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hitech



Joined: 13 Aug 2000
Posts: 81

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:12 am    Post subject: Scammer- wphilip538@gmail Reply with quote

Donít respond to the following person on the windsurf ads. He is the typical scammer but comes across legit on first iWindsurf response asking for price and pictures. I responded and the second response comes across as always- non typical payment method...somebody will pick up...
Just a warning
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dcharlton



Joined: 24 Apr 2002
Posts: 399

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sooooo, you're telling me I shouldn't have escrowed the fund transfer through the imprisoned Nigerian prince???

$%^&!!!!

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wsatl



Joined: 30 Sep 2014
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When they are trying to scam the small world of windsurfing, business must be on hard times.
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NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
Posts: 1356

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First question I ask is where do you use the"item"
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dcharlton



Joined: 24 Apr 2002
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

second question: 'is it still available'?
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alakghosh



Joined: 13 Nov 2005
Posts: 84
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same reaction as you when I first encountered this on iW. Scammers are fishing for victims across all the public classified sites on the internet. Itís standard behavior now and should be expected. I ignore any and all replies that arenít customized and legit looking inquiries about the item. Donít reply at all. Else you just end up providing them yet another verified e-mail address to spam in the future.
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
Posts: 20051

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The vast majority of phone calls and a lot of emails to my home are scammers. We've gotten up to four scam calls during one meal. Scammers are paid by the call, not by a commission. I can't ignore calls completely because most of the rest are from my medical providers, and Caller ID is useless. NO ONE except my wife gets my cell phone number legitimately. I assume everyone has the same problem, so why should the internet be any different?

Rule #1: If it sounds like a great deal, it's a scam.
Rule #2: Cashier's checks are forged all the time.
Rule #3: Don't give them ANY information.
Rule #4: Don't hand the phone to my wife. A phone in her hands is a 12 gauge with a hair trigger.
Rule (actually a question) #5: Why is my wife within 6 feet of you?
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