Author Topic: Scams on the "wanted to buy" forum  (Read 957 times)

Offline Glen

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Re: Scams on the "wanted to buy" forum
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2017, 11:34:10 PM »
Another word of advice.  If you are the buyer and you are to meet the seller and bring cash, meet only in a public place and bring a big muscular friend with you. 
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Re: Scams on the "wanted to buy" forum
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2017, 07:27:20 AM »
OK, so even cash can be suspect.  Are wire transfers safe?  Is PayPal safe?  Your collective input would be appreciated.  Thank you.  Gene
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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: Scams on the "wanted to buy" forum
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2017, 07:58:27 AM »
Or bring one of Col. Colt's friends with you. It used to be that you could give a guy a check and they would not bat an eye. Or even say that you'd forgotten to bring your checkbook. They'd say, "Send it to me when you get home. I hope you have a safe trip." Nowadays, you have to bring someone with you to Mickey Ds, meet the guy and hope HE isn't carrying. Are we having fun yet?

I have a member who admired the carpictures and asked if I wanted to sell it.???
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Offline cadillacmike68

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Re: Scams on the "wanted to buy" forum
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2017, 11:04:37 PM »
Another word of advice.  If you are the buyer and you are to meet the seller and bring cash, meet only in a public place and bring a big muscular friend with you.

Or bring an M1911A1.   ;)
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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: Scams on the "wanted to buy" forum
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2017, 08:23:29 AM »
Funny you should mention that, Mike. One is about a foot from my hand as I type this. (1927 Argentine one of 10K built by Colt.) Cocked (so as to make it easier to work the slide and get a round in the chamber) and locked.
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Offline SixDucks

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Re: Scams on the "wanted to buy" forum
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2017, 11:32:00 AM »
Hello all,

 My 2 cents,

 I NEVER purchase parts from unless I can speak with the person on the phone and I exclusively use a USPS money order when I make a purchase.  If the parts are within driving distance I take often need to plan the trip which means I usually have time to send a postal money order prior to my arrival  to pick up the parts. I haven't ever purchased from someone that is not a member of the site.
 Again.... no phone conversation NO SALE.
 
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Offline cadillacmike68

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Re: Scams on the "wanted to buy" forum
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2017, 09:10:01 PM »
You don't need those pens, you just need to know the various treasury features in the currency. Most notable; the color changing hallmarks, the denomination running vertical, the blue & red threads, and the gold or solver interrupted lines. These are not easily faked.

If someone that I have any suspicion of wants to pay in large bills, we will meet at MY bank where he will take out a tellers check for me using his cash, with me standing next to him.

End of any possible problems.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 09:16:32 PM by cadillacmike68 »
Regards,
"Cadillac" Mike
Current:
1968 DeVille Convertible
1996 Fleetwood Brougham
2009 STS NorthStar Platinum ed RWD
2011 CTS PRemiun ed Sedan RWD
Past:
2008 CTS Premium ed Sedan AWD
2005 CTS Hi-Feature Sedan RWD
2000 ElDorado ESC Hard Boot Convertible
1995 Fleetwood Brougham
1973 Sedan DeVille
1970 Fleetwood Brougham
1969 DeVille Convertible