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Old 11-30-2020, 11:27 PM   #1
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I had a parts wanted post and was contacted by email from stephenmurray203@gmail.com and was given this phone number 980-494_9717. After calling the number and getting voicemail, I started receiving some txt messages with pictures of what a “Mike” thought I was looking for. I later discovered that the pictures were off of eBay posts. They were close to what I was looking for but not exactly. Eventually he said he had the part I needed but it was on a car. Then he asked me to send him a $25 prepaid Visa card to help him remove the part. The only thing I’m out is the time I wasted with this scammer, but thought I would post this just so others are aware.


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Old 12-01-2020, 12:08 AM   #2
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Quick Google search of that number netted this;
https://www.google.com/search?newwin...UQoBL4Q4dUDCAw


Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 12-02-2020, 12:32 PM   #3
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They got me, I just posted this in Early Ford:

I have been scammed. I posted an ad in the want ads and was messaged by jackdennis4679 that referred me to an email indicating that he knew the part was available. I was looking for the elusive late flathead merc oil pickup.

The whole exchange didn't seem right, but I was super busy at work and had my guard down.

Long story short- the "seller" sent me a pic he scrapped off of ebay, I sent him a Paypal "friends and family" and I'm screwed.

I was also contacted by randygross340 (looks like he is now banned) with the very same angle- now i'm getting fishy emails from a "Brad Williams". (bradwilliams5407@gmail.com).
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Old 12-02-2020, 03:27 PM   #4
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Add them to your email spam list.
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Old 12-02-2020, 04:54 PM   #5
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Hey guys... quick update... I was able to take care of one of these guys in a uhh... less than honorable way....

As for the rest, we are no longer allowing new users to see the wanted section or send private messages. You gotta have ten posts and be registered for over 24 hours... This should drive off the rest of them... for a while anyway.
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Old 12-02-2020, 06:37 PM   #6
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This looks like another one I revived a couple hours ago. Is there a way to flag these and forward them to you Ryan.




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Old 12-02-2020, 09:19 PM   #7
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Great idea and thanks for the heads up. If I see any questions here about placing an ad I can let them know what is going on.
Report, yes click on the report button, lower left side of the message box.
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Old 12-05-2020, 02:24 PM   #8
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This clown Kevon Allen is going around BEWARE
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