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Username: rflagg - Classifieds Buyer Scam

 




fl.flyguy

Feb 4, 2014, 4:54 AM
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Re: [Meso] Username: rflagg - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

He told me he worked on an oil platform and unable to access his bank account but able to create a PayPal account (LOL!). He was buying the gear as a surprise gift for his brother. He would send a special carrier to pick the gear up... (huh?).
Wish I would have kept the e-mail now that I know it was a scam.


BKS60  (C 41583)

Feb 4, 2014, 5:08 AM
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Re: [fl.flyguy] Username: rflagg - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Email is on the post above but it won't help. This jackass sends the same crap to everyone who lists anything and changes his email address more than most change socks.


Birdguy  (B 6555)

Feb 4, 2014, 6:46 AM
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Re: [BKS60] Username: rflagg - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad I decided to check his name, as I just recieved an e-mail from him! He claims the same things! I thought Paypal was a secure way to recieve payments for items?

Cheer's


jsfirefighter88

Feb 4, 2014, 5:46 PM
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Re: [Birdguy] Username: rflagg - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Paypal is secure. What they will do is receive your email and send you a FAKE email saying paypal has funded your account. CHECK YOUR PAYPAL at paypal.com do NOT click the link! I was trying to sell a car and someone fed me the whole they will pay for shipping and need my email. I gave them my email and thats what he sent. I thought it was fishy to begin with and was mainly just jerking him around. Be aware hope this helps!


ianyapxw

Feb 6, 2014, 5:02 AM
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Re: [jsfirefighter88] Username: rflagg - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm new to this site and online purchases as well, so thanks for the explanation.

What exactly does the link do? Isn't the objective to cheat your money, not to get a virus to your computer?




ianyapxw

Feb 6, 2014, 6:13 AM
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Re: [Meso] Username: rflagg - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the advice! (:

What's the deal with https, do you need special authorization to use https on your website, such that scammers can't use it themselves?

Also, who defines what a 'valid certificate' is?


(This post was edited by ianyapxw on Feb 6, 2014, 6:15 AM)




ianyapxw

Feb 6, 2014, 5:47 PM
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Thanks a lot for the explanation (:


Birdguy  (B 6555)

Feb 15, 2014, 8:26 AM
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Re: [jsfirefighter88] Username: rflagg - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

 
Thank's for the Insite!
Cheer's



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