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Valued members, we are having a hard time keeping the spammers, scammers and con artists in check. If any one of you even sniff a little stench let the mod group know ASAP. Folks at this point I/we/mods would say unless you know the person or it is a known reputable business we suggest keeping all transactions to a "face to face " cash only basis. It is only a suggestion but buyer beware, we are being hammered constantly by these dirtbags.

We do not want to limit legit new contributing members with post counts but if any of you folks with some ideas on how we can help discourage these jokers please chime in.
 

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Lots of issues on sniper hide too. That did enable two factor authentication to help with stolen accounts. Not sure if that’s an option on here?
 

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Valued members, we are having a hard time keeping the spammers, scammers and con artists in check. If any one of you even sniff a little stench let the mod group know ASAP. Folks at this point I/we/mods would say unless you know the person or it is a known reputable business we suggest keeping all transactions to a "face to face " cash only basis. It is only a suggestion but buyer beware, we are being hammered constantly by these dirtbags.

We do not want to limit legit new contributing members with post counts but if any of you folks with some ideas on how we can help discourage these jokers please chime in.
Are any of them identifying themselves in the new member section before scamming?

I wonder about these Commiefornia transplants with one post and no replies to their welcoming to the site from our members. Granted, some are for real but I see a lot are one and done. It makes me want a mandatory introduction with a Q and A.
 

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Are any of them identifying themselves in the new member section before scamming?

I wonder about these Commiefornia transplants with one post and no replies to their welcoming to the site from our members. Granted, some are for real but I see a lot are one and done. It makes me want a mandatory introduction with a Q and A.
They are trying every trick in the book...and a few new ones.
 

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If they are known scammers they are gone.

And yes some scammers have been welcomed by many in the new member introduction thread, but that just happens because we are so nice here.

Okies are known for being kind for the most part and unfortunately that draws scammers that are trying to take advantage of the good folks here.

Buyer beware!
 

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If they are known scammers they are gone.

And yes some scammers have been welcomed by many in the new member introduction thread, but that just happens because we are so nice here.

Okies are known for being kind for the most part and unfortunately that draws scammers that are trying to take advantage of the good folks here.

Buyer beware!
Anytime there’s money or valuable items changing hands, especially through an online forum open to the public, the scammers, spammers, and fake profiles are sure to follow. Just pay attention and learn to spot the red flags. And as established members with visible feedback ratings, keep it all on your terms. New members/sellers/potential buyers have to earn trust just like anyone else who has an online business or that sells anything through eBay or Amazon. There’s no way to truly get rid of them, but you can make them ineffective.
 

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