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Author Topic: Heads up on "WTB" or Want to Buy ads.  (Read 4194 times)

Offline jackelope

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Heads up on "WTB" or Want to Buy ads.
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:30:37 PM »
I saw on Rokslide today there was a guy who ended up scamming a few people out of money. The person reached out to multiple people who posted want to buy ads, told them they had the item that person was looking for. The person looking paid for the item and then the seller/scammer never shipped the item. Just a heads up. If you're posting WTB ads and get approached by someone, do what you can to ensure it's legit.

Here's the thread on Rokslide with more info. Lots of people were approached by this person.

https://www.rokslide.com/forums/rokslide-classifieds/112402-308wilds-bought-person.html

Paypal Goods and Services has some insurance in this regard, but that comes with a fee. I believe friends and family paypal gives you no coverage for a situation like this so if it happens, you're SOL.
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Offline Jason

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Re: Heads up on "WTB" or Want to Buy ads.
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 05:36:17 PM »
I will say here what I said over there, basically quit being cheap and pay the 3% fee for the PayPal protection. Itís saved me more than once. And this goes for all purchases and WTB posts.

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Re: Heads up on "WTB" or Want to Buy ads.
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 05:42:47 PM »
It's been popping up on 24HCF lately too.
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 The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929

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Re: Heads up on "WTB" or Want to Buy ads.
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 10:04:05 AM »
since this is a more or less 'localized' group of people, face to face when dealing with "new" members is a good idea.

 


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