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Scam Alerts

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We continue to be targeted by scammers in both the WTB and For Sale categories. When dealing with a new member with no history please use extreme caution. We recently banned a new user "mmk7" following an alert from a member suspecting a scam. This guy claimed to have the guitar our member was looking for but when questioned more specifically to provide proof he eventually disappeared. We banned him as soon as we heard but it wasn't quickly enough and another member looks to have lost some money to this guy. He has since tried to rejoin twice to my knowledge under different user names but has so far been stopped both times.

Things to watch for, questions to ask.

1. Someone who just joined.
2. Someone demanding payment by EMT only.
3. Someone avoiding supplying pics of the item in question.
4. Someone unwilling to provide other references.
5. Someone willing to lower the price dramatically for cash or EMT.

I'm sure there are other flags, be careful out there.

If you suspect someone please bring it to our attention as soon as possible.
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Thanks for letting us know. For quickest action in the future, please PM the mods. That way we are sure to see it quickly.
Just had that scam as will with Terryeric470 sending me an email address to [email protected] in relation to my WTB for a Ric 660, says that person did post one and to contact him.

The guy/scammer does respond to the email with pics and info to negotiate. Says he’s from Missouri.

Was suspicious as see no GC history from Edwin Bruhn and then querying Terryeric470 led me to this thread. Thanks for that.
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