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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a scam??

I had a couple want to by adds listed.
I was sent a private message that told me a guy had the items his name is mark
and they gave an email.

I sent an email then noticed the member had just joined today and had no other posts.

I think someone is now gonna sell my email info or what??

what is the point of this scam?

sorry it is not a scam just hard to believe the person knows someone who just happened to have both items I'm looking for?

Has this happened to anyone else?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 08:05 PM
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I had 6 messages from him as well same thing thinking it's a scam of some sort.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 08:12 PM
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Just got a message from him too. In response to something I had been looking for months ago. Might be an attempt to get a few one time payments for stuff. Or to send spam mail back to your email maybe?
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If it looks like a scam, then it is a scam.

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What is the Username?
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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I should have looked at the posts....0
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 08:48 PM
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Intersting. I just got this from him.

"Airflow Compact Scandi 480
I think i saw a guy called Mark posted a Airflow Compact Scandi 480 for sale. Here is his email. [email protected] He's in Missouri.."
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I also received a PM from this user today about an item I was seeking.

fish are friends
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 08:58 PM
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Definitely a scam. Some thing going on at WFF:

https://www.washingtonflyfishing.com...hreads/152743/
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 09:19 PM
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I did my own investigating .... email was fishy, so was IP Addresses.
This was all on top of the posts made here.

Out of all the members that said they received PM's, only one member reported the scam.
If something seems to be "not the norm", please report it so the Moderators can investigate right away
The Moderators and Admins get a notification right away and things happen faster

The user has now been banned and the IP Addresses and email has been sent to the "Spammer List".

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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 10:57 PM
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Scam

The guy is working WFF as well. I heard from him this morning.
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"ISO $1,000,000"

now we wait....
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I got one as well. Did he actually manually scan for all the WTB and then customized all those messages? Wow. that's a lot of work if so...otherwise the guy has some automated software to target and create emails

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I did my own investigating .... email was fishy, so was IP Addresses.
This was all on top of the posts made here.

Out of all the members that said they received PM's, only one member reported the scam.
If something seems to be "not the norm", please report it so the Moderators can investigate right away
The Moderators and Admins get a notification right away and things happen faster

The user has now been banned and the IP Addresses and email has been sent to the "Spammer List".

Bye-Bye Reese32


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The “just joined today” observation from the OP might be a giveaway that perhaps even PMs should have an entry threshold of some kind, just like for posting a classified. Just an idea.

Otherwise if it is a bot the exact same thing will happen again, and it will not even require much extra work on their end. Sounds like this one might have been relatively successful, so expect the basic phishing idea to get recycled.

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