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Old 04-13-2014, 12:35 AM   #1
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Beware of Scammers in the WTB section. Just a warning. Please read

scammers in the WTB section beware. i posted a WTB for an mtech1 wing.

he asks me to email him, so i do






he then sends me this e-mail with photos (e-mail seems fishy so i google image search the photos)







I find his photos that he sent me in a bimmerforums thread from 2008
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...er-E30-E28-E24
so i reply with this


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Old 04-13-2014, 06:10 AM   #2
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Yeah, same thing happened to me on my choth seat post. Some newbie with 0 post sends me a pm telling me to contact someone else. You contact the guy and he says he has what your looking for an incredible price, but only take monygram....
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:27 AM   #3
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lol wow this same dude just messaged me.. It seemed a little weird nonetheless.. Now I know not to buy,, thanks man!
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:01 AM   #4
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This is happening on the BMW2002faq forum as well.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:08 AM   #5
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:33 PM   #6
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lol wow this same dude just messaged me.. It seemed a little weird nonetheless.. Now I know not to buy,, thanks man!
Awesome. This is why I made this thread, just in case he was trying to scam anybody else

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Old 04-14-2014, 05:14 AM   #7
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Nicely done. It pays to be a little skeptical and careful. I have had great luck on both r3v and craigs list buying and selling, but you do have to pay attention. It is a shame that the scammers have found r3v. There is a lot of trust here in the car hobby, lets all work together just like moreoff's post to identify the crooks when they show up.

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Old 04-14-2014, 02:45 PM   #8
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Nice work, indeed!! Wtf is money gram, anyway?
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:21 PM   #9
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:21 AM   #10
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Nice work, indeed!! Wtf is money gram, anyway?
i think it's like western union or something, but without the physical stores
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:07 PM   #11
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i contacted r3vlimited about that user. he tried selling me a hardtop. but said he couldnt call me, i couldnt pick it up and he would only take money order. OH and the pictures of the hardtop were one from an old post on here. total scam. Beware of st0neage.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:50 PM   #12
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Was just emailed by jackrami451@gmail.com about my wtb ad. 100% percent a scam attempt.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:40 PM   #13
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was just emailed by jackrami451@gmail.com about my wtb ad. 100% percent a scam attempt.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:24 PM   #14
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Ive had a similar scam attempt. Different email address (steveparkr895@gmail.com), but exact same message. I asked for another picture because the one he showed me was unclear. And he said that was the best he could get lol.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:17 PM   #15
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I've been hit with this three different times in the last 2 months
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