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Old 06-28-2020, 09:39 PM
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RFC members...I have been on here over 10 years...best gun site on the net...
this just happened to me...i posted a want to buy ad for Anschutz rifle sights..
i got a PM from a JohnWill...who joined in JUNE2020...no posts & no feed back..he says that a fella in Texas has sights for sale & gives me a email...i contact this guy..
he sends me one pic...I ask for name, address & phone number....and the evasion starts....so I bailed out...smells bad... Just a fair warning...scammers lurking!!
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:42 PM
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He sent me a similar PM on a WTB ad I had for a scope. It looked very suspect. I deleted the PM.

Pretty confident he is running a scam.
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Old 06-28-2020, 11:57 PM
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No Posts and No Feedback = Scam... you have it right Gents.
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Old 06-29-2020, 12:31 AM
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Who is a administrator to take action ??

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No Posts and No Feedback = Scam... you have it right Gents.
I would like to have a scam alert dedicated thread that is easy to find....where these characters can be exposed quickly....how can that happen ???

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Old 06-30-2020, 02:26 PM
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I typically try to avoid anyone on the Trading Post that has 0 posts when buying anything. Especially if they don't have any feedback and are a new member. That seems to be a pretty common one around here. When someone posts a WTB ad and someone contacts them saying that they don't have the item that the person is looking for but they know someone who does it is almost definitely a scam.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:30 PM
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Appreciate the confirm on that...

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I typically try to avoid anyone on the Trading Post that has 0 posts when buying anything. Especially if they don't have any feedback and are a new member. That seems to be a pretty common one around here. When someone posts a WTB ad and someone contacts them saying that they don't have the item that the person is looking for but they know someone who does it is almost definitely a scam.
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Thanks...I just got caught a off guard...we have a great quality community of people here on RFC....folks who go out of their way to give and be helpful to fellow shooters...
Thanks to all.

Oh by the way I did get a solid lead from a solid RFC member on those Anschutz sights...so it worked out well.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:32 PM
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He sent me a similar PM on a WTB ad I had for a scope. It looked very suspect. I deleted the PM.

Pretty confident he is running a scam.
Thanks Two Barrels...confirm that...maybe we saved someone else on RFC from a scam.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:48 PM
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I typically try to avoid anyone on the Trading Post that has 0 posts when buying anything. Especially if they don't have any feedback and are a new member. That seems to be a pretty common one around here. When someone posts a WTB ad and someone contacts them saying that they don't have the item that the person is looking for but they know someone who does it is almost definitely a scam.
You would have to be a fool to deal with a new member on the buyer side.
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:12 PM
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I know this SAME sorta scam is running rampant on Calguns these days, and PROBABLY on a lotta boards these days. They never fail to pick up, during panic buying.
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