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Beware of a Scam

1558 Views 14 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  Midlife Crisis
Just and FYI for members on an experience I had recently. I had 2 bows for sale here and on another site. I get an email from a fellow asking me if the bow was still for sale. I answered back asking him which one as I had 2 for sale.

Hey then inquires about both and asks for pictures when I had them up already but OK emailed them off. The fellow explained he was a US person working right now in the UK for a gas and oil company. He emails me back saying he will take both bows, one for him and one a a co-worker wants. Seemed a little fishy too quick a sale, did not ask any questions as most do etc etc. He asked for my address as he was going to send a US Money order to me and even arrange to have the bows picked up and shipped himself when all had cleared.

I waited a good month with no payment and an email once a week only as he claimed he was out of the office asking me if the payment arrived etc. Well after a month I was tired of that and sold the bows to others and emailed him saying I had been more than patient and the bows were now gone. Since that email I have never heard from him since which prooves 110% is was a scam. If he was real he would have been contacting me as the money was sent right ? RIGHT !. and would have wanted it back.

Just beware people as there are still scammers out there. His emails came in under the name Steve Sandler and email address [email protected]
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More than likely he was using your info to try to sell them on ebay. I was looking at a bow on ebay the guy had a sign saying to end auction early email at? So I did and he had pictures of several bows and his answers were always yes. Seemed a little fish so I contacted ebay about it and they said someones account had been compramised and not to deal with that person. So if it sounds to good it probly is....alan
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