Members beware of SCAMMERS!

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Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by Bill H. » Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:50 pm

We are seeing an increase in scammers! More often the "seller" has very few posts. Since they have few posts they are unable to use the PM feature on the site and instead use "burner" emails (Yahoo, gmail, hotmail and others) This in not to say any one of those listed emails is bad but scammers try to stay as anonymous as possible.

Some tips to help you from being bilked out of your hard earned money are:

Insist on using a payment system where you will have some recourse in the event something goes south.

Get a phone number and actually talk to the seller. If he balks, walk away.

Insist on detailed photos with a form of date verification (newspaper, computer screen showing date, etc) if he balks, walk away.

Do not deal with new members with zero track record.

If you can, only deal with established members.

If the price is too good to be true, it isn't true.

Do not put your email address in any of your posts.

Do not put your phone number in any of your posts.

Please feel free to add other ideas. This is a great hobby and far to small and tight to have this sort of thing going on.

In addtion: if you feel as though a member isn't legit, PLEASE CONTACT ME EITHER VIA PM OR EMAIL! bill@g503.com
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Re: Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by Buster1 » Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:55 pm

Thanks Bill!!
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Re: Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by Tech3140 » Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:14 am

Question???
Is there a place where one can post a scam so others can be aware if the scammer try’s to contact a member that listed for sale or wanted ???

Thank you.

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Re: Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by Bill H. » Wed Mar 23, 2022 2:58 pm

Tech3140 wrote:
Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:14 am
Question???
Is there a place where one can post a scam so others can be aware if the scammer try’s to contact a member that listed for sale or wanted ???

Thank you.
Yes, it's right at the top of the WTS and WTB sections.

Link: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=328356
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"Each shall seek his own kind, in other words, a bird may love a fish but where would they build a home together?" Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof

1952 Dunbar Kapple M100
1953 Willys M38A1
1962 AMC M422A1
1965 Stevens M416B1 X 2
1967 Kaiser M715

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Re: Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by Kalashnikov47 » Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:39 am

And plus better facetime/video chat with him to make sure the parts are real ones :!: :!:

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Re: Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by RMarchi » Mon Nov 06, 2023 3:08 pm

Be aware on Facebook Marketplace there is a scammer

James Harrison

His profile looks legitimate but his PayPal has been flagged. He wants payment sent via Zelle or Venmo which doesn’t provide buyers protection.

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Re: Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by Mastermilo » Thu Nov 30, 2023 11:08 am

I would warn everybody for a notorious scammer. (I've posted this message elsewhere on the forum, but I think this post is more relevant)

Do not buy anything from Grzegorz Wolsztyniak, MVP (Military Vehicles Poland) or Fourtankmen. He doesn't send the parts you pay for. I've bought several parts from him which actually got here and he seemed a nice guy. I even could pay when the parts were delivered. But when I ordered a BMP fuelpump of him for 1700 euros, he wanted the payment before the shipment. I trusted him and did so, he never send me the item. Gave the man several opportunities to solve this matter. But he didn't reply my messages and phonecalls.

So be warned and don't make the same fault like me. Use Google and search for 'MVP Grzegorz Wolsztyniak' and 'Fourtankmen' and you will find many people being scammed by Grzegorz. Some cases go back to 2010. Hereby some examples;

2010; Warning on Russian military trucks
https://www.russianmilitarytrucks.com/f ... =22&t=3114

2012 Warning on historic military vehicle forum not to do business with Grzegorz Wolsztyniak.
https://hmvf.co.uk/topic/23624-do-not-d ... -grzegorz/

2021; Warning on Steelsoldiers forum;
https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/w ... ed.203120/

2023; Warning on G503 forum
viewtopic.php?f=24&p=1954207

Really hope that he will scam the wrong person who will put this to an end.


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