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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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If you are privately contacted by a user you are not familiar with, who has very few or no public posts on the forum, and who claims that their PAYPAL ACCOUNT IS DORMANT when soliciting you for a transaction, please do not respond. Post their usernames and any other information you may have in this thread, and/or report any PMs you have received from them (using the button) so that the staff can take the appropriate steps.

DO NOT SHARE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH A USER THAT FITS THIS DESCRIPTION - neither publicly in your FS thread, by PM, nor by responding to an email address given to you by the user in question for direct contact.


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Not sure this is the proper place but....
I posted I was looking for a V1 accessport for my 06 fxt mt. I received an inbox message to email

randdshelley938@gmail.com

if you google this email address you'll see it's not the first time

it was a scam. sent me a bogus picture that was cropped and blurry from another post. (thanks google image search).
Member profile to watch for...

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...7050-drdr.html

drdr
Taking a Walkabout in the Outback

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 0
Location: IN
Car Year: 1991
Car Model: xt
Transmission: v6
Gallery: 0


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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 11:43 AM
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This user has been reported to us several times for soliciting members via PM and has been banned from the site. Please DO NOT RESPOND BY EMAIL to the address above (randdshelley938@gmail.com) and DO NOT REPLY to any PMs sent by drdr or any other user requesting contact through the same email address.


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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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good to know. Thanks.
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 12:04 PM
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He was banned on July 21st when we received the first report, and our logs show that he hasn't actually been here since the 19th. Please advise the staff if you get any mail from him that is dated later than the 21st, so we can dig in to what might be going on.

Me: 2003XS Premium MT ● She: 2016i Premium CVT ● Robin-Subaru Powered Generator
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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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he messaged me 07-19-2013, 03:27 PM. I was not on a computer until this week, when I received the message. Life was good off the grid for a bit.
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post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 12:30 PM
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'drdr' is not the only name used by this scammer or his associates. There have been other names associated with a similar pitch.

Me: 2003XS Premium MT ● She: 2016i Premium CVT ● Robin-Subaru Powered Generator
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 10:17 AM
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I deleted 3 posts involving an allegation that a well established member was also involved in a scam like that described above. Further inquiry appears to indicate a misunderstanding.

Me: 2003XS Premium MT ● She: 2016i Premium CVT ● Robin-Subaru Powered Generator
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 10:04 AM
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I received a PM from user "roysh11" saying:
"Let me know via email if you still need the Mirror, fog light, turn/corner light, driver's headlight.

roysh489@gmail.com"

So I emailed him at "Roy Shelley <roysh489@gmail.com>"
and this is the response I got.
"Hi Keegan,

I still have the headlight, but PS mirror, fog and corner light for sale in excellent shape and condition. I'm asking $200 shipped for them. I will be shipping via UPS or FedEx whichever you prefer and shall accept payment via Western union or Money gram as my PayPal is dormant. What's your shipping address?

thanks,
Roy."

Seems sketchy to me. Anybody else?
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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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seems suspect. seeing as the above previous email is randdshelley938@gmail.com and his name is rand shelley
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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 10:33 AM
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Scammer from Nigeria. Banned!

"my PayPal is dormant" = big red flag.


Me: 2003XS Premium MT ● She: 2016i Premium CVT ● Robin-Subaru Powered Generator
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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 06:32 PM
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elitecreations verified scammer.

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...creations.html

Purchased a jdm SF hood from this user over a month ago and never received it, or ever got proof of shipping. PayPal completed the dispute today in my favor, so I can officially now say this user is a scammer. I am also not the only user he's scammed.
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 08:39 PM
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Another copy of this guy (OP's attacker) seems to have surfaced. I just received a PM from a "mr.j0nn1" in response to my WTB ad. His email address is jonshelly1@gmail.com which I noticed was similar to the email address he gave OP to respond to. I sent a PM to an admin in hopes to draw some attention into him in case he ends up scamming someone, but then I realized this:

Here is the user info for "drdr" (whom tried to scam OP):
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 0
Location: IN
Car Year: 1991
Car Model: xt
Transmission: v6
Gallery: 0


And then I realized the user info for "mr.john1" (user who PM'd myself)
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 0
Location: IN
Car Year: 2001
Car Model: forester
Transmission: v6
Gallery: 0

This is just TOO similar. Another V6 trans in Indiana? Both "Shelley" email addresses. Both 0 posts. Both JUST joined. I smell fish.
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post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 08:50 PM
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I also go the PM from that guy....scammer for sure.
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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 08:58 PM
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We will look into this and if the same IP has been used, ban the IP from further registering on the forum. Otherwise we will also be banning mr.j0nn1 **Already done.

2008 Forester XS 4EAT
Next TBD?
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post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 09:11 PM
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IP addresses didn't seem to be related to drdr, but I went ahead banned user mr.j0nn1 and also deleted all PM's sent out by him.

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