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Mar 19, 2023 - 4:46:45 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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28520 posts since 8/3/2003

Since we've had such a rash of spammers trying to sell banjos or purchase banjos, this is a new sticky that will give you the names of those people we know/suspect of being spammers. Hopefully, this will help keep our members from being spammed.

3/26:  Aperock79, twinz, 3/23:  Gideonja, Roger Patterson.

3/22:  BanjoGonzales, yummujh78, 3/21:  FlorillaGorilla,  BarbaraMay,  Anashifi (return spammer).

/20: PartridgeJ, Voice

3/19: Mikeegan, icbtfy, AvenueGuitars, possible spammer Purewater (now locked out).

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 03/26/2023 04:43:08

Mar 19, 2023 - 5:47:50 AM

249 posts since 12/16/2012

A great idea Sherry. Are you doing this from the IP address or just from the profile name?

Mar 19, 2023 - 6:50:30 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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28520 posts since 8/3/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Fretting Fingers

A great idea Sherry. Are you doing this from the IP address or just from the profile name?


Looking at IP and profile name.  IP usually tells me where they "might be" from. 

Mar 19, 2023 - 9:45:51 AM

249 posts since 12/16/2012

Just wondered Sherry, I spent a lot of time fighting spamers and hackers and you have to start at the IP address.

Mar 19, 2023 - 9:48:19 AM
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IP addresses won't catch smart ones. They can use simple VPN add ons to avoid detection. Without a change in policy, we have to rely on the diligence of the mods, who have done a great job. We all have caught on to some of the things that send up red flags. Since the scammers don't seem to know what they are, we shouldn't discuss them. But the mods know. If you see something dicey, use the report to moderator button (I think it is toward the bottom of the ad). It will remove the ad pending review. Tell the mods what you see. It's the HO version of "see something, say something."

Mar 19, 2023 - 10:20:41 AM

217 posts since 7/24/2021

What is done in the dark will be brought to the light . At a way Sherry, call them out! Highlight their names, shame them.. wait …. They have no shame . Make it rough on em ! I’ll speak for everyone, We don’t like thief’s!

Mar 19, 2023 - 11:26:30 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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28520 posts since 8/3/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Will Frady

What is done in the dark will be brought to the light . At a way Sherry, call them out! Highlight their names, shame them.. wait …. They have no shame . Make it rough on em ! I’ll speak for everyone, We don’t like thief’s!


Hopefully, by putting their names on the Swap Shop, people can check first, before they do business with a newcomer.  

Mar 19, 2023 - 3:07:20 PM

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Thank you Sherry. The Person "Purewater" came across as very suspicious to me this morning, asking to buy a banjo I have for sale, wanted to pay with a cashiers check, I asked if he was a member, checked his profile out, only 2 days old and nothing on it. have not heard from him since I expressed suspicions.

Edited by - Banjercat on 03/19/2023 15:18:56

Mar 20, 2023 - 4:31:23 PM
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Purewater is a scam, tried to buy my neck for $1000 but his assistant sent $3750 by accident and wants me to contact him after cashing for directions to return the overpayment ???????

Mar 21, 2023 - 4:49:48 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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28520 posts since 8/3/2003

5stringdog

Purewater has been locked out as a spammer. Please, do NOT do any business with him.

Mar 21, 2023 - 9:29:17 PM

2724 posts since 10/17/2013

quote:
Originally posted by 5stringdog

Purewater is a scam, tried to buy my neck for $1000 but his assistant sent $3750 by accident and wants me to contact him after cashing for directions to return the overpayment ???????


"By accident."

Yep, the same old scam.

 

 "His assistant."

NO real buyer will have any "assistants," "pickup agents," or "helpers" to get them what they are interested in.

Mar 21, 2023 - 9:32:52 PM

2724 posts since 10/17/2013

I once had a scammer tell me, "I am getting worried over this" after I discovered he had no interest in a banjo I had. 

 "Kindly do X" is a dead giveaway.

 No thank you. I will "kindly" ignore you; I will refuse to check my junk or spam for any "payment." 

Mar 26, 2023 - 8:03:15 AM

heavy5

USA

2602 posts since 11/3/2016

Wasn't the RB6 now advertised recently "The Thing" ?

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