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guy sajer 12-09-2015 10:11 PM

EVERYONE PLEASE READ: PM Scam Alert
 
If you received a pm from member name "arpuff" do not reply . He has been banned on several forums for sending pm's trying to separate members from their money offering to sell them whatever item they have recently posted in the forum WTB classifieds .

Quote:

Hi,

I can help you out with a lead. Please contact Bob on [email protected] regarding your request. He is located in Sacramento , CA 93011 and the last time i talked to him, he had for sale. I purchased items from him in the past and they arrived in TOP condition. His cell 916-292-6139.

Thanks
Here's the message he used on another firearm forum .
Quote:

Hi,

I can help you out with a lead. Please contact Mike on [email protected] regarding your request. He is located in Sacramento , CA 93011 and the last time i talked to him, he had for sale. I purchased items from him in the past and they arrived in TOP condition. His cell 916-292-6139

Thanks

Tim Burke 10-12-2019 08:19 AM

If you get a reply on a WTB thread with a lead from a member whose only posts are leads on WTB threads, be very suspicious. That's a scammer MO.

dsk 01-13-2020 08:23 PM

Just an update guys, but there are numerous people attempting this very type of scam via PM's on gun, car, and other hobby forums everywhere. These scumbags are likely from overseas and they all use the same trick like what you see above. They claim to know somebody who has exactly what you're looking for, and once you're hooked they either want your credit card info or they try to get you to pay using Bitcoin.

Caveat emptor!


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