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  1. #1
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    BEWARE of SCAMERS on the forum

    I have recently been contacted by 3 scams after posting a WTB add. Be carful, this is how they do it:
    -they send you private message informing you to contact someone at an email address they give you. Then you email them and they send you pictures but only accept payment with paypal gift or other insecure ways.

    These are scamer and emails they use:
    jergra tommorgan017@gmail.com,
    FranBee francisburton1500@gmail.com
    swarez67chrisjh365@gmail.com

    All joined the forum the same day they contacted me or a day before. The only safe way is to use paypal with buyer protection or better yet to meet in person with the seller.

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    Important: In case you get such a PM, click in the PM at the bottom left the report button and report it, the mod team will take care of it and ban the scammers.
    I repeat: when you get such PMs, that someone bought from .... and to contact..... (email address), REPORT the PM and the mods will take action. Click in the PM the report button report and report it, not here, when you report it, automatically the mod team will get info.

    some of these reported PMs naming these email addresses to contact merged here, scammers
    I know of someone who has this...you can reach him at .......
    Edotun80@gmail.com
    Dbana1712@gmail.com
    Travican6694@gmail.com
    garytay83@gmail.com
    Email Michael in phoenix he has......... for sale. Here is his email Address: Michaelsikon1960@gmail.com
    Email Micheal in Miami, He has ...... for sale. Here's his email michaelrobert101970@gmail.com
    April2020 and also April20202 : I know of someone who sell this you should contact him on amdonald004@gmail.com
    Planetboy : I know of someone who has this for sale..You can reach him at Luigilove1000@gmail.com
    Scott989 : Hi, I have someone who can get you exactly what you looking for, if you don't mind, you can hit him up on his mail, johnwilliams90981@gmail.com
    "markle" was reported also by others.
    Sent by: paulpeterson020 Original Content: The last time I purchased headlights from John Morgan he mentioned he had for sale. Hit him up at johnmor221@gmail.com You can thank me later.
    vicky272: Kindly email vicky at vickybryce272@gmail.com she has .........
    DanielBrown04: Hello you can contact Errol he has a for sale errolmonteiro6@gmail.com
    Carew77 Tbeathard77@gmail.com
    Kenneth56 atty.markloyola@gmail.com
    amdonald004@gmail.com
    email errolmontiero6@gmail.com
    Paul6272 : Original Content: Donald has what you looking for and he sells them you should contact him at amdonald004@gmail.com
    DonMark: Please contact Eliot on anordeliot@gmail.com regarding your request. He is located in Texas, and the last time I talked to him, he had ....for sale. I purchased from him in the past and they arrived in TOP condition.
    Machala1: Still need this??? Contact Edotun80@gmail.com he has it for sale
    walan1671: Hey man, my friend Steve has this for seals contact him stevehill2211@gmail.com
    maustine43: Hello you can contact Eric he has a for sale ericjason4303@gmail.com
    Yellowsaga231: Do you still need this??? Contact Elvis at Archjo86@gmail.com he has it for sale
    christopher31: Hi you can contact mark he has a for sale if you are still interested marklaurensmith@gmail.com
    cloremoore: Hello,you can mail Jordan he has it for sale,Here is email jordansteve031@gmail.com.
    richard67: You can get it from Gregory.....for sale you can contact him gregory41@mail.com
    Machala7: Do you still need this?? Contact Emmanuel at Janson1712@gmail.com he has it for sale
    Gray077 : Hey buddy a friend of mine has it PM him at gentryphillip994@gmail.com
    Kvmt : Reach breejoh7@gmail.com
    Robert624: I can help you out with a lead. Please contact Anthony on anthwilliams347@gmail.com
    emmanuelsanchez: Contact gregdrummer878@gmail.com
    Max090: Jmike01284@gmail.com
    Loveiskind : Do you still need this?? Contact James at Janson1712@gmail.com he has it for sale
    Georgrii: You can get it from Mike ,He has ......for sale ..You can get in touch with him via Mikemaxcy@mail.com
    Austincowell61: Hey dude you can hit up with Patrick he has a for sale if you are still interested Patrickharrison562@gmail.com
    Tracyjohn: Email spector from los angeles, He has a E36 Sedan A-Pillars for sale. Here's his email jeanne3444@gmail.com
    es953513: Hello I know who have it message him here andrewsmi2469@gmail.com
    stephenkate821 in BMW Parts Wanted sponsored by Bavarian Auto Recycling
    Hello, you can mail klyematty@gmail.com he has it for sale
    robertphillip19: Trust you're good. You posted in the forum that you looking to buy the above. Permit me to lead you to someone that has it. His email is at martindave153@gmail.com
    albertfreddie31:Hi you can contact Paul if you are still interested he has a for sale paulbonoski7@gmail.com
    danny09h : Joseph Tyler in Massachusetts has it for sale. You can contact him through josephtyler05a@gmail.com. I got some parts from him, you can thank me later!
    owen31973 Hello you can contact Paul he has one for sale paulbonoski7@gmail.com
    harrylyod35 Hello you can contact steven has has one for sale stevensattazahn@gmail.com
    jonesauto: The email he used is davidstones07706@gamail.com
    Elvis Dotun edotun80@gmail.com
    garyhosmer.south@gmail.com
    Harry Morgan harrymorg001@gmail.com
    Elvis Dotun edotun80@gmail.com
    stevko
    markle georgerust34@gmail.com
    John Morgan johnmor221@gmail.com.
    georgerust34@gmail.com
    errolmontiero6@gmail.com
    Last edited by shogun; 06-18-2020 at 10:27 PM.
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    Thumbs down Scam warning

