Members beware of SCAMMERS!

1941 - 1945, MB, GPW, Wanted jeeps or parts... list your needs.
Post Reply
User avatar
Bill H.
G Moderator
G Moderator
Posts: 5900
Joined: Sun May 31, 1998 9:00 pm
Location: Yonna Valley, Oregon

Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by Bill H. » Tue Feb 15, 2022 7:50 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
Bill H.

"Each shall seek his own kind, in other words, a bird may love a fish but where would they build a home together?" Tevya, Fiddler on the Roof

1962 AMC M422A1
1965 Stevens M416B1

2 Timothy 3:1-5


User avatar
Buster1
G-Master Sergeant
G-Master Sergeant
Posts: 115
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:45 am
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Re: Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by Buster1 » Wed Feb 16, 2022 5:55 pm

Thanks Bill!!
USAF Retired

Tech3140
G-Sergeant First Class
G-Sergeant First Class
Posts: 95
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:23 pm
Location: Chico, California

Re: Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by Tech3140 » Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:14 pm

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.

User avatar
Bill H.
G Moderator
G Moderator
Posts: 5900
Joined: Sun May 31, 1998 9:00 pm
Location: Yonna Valley, Oregon

Re: Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by Bill H. » Wed Mar 23, 2022 3:58 pm

Tech3140 wrote:
Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:14 pm
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
Bill H.

"Each shall seek his own kind, in other words, a bird may love a fish but where would they build a home together?" Tevya, Fiddler on the Roof

1962 AMC M422A1
1965 Stevens M416B1

2 Timothy 3:1-5

Kalashnikov47
G-Private First Class
G-Private First Class
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:20 am
Location: TX

Re: Members beware of SCAMMERS!

Post by Kalashnikov47 » Wed Apr 06, 2022 10:39 am

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


Post Reply

Return to “MB GPW Wanted”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests