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Old 01-13-2022, 09:07 PM   #1
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How my of you got a random message from some scammer trying to sell a Blade 480?
This is the message:
I have a blade 480 stretch kit installed, with all original parts and extra parts as well. All you need is a transmitter. Message if you are interested.
User name. Learj New profile, no posts no feedback and no ad listed for Blade 480.

When I called him out on it he said he saw my post looking for a Blade 480.
I was never looking for or made any post about a Blade 480.
I know someone else got the same message, just wondering how many random messages were being sent out.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:44 AM   #2
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How did he get your email address off of RCC .
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Old 01-14-2022, 02:23 AM   #3
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Re: Another scammer!

I was referring to email message within the group. This is the message,

I have a blade 480 stretch kit installed, with all original parts and extra parts as well. All you need is a transmitter. Message if you are interested.
User name. Learj New profile, no posts no feedback and no ad listed for Blade 480.

When I called him out on it he said he saw my post looking for a Blade 480.
I was never looking for or made any post about a Blade 480.
I know someone else got the same message, just wondering how many random messages were being sent out.
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Old 01-14-2022, 11:23 AM   #4
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Hi John . Sorry , I misunderstood you . He sent you a PM ( personal message) through RCC then ;rather than through your email , correct ?
The rat ! Thanks for the alert .
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Old 01-14-2022, 11:30 AM   #5
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Yes I should have clarified that but just wanted to get the post out there quickly.
Have updated now as you have probably already seen. Itís unfortunate that there are people like this around.
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Old 01-14-2022, 11:40 AM   #6
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Re: Another scammer!

Just report the post/PM. The admins will squash the account.
For PMs:
(Exit Mobile mode if using it with the three line menu)
In the top right corner of the PM is an icon like a pop up window with a yellow exclamation sign. Click it and fill out the report.

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Same icon, but it’s in the lower left corner under the poster’s info.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:11 PM   #7
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Just report the post/PM. The admins will squash the account.
For PMs:
(Exit Mobile mode if using it with the three line menu)
In the top right corner of the PM is an icon like a pop up window with a yellow exclamation sign. Click it and fill out the report.

For Posts:
Exit mobile mode
Same icon, but itís in the lower left corner under the posterís info.
Done, thanks David, I was trying to figure out how to send that report.
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Old 01-15-2022, 04:38 AM   #8
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Re: Another scammer!

Brutal and sadly this is in real life everywhere. My mother who is 80 now deals with someone trying to scam her for something monthly. These predators take advantage of the elderly and it really Pes me off!
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Old 01-15-2022, 09:58 AM   #9
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Brutal and sadly this is in real life everywhere. My mother who is 80 now deals with someone trying to scam her for something monthly. These predators take advantage of the elderly and it really Pes me off!

Total scumbags, have told my mother never to give money to anyone no matter who the claim to be. Thankfully she will not use a cellphone or a computer.
I like to toy with the call center scammers and play along for awhile just to keep them on the phone for a while and prevent them from scamming someone else. Just in the last month I have apparently one a $1,000,000 a new Mercedes and have 2 arrest warrants issued by the federal government.
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Old 01-15-2022, 11:45 AM   #10
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Re: Another scammer!

There was an interesting one on CBC market place last night on a furnace / air conditioning scamming company in Ontario . Was very scary ! You should be able to access it and do an on line replay . Well worth the effort fir those in Ontario and other provinces with weak consumer laws .
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