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EVERYONE HERE NEEDS TO READ THIS Scammers and your personal information on the site!

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There have been a large surge of spammer/scam reports lately on forums. Protect yourself by not falling for their crap. If you see something that doesn't look or sound right, hit the report button. You will find it on the bottom of every post or PM. It is much easier for us to remove all traces of a scammer through a report than if you just post in a general forum. A lot of these scams follow parts wanted threads were the seller/scammer has a relative that is trying to unload some parts after the death of her husband. (or the like) Don't buy parts through a 3rd. party just to be safe.

IN REVIEW: 1) If you see something that doesn't look right and may be a scammer. HIT THE REPORT BUTTON. (And not the report button on this post but the report button on the page the spammer posted)

2) DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, POST YOUR PHONE NUMBER, E MAIL ADDRESS, PAY PAL INFORMATION OR THE LIKE DIRECTLY ON A POST.
SEND IT THROUGH A PERSONAL MESSAGE ONLY TO A REGULAR MEMBER WITH SOME HISTORY HERE. GOLD MEMBER OR NOT!
 
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Here is a note from Joey as well

"yeah, scammers have been very busy all over the web lately. We catch many but a few slip by. Be careful, mainly with wanted to buy ads. They’ll send a pm and tell you they know someone who has the part and to call that person. Don’t. Almost always this person no posts and will just pm out of the blue."
 
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Thanks for the message.
It is very tempting to respond when a project is on hold waiting for one part.
These scammers know this.
 
It's happening with more frequency. Suspicious post or message? Just hit the report button!
 
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