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> FYI - PM Scam Alert, Don't be as stupid as I was!
aggiezig
post Jan 13 2020, 09:57 PM
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SCAM ALERT

Posting this for the world's general knowledge and so no one else is as stupid as I was. I had posted a WTB for some rear late calipers on the classifieds and received a PM from a member saying:

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Check out Chris in PA via Hollychris1972 @ gmail.com,he has a set of cores, late rear calipers he wants to part with.


Like the idiot that I am, I did not even notice the username of the sender was "Im_a_scammer_2". Let's attribute that to the fact that I was viewing on my phone and distracted at the time.

Long story short, I email "Chris", exchange a few texts with 707-861-0828 about the condition of the item, send a venmo for $120 and never hear back. After a bit, I got a funny feeling and decided to search his email address which is all over other forums as a known scammer.

So, now not only am I out my money, but I also feel like a huge idiot. Posting this as a big FYI for the forum so that no one else falls victim to the same trap that I did. It's very sad to me that this is what today's world has come down to...
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post Jan 13 2020, 10:07 PM
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Please forgive me, I'm new to all of this!
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This scam first surfaced in late November on the World. Sorry they got you. Everybody be careful out there.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=341951
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