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    MEMBER ALERT re: RECENT SCAMS IN THE WTS FORUM

    Over the weeked we had 3 seperate "new" type foreign scam attempts (atleast something I haven't experienced) .

    All were posted in the Want to Sell forum . I've dealt with hundreds of spammers pushing electronics , nike shoes , porn , etc . These were specific gun/gun related items for sale with real photos(probably stolen from online ads) and priced below market value but not crazy low . Just enough to get quick attention and make the buyer think he found a deal . The items advertised were Colt revolvers and vintage Mauser scopes . The "seller's" IPs showed they were from Nigeria and Poland . One member had responded to a Colt revolver ad and was given an address in St Louis to send money .

    All 3 were spotted by alert members , thank you !

    Use caution when looking at items from members posting ads the same day they joined the forum .

    I'm watching the new members as they join everyday but can't be online 24 hrs . Please report any suspicious posts and I'll take a look .

    Other forums have seen atleast one of these guys as I've spoken to the administrators there too .

    Be alert please
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    Thanks for your work in keeping this place as safe as possible!

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    Thanks for the info. It's a shame that the world has gotten to the point where you can't even enjoy a forum without someone trying to rip you off. I will keep my eyes open.
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    Guy,
    Thanks for everything you do to make our experiance more enjoyable. And just so no one will think this is one of your old time buds showing support. That including banning me for 3 days when you felt I was out of line, no hard feelings I probably deserved it at the time.
    Mike Faires

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    Thanks for having our back Guy.
    I gotta .45 underneath my coat and another one in my boot.

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    Thank You for the heads up!

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    You can never be too careful. Thanks for the warnings.

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    I saw where one of the scammers had posted a request for more photos from another lister also. I gave warning to the WTS lister as to hold on to his photos if it was not too late.
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    Thanks for posting this Mitch!!!
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit such crimes... such laws make things worse for the assualted and better for the assailants: they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man" Thomas Jefferson quoting Cesare Beccaria
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    I lost $1500 on another forum, bought a gun received the gun and year later the cops showed up and took it. It was stolen from a gun store by an employee. They told me he had taken around 200 guns from his employer. I don't expect to ever see the $1500.


 
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