an idiot. He is not even a smart crook. Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by: roblav1 Nov 27 2019, 06:03 AM

Sent to me too.

Posted by: rcarson25 Nov 27 2019, 06:05 AM

QUOTE(TonyA @ Nov 27 2019, 05:56 AM) *

I e mailed the guy before I saw this. He sent me a picture for the wrong part I was looking for.... what an idiot. He is not even a smart crook. Thanks for the heads up.


I received one of these PMs as well. Between this and the fake Fuchs it seems like these scammers are trying everything on these boards his week!

Posted by: Rusty Nov 27 2019, 09:32 AM

I'm going to nail this. If you get a PM like this, odds are it's a scam. Please report it to the admin team.

Posted by: JKW Nov 27 2019, 05:46 PM

QUOTE(Rusty @ Nov 27 2019, 07:32 AM) *

I'm going to nail this. If you get a PM like this, odds are it's a scam. Please report it to the admin team.


I received two of these PMs with the email yesterday and today.

Jon

Posted by: 9144me2enjoy Nov 27 2019, 11:55 PM

FRAUD/SCAM ALERT: I see where these people were already mentioned today by 914 7T3 but i will add to it. Be aware of new member sonnhalterrobert who will send you an email directing you to contact a Matthew in Missouri who has parts your looking for. You will be directed to email address matthewsalazar376@gmail.com. This is a major scam ring who will do whatever it takes to get you to transfer your money through Cash Ap or Bank to Bank Wire, PAyPal or whatever your gelable for. Matthew is working with his associate Karen Salazar using her information for payment. Any questions contact me.

Posted by: johnlips Nov 28 2019, 03:14 PM

I received the same email regarding the 914-6 snorkel and airbox I’m looking for. Been emailing with the guy. Matthew Salazar. Sounded fishy. Glad I looked on the forum.

Posted by: johnlips Nov 28 2019, 03:28 PM

QUOTE(johnlips @ Nov 28 2019, 01:14 PM) *

I received the same email regarding the 914-6 snorkel and airbox I’m looking for. Been emailing with the guy. Matthew Salazar. Sounded fishy. Glad I looked on the forum.


Here’s the email thread...
Yes, I do. I've taken the page down since you and other guy on the forum as been talking to me about the parts

Thanks Matthew

14840 state route b lot 27
St James, Missouri
65559


On Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 8:46 PM John Lipscomb <johnlips@aol.com> wrote:
Before I send any money, do you have any bonafides?

Are you established on the 914 world website?

Free to chat on the phone perhaps?

Not meant to offend but I’d rather not send money blindly.

I do not have the cash app, I have Venmo and Paypal.

Best,
John


On Nov 28, 2019, at 11:11 AM, Matthew Salazar <matthewsalazar376@gmail.com> wrote:

Cashapp is okay.. $Cnk202 is my cashapp username

Thanks Matthew

14840 state route b lot 27
St James, Missouri
65559

Posted by: zprovo Jan 19 2021, 01:24 PM

I nearly fell for a PM from: Peterbill614
thanks to Paypal for stopping me.

Posted by: ThePaintedMan Feb 1 2021, 02:19 PM

Got the same one from Peterbill. SCAM!

Posted by: 914werke Feb 23 2021, 01:19 PM

Got one today from a user on the Bird! Directing me to a 3rd .gmail address.
Its getting crazy~

Posted by: mepstein Feb 23 2021, 01:33 PM

They figure guys who own Porsche's have money.

Posted by: SirAndy Mar 22 2021, 12:34 PM

Got another one today.

DO NOT send any emails to robertkyln@aol.com it's a SCAM ...
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Posted by: MM1 Mar 22 2021, 01:17 PM

Thank you, Sir.

Posted by: Cairo94507 Apr 11 2021, 07:12 AM

Man, I posted a WTB over on the Pelican for a 911 engine part and have received 2 scammers trying to get me to send them cash via "cashapp" or PayPal. Both were people who joined the day they replied to me. Both replies were weird, like "I have the part".

One dude had a criminal record and sent me his photo along with an expired OH driver's license. The addresses he sent were shady too. He initially wanted $150 plus shipping and then came down to $25 shipped.... yeah, scammer.

I did not fall for either of these douche bags.

Just be careful when buying or selling parts guys. We all work hard for our hobby and do not need to be giving money to these scammer douche bags who should be dealt with severely.

Posted by: 930cabman Apr 12 2021, 10:10 AM

As a rule of thumb would it be safe to say "anyone less than 50 posts" Red Flag?

thank you

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