Administrators gav240z Posted March 21, 2022 Administrators Share Posted March 21, 2022 Hi folks, A few scammers are lurking in the background of the forums. What I've seen a few times now is someone (legitimate users) posts a wanted ad and these scammers will send you a PM saying they have the part and to contact such and such on a specific email. Here is an example: Quote Cut a deal with Hector Harris. He has a 240z engine crossmember for sale in excellent condition... You can reach him on his email firstname.lastname@example.org I don't think it's the same Hector from Fast and The Furious running spoon engines but I can't be sure. Anyway a few things to look for. 1. Saying they are based in the US. 2. No legitimate previous posts. So appearing under multiple new member profiles. 3. Often a completely different email to their username. 4. Sends you a PM telling you to email someone else. I'm sure these scummy bastards will try alternative approaches, but I'll see what can be done about preventing newbies from sending PMs. I hate to do that, since new members often need to send a PM after joining, but I don't want people to get scammed by these spinsters. Please continue to report any similar PMs or activity on the site that seems suss so I can look into it. I'm totally in the dark with the PM system so I don't see any of this. So reporting it is the most effective way for me to stamp it out. Stay safe and always deal via PayPal (which offers buyer protection) over say bank transfers or other money methods. Obviously dealing with people local in Australia and picking up items in person is best where possible. Regards, Gavin. Ponyo240z, KatoKid, JDM-TOY and 4 others 3 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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