Report Scammers on Pinkbike HERE *Read 1st Post*

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Report Scammers on Pinkbike HERE *Read 1st Post*
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Posted: Dec 30, 2017 at 16:24 Quote
I don’t know about standard PayPal but I upgraded to a business account (doesn’t cost anything to do so) and I send all my buyers a proper invoice through that which covers me entirely and makes things feel safer.

Posted: Jan 2, 2018 at 4:42 Quote
Suspected Scammer:

userid JINSTON
Real name TONY BARRET
Email guestmail@tuta.io

Sold me Rear Shock posted 25/12 and I paid £120 on 28/12 since then no replies and no item delivered

Posted: Jan 2, 2018 at 10:00 Quote
SaxonRider wrote:
Suspected Scammer:

userid JINSTON
Real name TONY BARRET
Email guestmail@tuta.io

Sold me Rear Shock posted 25/12 and I paid £120 on 28/12 since then no replies and no item delivered

Has he read your messages yet? Not receiving an item yet should be expected even if he had posted on the 28th. I'm still waiting on items from actual shops to be delivered that I ordered before then. Post is slow this time of year.

Posted: Jan 4, 2018 at 15:33 Quote
This is a post from someone who I was thinking of buying a fork from: if you wouldn't mind and send the money to friend option then I won't have to pay the PayPal fees. I have a good track record selling on Pinkbike. Also, I'll send you the tracking # once sent and when you send the money could you just text me to let me know

This is the kinda crap that sends up red flags. May not be a scammer but why risk it.

Posted: Jan 4, 2018 at 23:18 Quote
h-beck83 wrote:
This is a post from someone who I was thinking of buying a fork from: if you wouldn't mind and send the money to friend option then I won't have to pay the PayPal fees. I have a good track record selling on Pinkbike. Also, I'll send you the tracking # once sent and when you send the money could you just text me to let me know

This is the kinda crap that sends up red flags. May not be a scammer but why risk it.

Just cover the fees and pay goods if you are in doubt buddy

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 at 7:26 Quote
peter413 wrote:
SaxonRider wrote:
Suspected Scammer:

userid JINSTON
Real name TONY BARRET
Email guestmail@tuta.io

Sold me Rear Shock posted 25/12 and I paid £120 on 28/12 since then no replies and no item delivered

Has he read your messages yet? Not receiving an item yet should be expected even if he had posted on the 28th. I'm still waiting on items from actual shops to be delivered that I ordered before then. Post is slow this time of year.

Nope I am still emailing him daily and messageing daily - so he is either Dead, in Prison, in a coma on hospital or on holiday spending my scammed funds.

Paypal are refunding me on 16th January but still want this fxcker prosecuted so I am on to ActionFraud today.

Posted: Jan 9, 2018 at 21:30 Quote
Possible Scammer...

User id: win86

https://m.pinkbike.com/u/wln86/

Product link

https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/2226410/


Paid for a set of SRAM shifters on November 23 and have yet to see them...was patient being the holidays and messaged several times no replies. I did not see any activity in his account since the 25th of November so gave him the benefit of the doubt he was away. He just listed new items a few days ago so I messaged again and no reply. I'm pissed but I feel bad if he screws others as well.

He replied almost instantly right up until he received payment then promised me a tracking number asap and haven't heard from him since.

Posted: Jan 10, 2018 at 5:35 Quote
bethany4360 wrote:
Possible Scammer...

User id: win86

https://m.pinkbike.com/u/wln86/

Product link

https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/2226410/


Paid for a set of SRAM shifters on November 23 and have yet to see them...was patient being the holidays and messaged several times no replies. I did not see any activity in his account since the 25th of November so gave him the benefit of the doubt he was away. He just listed new items a few days ago so I messaged again and no reply. I'm pissed but I feel bad if he screws others as well.

He replied almost instantly right up until he received payment then promised me a tracking number asap and haven't heard from him since.

I’ve purchased a number of items from him in the past with no issues. Sucks that he’s not communicating with you but hopefully he comes through for you.

Posted: Jan 12, 2018 at 7:35 Quote
So after 6 weeks I heard back from win86 and he is pulling through in the end. Apparently someone was managing his pinkbike account while away and failed to tell him about the situation at hand. He offered a refund or sending the shifters. So it was a misunderstanding so to speak but I'm happy and appreciating he communicated with me. At the end I was sending some fighting words I guess you could call it and he replied with a very appropriate apology. So win86 is ok in my books again. Have a great day guys.

Posted: Jan 14, 2018 at 5:24 Quote
Is there a blacklist where theres a more specific reason for users getting banned? I looked around and searched but haven't come across any reports or forum threads.

Recently I noticed the guy I purchased a frame from around a month ago is now banned for scamming. I would be interested in knowing why i.e. selling stolen items or not as described.

Cheers

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 at 19:05 Quote
I got scammed on a trade by this Dude https://m.pinkbike.com/u/northsacnasty/

Looks like the local PD has picked him up for bike theft too. http://www.lincolnca.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=3491

Posted: Jan 18, 2018 at 1:33 Quote
I'd like to report the whole f**king bike industry for scamming us with over inflated prices and at time pointless "development."
Exhibit No1
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/srams-new-dub-cranks-and-bottom-brackets-first-look.html

Posted: Jan 18, 2018 at 2:24 Quote
Best ever report! You make my day Smile
chappers998 wrote:
I'd like to report the whole f**king bike industry for scamming us with over inflated prices and at time pointless "development."
Exhibit No1
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/srams-new-dub-cranks-and-bottom-brackets-first-look.html

Posted: Jan 18, 2018 at 10:00 Quote
chappers998 wrote:
I'd like to report the whole f**king bike industry for scamming us with over inflated prices and at time pointless "development."
Exhibit No1
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/srams-new-dub-cranks-and-bottom-brackets-first-look.html

lol

Post of the week award goes to you good Sir! lol

Posted: Jan 20, 2018 at 18:21 Quote
Had someone from 952-456-6858 off to pay with cheque for a bike I was selling but have someone else pick up. Got very hostile when I asked for a different method of payment (etransfer or cash from whomever was picking up). Just sketchy all around. Claims to be living in Manitoba but has a states number? Be aware out there


 
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