- Local time
- 5:29 PM
- Feb 5, 2021
- Reaction score
- State of Jefferson
That was the red flag that got my attention. When I asked him why he had zero posts and zero reaction and had been a member since '09 he vanished. The crazy part is it was a $30 item but I guess $30+ $30+$30 eventually ads up.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.
I have no use for scammers, I used to have a neighbor 20 years ago who was in his 80's at the time, he was ripped off a couple of times by fake contractors who would go door to door selling their services. He would give them 20% up front and then they would vanish. He should of learned the first time but he wanted so bad to believe in people. It also could have been a generational thing where a handshake/word was your bond (I still live by this).