Why so much fraud?

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I have listed a request in the WTB section. In the last 24 hours I have had 3 contacts that are fraudulent. Some forums require a minimum number of posts before a Conversation/PM can occur. At minimum an intro post. What can be done to diminish this fraud?

The person contacts me and asks me to send an email to them. With the last I decided to ask them a question. I just reported the other two as well.
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I agree that this site should now require a minimum post count in order to post buy/sell threads OR some type of minimum post policy to being able to reach out to forum members by PM's...

This has been an issue on many forums lately - and most of the scams are resulting from the "new user" with single post counts being able to contact legit members by PM's after seeing their "want ads"...
 
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I asked the last one to send me a pic of the dash with their Username, obviously they have gone radio silent…
 

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There’s been scam emails like this on here before. If it has email contact info it’s BS. Just make sure it’s legit before you give out your number or other info. Ppl are ruthless and have nothing better to do.
 


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One other thing to mention too about these scammers - there's online services that allow a user to create a spoof email address... so even though it may have a "@gmail" or other well known ISP extension, most of them are using fake email addresses too.
 
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When I feel like answering the home phone and they want to sell me a car warranty I ask if they have a pen and paper, after replying yes, I tell them to listen carefully because I am going to save them a lot of time and just give them my bank account info and password. After that they tend to hang up…..
 

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When I feel like answering the home phone and they want to sell me a car warranty I ask if they have a pen and paper, after replying yes, I tell them to listen carefully because I am going to save them a lot of time and just give them my bank account info and password. After that they tend to hang up…..
after the response of a "yes", a hand held air horn works wonders... :devil:
 

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I would like to see a minimum post count of 10 before allowing them to DM you. Fuckers piss me off.
 

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My mom had a coach's whistle she used to use. Back then the phones were such that you could could really make an ear-ringing experience for someone!

Actually, phones back then were way better than they are now. Nothing like a hard-wired, speaker driven phone. Cell phone suck.

We had just one phone in the kitchen which had a really long cord so we could sit on the couch.

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I asked the last one to send me a pic of the dash with their Username, obviously they have gone radio silent…
That's what anyone should always do. The forum has a policy of posting a picture with something else in it with your screen name and date. Even then, buyer beware.
 

 
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