Is there scams going on here now!!!

bugman

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I just got an email from a member and when I check he just joined today I had a post a while ago looking for a Warren Haynes Les Paul and it says Jeff has one send me a phone number and an email I text the guy he sent me a picture of a regular Les Paul not a Warren Haynes then when I tell him it’s wrong he says let me check my collection I haven’t even been on here in a few months
 

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What’s the member’s name?
 

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Yup. The same thing happened to me yesterday with a member who joined 'hours ago' , HHOLAACH, suggesting I contact Jeff and providing his e-mail and phone number. Regarding my looking for a '66 tele.

Total scam.
 

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Yup. The same thing happened to me yesterday with a member who joined 'hours ago' , HHOLAACH, suggesting I contact Jeff and providing his e-mail and phone number. Regarding my looking for a '66 tele.

Total scam.
The guy sending me pictures right now, it’s so fake it’s stupid, they don’t even know English,, lol
 

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Leave the conversation and he won’t be able to contact you or anyone else.
 

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Something read recently that I thought made sense; some scams have a kind of 'filter' built into them: They have silly mistakes that the more wary will pick up on, but the more gullible might not. If someone responds to the scam then it marks them as a (possibly) easier target.

Once they have your contact details they might try other scams too as they've already got you marked as a potentially easy target; I guess that's the idea behind getting your email or phone number in this one.

I used to sneer at the obvious spelling mistakes or general inaccuracies, but now I view them in a slightly different light...they are checking if I'm going to be a tough or easy target. It saves them wasting time on a hard sell. Similar with the pre-recorded phone messages that we sometimes get warning of immediate cut off from some service or a tax issue,etc.
 

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Dang.

Jeff emailed me of an opportunity regarding a Tanzanian prince, and millions of dollars they want to send to my bank account.

I am wondering now if I should have sent them my routing number and account information.

:confused:
 

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Now? Where there's smoke, there's fire.

We've had our fair share of scammers over the years, and we're pretty good at spotting (not to mention calling out) the majority of them.
 

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But he's sending me a 1961 Les Paul GT for $2000!
 

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