[IMPORTANT] A word about Scammers

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  1. limegreen70

    limegreen70 Pokorny Enterprise's

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    I have sold many parts on here and on FBBO using money orders never had a issue I do not have a paypal I hope no one thinks I am a scumbag or anything I just have inherited a garage full of Mopar parts that im just trying to see them go to use and be enjoyed
     
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    bbrroowwnn never re member

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  3. pitbill

    pitbill Well-Known Member

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    I just had this exact thing happen to me a few days ago from a brand new member saying he had the trim pieces I needed which I posted a want ad for and insisted to talk using email and he wanted me to immediately go to a Walmart and money gram him the money. He "had trouble loading pictures of his trim pieces" and his paypal was "dormant" (whatever that is supposed to mean?) His name on here is " b00mb0x " with no posts or feedback. Of course I did not send any money. Sounded very fishy to me and I told him so. Never got a reply back.
     
  4. enigma57

    enigma57 Well-Known Member

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    The bank I had this problem with was Amegy Bank. If you don't mind my asking...... Which bank have you found after having a similar problem? I must find a good bank to move our other accounts to.

    To tell you the truth...... I would just as soon sew my money into my mattress. But we still sleep on our 1970s waterbed. So that wouldn't work out so well.

    Best regards,

    Harry
     
  5. MobileCustoms

    MobileCustoms Well-Known Member

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    I did not read every reply here but.... is there a way that whenever someone posts an ad in the "wanted" section that they could receive an automated reply which outlines the things to look out for?

    Just a thought, sorry if it has already been mentioned or addressed.

    I just HATE to see good people being scammed, and the effects it has on great forums like this one!
     
  6. 1967 'cuda

    1967 'cuda Dropped on Head as a Baby

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    I was banking with U.S. Bank and after they started adding fees I switched to Union Bank & Trust here in Nebraska. They're not as big and there's less access to debit machines, but they're great for providing a no fee checking account.
     
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    • enigma57

      enigma57 Well-Known Member

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      Thanks, 1967 'cuda! That's pretty much what I had in mind as well. Will look at smaller local banks here in Texas. For this account, debit machine access is not important.

      Best regards,

      Harry
       
    • Charrlie_S

      Charrlie_S Well-Known Member

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      Check out credit unions for no fee accounts. They also usually have lower interest rates/fees for loans and/or credit cards.
       
    • enigma57

      enigma57 Well-Known Member

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      Thanks, Charrlie! Will do!

      Best regards,

      Harry
       
    • gadodge

      gadodge Well-Known Member

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      Hey,
      Watch this guy WonderWoody has signed back in a few days ago, he'll PM you with something your looking for and then keep you money.

      After I let him scam me on some bumper guards, I found out the hard way because I wanted these parts so bad, I ignored the signs of a scam.

      I have his address and phone number if anybody in Dayton Ohio would like to pick up my bumper guards that I've already paid for.
       
    • MOPAR4Me

      MOPAR4Me FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      I find Paypal to be the safest route, though I know it is not for everyone.

      Something I figured out regarding Paypal options, is you do not have to give them your bank account information, to access your funds. This by requesting a physical check sent to you via ground mail, it has a fee of $1.50 regardless of the amount withdrawn, don't know if that has changed.
       
    • Valiant Steve

      Valiant Steve Well-Known Member

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      I was there latest VICTIM they con'd me out of $175.00 US Dollars the scumbags name he used was Jim Ramirez Garcia and also his wifes name Patricia Ramirez they are frauds and will steal you're money Beware !
      They asked for payment by Moneygram wouldn't take Paypal
       
    • NodakDuster

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      Sadly out of all the forums I am on and parts I have bought. I have got screwed the most here. I am very careful now of buying anything. I got sent a set of "72 Duster" buckets that he said were recovered so didn't have the right pattern. I just wanted the frames and cushions. When I got them the darn things were for some other Mopar car. They look similar but bigger. Likely a C Body. Worst part was guy cried to me he screwed up on shipping so I split the difference with him. Also bought a few other parts that were painted to look good. One guy stiffed me for 150.00 as well.
       
    • slob4

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      I just got a response to my wanted add from a week ago. The person that responded joined the same day he responed to me. I received a PM from jim3 requesting I contact him via email. I had read the alert here earlier and decided I would play along.mmi was looking for a set of 68 big block A body exhaust manifolds.
      Jim3 emailed me and told me he had them and he sent me pictures of non A body exhaust manifolds and told me he does not accept pay pal and only accepts money gram from Wal Mart. Currently I am still playing along and I asked him for his contact info........stay tuned
       
    • enigma57

      enigma57 Well-Known Member

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      X 3!!! Have bought and sold parts on this and on other forums and have bought parts on e-Bay as well over many years. I only accept or pay with US Postal Money Order and with one exception (bad experience with someone I trusted on this very forum where I shipped the parts before receiving payment, won't do that again)...... No problems.

      And FWIW...... I never contact anyone regarding ads they may post looking for parts...... Only advertise what I have for sale. And I avoid Craig's List like the plague, as I have read of the many problems folks have had there (scammers, car jackings, armed robberies, assaults, murders, etc. when meeting with potential 'buyers').

      Best regards,

      Harry
       
    • Dartsun

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      I got a similar reply from wanted add from a Jim Earl said contact him email. PayPal dormant couldn't send pics. I said no thank you lol glad I read these scammer threads. Dustin
       
    • 2 Darts

      2 Darts A-body Addicted

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      Recently bought for some brackets from a seller on FABO using a MO. In making the decision, I saw that the seller had been on FABO for a few years and made numerous postings. I read a few to gauge the sort of individual with whom I was dealing (thank you, search function). Also, the $ amount was small so my loss, if any, wouldn't be a huge hit. Happily, everything went as hoped. Not everyone is a bottom-feeding scum sucker, but one must use caution.
       
    • slob4

      slob4 Well-Known Member

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      Jim Earl was the name of the guys that responed to me...he said he was eco earring from spinal surgery and send the money to his wife Sara earl. Looks like his info has been removed from this site!!! Also, he just emailed me for the third time trying to get me to send the money ASAP so his wife can ship the parts
       
    • mopar373

      mopar373 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      I've done many buys & sells here on FABO with no problems yet! Thanks FABO for all the help and taking good care of us. AL
       
    • krazykuda

      krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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      Keep stringing him along. Tell him that you are now in the hospital or something... Or tell him the money is in the mail (snail mail with no tracking) and should be there tomorrow.... He'll keep checking his mail every day looking for it.... #-o
       
    • Dartwizer

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      Just got a PM. From a new member for a part I was looking for. I was to only contact by e-mail. If staff member wants details let me know. Thanks for the heads up before this
       
    • tqfastfish

      tqfastfish "let the big fish eat"

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      I just got the same email saying reply with email no posts and just joined tpday
       
    • Mike440

      Mike440 Banned

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      PM sent to you. I have some extra ones if you still need them for free.
      Thanks
       
    • willypete67

      willypete67 Well-Known Member

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      Sorry I read this post to late I got scammed by a guy from grapevine texas.. said his name was jim earl... took me for 400 bucks... hope the bastard chokes on it. said he had a hood for a 65 dart and fender I needed. Sad thing is I have done business like this before and never had trouble with members here... what a douche bag!!!
       
    • Bad Sport

      Bad Sport HALF A BUBBLE OFF Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      Folks, we can't say this enough. IF you get a PM from a new member, usually with no posts and he wants to continue the transaction via Email (HUGE RED FLAG), PLEASE PM the Administrator or one of the Moderators immediately, with the persons username and a short explanation of what's going on.
       
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