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Watch out for these damn scammers! I ban them and they sign up again... it's a never ending cycle.
 
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I received the following info 1 hour apart regarding my WTB via email:
Hi you can contact Scott he a for sale if you are still interested scottalfred825 at gmail.com

The email is from scottalfred825. I dont believe this is legit as there's no reply to my posting or PM.
 

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You would be correct... that is a scammer. What is the name of the member who sent you that? That's who I can ban. I can't do anything about the email address.
 

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Keep up the good work Kevap. 👌
 
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The email stated scottalfred825 started a conversation.
I just searched for that name. scottafred825 is NOT a member of the forum.
 

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That's interesting, they spent time making it look like it came from the forum. Thanks for the help.


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Is it possible to lock posting and/or messaging until the member meets certain requirements on this forum? For example, a couple other forums I’m a member of (I think audizine and Audi-forum) lock you out of posting anywhere and I think messaging anyone until you post in the new member introduction. Then you have to post so much before you can post in the classifieds. I don’t remember the exact rules, they’re a real PITA and vary slightly forum to forum, but I think they’re effective. I’ve received quite a few of these but deleted it after I looked at post count and membership time before I realized you had this post here.


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The R6-forum had a rule where new members had to have 10 posts. It just made every new member post all over the forum.... post 1. Post 2, p3.... etc etc. It was a nightmare. I like the idea of having to post in the new member introduction section first though and I will relay this to the administration.
 

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Please read this thread if you have open WTB threads. Scammers continue to sign up. I do my best to ban them as soon as possible.
 

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Thanks for this info, you know I have been contacted by the scammers twice already
Post their usernames here and/or send me a message with the usernames.
 

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I had several last month when I was looking for Pitbull tire wedge. No profile pick, always had a friend with one for sale that I needed to reach out to via an email, only 1 post on the forum, member for minutes, and odd/bad grammar. I reacted to the first one before my spidey sense went off... and when I told him I was no longer interested he wanted to know why.... I reached out the admins. We should start telling them we are in a biker gang that is roaming and we would like to pick up in person :) with cash, and by cash I mean a baseball bat.
 

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Thanks Rhet, just banned him!
 

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Banned! (y)

They pop up every day!
 
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