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    Re: ** warning ** scammers alert ** UPDATE

    You might want to keep an eye on 514luckyyou22 He had 4 post and was selling 3 watches for around $13000 each I don't think so!!! And would not do a simple request to show he had the watches for another member here.

    Moderators please check this guy out before someone looses a lot of money!!!

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    Re: ** warning ** scammers alert ** UPDATE

    Please add Got-Time to this list of scammers aka David Dooley, Dools, Dan Dapper.

    I thought I did my researched but I was wrong now I am out a Stowa Antea.

    Please ban this individual and beware of Got-Time (David Dooley).

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    Re: ** warning ** scammers alert ** UPDATE

    David Dooley, Dools, Dan Dapper, Got-Time is aslo known as David Dejak. Please beawre of all these name and please let other know about this crook. He (Got-Time) should be banned!

    Quote Originally Posted by rtrnow View Post
    Please add Got-Time to this list of scammers aka David Dooley, Dools, Dan Dapper.

    I thought I did my researched but I was wrong now I am out a Stowa Antea.

    Please ban this individual and beware of Got-Time (David Dooley).
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    Re: ** warning ** scammers alert ** UPDATE

    I have filed the report and the police seemed positive.

    Other detail sthis guy gave me are..

    rubi.wilburn@yahoo.com


    Parcel was supposed to be sent to nephew:
    Mike Eagle
    Van Zan destraat 14
    Woensdrecht
    4634VP

    The parcel was signed for by neighbour called Mr. Verdult

    he gave me his address as
    1. glevum Close
    Ross-on-wye
    Herefordshire HR95UJ


    THE POLICE HAVE ALL THESE DETAILS

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    Lightbulb How to help AVOID being scammed

    How to AVOID SCAMS

    AS A BUYER
    · Ask for clear pictures with a specific time or object included.
    · Ask for the sellers address. Check www.anywho.com to find out if they live where they say they live.
    · Get their home phone number. Use www.anywho.com and do a reverse lookup to see if the phone is registered in their name.
    · Call them and talk to them about the watch.
    · Don’t get too excited if you see a great watch at a ridiculously cheap price. It may be a scam.
    · Be vigilant with new members.
    · I recommend paying with PayPal using a credit card. It provides an extra layer of protection.
    · Only use bank wire or certified check if you completely trust the seller. Even then, it is a risk.
    · Be specific about which shipping method will be used and ask for the tracking number.
    · Don’t ask for the seller to do anything illegal (i.e. reduce value for customs reasons)
    · Google the member’s username and real name online. See what comes up.
    · Pay for insurance on every watch.
    · New sellers should comply with all reasonable requests from you (pictures, phone call, etc). If they don’t, walk away. If you don’t feel comfortable about something, walk away.

    AS A SELLER
    · Ask for references.
    · Check those references. They will give you their best references. Make an inquiry post asking about them.
    · If they give you their EBay username as a reference, contact them through the EBay system and ask them if they are the same person.
    · Check the forums to see what prior deals have looked like for your buyer.
    · Google the username and email address of the buyer. See what comes up.
    · Accept whatever payment you are comfortable with
    · Know all shipping rules if you are shipping internationally.
    · Ask the buyer for their home phone number and call and talk to them. Use www.anywho.com and do a reverse lookup to see if the phone is registered in their name.
    · Check www.anywho.com to find out if they live where they say they live.
    · Don’t reduce the value on an international shipment. It may cause you problems at some point. It also may cost you money.
    · Ship the item using a method that allows for insurance, tracking and signature delivery confirmation.
    · Be vigilant with new users.
    · If you ever feel uncomfortable, walk away.

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    Re: How to help AVOID being scammed

    It's been suggested that opening this thread will benefit the Members. We certainly can all add to our defensive techniques when buying/selling, and could benefit from each other's insights and experiences.

    Please keep it on topic, be polite, and remember this is for our mutual benefit. This is not the "Watch Deals" section, specific grievances do not belong here. Tips on how to avoid (or how you could have avoided) falling victim to a scammer is what the thread is about.

    Let's share some more good ideas! And many thanks to Broker for getting this one rolling .
    Regards, T Bone.

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    Re: How to help AVOID being scammed

    Good Topic, I have one suggestion below.

    If you are receiving funds by PayPal don't ship till you transfer the funds OUT of your PayPal account. If you get paid through PayPal then ship right away the buyer could file a dispute with PayPal and your funds could be frozen or even refunded to the buyer. But you already shipped the package, you might be out of luck.
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    Re: How to help AVOID being scammed

    Here is a thought.

    Anyone can have different e-mail accounts and so anyone is able to recommend themselves. I've found that when asking for references it's good to ask for the person's forum id as well. This way you can contact the references right through the forum's private message or e-mail. Then you'll know for sure that the references are legit. If the person providing the reference e-mail doesn't know the forum id of the person they are offering as reference, you can ask the person yourself; you ask then for a reference and finish asking them for their forum id as well.

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    Re: How to help AVOID being scammed

    Quote Originally Posted by Horological-psychologist View Post
    Here is a thought.

    Anyone can have different e-mail accounts and so anyone is able to recommend themselves. I've found that when asking for references it's good to ask for the person's forum id as well. This way you can contact the references right through the forum's private message or e-mail. Then you'll know for sure that the references are legit. If the person providing the reference e-mail doesn't know the forum id of the person they are offering as reference, you can ask the person yourself; you ask then for a reference and finish asking them for their forum id as well.

    C. Soler
    I have often wondered if a person could have multiple user id's on a forum in order to create false references.
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    Re: How to help AVOID being scammed

    Quote Originally Posted by Nabco View Post
    I have often wondered if a person could have multiple user id's on a forum in order to create false references.
    They are usually caught very quickly and banned immediately.
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