These guys are across the E body forums even heavier.
We do what we can to protect FBBO members, but in instances like this we cannot do a lot without your help. If you get a PM from someone like described above, let a staff member know right away and we will look into the member.
I'll open up the tab and monitor reported activity.
I'd see if admin could be of help.I think I got had last week as one of 'the members' here sent me a pm stating he knew a guy who had some parts, etc etc, gave me his email address on a pm. So...I contatcted this fella who had the part (big surprise here)! All was good $100 but not PP, ZELL (another form of internet payment). Paid, emailed him a screenshot as requested, etc. Came back here to find that PM and it's mysteriously vanished, like I never got one! did I check the senders credits or likes/knowns/etc? NO, I did not so he could have been a new member and disappeared, I couldn't find a trace! Over a week later and a couple of emails to 'the seller' and presto, nothing! Smells like I got ripped for a C-note! BEWARE of the different scammer tactics!!! I'm pretty careful about all the crap that floats around and have done hundreds of buying and selling on-line transactions but it only takes one scammer to open your eyes to new tricks!
Member since 2009 and zero reaction score plus a zero message count...... equals a bad omen for any exchange.
It’s sad when hearing of people getting scammed, some losing all the cash they had, notably the elderly who aren’t thinking straight or no longer can.Member since 2009 and zero reaction score plus a zero message count...... equals a bad omen for any exchange.
There are signs that can help, but members need to be aware enough to not get sucked in. Easy to say, but when I look at what the scammers are doing, there is nearly always a 'tell' in there somewhere. Whether it be as above with zero counts, a weird userID, or just signed up magically that day.
As far as Admin being able to help @Ron H , yes, they are helping by pointing out to be careful, and you can see examples of the scammer activity here anyway.
Making people aware of the dirty pool the scum of the Earth play is a big part of helping you guys.
Remember, if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is not a good idea to get involved.