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Offline brian_badonde

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BEWARE - SCAMMER
« on: February 20, 2021, 07:54:11 am »
Folks,

Recently revieved a reply to a wanted ad from a user going by "jaydeencox". He immediately applied pressure to send him money without being able to send pictures of the item in question with his username and the date written in the picture somewhere. When pressed, he lifted pictures from another website that looked as if they were "homemade". I'm 100% sure this another chancer so be careful, and if you do decide to send him money, make sure it's in Ugandan dollars.

Didn't know if there was a formal way of reporting scammers so apologies if I've spammed the forum.

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 09:29:12 am »
So you sent money to a member who had 0 posts?  :signLOL:

I hope it wasnt a huge sum you lost. I presume it was via bank transfer? If so then contact your bank

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 09:37:10 am »
No didn't send him a penny! Just wanted to let others know

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 10:13:30 am »
Excellent. Send the details over to @Andy

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 10:15:05 am »
 :fighting: This user has been banned.  :fighting:

Thanks for letting us know.

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 10:32:31 am »
:fighting: This user has been banned.  :fighting:

Thanks for letting us know.

You beat me to it :grin:

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2021, 10:39:01 am »
He might be a good idea that when someone posts I wanted advert, that there is an almost ‘terms and conditions’ check box to tick that makes it clear not to deal with anyone with low or zero posts and various other bits and bobs. No bank transfer etc etc.

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2021, 11:36:14 am »
Agreed. He could've been quite convincing but as soon as he started asking for money etc alarm bells were ringing.

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2021, 12:20:09 pm »
We could disable personal messages from newbies. But this also means they cannot contact admin.

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2021, 01:07:59 pm »
Can you disable wanted post till members get till 25 posts etc

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2021, 01:33:11 pm »
Can you disable wanted post till members get till 25 posts etc

So they cannot view them? Or reply. As i think they contacted via PM

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2021, 02:56:43 pm »
10 forum points to brian for the heads up :happy2:

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2021, 03:33:22 pm »
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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2021, 04:35:06 pm »
Can you disable wanted post till members get till 25 posts etc

So they cannot view them? Or reply. As i think they contacted via PM

Thats a good idea... Wanted section hidden from view until XX posts

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Re: BEWARE - SCAMMER
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2021, 06:05:25 pm »
you now have to be logged in to see the wanted board and newbies cannot see it

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