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Thanks to bayoushooter for outing this Nigerian sack of shit.

Do you see what they're doing, guys? They're coming in, establishing a reputation by posting outside of Classifieds, and then they're pulling their thieving shit.

This is why I do not care if anyone who is attempting to sell items here gets offended because I post in their ad for members to proceed with caution.

If you are not careful, gentlemen, you run a very high risk of being ripped off for hundreds or thousands of dollars.


Be.

Careful.

Be.

Skeptical.


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Thanks for your vigilance, Para!



I found what you said riveting.
 
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And look at this arrogant motherfucker sticking it in our faces:

https://sigforum.com/eve/forums...900047944#2900047944

https://sigforum.com/eve/forums...120047944#1120047944

Now, ain't he just the cleverest little sack of shit ever?


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if I find a weapon im interested in..i cross check all the major gun pages and see if I can find the same pics, different location etc. you cannot be too careful today. good catch
 
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This guy waited months to pull this shit, so, now you know that a few months worth of posts mean nothing in terms of gauging a member's reputation.

I removed another ad he put up just today, for a Nightforce scope, and I removed an ad from five days ago for a Walther pistol, neither of which had any responses in the forum.

I cannot stress this enough- approach all transactions with skepticism. If it doesn't feel right, just walk away.


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Yeah, there was something about that guy.


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Thanks Para. The signs were obvious in his reply to me.
 
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embedded troll/scammer


I don't owe anyone an explanation or an apology, for my personal opinion.
 
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I added my gunbroker username and score to my sell ad. I figure an 18+ year history and A+ feedback score will help alleviate any concerns. since im new here, sorta
 
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Had a funny feeling about him. Nothing screamed "scam artist" but he pinged my radar as being all over the forum trying to "establish" himself in a forced manner.


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No pictures on a for sale post is a huge red flag to me.

If you are legit and honest, you'll figure out how to post up a couple of pics.


 
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A couple of butterflyeffect post quotes:

"The thing about free Money is that people are gonna keep asking for more".

"Taking advantage of people generosity, SMh. This is as bad as it can be."
 
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No pictures on a for sale post is a huge red flag to me.

If you are legit and honest, you'll figure out how to post up a couple of pics.



that shouldn't neccesarily be a flag, I don't use photobucket anymore and haven't found a new one to use yet. they're just a PIA but I always offer my email to request pics.
 
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How did you figure it out? He doesn't talk like a typical Nigeria scam artist.

One thing I noticed was in this thread he says he buys ammunition locally at a Las Vegas store but listed his location as Pennsylvania.



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Originally posted by Modern Day Savage:
A couple of butterflyeffect post quotes:

"The thing about free Money is that people are gonna keep asking for more".

"Taking advantage of people generosity, SMh. This is as bad as it can be."


This one from the favorite quotes thread is very fitting:

quote:
“Me, I'm dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you have to watch out for" - Jack Sparrow.


https://sigforum.com/eve/forums...900047944#2900047944




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that shouldn't neccesarily be a flag, I don't use photobucket anymore and haven't found a new one to use yet. they're just a PIA but I always offer my email to request pics.


Try imgur.com.


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Try imgur.com.


thanks, ill give that one a try this evening.
 
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No pictures on a for sale post is a huge red flag to me.

If you are legit and honest, you'll figure out how to post up a couple of pics.



that shouldn't neccesarily be a flag, I don't use photobucket anymore and haven't found a new one to use yet. they're just a PIA but I always offer my email to request pics.


Yea, its a big flag. You are claiming 18+ years of selling on gunbroker but finding a replcement for photobucket is too hard? Most people here figured it out in order to post cat pictures yet you can't figure it out for business?

You may not see it, but that is a hugh bright red flag and its waving like theres a hurricane going on.



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So, he registered in July and posted for four months n the forum, establishing a reputation. Then, he posted three ads last five days and failed to rip anyone off.

In other words, he wasted his own time, and now that you see the pattern, be very wary, very skeptical. If a deal doesn't feel right- anything at all- then, just walk away.

If it's too good to be true, it's just that- not true.


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He always struck me as a little bit “fishy” too. But I’m curious about how he was planning to run this scam if he posted that he wouldn’t ship in his ad? Doesn’t that leave a FTF transaction as the only choice remaining?
 
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