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Sorry to hear. These scammers have been targeting GC a lot lately.
Was this through guitars Canada?
Not the way you describe it; no it wasn't, or at least I think not though I am unclear on a key detail: what do you mean by he " texted" you? I am assuming that since you say he was banned, and known to the mods, that it could not have been a forum private message. Classified ads and user profiles are viewable to anyone without having to sign up nevermind sign in to GC.Yes unfortunately is was.
You sure the area code is not 204 ? That would be a Manitoba area code. 200 isn't an area code at all.I’m not sure if this helps but this scammer tried to pull something on me, but luckily he made it a bit too obvious.
He sent me his number though, it’s: (200)509-8039. Hopefully the cops can use that to find him.
I'll just point out that the ID you posted probably doesn't belong to the scammer. More than likely that's one of his other victims. Posting personal information like that without knowing for certain probably isn't a good idea.Hey Bradley; I can only imagine how bad you feel. I had almost the exact same thing happen to me here on the GC Forum last week. Some dirt bag answered answered my WTB: Eastman E40 OM ad here. His asking price seemed a bit high & right away he dropped the price by $500.00 without me even asking...1st telltale sign...Then he would only accept etransfer. No PayPal. 2nd telltale sign... he even did the same as your guy. Sent me pics of his drivers license & some other ID card to show he wouldn't rip me off. Hmmmm...My Spidey Senses were REALLY tingling now! I said- "Okay. Send me a pic of you holding the guitar"....Crickets! I KNEW IT! SCAMMER!!!!
I reported it here right away & Jay banned him. What an idiot though. I actually found him on Facebook!
Here he is in case he ever contacts anyone here. BEWARE of this creep!
Been there. Got driver’s licence, cell number, verified with Linkedin.Well that is a real name. I have no idea if that is/was him. He forwarded a drivers license and firearms acquisition card. I am sending all to RCMP. Thank you very much for your response. Bradley
The lost victim in all of this. Will the REAL Pete Riley please stand up.I found the new cell of the original ID/wallet owner - he has been going through nightmare.