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WARNING!! Classifieds Scammer

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  1. NikatKimber

    NikatKimber Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Warning to all classifieds users!!

    There has been a scammer active here at OSA. This person is also active at various other forums and online media.

    The scammer has operated under at least two names here:
    “MrSurplus90”
    “caliberluke1911”

    Verify reality of item and seller before sending funds!

    Some rules to help identify:

    Demand to meet in person, or at minimum, see video of specific details on live call if possible. Scammers will not want to meet you in person. Most scammers don’t possess the item in question.

    Do not send funds via sources that cannot be traced, tracked, or reversed. Require funds be sent via money orders or some sort of credit card transfer (standard PayPal or such). Do not use PayPal “gift” as this cannot be contested.

    Know what you’re buying. “Too good to be true” is a thing. If you have a question, search for images and see if it’s been posted elsewhere.

    I hate to say it, but BE CYNICAL!!
     
  2. Catt57

    Catt57 Gill-Gun Guru

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    And this is why I dislike the current open door policy of the classifieds....
     
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    Buyer beware! We know of two established members (so far) here on OSA who fell prey to this criminal in the last few days before we became aware of his thieving ways and banned him and deleted his posts. Please be careful when buying an item from the classifieds. Deal with those who you can trust. Check the sellers feedback! An established track record of good transactions here on OSA is a good sign, an established identity is another. Just be careful.
     
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    I knew the price on that 13-3 was too good to be true.
     
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    If anyone here has had any communication with the Scammer identified in the above, please PM me. I am attempting to gather as much info as I can with regards to phone numbers, PayPal info, email address, etc on this guy in the hopes we can help prevent him from ripping off anybody else.
     
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    Dang. I texted him a few times, but got suspicious. I eventually deleted number.
    Sorry.
     
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    Wow, someone here asking for money to be sent without an item being exchanged? Eh, that'd be a big ol' NOPE from me.

    I've had great interactions with tons of members here... I think I have a few feedback, but probably more than double or triple that number of actual transactions.
     
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    That’s the deal for many here, “deal with established members”. There’s a lot of folks here I have not met in person, but I know of them enough through their participation and discussions to feel comfortable in doing so. Feedback is important!


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    well kind sir, seeing that I am a very established member here known for my high ownership of value I would kindly ask for a hamburger today. In return I’ll be glad to pay you next Tuesday.
     
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    Wimpy? LOL

    Thanks for the heads up on the arshole.
     
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