I had same----He answered my WTB thread and had just what I wanted at a good price---Something didn't seem right so I told him I would only deal FFL to FFL and needed a pic ID---His address was in Calif----Can't say he is a fraud but interesting---Never heard back from him-----SJB----
He responded to my WTB ad for a Beretta extended optima choke in IC. The way he responded did not make sense because it sounded like he had no idea what he was talking about. Then he asked me how many I wanted to buy. I said Skeet, IC, LM, IM. He simply replied that he has them all...I was like OK and asked if he wanted $20 for all four. His reply was to make it $35 plus shipping and we have a deal. He replied with a Western Union request to:
Willie J Johnson 1653 1/2 w. 56th Street. Los Angeles CA 90062
I said how about I simply mail you a MO...he said it was not hard to head to walmart and send it via Western Union. I kinda figured something was up when he came back saying he would sell a choke for $5
I stopped communication and figure this is some sort of scam. Its probably a good scam since if he is getting small increments from many people...what law enforcement is going to investigate a $35 fraud claim?
Here is the google street view of the address he sent...
he ans a wtb add for a bt 99 leos that i wanted, same thing took a few days for him to find some one elsses pict;s to post and wanted wester union . the first mention of wester union is a dead give away.that it is a scam
I bought a dog from a guy online and had to send him Westren Uninon cash, I was so nervous about it. But he gave me a couple of references and I called them. The guys were in two different states and they told me I had nothing to worry about. I reluctantly sent him the cash, 6 days later the dog showed up as promised. I will always ask for references if cash is used. I also had a guy contact me that saw our conversation on the forum. He said he lived only 15 minutes from the guy and he was a cop. he told me if I had any problems to just let him know, this was just after I had sent the money. That made me feel alot better about the deal. Most westren union cash deals are a scam, but some are legit....
BTW I WTB a 1961 Chevrolet Impala bubbletop; gray with white accents, red interior. With an 8 track player and rear speaker. Prefer a small block V8, but would consider a straight 6. Serious contact only. Must be all original and absolutely pristine.
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