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laurenf

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Before you take part in a purchase or sale, check the feedback section of the buyer or seller's profile to see feedback from previous experiences with that user. Member profile>Feedback Stats. If a user doesn't have much feedback, proceed at your own risk. If you do complete a purchase, do everyone else a favor and add your own feedback for that user which is also done from the user's profile.
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Sprayed99

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  • Jan 9, 2012
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    I’ve seen on several forums where accounts are getting hacked as well. They look for members with a good reputation and post items under their names.
    This happened with a moderator account recently. This is why calling people, getting copies of up to date drivers license, and asking for photos with the screen name of the seller and date in the photo are other good items to insure a solid transaction.
     
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    Mag 300

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    Recently completed a sale for $6500
    Took pics as requested
    Had buyers name on a paper with date and rifle in pics “ hostage pic” to ensure item is in their possession and available

    Exchanged phone numbers for texting

    Reviewed the feedback of buyer







    always have had great transactions but be sure to protect yourself

    there also new sites that will hold money in transactions till both parties are satisfied
     

    Nooch13

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    Not to over simplify things, but would dramatically upping the password length and feature requirements help more?
     

    Black Lotus

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    Not to over simplify things, but would dramatically upping the password length and feature requirements help more?

    Yes. It will deter a lot of attempting hackers but also being careful with what you click online, especially email, and keeping your passwords unpredictable throughout any of your online accounts (don't use same passwords for each of your accounts) would be just as important.

    However, it is most important to have "Two-step verification" enabled from your "Password and security" section in "Your account." Doing so will have the most effective protection, especially from those that may successfully enter with the correct password. They'd have to get a temporary code from you to log in at that point.
     

    DamnDave

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    Any way I can get my older feedback reinstated? I had a few before the website change and now it shows me as having none.
     

    deersniper

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  • Feb 22, 2007
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    Scammers give each other feedback.

    If any sketchy ness, ask for a picture of their Id with the item. Google the name and address. Make sure it looks legit. Send payment to that address
     

    AngryKoala

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    Scammers give each other feedback.

    If any sketchy ness, ask for a picture of their Id with the item. Google the name and address. Make sure it looks legit. Send payment to that address

    It seems the more you ask the seller to do the less chance it is a scam unless they are unwilling to comply. If they won't comply then it is probably a scam.
     

    meat103

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    Just had a guy on here trying to sell a Gap rifle 223 bolt. No reviews and sent me the address which after searching was a trailer park. Anyone have any dealings with this guy. Pictures attached. Just wanted a picture of him holding the gun. Nothing too bad.
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    Downtown

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    I'm sorry, just the fact that someone who's been on the forum a week is selling a rifle is a huge no. Even discounting the fact that English is obviously his second language. Should probably be reported on that basis alone.
     

    meat103

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    Yeah me being a police officer just wanted to match his license with him holding the gun. He got butt hurt and backed out.
     

    Downtown

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    I looked for one of the five posts he shows having, but search brought up nothing. Definitely a scammer, it appears.
     

    meat103

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    Yeah I told him shut down his scam atf will be knocking bam totally disappeared. Scumbags everywhere
     

    Downtown

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    It's a rather familiar pattern. Next he'll be answering someone's WTB ad with exactly what that person was looking for. Wouldn't surprise me if JKM10 from the Arcterex thread is his partner. I hope others are paying attention.
     
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    BigTy313

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    Recently completed a sale for $6500
    Took pics as requested
    Had buyers name on a paper with date and rifle in pics “ hostage pic” to ensure item is in their possession and available

    Exchanged phone numbers for texting

    Reviewed the feedback of buyer







    always have had great transactions but be sure to protect yourself

    there also new sites that will hold money in transactions till both parties are satisfied
    what are those sites?
     

    Iron Worker

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    I was going to buy Sierra 6mm 110 MK off someone here who had a high rating . Typed email at paypal and was kicked back saying "Can't find this email " I called the cell# provided and it was disconnected .
     

    shingi

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    Hey guys is it normal for a FS thread to disappear? I posted on his FS thread and he did respond to my PM. But for some reasons his FS thread is gone after I made payment. I search under his name for thread that he posted and it’s not there. I see his other FS threads but not that one specifically. I search under my name for threads that I posted on and can’t find this thread either. Paid him couple days ago he responded that it will get shipped out today. He’s got some feedback dating back a few years so I wasn’t too concern, but the fact the FS thread is gone is somewhat wierd. Should I be concern? I did send a PM to lowlight but haven’t heard back yet. Any thoughts on this?
     

    Mag 300

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  • Dec 31, 2006
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    If there are odd triggers as you have encountered there are things you can do
    Have seller give pic of drivers license
    Ask for “ hostage pic “of rifle with today’s patter or anything you want on a piece of paper
    Offer to Send payment to address on drivers license only
     

    meat103

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    Yeah be careful with just the drivers license my scammer had a license and a address in a trailer park. Make them take a picture holding there license and then Google earth the address.