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Report Scammers on Pinkbike HERE *Read 1st Post* then contact captainbringdown directly
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Posted: Nov 22, 2023 at 11:52 Quote
Hi,

I've been scammed by user pirfid for this advert:

https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/3760958/

They have not replied to any of my messages since payment. I've opened a case with PayPal. The seller sent me tracking details for a package sent to a different address. I know it was a fake package because the parcel size couldn't possibly contain a pair of forks! It was also sent from Germany when the seller advertised it as collection from Kirbymoorside, UK. I also found an identical advert on eBay.

Posted: Nov 23, 2023 at 11:18 Quote
Hi

Want to alert to potential scammer. Jbveara listed
https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/3766321/

Communication was very irregular but was very interested when I agreed to pay. PayPal linked to a foreign PayPal account even though the user is listed in Indiana and posts rides in Connecticut. Sent funds which were refunded and then he/she messages me that they are having trouble with PayPal and could I send funds via Venmo or Zelle even though they have listed the ad as sold.
Be careful.

Posted: Nov 23, 2023 at 17:52 Quote
derekkuhl wrote:
Hi

Want to alert to potential scammer. Jbveara listed
….even though the user is listed in Indiana and posts rides in Connecticut…
Be careful.

Do not trust a user based on their profile alone. Do not trust seller history or public ride data. Scammers have been using hijacked accounts to bait buyers.

O+
Posted: Nov 23, 2023 at 18:46 Quote
Scam website using PB Buy and Sell photos and descriptions with very low prices

Example
https://streetcycles.myshopify.com/products/2023-ride-wrapped-transition-spur-x01-axs?_pos=6&_sid=a63a8df81&_ss=r&variant=44189209133301

Posted: Nov 24, 2023 at 23:48 Quote
Hi,

I’d like to report a potential scammer. They posted this shock (https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/3705300/) under the username PatMaley9.

He seemed like a normal guy that was pretty knowledgeable about mountain bike components and was replying to all of my messages before I had paid them. They requested payment via Venmo on 11/16. I sent them the Venmo payment on 11/17. They said they’d get it shipped “today or tomorrow” and didn’t even ask for a shipping address. I followed up with my name and address a few days later and have not heard from them since.

Their Venmo history looked normal and they sent me their phone number for the Venmo payment. The Venmo account had the same name (Patrick Maley) as their username. I even tried texting them but of course I haven’t received a response back. I did not see the other posts about scammers highjacking accounts, until recently so ill admit I’ve probably made a big mistake sending the payment by Venmo and not Paypal. I have not reached out to Venmo to report the potential scammer yet but will do so tomorrow.


***PLEASE DISREGARD!!!***

Seller finally responded via text and provided tracking info.

Posted: Nov 26, 2023 at 7:11 Quote
Is this guy a scammer?
Sefo092
Member since Nov 19, 2023
Male / 31
Anchorage , Alabama

Where is Anchorage Alaska???

Posted: Nov 26, 2023 at 15:36 Quote
This is a scam. Using the same description and photos from a local FB ad.

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3765891/

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/724140842954151/

Posted: Nov 26, 2023 at 19:47 Quote
There is someone trying to scam sellers.
Here’s my post: https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/3768237/

They’re sending an initial message that says:
“ The picture is great and we are interested in buying it..kindly reach out to my dad
on williamsonbobby42 at Gmail dot com to discuss about the purchase and the pickup.
Thanks”

I got two of these messages. First was from: DonaldW001 and the second was from: SBarnabas11.

I followed up with the email (williamsonbobby42@gmail.com) in the initial
Post and this is the message that came back:

“My son told me about it and we are interested in buying it.The Picture is great, I believe this could be based on trust. We are actually buying it as a gift for my 70th birthday anniversary.He will be sending a cashier's check for the sales since my son runs a business account, once the check clears, I'll arrange the pickup. Please let me know why you are selling and the condition it is in. .
Please provide the below information for the payment:-
(1)Full mailing address
(2)Name to be on the check
(3)Phone number,
(4)Final price
So we can prepare the payment check immediately.Please make sure you delete the ads.Thanks“

Please investigate.
Thanks!

Posted: Nov 27, 2023 at 0:02 Quote
The ammount of scams on here is a joke lol.

Litterly done nothing to prevent it other than slow mods, taking days to delete stuff. It's embarrassing at this point

But you can add payed boosted listings system that's messed up the buy sell pages, gj PB!

Posted: Nov 27, 2023 at 17:12 Quote
The same very Cervelo Soloist frame ad used by verified scammer Jbveara is now being listed under another user DeepThought. They did drop the price a bit but the description and the photos are identical. Likely the same scammer using another hijacked account.

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3769325/

Posted: Nov 27, 2023 at 17:13 Quote
makes4get wrote:
RickuUtG4R wrote:
joebiden wrote:


He might have thought that you were a scammer, because a phone number does provide a measure of legitimacy. Its pretty hard for him to scam because you are the seller, so he has to send the money before anything else.

BTW - Your phone # is on the add, I just thought best to ask instead of just calling you. No scamming going on here. Just trying to verify you were legit. 1st time using Pink Bike, Hopefully there are better people to deal with in the future.

LOL. Didn't realize my number was up there. Thanks and sorry lol.

Posted: Nov 28, 2023 at 15:29 Quote
eirunning85 may have violated the rules

I sent payment to the PayPal account provided. But the amount was refunded the next day. Then I was requested to use another PayPal account (brother’s) after citing issues with the account I was originally given.

Posted: Nov 29, 2023 at 10:07 Quote
Added a phone number to my for sale listing here and literally hours later started getting scam messages, calls, voice mails for pending medial bills for people I have never heard names of, a stuck USPS package etc.

Thank God I'm using a voip number and not my main.

There is some serious scammer activity going on here and not just thru actual buying/selling.

Mod
Posted: Nov 29, 2023 at 10:11 Quote
Sleepycapybara wrote:
Added a phone number to my for sale listing here and literally hours later started getting scam messages, calls, voice mails for pending medial bills for people I have never heard names of, a stuck USPS package etc.

Thank God I'm using a voip number and not my main.

There is some serious scammer activity going on here and not just thru actual buying/selling.
did you put it in the dedicated phone number slot or the listing description

Posted: Nov 29, 2023 at 10:19 Quote
mior wrote:
Sleepycapybara wrote:
Added a phone number to my for sale listing here and literally hours later started getting scam messages, calls, voice mails for pending medial bills for people I have never heard names of, a stuck USPS package etc.

Thank God I'm using a voip number and not my main.

There is some serious scammer activity going on here and not just thru actual buying/selling.
did you put it in the dedicated phone number slot or the listing description

Its in the mobile number slot. Not in the description as such. Here - https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3732481/


 


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