WTB Beware of Scammers

Longbow42

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A couple weeks back, I posted a WTB for a Zeiss Duralyt scope on here. Someone reached out through my Email and said they had one to sell for $500, Postal MO only which should have alerted me. They sent me pics that they copied from a member's post on here who had the scope listed a couple years back. After a week of them receiving MO, they stopped responding to me. Person's name was Cristin Vaden in 5649 Grindstone Loop, Wesley Chappel, FL. I plan to file reports with USPS and Police. Please beware!
 

WoodBow

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Sucks that happened to you but that is the exact SOP of a scammer. Never ever send a money order to a stranger. Use multiple methods to verify that they have the item in their possession and then only pay with paypal goods and services so your money is protected. The 3% is real cheap peace of mind.
 

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Also, almost every person here who gets scammed got it from posting a WTB ad.
 

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I think people who post WTB ads need to state they will only pay via PayPal G&S. I think that will alleviate a lot of scammers. There are many things I WTB on these forums but with all the scamming going on, I will just wait until something I want pops up.
 

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Trying not to sound like a Richard but, how many times can you hear the same old wtb sob story? People are far too naive with their hard earned cash.
 

Ryan Avery

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Trying not to sound like a Richard but, how many times can you hear the same old wtb sob story? People are far too naive with their hard earned cash.

Can’t fix stupid! It’s like changing a PW. Far to complex for some.


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I think people who post WTB ads need to state they will only pay via PayPal G&S. I think that will alleviate a lot of scammers. There are many things I WTB on these forums but with all the scamming going on, I will just wait until something I want pops up.

I stick with itunes gift cards from 7-11, kindly.


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