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C_smith
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I think I'm being scammed

Post by C_smith » Tue Jun 27, 2023 5:11 pm

Posted an ad for a Bosch front plate a week or so ago. I asked for communication by phone as I don't get in front for the computer so much. Got a text with several different pictures. One was the plate and distributor and misc. pieces. Communication has been by text and seems like english is not their 1st language. Sent a personal check for $50. over asking price to cover handling and shipping. Now they are asking for an additional $70. and they now want payment via Zelle. I checked the site and it sounds like it is prone to scammers. The sellers' mailing address is in Indianapolis ID. I checked the address via a search company and the sellers name does not show up. Address is for a multi-family apartment. Does this sound flakey or what. Oh, yah they don't answer the phone they are texting with. has anyone else encountered this?


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Re: I think I'm being scammed

Post by Scott_Conger » Tue Jun 27, 2023 10:52 pm

all but certain that you've been had

cut your losses and stop the check at the bank if it has not already been cashed
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Re: I think I'm being scammed

Post by ThreePedalTapDancer » Tue Jun 27, 2023 11:47 pm

Yes you have been scammed. Next time ask for a picture with the item as well as something you personally request written on paper next to the item.

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Re: I think I'm being scammed

Post by Oldav8tor » Mon Jun 03, 2024 1:19 pm

You can do a photo search on google. I'll do that if I suspect something is phoney. Scammers pick photos off the net and try to pass them off as their own.
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Re: I think I'm being scammed

Post by Mark Gregush » Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:03 am

Some of the scammers are really bad and need to up their game! LOL Know of one that the scammer was using the OPs own photo from the want ad and trying to sell it to them! :lol:
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :shock:

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