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Posted: Nov 29, 2023 at 10:41 Quote
Sleepycapybara wrote:
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/
strange. will see what i can do

Posted: Nov 29, 2023 at 11:24 Quote
mior wrote:
strange. will see what i can do


Thanks mior.

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Posted: Nov 29, 2023 at 11:34 Quote
Sleepycapybara wrote:
mior wrote:
strange. will see what i can do


Thanks mior.
its hard to really do much short of removing the phone number feild. it seems the crawler bots have become more advanced

Posted: Dec 1, 2023 at 6:54 Quote
pbuser26409 is a SCAM artist, was Madden911 which has been removed already as a verified scammer profile / listings. Fox 40 he has listed is same photos / listing info as Madden911's two days ago!!!

Posted: Dec 1, 2023 at 15:35 Quote
https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/3765640/

Seller ghosted me after transaction completed on PAYPAL. Is there anything I can do?

I would be cautious about his other listing:
https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/3764958/

Posted: Dec 2, 2023 at 9:16 Quote
https://www.pinkbike.com/u/ScottBrady/. Be careful, copied ad from PB user candrewbradford01. Bike sold April 2023. Beware

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Posted: Dec 2, 2023 at 12:26 Quote
Lots of red flags. Had a long thread with him on this fork with lots of bad English, pushy for my paypal to invoice, just signed up two weeks ago, and everything he has for sale is well below market value. Wanted him to prove he had the fork in possession by writing my name next to the fork....

So he took about an hour to get back to me and sent a picture of one of the same pics in his listing but with his hand holding a 3x5 card with my name on it but.... it was totally photoshopped!!!

Scam!

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3771841/

https://www.pinkbike.com/u/Defol98/

Posted: Dec 3, 2023 at 2:24 Quote
Looking for an Eagle AXS rear derailleur, and at $170 I took the bait and messaged the seller: https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3771033/

Seller username is hacham and claims to be in Alamo, CA: https://www.pinkbike.com/u/hacham/

Found this and one of his other listings on a German website, both in different cities:
https://www.kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/sram-axs-gx-schaltwerk-mtb-mullet-gravel/2616955071-217-7448

I would avoid this person at all costs! Definitely a scammer. I almost sent payment...first red flag was when Paypal asked for their full name instead and country, then their payment request came from "BELKADI23"

Posted: Dec 3, 2023 at 9:16 Quote
Please check out https://www.pinkbike.com/u/Dougfzr/

Currently has this ad up - https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3732890/ which is a direct lift of this ad - https://bikehub.co.za/classifieds/item/dual-suspension-bikes/669065/specialized-sworks-epic-evo-sram-xx1-axs-medium

I have been communicating with him and he's been giving sketchy answers, and using an equally sketchy buyer reference (https://www.pinkbike.com/u/jackdawsonn/) who gave him a positive referral. Suspicions were further raised when he provided two completely different PayPal account profiles that did not appear legitimate when I spoke to PayPal customer service.

Happy to provide PDFs of my communications.

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Posted: Dec 3, 2023 at 10:40 Quote
iancylee wrote:
Please check out https://www.pinkbike.com/u/Dougfzr/

Currently has this ad up - https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3732890/ which is a direct lift of this ad - https://bikehub.co.za/classifieds/item/dual-suspension-bikes/669065/specialized-sworks-epic-evo-sram-xx1-axs-medium

I have been communicating with him and he's been giving sketchy answers, and using an equally sketchy buyer reference (https://www.pinkbike.com/u/jackdawsonn/) who gave him a positive referral. Suspicions were further raised when he provided two completely different PayPal account profiles that did not appear legitimate when I spoke to PayPal customer service.

Happy to provide PDFs of my communications.

Jackdawsonn is 100% a scammer. He tried to scam with a epic evo frame ad.

Posted: Dec 3, 2023 at 10:48 Quote
Thanks for validating, @jph406 - my spidey sense was blowing up!

jph406 wrote:
iancylee wrote:
Please check out https://www.pinkbike.com/u/Dougfzr/

Currently has this ad up - https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3732890/ which is a direct lift of this ad - https://bikehub.co.za/classifieds/item/dual-suspension-bikes/669065/specialized-sworks-epic-evo-sram-xx1-axs-medium

I have been communicating with him and he's been giving sketchy answers, and using an equally sketchy buyer reference (https://www.pinkbike.com/u/jackdawsonn/) who gave him a positive referral. Suspicions were further raised when he provided two completely different PayPal account profiles that did not appear legitimate when I spoke to PayPal customer service.

Happy to provide PDFs of my communications.

Jackdawsonn is 100% a scammer. He tried to scam with a epic evo frame ad.

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Posted: Dec 3, 2023 at 13:31 Quote
This dude is still up scamming

https://pinkbike.com/u/Defol98/buysell/

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Posted: Dec 4, 2023 at 10:25 Quote
This one looks very fishy. I think I saw it earlier under another profile. be careful
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3769894/

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Posted: Dec 4, 2023 at 12:07 Quote
jacksonj51 wrote:
Lots of red flags. Had a long thread with him on this fork with lots of bad English, pushy for my paypal to invoice, just signed up two weeks ago, and everything he has for sale is well below market value. Wanted him to prove he had the fork in possession by writing my name next to the fork....

So he took about an hour to get back to me and sent a picture of one of the same pics in his listing but with his hand holding a 3x5 card with my name on it but.... it was totally photoshopped!!!

Scam!

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3771841/

https://www.pinkbike.com/u/Defol98/

Just went through the same thing with this guy. Parts way below market value. And I saw his pic of the fork with your username . In the ad, he mentioned he can install a shorter airshaft for £50, but he's in Alabama, so it should have been in US Dollars. I was trying to buy Hope E3 brakes. Asked him to send me a PayPal invoice, but he wanted me to send him payment without an invoice. Almost sent it too, but got suspicious so I asked for him to take a pic of a paper written with today's date and my username. He said ok, but then went silent.

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Posted: Dec 5, 2023 at 6:54 Quote
jacksonj51 wrote:
Lots of red flags. Had a long thread with him on this fork with lots of bad English, pushy for my paypal to invoice, just signed up two weeks ago, and everything he has for sale is well below market value. Wanted him to prove he had the fork in possession by writing my name next to the fork....

So he took about an hour to get back to me and sent a picture of one of the same pics in his listing but with his hand holding a 3x5 card with my name on it but.... it was totally photoshopped!!!

Scam!

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3771841/

https://www.pinkbike.com/u/Defol98/

He's at it again. Same join date, same items.
https://www.pinkbike.com/u/Keffo023/


 


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