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Exclamation WTB: Buyer Scam Alert!

Hi guys. Just a heads-up, I was scammed last week after posting a "WTB: 914-6 oil cooler" in the forum. I received a direct message from a guy that said "email Joe at xxxx@gmail.com, he has the part you need". I ended up emailing the guy and he had photos of the part I wanted and he also texted me a pic of his drivers license. It was a good deal so I made the mistake of paying with Venmo before checking out the seller. Looking back his direct message was from a brand new Pelican account (major red flag that I was warned about in the rules of the forum). I also googled the name of the person on the drivers license and discovered it was stolen. Lots of other people on other automotive forums have been scammed by the same person/group. My local police detective said this was likely done by a scammer from overseas. My credit card has fraud insurance so I am not out any money but please be careful (more careful than I was)!


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Alert the admins of his user name and email so he will be banned.
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Please PM me their username and we'll make sure to ban them.

Sorry to hear that this happened to you.
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They use multiple names/accounts but here are the three that I know for sure are bogus: prof676, Franbee1500 and Ryan56. Thank you!
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They use multiple names/accounts but here are the three that I know for sure are bogus: prof676, Franbee1500 and Ryan56. Thank you!
Thanks - all users are banned.

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