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    Swedewerks Survivor Cars SD Swede's Avatar
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    Scammer alert

    To Registry members (& moderator alert): This person responded to my WTB ad with the below message. I had not seen anything about him/her on our forum here, yet at least. However, it looked to me (even being an FNG myself) like scammer script all the way. New user, no other known posts here. But, on Pelican Parts he has been written about quite a bit, identifying him as an obvious scammer and has been banned. Obviously I'm not responding. Please beware....


    Originally Posted by richardz
    Great ! I can help with your Wanted Ad. You can send me a phone number to call and I will get back to you. E-mail me on pat963465@gmail.com

    Cheers,

    Patrick Watson
    Boston, United Kingdom
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    Pinstriped Early 911 Club #1

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD Swede View Post
    To Registry members (& moderator alert): This person responded to my WTB ad with the below message. I had not seen anything about him/her on our forum here, yet at least. However, it looked to me (even being an FNG myself) like scammer script all the way. New user, no other known posts here. But, on Pelican Parts he has been written about quite a bit, identifying him as an obvious scammer and has been banned. Obviously I'm not responding. Please beware....


    Originally Posted by richardz
    Great ! I can help with your Wanted Ad. You can send me a phone number to call and I will get back to you. E-mail me on pat963465@gmail.com

    Cheers,

    Patrick Watson
    Boston, United Kingdom
    he tried with me
    I'm looking for a 915 7:31 R&P on pelican, and his reply was exactly the same : Great ! I can help with your Wanted Ad. You can send me a phone number to call and I will get back to you. E-mail me on pat963465@gmail.com

    Lionel

    ____________________________________

    Hi Lionel,

    Thanks for writing. Great ! I have a brand new Porsche 915 Gearbox
    7:31 Ring & Pinion in excellent shape and condition, ready to mount
    on. I'm asking £400 GBP and I will be shipping via UPS or FedEx on a 3
    - 4 working days delivery and will accept payment via Money Gram as my
    PayPal is currently dormant. What's your complete shipping address?

    Many thanks again and regards,

    Patrick

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    Great ! I can help with your Wanted Ad. You can send me a phone number
    to call and I will get back to you.

    Cheers,

    Patrick Watson
    Boston, United Kingdom
    Help ... looking for a 911 S 72/73 project !!! PM please

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    od77 or od774138@gmail.com sent me the following message:

    Hi, I have the required item(s) as listed and you can let me know if you are in need of others. I can call or txt if you don't mind. What's your phone number? E-mail me on od774138@gmail.com

    Cheers,
    Oscar Davis
    United Kingdom
    1969 911T #3495
    Member #2793

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    uSERNAME: early911T

    WTB: Bosch MFI fuel pump suitable for 1972 911T
    We're currently parting out and clearing the garage with lots of original parts for sale. A number to call you is very important. You can e-mail me on jbuchanan468@gmail.com

    Cheers,

    James Buchanan
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    A fitting Alias for President's Day.

    Hopefully he has severe Gout too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 66S View Post
    Mdezeeuw, sold me fake Martini MOMO wheel set and takes no responsibility.
    You're supposed to be the Riff Raff Polizei...
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    Autoparts22.....................No posts but PMed me about a WTB I posted for 69 window crank.

    Are you still interested in the part?
    Please do contact me for more details
    Autoparts@gmx.us

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    Autoparts@gmx.us answered a WTB ad for a 65 steering wheel , no paypal only bank transfer or moneygram , suspicious
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    Scammer alert

    Scammers have been attacking our WTB ads. You need to be watchful and vigilant in terms of protecting your money and online identity...

    What To Do

    Know who you’re dealing with.

    Try to find a seller’s physical address (not just a P.O. Box) and phone number. With internet phone services and other web-based technologies, it’s tough to tell where someone is calling from. Do an internet search for the company name and website, and look for negative reviews. If you find them, you’ll have to decide if the offer is worth the risk. After all, it’s only a good deal if you actually get a product that works.

    Understand that wiring money is like sending cash.

    Con artists often insist that people wire money, especially overseas, because it’s nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace the money. Don’t wire money to strangers, to sellers who insist on wire transfers for payment, or to anyone who claims to be a relative or family friend in an emergency who wants to keep the request a secret.

    Read your monthly statements.

    Scammers steal account information and then run up charges or commit crimes in your name. Dishonest merchants bill you for monthly “membership fees” and other goods or services without your authorization. If you see charges you don’t recognize or didn’t okay, contact your bank, card issuer, or other creditor immediately.

    What Not To Do

    Don’t send money to someone you don’t know.

    Not an online seller you’ve never heard of — nor an online love interest who asks for money. It’s best to do business with sites you know and trust. If you buy items through an online auction, consider using an option that provides protection, like a credit card.

    If you think you’ve found a good deal, but you aren’t familiar with the company, do some research. Type the company or product name into your favorite search engine with terms like “review,” “complaint” or “scam.” See what comes up – on the first page of results as well as on the later pages.

    Never pay fees now for the promise of a big pay-off later — whether it’s for a loan, a job, or a so-called prize.

    Don’t agree to deposit a check and wire money back.

    No matter how convincing the story. By law, banks have to make funds from deposited checks available within days, but uncovering a fake check can take weeks. You’re responsible for the checks you deposit: If a check turns out to be a fake, you’re responsible for paying back the bank.

    Don’t reply to messages asking for personal or financial information.

    That goes whether the message comes as an email, a phone call, a text message, or an ad. Don’t click on links or call phone numbers included in the message, either. It’s called phishing. The crooks behind these messages are trying to trick you into revealing sensitive information. If you got a message like this and you are concerned about your account status, call the number on your credit or debit card — or your statement — and check on it.

    AND NEVER CLICK ON SUSPICIOUS LINKS

    Source: www.onguardonline.gov
    Peter Kane

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