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Buyers BEWARE!!!!!!

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by lbshootin, Nov 30, 2011.

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  1. lbshootin

    lbshootin Active Member

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    I have a thread up to buy a set of MX10 O/U barrels...I recieved this email:

    From: "gerrymallow@bigstring.com" <gerrymallow@bigstring.com>
    To: lbshootin@yahoo.com
    Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 4:33 PM
    Subject: Re: MX10 O/U barrel forsale
    31.5" Long Type 4 S/N: 141305
    4 Notch Adjustable Rib
    Factory 18.7 bores stamped 1.710KG
    Bottom Barrel: Bore .738" - Choked .022"
    Top Barrel: Bore .738" - Choked .034"
    Top Line Ported on both barrels
    weight 1.640kg
    it cost $1200 and will shipp to your address ..
    attached are some pictures of the barrels ...
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    Problem is, that these barrels were sold by Matt Woodson on HIS tread, this guy even posted Matt's pictures from his ad...I sent a PM to Matt and he did NOT sell his barrels to this guy....

    Buyers BEWARE

    LarryB
     
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    This guy tried to sell me a Krieghoff full choke
     
  3. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Was it through a pm, or was it direct to your email? Sould allow contact through a pm only. Do not list your email in the thread. Jon
     
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    Thanks for the warning.
     
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    I got almost an EXACT copy of the email you got, but he told me he had the Seitz adj rib barrel I am looking for. He used my email and asked my location. Ironically, I post my location with each post. I asked him for photos and a list of modifications made to the barrel, if any.

    I feel pretty safe in saying the guy is a scam artist. And, for this forum, he is too d++n formal & polite. <:) !!

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
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    More. He sent me a single photo that's so small, I can't see any detail. The barrel looks like a fixed rib barrel, not an adj rib. I've asked for more info and photos.

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
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    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    So what is his sing on name here?
     
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    Post your email or not, its your choice. Email is a little easier than PM for me, but I will use both if necessary. Use common sense when responding to email solicitations, and you'll be fine. Don't use western union, anyone who's bought anything on the internet in the last decade should know that. If you get an email that you can't verify, google it, that should give you some clues, if you can't find anything, proceed with caution.

    Whats to prevent these kind of solicitations from coming via PM?
     
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    Don't know his sign-on.
    David could probably tell you.

    Gene Batchelar
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    I do not know his signon, he sent me an Emai...lb
     
  11. Stl Flyn

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    The scam artists, usually from another country, do not know how to use the pm method. They usually will not use it because it is not a direct email. It just keeps the flies off. Once you have contact through pm you can give the email address, and calling info for verification. Jon
     
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    He tried to get me too with a beretta 390 for $550 same gun posted on guns america for 895
    He used the same picture and write up from the ga ad
     
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    you know,this is really sad.you would think you can come here and buy a gun or a part or whatever from a reputable man,a trapshooter and yet these lousy scumbag scam artist bastards still worm their way in here i wish there was a way to make this more secure
     
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    Just ask for his phone number so that you can speak to his personally.
     
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    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Do an ISP trace on his IP address found in the properties of his email.

    The last one David and I traced was to Nigeria, and another was to Inglewood CA.

    If you can, forward his email on to me and I'll trace it. Maybe we can drum up some extra business for Seal Team 6.

    WW
     
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    Did the same thing to me. was looking for an 870 receiver, said he had one. asked for his phone number, said he couldn't call. asked for pics ,got pics looked to good for the money. Said he was located in Hamlion tx
     
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