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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Fraud Warning: Scammers offering parts via PM system Reply with quote

For anyone looking for parts for sale, please be alert to scammer who send you a PM offering you parts for sale.

These would be via members who have no posts to their name and example messages are the following.

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Please contact Brad on gitbradley047@gmail.com regarding your request . He gave me a great deal when i purchased from him. Fast shipping and trusted. Located in Charlotte, NC 28230 USA.


Any deal offered would be very low and below the market price however payment would be requested via a Bank Transfer, which can not be refunded.

THIS IS A SCAM

Should you be approached by PM from a user with zero posts, then cease all contact, do not send any money and contact site admin '911uk' so that we can block the user.

Members should always conduct necessary due diligence on any parts sale, especially with any transaction outside the UK, paying only with a recognised 'refundable' payment method

The same buyer fraud protection applies, especially in terms of the payment method, avoid western union, money granm and a bank transfer.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject: Scam private msg. received Reply with quote

Having placed a wanted request for some hard back sports seats, I received the following private msg. today from a member called vcat -

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Please contact Brad on gitbradley047@gmail.com regarding your request . He gave me a great deal when i purchased from him. Fast shipping and trusted. Located in Charlotte, NC 28230 USA."

An obvious scam that I think I saw others receiving recently, albeit using a different name.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes this is indeed a scam and there is a thread already running on it, the 911UK administrators are also aware of it so everyone needs to be vigilant !

Thanks for the reminder !
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree a scam , I would suggest anyone looking to buy on here from an overseas member or someone with very few posts should PM one of the Mods to see if the member is known and trusted before parting with cash. Thumb Thumb I have brought quite a lot from members on here with no issues as 99.9% are genuine decent people. Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got one as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe we should start giving them the run around asking loads of questions about the items until they move on to another site
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about...

"I have some friends in NC - can they come around to take a look?" and "will they need to take the gun rack out of their truck to get the seats in...?"
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
How about...

"I have some friends in NC - can they come around to take a look?" and "will they need to take the gun rack out of their truck to get the seats in...?"


Floor Floor Floor love it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can user receiving these message advise me of their username, so that we can take action against their accounts.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got the same from vcat
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep same from vcat
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some forums have a minimum post count before you can PM to stop this kind of thing...just an idea Dont know

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
Some forums have a minimum post count before you can PM to stop this kind of thing...just an idea Dont know

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