Scam warning (edit by JimD - beware buying from new users)

JimD

Waiting for Godot...
Moderator
So... should I temp ban the user and see if he/she/it offers more details on their business practices? Let me know. It does seem unusual to try to conduct all deals thru IM.

The profile says Sas1 joined Saturday (6/22/2019), last seen yesterday (6/23/2019). Location: Denver.
 

JimD

Waiting for Godot...
Moderator
A little more info. Entered location is Denver, the registration IP says it is in Long Beach, California. He is telling people to email sonnhalterjon-at-gmail, but his registration email shows Lawrencekulpa01-at-gmail. In other words, lots of inconsistencies.
 

kmead

Old enough to know better
He scammed twincam69 for $100 for non existent door panels.

I would temp ban him and make folks aware.

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JimD

Waiting for Godot...
Moderator
Sas1 has been marked as a spammer. This is a permanent ban, I tried to preserve the IMs that were sent to other members, not sure if that works or not.
 

Dr.Jeff

True Classic
Thanks to those that spotted this and took action. I was not aware of it so very grateful for the input. Might even want to make an 'official' announcement where everyone will definitely see it? Not sure how, but perhaps something more obvious that this thread, like a system notice of some sort?

PayPal should be able to step in and recover the funds. But that may depend in part on the method of transfer. That's one reason why I'd rather pay for goods with a "purchase" transfer and not a "friends" transfer. I'll pay any fees to have that protection.
 

Tavalin

Michael Motorcycle
Yeah, I received a message that a Jon had a 1986 emissions plate. Seem suspect so I sent a list of questions to them and all they replied was “yes, we have it”.
No pics or answers to any of my questions or price.
Thanks for the heads up,
Mike

PS: Maybe law enforcement should get a anonymous tip about these scammers.
 

alfaman

Daily Driver
yes...contacted me a few days ago...if i had not already received the part i was looking for, i might have fell for it and contacted him
 

Dr.Jeff

True Classic
Usually the typical scams are pretty obvious, the ones trying to do the scamming are barley literate and the whole thing smells like rotten fish. So the generic rules about online security are more than adequate - even a little common sense is all that's needed. But now and then one comes along that is actually well done and could catch people off guard. And in these cases the general rules may not be enough to protect the innocent. I guess that is where we can help one another, like in this case, by warning the members of a hazard. The more apparent these warnings can be made the better. I am not very experienced with forums (beyond this one and one other), is there a common means on forums to get "urgent alerts" out to everyone?
 

Yves

True Classic
Today I received a PM from a new member "Kingsleyscott17" and ask me to contact an email address for the heater core... trolling guys!

There is the message I received:
I can help you out with a lead. Please contact Eliot on anordeliot@gmail.com regarding your request. He is located in Texas, and the last time I talked to him, he had Non AC Heater Core for sale.
I purchased items from him in the past and they arrived in TOP condition.


Beware.

Yves
 

ecohen2

True Classic
Oh I am so disappointed that he didn't contact me!! I love wasting scammers time and energy!! A couple of times I managed to convince a cold callers to quit their jobs and look for something else...
 
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