    If you recieve an email from a new member with 0 posts referring a friend/email that has your needed parts beware. They had a few parts I needed and sent pictures but only purchased 1 to see if legit. They still haven't sent part and want me to order more to save on shipping. Beware as scammers like this that spoil the site for good people enjoying their love for cars.

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    This sounds familiar as it happened to me on the Want to By side of this forum.


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    Yes I have been contacted by this goon that uses multiple alias He had quite a few parts with pictures so I wasted $30 on 1 to see if legit. He wanted me to purchase all of them to save on shipping. Still hasn't sent part and still requesting to purchase more parts. Johnmain, Elvis Dotsun

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    I have reported the ones that came my way. And they was revoked quickly.

    They tiped contacting following:

    dbana1712@gmail.com

    chrisjh365@gmail.com

    melissabrown1500@gmail.com

    But I guess is about pointless listing up what mail adr they use. Because they use so many and it is real easy to auto generate one new one for each scam with little efford.

    They are so easy to spot tho. They even use pictures from this forum to illustrate the "part" they have for sale.
    One even sent me pictures of wrong item and starting to try convincing me it was the right one I was after (first picture on Google using name of part I WTB). When I confronted them they sayd sorry, wrong picture. Here is the correct one.. That one was still the wrong part, and picture nr 2 from the Google search
    Last edited by Jan E.; 01-01-2020 at 06:59 PM.

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    Scammers

    I know it is already a sticky, but please be aware of the following scumbags, who are trying to rip people off...

    treylane2560 - bben25118@gmail.com
    andrew.jack2233 - andrew.jack2233@gmail.com
    raymond34 - stevenmarcky@gmail.com

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    in the PM's click report button and report it to the mod team and we will ban them, but the fight will never end, admin is working on it
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    Donít buy anything from a new member. Even if not new, look at a few posts to make sure they are real posts and not generic or non responsive ones to build up a count. And always use a refundable payment system if you are not familiar with the person. All this is common sense. Online is the new Wild Westólimited regulation, hard to catch bad guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdaigle View Post
    I know it is already a sticky, but please be aware of the following scumbags, who are trying to rip people off...

    treylane2560 - bben25118@gmail.com
    andrew.jack2233 - andrew.jack2233@gmail.com
    raymond34 - stevenmarcky@gmail.com
    Also add below

    lane11 - dannyjohnmark02@gmail.com

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    If someone says they want to have Google Voice call you and give you a "code", don't do it. Read this: https://support.google.com/voice/thread/845902?hl=en


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    FYI, this is still going on, I rec'd a pm from a new member (who has now been booted) telling me to email frederickrob334@gmail for the part I was looking for.

    For anyone who is newer here (like me) and looking for a part, be aware!

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    Quote Originally Posted by URO Parts View Post
    If someone says they want to have Google Voice call you and give you a "code", don't do it. Read this: https://support.google.com/voice/thread/845902?hl=en
    I've had that happen with a Craigslist ad. Made the Spidey sense tingle...

