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Re: Really retro

Post by dneprlover » Fri May 01, 2020 4:41 pm

tgtrotter wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:40 pm
Scam ad ?

Certainly smells of it!

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Re: Really retro

Post by chang jiang bill » Wed May 13, 2020 9:07 pm

Ok, out of curiosity, I sent this guy an email through craigslist asking where he is located and if I could have someone come and look at the bike. he sent me an email, asking for my email address? I sent it through craigslist. Wouldn't that give him my email address? Why would he ask for it? Also, he didn't respond to my question about having someone come and look at the bike, or where exactly it is located, just offered to send me more photos and tell me that the price is negotiable. It still smells fishy.

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Re: Really retro

Post by treebone » Wed May 13, 2020 9:18 pm

Yep, fishy like a tuna boat on a hot day. Trust your gut.
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Re: Really retro

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed May 13, 2020 9:25 pm

I sent it through craigslist. Wouldn't that give him my email address? Why would he ask for it?
No. Craigslist acts as an intermediary between buyer and seller. You can't see his actual e-mail address and he can't see yours, unless each of you provide the addresses to one another. This is a good safety feature for both of you.
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Re: Really retro

Post by Rich Maund » Wed May 13, 2020 10:54 pm

The sidecar frame and suspension look just like what I got from Weave years ago and then built the sidecar for it that we mounted on my old Retro. Weave told me it was early 50's military production and had the leaf springs to suspend the body and a dog leg torsion bar suspension to support the wheel. Nice heavy duty frame and 2x as heavy as what Ural uses now.
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Re: Really retro

Post by treebone » Fri May 15, 2020 12:06 pm

Nobody could say that is not an awesome outfit, but the "seller" likely only has the photos to offer.

I see a lot of scam stuff on craiglist, especially with Kubota tractors and John Deere Gators, offering a prime unit for less than a 1/3 of the common value.

Some of them have pictures that appear to have been taken through a dirty window or screen. Some scammers are better than others, but greedy buyers are easy prey apparently.
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Re: Really retro

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri May 15, 2020 3:54 pm

chang jiang bill wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Ok, out of curiosity, I sent this guy an email through craigslist asking where he is located and if I could have someone come and look at the bike. he sent me an email, asking for my email address? I sent it through craigslist. Wouldn't that give him my email address? Why would he ask for it?
Like eBay etc. I would expect CL does not give the recipient the email address, only the message.

And these sites recommend do not enter into correspondence outside of the site's own communication facilities, which protect your privacy, so yeah a bad smell!
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Re: Really retro

Post by chang jiang bill » Mon May 18, 2020 7:30 pm

I should not have sent him an email. a day after I got his email I got a call from a friend saying he got a suspicious email which looked like it came from me asking him to open a link within the email. I've been spoofed! I had to change my password and forward a warning to everybody on my contact list not to open any links. So, moral of the story - If you see an ad too good to be true, Don't Mess With It!!

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Re: Really retro

Post by jvan1954 » Tue May 19, 2020 2:27 pm

Not sure if this is the right place for this but it seems pertinent. There is a dude named James Veitch who jacks with scammers in a major way and is worth checking out. Another guy stalks and out scams the scammers. What amazed me was not the general asshattery and all, it was the fact that this guy got them to routinely spend 2 and up to 5 hours on the phone thinking they were ripping off an elderly lady. To put in that amount of time means it must work often enough to be profitable.
This may be old news to more tech savvy people, but it blew me away.
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Re: Really retro

Post by Scott » Sat May 23, 2020 12:26 am

jvan1954 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 2:27 pm
Not sure if this is the right place for this but it seems pertinent. There is a dude named James Veitch who jacks with scammers in a major way and is worth checking out. Another guy stalks and out scams the scammers. What amazed me was not the general asshattery and all, it was the fact that this guy got them to routinely spend 2 and up to 5 hours on the phone thinking they were ripping off an elderly lady. To put in that amount of time means it must work often enough to be profitable.
This may be old news to more tech savvy people, but it blew me away.
You should check out scambaiter sites like 419eater.com .
Some of the scammers get led on for months doing stupid stuff like posing for photos with weird stuff, getting tattoos, or driving hours through guerrilla held territory in the Congo to pick up a "delayed" cash transfer at a Western Union or pick up a box of busted computer parts after paying hundred$ in COD fees.

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