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WARNING!! Classifieds Scammer

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by NikatKimber, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. NikatKimber

    NikatKimber Moderator Staff Member

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    Warning to all classifieds users!!

    There has been a scammer active here at OSA. This person is also active at various other forums and online media.

    The scammer has operated under at least two names here:
    “MrSurplus90”
    “caliberluke1911”

    Verify reality of item and seller before sending funds!

    Some rules to help identify:

    Demand to meet in person, or at minimum, see video of specific details on live call if possible. Scammers will not want to meet you in person. Most scammers don’t possess the item in question.

    Do not send funds via sources that cannot be traced, tracked, or reversed. Require funds be sent via money orders or some sort of credit card transfer (standard PayPal or such). Do not use PayPal “gift” as this cannot be contested.

    Know what you’re buying. “Too good to be true” is a thing. If you have a question, search for images and see if it’s been posted elsewhere.

    I hate to say it, but BE CYNICAL!!
     
  2. sturgisrun

    sturgisrun Remember Flight 93

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    Thanx for HeadsUp . . .Seems like this would NOT be a good site to RipOff folks...Just sayn'
     
  3. druryj

    druryj Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Buyer beware! We know of two established members (so far) here on OSA who fell prey to this criminal in the last few days before we became aware of his thieving ways and banned him and deleted his posts. Please be careful when buying an item from the classifieds. Deal with those who you can trust. Check the sellers feedback! An established track record of good transactions here on OSA is a good sign, an established identity is another. Just be careful.
     
  4. Moparman485

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    Oh Jeepers. I had messaged him on something, but he stopped responding. I guess I got lucky! Hate to hear that other members hadn’t been so lucky!
     
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    I had an interaction with this guy.

    Started smelling a rat pretty quick.

    At least I believe it was him.
     
  6. O4L

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    What kind of wares was this dude pedaling?
     
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    Appreciate the heads up guys...........It certainly smelled to me!
     
  8. druryj

    druryj Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Firearms. Mythical ones.


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    Face to to face!!
     
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    Watch out on Armslist as well. There's been am influx of posts recently that are too good to be true. Same scam. Not sure if it's the same person
     
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