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    1. 08-31-2019 08:01 PM #1
      lion222
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      You can try Morgan,he has a old Audi catalytic converters he wants to part with.Here's his email Robgm365 @gmail.com Goodluck...

      This is the 2nd time they’ve contacted me
      about my wtb ad. The 1st time the guy used
      pics off google. Could provide no details and then demanded payment as a gift.
      I then checked the account that referred
      me to the email address. A week old account that was already banned.

      Now they opened up another account and
      contacted me about the same bull****. These scumbags are relentless.

      Please be careful and never contact “another person” via email and also avoid people who demand payment as a gift.
      New accounts using this verbiage are all scammers. Do not answer them and immediately report them.

      MODS PLEASE BAN!!!!!

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      09-05-2019 10:05 AM #2
      This is not the first or 10th time it's been brought up. Hey Mods are you there? Lets talk about an easy solution to this problem. Minimum post count before being able to send private messages or post in the classifieds. Vortex needs to keep this place user friendly otherwise everyones just gonna end up on facebook.
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      09-10-2019 03:22 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by jhonyquest97 View Post
      This is not the first or 10th time it's been brought up. Hey Mods are you there? Lets talk about an easy solution to this problem. Minimum post count before being able to send private messages or post in the classifieds. Vortex needs to keep this place user friendly otherwise everyones just gonna end up on facebook.
      This is a post for the suggestions forum. Mods are here and I banned and have been banning that kind of spammer/scammer.

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      09-12-2019 11:13 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by EPilot View Post
      This is a post for the suggestions forum. Mods are here and I banned and have been banning that kind of spammer/scammer.
      I didn’t think we needed to suggest something this widespread. Especially if it’s obviously been a nuisance to mods as well.
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      09-17-2019 01:01 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by jhonyquest97 View Post
      I didn’t think we needed to suggest something this widespread. Especially if it’s obviously been a nuisance to mods as well.
      Again the mods don't run the site we are just unpaid volunteers.
      There are owners that we can request things from and members can suggest but they have their plan and agenda that we aren't a part of.
      So I request you put this in there suggestion forum so that they can see it from members too not just from us.

    8. 09-18-2019 07:45 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by VAGgarage View Post
      lion222
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      Join: about 8 hours ago

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      old Audi catalytic converters
      You can try Morgan,he has a old Audi catalytic converters he wants to part with.Here's his email Robgm365 @gmail.com Goodluck...

      This is the 2nd time they’ve contacted me
      about my wtb ad. The 1st time the guy used
      pics off google. Could provide no details and then demanded payment as a gift.
      I then checked the account that referred
      me to the email address. A week old account that was already banned.

      Now they opened up another account and
      contacted me about the same bull****. These scumbags are relentless.

      Please be careful and never contact “another person” via email and also avoid people who demand payment as a gift.
      New accounts using this verbiage are all scammers. Do not answer them and immediately report them.

      MODS PLEASE BAN!!!!!
      I just had this exact scam PM'd to me from a user named Pete04 (noob with zero posts). He refered me to a "friend" who had an item I was looking for. He said to email this friend. The friend said he had the item at an astoundingly low price. The catch, pay via PayPal friends and family. Needless to say I did not pay for the item.

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      09-18-2019 11:09 PM #7
      Same thing happened to me today. When I asked if he had another item for sale that I was looking for, he referred me to a different friend that had the item at a very low price as well. Needless to say, it took my dumbass learning the hard way. I paid the first guy because the name sounded familiar through the forums and I was so pumped to have found the manifold I was looking for. He seemed legit through conversation but it didn’t take me long after I hit send to figure out that it was a scam. Hopefully my bank ends up helping me out on this


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      09-19-2019 07:31 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by v_dub_tony View Post
      Same thing happened to me today. When I asked if he had another item for sale that I was looking for, he referred me to a different friend that had the item at a very low price as well. Needless to say, it took my dumbass learning the hard way. I paid the first guy because the name sounded familiar through the forums and I was so pumped to have found the manifold I was looking for. He seemed legit through conversation but it didn’t take me long after I hit send to figure out that it was a scam. Hopefully my bank ends up helping me out on this


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      Could you report the PM so that we know what you are seeing and can take care of it? Thanks


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      09-19-2019 07:31 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by sprout703 View Post
      I just had this exact scam PM'd to me from a user named Pete04 (noob with zero posts). He refered me to a "friend" who had an item I was looking for. He said to email this friend. The friend said he had the item at an astoundingly low price. The catch, pay via PayPal friends and family. Needless to say I did not pay for the item.
      They have been banned.


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      09-19-2019 07:45 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by EPilot View Post
      Could you report the PM so that we know what you are seeing and can take care of it? Thanks


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      It was from the same user who has been banned:




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    13. 09-26-2019 07:06 PM #11
      Be careful because these same people
      have contacted me on Audizine, Audiworld,
      and from Quattroworld as well.

      They are everywhere and persistent.

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      10-01-2019 06:36 PM #12
      Jeffcbt is another noob scammer. Tells you to email [email protected]

      It's been reported.

    15. 10-08-2019 03:44 AM #13
      Keep them posted to this thread
      as soon as they send any of you
      a PM.

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      10-08-2019 03:08 PM #14
      The mods are aware that people are doing this. I guess just ignore them when they message you. Or try to scam them back? How hard is it to put a post limit on private messaging other members?
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      10-08-2019 03:12 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by VAGgarage View Post
      Keep them posted to this thread
      as soon as they send any of you
      a PM.

      Also report the PM too.
      Mods are trying to take care of the spam and scammers as well as we can but there is a lot lately.

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