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Just been contacted by Mmark giving the e-mail address of [email protected] I know he/she has been barred from the group but they are bound to pop up again and steal money from the unwary. It was so obvious that this person was a scammer but you need to be careful !!

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The easy way to spot a scammer is to compare any pictures they send you on google compare and it will list all the same pictures and where they were first listed … Its a really valuable tool to make sure you do not get robbed! So insist on a picture and use the google tool … you will be glad you did !

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They will certainly come back with a different identity … but use the compare picture function on google when you insist and receive a photo of your desired part from them. This will show whether the person has used a previous part photo of which there are millions on the internet … google will do the work for you so just insist on a photo of the part you are offered!

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I bet if you did a photo compare on google you would be surpised with the results … did you loose any money to him/her?

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Thanks for the Heads-Up there Andrew, a new thread has been made to allow the BB Community members to alert us about scammers like you did !!

Zap and they are gone - we ban the IP addresses so they don't return under another name

Mille grazie mi amici

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We no longer have the tools we need to keep this sort of thing from happening. With the old software, we had things set such that new members could not message another member until they had ten posts. We also set it so that you had to wait for three minutes between posts. Although this was inconvenient for some of us, it was a great deterrent to scammers.

So, for now, please be alert and report anything you feel is suspicious. The moderators have some tools to their disposal to look for potential scammers.
 

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He contacted folks through private message. Flags are no posts, but conveniently has just the part you need. The other flags are to send money by Western Union or moneygram.
…. And that way you cannot get your money back through Paypal …. I hate these people and they are parasites (with a small P!)
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You all work hard and pay dearly for your passion so let us protect ourselves … If the seller is genuine he/she will be more than happy to post you a picture !!

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