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#17260367 05/18/22
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Hey guys I posted a want to buy in the classifieds
And got a couple texts and they just didn’t seem right
Not sure if outsiders are combing ads to find suckers
Or what’s going on

It seems like the magic question is what’s your name on the fire?
That halts progress asap
Never had this issue here before

Just a heads up
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Thanks for the tip

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Originally Posted by dejr2000
Thanks for the tip
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Maybe one was INKK? Had him hit me up a couple hours after posting "WTB fieldcraft"-he has a NIB .308 he'd sell ya for $1200...he even has pics of the gun. Asked for a pic of the bolt face and the SOB sent one of those as well. BUT... work has him tied up from here to the end of time so much he can't make any phone calls or accept calls. His text msgs are pretty choppy as well. But if you want a hella good deal on a fieldcraft feel free to reach out to him wink

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How'd they get your number to send you a text ?

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As good as most folks are here I’d still be leery of posting my phone number for general consumption. just sayin


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Originally Posted by splattermatic
How'd they get your number to send you a text ?


I asked for a number to text him.

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I got popped for $1300 trying to buy a kimber select grade a few months ago. I asked him to put a piece of paper with the date and my “fire” handle on the gun and send me a picture. H sent me the picture. He also sent me his ffl and his id. Claimed to be a Tennessee LEO. I thought that was good enough and sent him the $. No gun showed. It was a photoshopped picture and the LEO in TN had his identity stolen. It was a terrible feeling. X10 on getting them to id themselves on the forum.

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Never post any personal contact information on a public worldwide forum for any person on earth to contact you.

If you make a deal over the internet, be sure to call, CALL the person you will be dealing with. Ask them QUESTIONS about what they are selling.


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Thanks for the heads up

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Use “Looking for” or “in search of”

Scammers key in on WTB

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Originally Posted by Rodney482
Use “Looking for” or “in search of”

Scammers key in on WTB

Good tip, Thanks.

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Thanks for the heads up,
I was scammed on here about 2 years ago on a Tikka 7mm Mag. Not a good feeling and hope that nobody else has to go thru that.


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Originally Posted by SRPI89
I asked him to put a piece of paper with the date and my “fire” handle on the gun and send me a picture. H sent me the picture..... It was a photoshopped picture and the LEO in TN had his identity stolen. It was a terrible feeling. X10 on getting them to id themselves on the forum.


I knew the paper in picture could be faked pretty easily and it's getting harder to figure it out as these scum bags get better and more bold in their scams. I'm sorry you're out $1300, but hopefully that TN LEO has a hard-on for this scum bag and finds him and takes out some work frustration on him.

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Originally Posted by Timbermaster
Never post any personal contact information on a public worldwide forum for any person on earth to contact you.
I, literally, cringe every time I see someone do this.


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Originally Posted by Rodney482
Use “Looking for” or “in search of”

Scammers key in on WTB

That is a good suggestion

I use:

"Do any of you knuckleheads have..........?"


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Anyone that would try to scam Hank needs an asswhooping.


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Originally Posted by Timbermaster
Never post any personal contact information on a public worldwide forum for any person on earth to contact you.

If you make a deal over the internet, be sure to call, CALL the person you will be dealing with. Ask them QUESTIONS about what they are selling.
This. Had one guy shut up when I asked about a phone call. His pics were photoshopped. I too asked for a card w date and username next to pistol, photoshopped.

I asked for a very specific pic of pistol and no reply again.

Easy to figure em out.


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I’m sorry some of you all lost money.

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Not just the money but I'd like revenge. Thanks for the tip.

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