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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 08:17 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.
Jeez, I had a couple of windows open with both profiles and must have went back to mr.j0nn1's twice when comparing. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 05:24 AM
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E-mail received: Definitely Scam.

I still have the Seat covers for sale in excellent shape and
condition. I'm asking $150 shipped for them. I will be shipping via
UPS or FedEx whichever you prefer and shall accept payment via Money
gram as my PayPal is dormant
. What's your shipping address?

thanks,
Jon.


IP Info from e-mail:
IP address : 10.66.218.170
IP number : 172153514
Country : United States flag
Region: North Carolina
City (Estimate) : Durham
Latitude : 35 60' North
Longitude : 78 54' West
Time Zone : Eastern Daylight Time
GMT Offset : -04:00:00

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post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 05:48 AM
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Who was this from?

'PayPal dormant' tends to mean Nigeria.

Me: 2003XS Premium MT ● She: 2016i Premium CVT ● Robin-Subaru Powered Generator
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Who was this from?

'PayPal dormant' tends to mean Nigeria.
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E-mail received: Definitely Scam.

I still have the Seat covers for sale in excellent shape and
condition. I'm asking $150 shipped for them. I will be shipping via
UPS or FedEx whichever you prefer and shall accept payment via Money
gram as my PayPal is dormant
. What's your shipping address?

thanks,
Jon.


IP Info from e-mail:
IP address : 10.66.218.170
IP number : 172153514
Country : United States flag
Region: North Carolina
City (Estimate) : Durham
Latitude : 35 60' North
Longitude : 78 54' West
Time Zone : Eastern Daylight Time
GMT Offset : -04:00:00
How did this user get your email address?

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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 10:58 AM
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This guy has contacted me as well through a PM from my WTB ad. He also emailed me when I told him I wast interested.

Yes, I still have the 08 XT Limited JDM OEM front Lip for sale in
excellent shape and condition. I'm asking $160 shipped for it. I will
be shipping via UPS or FedEx whichever you prefer and shall accept
payment via Money gram as my PayPal is dormant. What's your shipping
address?

thanks,
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post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 11:02 AM
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Same question: How did he get your email address? Did you post it in public, or are we dealing with something potentially much more serious?

Me: 2003XS Premium MT ● She: 2016i Premium CVT ● Robin-Subaru Powered Generator
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Same question: How did he get your email address? Did you post it in public, or are we dealing with something potentially much more serious?
He sent a PM and asked for our email address.
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post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 12:58 PM
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Thanks. In retrospect, not a good thing to do, but that's water over the dam now. We have even encountered bots that scour the site for apparent email addresses and then sell them to spammers.

Our advice to everybody here is to rely on PM and only PM for communication with anybody who appears to be a member of the forum. That way it's all traceable and we can step in and handle the situation when required.

I think the forum staff will soon be putting out some more explicit guidance about this.

A North Carolina IP address? They're getting smarter. Must be a proxy site, but we can ban it by IP so nobody will use it in the future.

Me: 2003XS Premium MT ● She: 2016i Premium CVT ● Robin-Subaru Powered Generator
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I've edited the first post in this thread to include added a scammer warning.


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post #26 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-06-2015, 02:27 PM
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Member name subber is a verified scammer.

I have logged in under his account and sent an alert to anyone he has contacted, but also wanted to share here.

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post #27 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 07:12 AM
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anyone know Michael Newman

He sent me this email
he copied my wanted ad

stock exhaust 2004 xt My exhaust joint between center pipe and rear muffler is rusting badly with pieces missing from joint. I need pn 44201SA000 EXHAUST PIPE ASSEMBLY-CENTER,REAR and pn 44300SA041 MUFFLER ASSEMBLY anyone have stock pieces in good shape?

then said

I am clearing out extra spares as well as a couple of abandoned
projects waiting to be stripped. Let me know clearly what you are
looking to purchase and a contact phone number. I'll check for
available spares and get back to you Asap. E-mail me on
earlynewman@gmail.com

Many thanks again and regards,

Michael Newman
USA



I am puzzled how my description was not clear enough.
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post #28 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 07:19 AM
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Sounds suspicious.

This is why we strongly discourage posting your email address in a classifieds ad on the forum. Things are more secure and easy to document on the forum PM system.

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post #29 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 07:29 AM
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I deleted my email today, good advice.
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