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    Posted: 26 Apr 2022 at 10:04am
Hello

I post a WTB and one member without any track contact me for sale, it's Smartcollector. He give me an email about one friend Tony winter (tonywinter956@gmail.com) for buy it, after some of question I understood it's a stoler, so stop the transaction. He asked me to send a paypal at this email: josephmuumo@yahoo.com.

So be carfeull.

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I suggest you contact one of the mods and explain what happened. I imagine any member found to be up to no good, will get banned. I would hope so, anyway. I would only ever deal with known, long time members with good feedback, or newer members that can provide feedback from elsewhere.

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I believe I had the same type of PM to one of my WTB groups too, the same names sound familiar but the PM has since been deleted.
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Their account now looks to be suspended, so a quick response.
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Its a shame, Don't get too many so we are fairly lucky I suppose.

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I too had the PM from them about a 21" TV. I messaged the person in the e-mail and they replied. I didn't get the feeling anything was wrong though. They didn't have the tube I was looking for so didn't go ahead.
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This Tony Winter must have some collection, same PM about my wants. chancing git 
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I had a message same re Saturn Stick wanted... saw new member... asked if this Tony was on here as a precautionary and didnt hear back so left it at that. Did seem suss.
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When did you get your messages?

I received two near identical PM's from Smartcollector on the 22nd. 

Looking at the PM and user profile there were too many red flags. 0 post member, location 'Machester', strange formatting in the PM, asking to email someone who's name didn't match their profile name etc.

I PM'd Hurray Banana about it on the 22nd and he removed him on the 23rd.
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Originally posted by FrancoB FrancoB wrote:

When did you get your messages?

I received two near identical PM's from Smartcollector on the 22nd. 

Looking at the PM and user profile there were too many red flags. 0 post member, location 'Machester', strange formatting in the PM, asking to email someone who's name didn't match their profile name etc.

I PM'd Hurray Banana about it on the 22nd and he removed him on the 23rd.

I received two, one on the 21st and the other on the 22nd.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thegreathopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Apr 2022 at 6:21pm
Also sent me a PM to say he had a Nanao chassis that I put up a wanted add for.

He said his mate had the chassis, I ignored it as he had zero posts.
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Yep i just got scammed by tonywinter956@gmail.com for a viewlix speaker bit silly really, i too had a private PM saying a friend has one for sale.
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These guys probably need reporting to the police.
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Originally posted by fraggore fraggore wrote:

Yep i just got scammed by tonywinter956@gmail.com for a viewlix speaker bit silly really, i too had a private PM saying a friend has one for sale.

Ah nightmare. I suppose the only way out is to not use friends and family but then it costs more ! Every now and then I purchase from people I dont realy know and are always nervous. 

As far as the calling the police I would like to think they would help , but i doubt it. Maybe they will help as much as when my shed was broken into and I lost £500 worth of tools, they came out 2 weeks after it happened and gave me some great advise "Maybe get a stronger lock ?? " - They are useless unless they catch you speeding or committing some crime that takes no effort to catch. Sorry if you are with the police but I hold NO faith in them !

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P.S These people want shooting in the head.


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It is a bit odd. Unless there's some very clever bots out there, it involves someone manually going through the Wanteds, scamming people for relatively low-value items (which'll will never work for long).
I would wager it's someone many continents away. Their Paypal needs killing, at-least.
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trying to report it paypal now but there dont seem to be a way to doing might it from the webpage might ring them.

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I would still log a crime incident and then share that to PayPal. At the very least it will put some kind of heat on the scammers since you have some of their details that could be traceable.
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yep uk police wont care.
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Fraggore - did 'Smartcollector' PM you on here, or did the scammer contact you another way?
http://www.philwip.com -sibling 'fix-off' (I’m losing by miles).
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Paypal will have no sympathy as there answer will be "Why did you use Friends and family" its a harsh world. I hope you didnt loose to much mate !

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