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    1. Member
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      05-22-2020 04:52 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by 4g4dcruisin View Post
      Put out a WTB for a mk5 gti steering wheel. Immediately got messages saying “I know someone selling this, here’s the email...”

      Got those messages from the following users:

      Frankjohn24
      Macha
      Morgmike
      Moustapha09
      Michael99

      Then a user named chrispatterson messaged me. Join date 3 days ago. Kept messaging back and forth because I knew it was fishy. Finally got to him wanting PayPal funds as gift so he can “cash it and hurry up and ship.”

      I suggested taking a picture of the wheel, with a post it note of username and date. Obviously he refused.

      Oh and they’re all sayin they’re using their wife’s PayPal.
      Posted a WTB for a roof rack for a B7 Passat a few days ago.

      Moustapha09 replied. Clicked the profile name and of course new member as of 05/20.

      Checked his/her other post replies and when asked “what’s your location?,” I saw either Texas or California.

      Phishy for sure.


      -2014 Passat TDI SEL
      Malone Stage 2 "Econo" Tune.
      Rawtek DPF, EGR, DEF Delete Performance Kit. Straight Pipe. No resonator and no cat.
      -2014 Passat TDI SEL
      Malone Stage 2 "Econo" Tune
      Rawtek DPF, EGR, DEF Delete Performance Kit. Straight Pipe. No resonator and no cat.

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    3. 05-24-2020 01:15 AM #27
      Micheal99

      Emmanuelsanchez

      Frankjohn24

      wanted to buy 5mm spacers. All of the users emailed me within a matter of minutes saying they knew someone and that I should email them to buy them..

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      05-25-2020 10:31 AM #28
      User Name: Williams$$

      Please Email: [email protected]

      I asked about a Unitronic Intercooler for sale and this was definitely fake/scam.
      Current Ride:
      2016 Audi TDI Prestige S-Line

      Founder - https://www.opendoorfranchises.com
      Owner - https://www.mobilitypluscolorado.com/

    5. Global Moderator EPilot's Avatar
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      05-27-2020 10:06 AM #29
      All banned. Please use the report PM when you get a scammer PM. It alerts us when we aren't checking in on this forum.
      Thanks

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      05-27-2020 01:05 PM #30
      Johnfox1617
      n00b

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      auxiliary air valve
      05-24-2020 09:48 PM

      Hey zooncisco,

      If you are still interested in the auxiliary air valve. I have a friend who can help you with that. Here's his Gmail address

      [email protected]

      Thanks

      Sent from my STK-L21 using Tapatalk

    7. 05-28-2020 02:10 AM #31
      Wish I would of stumbled upon this before. I just fell victim to this scam by Emanuel which is now banned. I posted that I was looking for a vr6 12v crank and got pms within minutes. So I was emailing [email protected] and I asked for close up pics with they sent so everything seemed fine till I sent the money. After I sent confirmation they didn’t even ask for shipping address. So I sent my address and the following day asked for the tracking. They sent me a tracking to a package that had been delivered to California I live in NY. So needless to say a couple days went by got an email back saying it was the virus and that was all I heard. Got robbed for $110....lovely. Low life’s

    8. 05-28-2020 02:28 AM #32
      How do you report a pm?

    9. 05-28-2020 07:08 AM #33
      Another fake acc user.

      Jonesauto077 & Scott4633

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      05-29-2020 10:51 AM #34
      There is another one

      profile Paul$$ : https://forums.vwvortex.com/member.php?3740789-Paul
      He'll PM you an email [email protected] to contact him.

      Admin please block Paul$$


      Update:
      It looks like he tries to sell as well
      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...er&p=114416755
      Last edited by OEMplusCC; 05-29-2020 at 10:58 AM.

    11. 05-30-2020 10:20 AM #35
      Just a heads up, I put out a WTB S3 resonator delete and got scammed by a user named MACHA. The story sounds the same, I sent him money and he never shipped the part and then asked for more money to ship the part.

    12. Global Moderator EPilot's Avatar
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      05-30-2020 12:00 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Xiadrune View Post
      How do you report a pm?
      To report a PM click the triangle with the exclamation mark inside.


      All the new screen names have been banned.

      PLEASE! IF SOMEONE WITH A LOW POST COUNT IS OFFERING YOU SOMETHING THROUGH PM OR SOMEONE WITH A LOW POST COUNT IS OFFERING YOU SOMETHING RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. REPORT THEM AND LET THE MODS SORT IT OUT. DO NOT SEND MONEY TO SHADY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE SELLERS.
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