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    Make sure to ask for a photo and then run that photo through a search on Google images. Just had someone try and scam me in my WTB ad. Sent me two photos he pulled from internet. Also look to see when they joined and how many posts they have made.

    username lesspender email lesspendergrass01@gmail.com

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    I’m pretty sure my WTB ad has gotten (5) scammers so far

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    Important: In case you get such a PM, click in the PM at the bottom left the report button and report it, the mod team will take care of it and ban the scammers.
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    I've been scammed recently by a seller posing as John Sirk with a text only phone number of 805-807-9797. Hasn't sent the item due to various reasons and after dealing with him on this sale since 1/6/21, he no longer answers my inquiries. I used Venmo and tried to get a refund, but it appears he deleted the account @john-sirk-2. In future, I'll deal only through ebay with Paypal.

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    Glad I read this sticky. I got three replies to my WTB listing for side mirror covers, and all three met the scammer guidelines (no posts, recent join date, etc). So I followed the instructions and reported two of them, the other already had a red flag by his name about "license revoked". Thanks for watching over us!
    Robert
    1999 323i E36 convertible (black, black top, tan interior)
    Newport News, VA

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    Scammer among us. I have been scammed by Rick4584. No posts ! Should have known better. He replies to my request for splash pans for a 850Ci. I sent money and he disappeared. beware! I still have the private messages sent in my messages.
    Last edited by porphy; 07-06-2021 at 10:02 AM. Reason: mis-spell

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    Thanks for this post. This guy tested me that he has my past. I was considering how to pay, quite pricey part. I just texted and said I will not pay in advance, bet I get nothing back. The cell he gave me is 234-421-2773.
    Last edited by BobSarley; 07-06-2021 at 12:21 PM.

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    Rick4584 was banned now. What To Do if You Were Scammed https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/article...u-were-scammed
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    One of the truck forums requires all "for sale" photos to include a piece of paper with the member's username and date written on it next to the item for sale. This policy prevents scammers from using random photos from the web, and since the scammers don't actually possess the parts they offer for sale, they're unable to shoot their own photos containing the required note.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSarley View Post
    Thanks for this post. This guy tested me that he has my past. I was considering how to pay, quite pricey part. I just texted and said I will not pay in advance, bet I get nothing back. The cell he gave me is 234-421-2773.
    Thanks for this! guy with the Username Frea5889 just gave me this same number to buy some m3 mirrors...Good thing I searched the number first!

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    Important: In case you get such a PM, click in the PM at the bottom left the report button and report it, the mod team will take care of it and ban the scammers.

    other ones reported : I left my number in a WTB ad and was contacted by a dude who calls himself James from the number 919-925-3921. Whole thing was SUPER sketchy and raised a hundred red flags. I shut it down immediately, and clearly I won't be leaving my number in a WTB ad anymore.
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    scam: Hey, Text me at (956) 539-5182 for details.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    reported by okorn: Careful with Mach5868: Careful with this user. Sent him money over PayPal and he just blocked me. Sadly I loosed that money. Number is: +1 (813) 308-9332 ,Emails are: Marymaxwel98@gmail.com , Or priscilalagat9@gmail.com

    Another report: Sent by: Mach5868 Original Content: Hey bud how is it going?I got a 1984 318i Exhaust Manifold.Still in a very good condition and I’m willing to let off at a reasonable price.You can shoot me a text on +1 234 421 2773 if you still need that.
    ==========
    Reported Private Message by ........ has reported a private message. Reason: guy's a scammer. wanted $30 via paypal friends/family. I offered to pay $33 (2x paypal fees), but he ghosted me.
    Sent by: TimGee1256 Original Content: Hey bud how is it going?I got a set of M52 intake Airbox laying around.Still in a very good condition and I’m willing to let off at a reasonable price.You can shoot me a text on +1 813 308 9332 if you still need that.Thanks
    Last edited by shogun; 12-01-2021 at 02:42 AM.
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    Just a heads up -- someone is using the same # described above as being part of scams, 234-421-2773, to try to scam me on an MTECH bumper. The pictures he subsequently sent me of "his bumper" were easily reverse image searched to a 3 year old post for the same part from Singapore.

    I reported his PM, but felt it worth posting here too. He had gone through the trouble of creating a "WTB" forum post looking for an E24 part .. clearly in efforts to appear like a real person.

    The email address he asked for payment to was salatsafi10@gmail.com.

    Pher897
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    Join DateSep 2021LocationUSAPosts4My CarsE36


    E36 Mtech bumper

    Hey bud how is it going?I got an E36 Mtech bumper laying around.Still in a very good condition and Iím willing to let off at a reasonable price.You can shoot me a text on +1 234 421 2773 if you still need that.Thanks


    Last edited by hardtosee; 10-11-2021 at 05:42 PM.

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