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New member Richard L! - Now BANNED due to being a SCAMMER

  1. pdxleaf ... Mar 9, 2023

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    He did seem surprisingly ignorant of his home state.
     
  2. Vercingetorix Spam Risk Mar 9, 2023

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    Truly a Richard then.
     
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  3. Dan S Mar 9, 2023

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    Good reminder of the reason for the 200-post rule.
     
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  4. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 9, 2023

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    Bring on the Dancing Bears then
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  5. Watch my Whisky Mar 9, 2023

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    Well done, moderators!
     
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  6. Walrus Mar 9, 2023

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    I kinda liked him right to the scam no messing around. I stopped into the watch shop down the street from work he gets some nice stuff but it’s usually something someone had ordered and he will find it for them so I haven’t picked anything up yet but as I was looking around someone came in and was apparently trying to sell a fake Rolex watch it got a little heated and they attempted to drag me in But even if knew Rolex which I don’t I would have no desire to referee a debate that was getting heated already. I beat feet sayin I had to get back but I’m curious how frequently he has to with issues like that.ebb though it’s a rough neighborhood I think he is well established and built a name where that isn’t a frequent occurrence. Still stinks though it’s his family business I imagine that can get very annoying.
     
  7. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 9, 2023

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    This wasn’t us, it was a case of two members comparing notes and looking out for each-other then letting us know when they smelled a rat. It was great work on their part to do so and they’ll probably post the longer version of it later on in this thread.
     
  8. Omegafanman Mar 10, 2023

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    You have to be so careful. I never trust anyone who starts every message Hey Hey… maybe the bear had hay fever.
    There are so many scam attempts, good that people are alert. The one below is a new thing they try. They set up a fake YouTube close to the persons name and then tempt you onto unregulated coms channel, to no doubt get your bank details etc etc…
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  9. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 10, 2023

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  10. Dimitar Adamski Mar 10, 2023

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    Very quick reactions, well done.
     
  11. repoman Mar 10, 2023

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    You buy the seller, not the watch. Well done all.
     
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  12. JwRosenthal Mar 10, 2023

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    Most Americans don’t know that Puerto Ricans are American Citizens…just sayin’
     
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  13. watchthinker Mar 10, 2023

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    I've been on this board A LOT more in recent months - initiated with a resurgence in my Omega enthusiasm - but also because the chit-chat seems a little less frenetic and a bit.....nicer ( except when I posted about Speedy water resistance being insufficient......oof..).

    One thing I don't have a sense of : Is this particularly forum any more or less a target for scam sellers than any other. WUS is always a big group, but it is so big, hard to break through. But, like TRF, this site is concentrated. I wondered if that made it better or worse?
     
  14. JwRosenthal Mar 10, 2023

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    I think it’s just as much of a target as any others, but the 200 post rule and the closer knit element of this community keeps sharp eyes on new- comers. Of course we have had some very dedicated scammers dig in and make the commitment to invest in the community before enacting their plan (Trojan horse)- but those are isolated cases and get quickly exposed.

    As for WR on the Speedy- they are not authorized for snorkeling.
     
  15. watchthinker Mar 10, 2023

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    ... Don't get me started! I love me my Speedy, but I thought the WR should be at least an explorer. The comments were....to borrow from Sandra Day O'Connor in such situations...."unattractive".

    That's a good point about the 200 post rule and there seems to be a strong "core" here, which is also quite nice.
     
  16. JwRosenthal Mar 10, 2023

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    Not the right thread obviously and clearly a dead horse on this forum- but on the topic of speedy WR, it’s not meant for that. My professional Nikon and Leica cameras are weather sealed and rated for extreme conditions and splash resistance- and I have put them through that (torrential
    downpours)- but I wouldn’t take them in the pool.
    To paraphrase something I read long ago in regards to outrage over the 1m water resistance of the Glycine Airman- if a pilot’s watch ends up in the water, the pilot has bigger issues to deal with than thinking about their watch.
     
  17. watchthinker Mar 10, 2023

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    I'll remember that one!! :)
     
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  18. padders Oooo subtitles! Mar 10, 2023

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    But it’s why Breitling lost the Astronaut watch supply gig…
     
  19. JwRosenthal Mar 10, 2023

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    So did Rolex, but don’t tell them that,
     
  20. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 10, 2023

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    Of course

     
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