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PSA: More scammers sending PM's. Don't do deals off site with someone you don't know.

  1. Trev The Architect Staff Member Apr 19, 2018

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    A bunch of our members selling watches have been hit by a scammer requesting they reply via email. The first thing a scammer will do is request to communicate off site, this is a huge red flag. Don't do it!

    We're obviously deleting these guys as quickly as possible, but please be careful.
     
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  2. GuiltyBoomerang Apr 19, 2018

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    Thanks @Trev!

    Two in two days - is it watch hunting season?
     
  3. Trev The Architect Staff Member Apr 19, 2018

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    Yep, Russians attacking the site too. It's been a bit wild lately.

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  4. TOTIZ Apr 19, 2018

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    Well, if HE wants a brand new Omega, best he applies to become the new M ;)
     
  5. Vercingetorix Banned Apr 19, 2018

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    He’s not Russian.
     
  6. Faz Apr 19, 2018

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    But he loves haggis!
     
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  7. TOTIZ Apr 19, 2018

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    ....... and October isn’t red either ;)
     
  8. JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Apr 19, 2018

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    Quite correct.

    Kapitän Marko Aleksandrowitsch Ramius, was born in Lithuania!
     
  9. TOTIZ Apr 19, 2018

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    Well played Sir :thumbsup:
     
  10. dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Apr 19, 2018

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    So Trev, are you saying it's safer to communicate by PM on site, than by email off site?
    Would that be because the mods can access our PM's?
     
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  11. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 19, 2018

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    Its because when we ban a scammer here, he's dead in the water and can't continue any partially complete transactions while if he can switch people over to email quickly enough he can continue the transaction even after being banned and still make his money. As all PMs are stored in the DB if necessary we can piece a conversation chain back together, just as you're able to view them when you're logged in but we respect privacy laws and don't abuse that ability.
     
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  12. dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Apr 19, 2018

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    Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  13. alam Apr 19, 2018

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  14. alam Apr 19, 2018

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    A task for Mueller! :)
     
  15. ulackfocus Apr 19, 2018

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    ..... but he plays one on the screen.
     
  16. FreelanceWriter May 10, 2018

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    You mean this (today) wasn't because of my charm?

    FreelanceWriter,skywoman066started a new personal conversation with you atOmega Forums.
    I want to talk
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    Hi FreelanceWriter

    I am young lovely woman and I want to find the best man in the world to become married with me.
    Don't warry, I don't say that you are this man;)

    I simply want to learn better about sex, so when I'll find my future husband, I'll be experienced enough to impress him.

    Do you want to be my sexual instructor?
    I'm waiting for you herethis siteto make a date.
     
  17. UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy May 10, 2018

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    224th timing Bitch!
    After all I've done for her!
     
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  18. sxl2004 May 10, 2018

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    Well your instruction just weren’t good enough.

    :D
     
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  19. JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 10, 2018

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    Bad luck Jimbo.

    While all you dudes were getting scammed by Russian hookers, I found out that I've won Lotto ::psy::::psy::::psy::::psy::::psy::::psy::.

    Oh, haven't actually found out yet, I just have to go back to my email and click on the link and open the document with all of the details.

    I'll let you all know how much I've won a bit later.

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  20. speedy57 Feb 10, 2019

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    I am being contacted by JY177 to buy a watch I have listed for sale. It is a new account and most certainly a SCAMMER.