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  1. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 14, 2016

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    Scammer Alert , Watchworld1456, AKA, (dgunners1456@gmail.com), AKA Dennis Maller.

    This party contacted a member here with a dubious offer with stolen photos.
    Flags raised on other forums too for sales multiple locations for multiple products and watches. He contacts members with WTB ads.
    Claims locations of Ohio, Tennessee.
     
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  2. flame

    flame Speedmaster Neil Jan 14, 2016

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  3. sliceoftime_

    sliceoftime_ Jan 14, 2016

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    Yep, contacted me to sell a Gemini IV Speedmaster at a very low price.
     
  4. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell Jan 14, 2016

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    Why doesn't anyone try to sell me fake watches? Is it the avatar?
     
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  5. chunkythebulldog

    chunkythebulldog Jan 14, 2016

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    I got a message from a Dennis last night saying he had a VC Grande Malte Classique for sale as my WTB post. Message has now been deleted from my inbox. Have the mods deleted it?
     
  6. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 14, 2016

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    His ID was deleted, so too his essence.
     
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  7. chunkythebulldog

    chunkythebulldog Jan 14, 2016

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    Glad you were on the ball as I certainly wasn't :thumbsup:
     
  8. duc

    duc Jan 14, 2016

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    Does anyone know how a fraud gets such a high seller rating on ebay?
     
  9. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Jan 14, 2016

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  10. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 14, 2016

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    Folks, the scammer above no doubt lifted photos from the eBay auction that Neil listed above. I believe that is what Neil was illustrating. This is a common scammer practice, after all, they have to show you something they don't have. ;)
     
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  11. chunkythebulldog

    chunkythebulldog Jan 15, 2016

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    You need to be careful of anything from this email address as well as it's slightly different from one above

    timecraft1456@gmail.com
     
  12. jguerrad

    jguerrad Jan 16, 2016

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    I also got contacted by "Dennis Maller" from email: dgunners1456@gmail.com

    He is contacting people with WTB ads offering whatever it is they are looking to buy, he offered my WTB item at a price that was 20% lower than the normal price (which was a first alert to me).

    When I showed concern on the purchase he offered to do the transaction via Paypal (with the supposed "security" of Paypal). I declined but decided to go along and offered to do the trade via a well know third party (I proposed to use an intermediary to exchange money/goods), he declined my proposed intermediary and he offered in return a large national jewelry store who is a registered Rolex distributor (why a well know brand name would accept this was also a non-starter to me, but I decided to continue to see where this would lead).

    After I accepted this intermediary he had someone contact me supposedly from the jewelry store, providing a real name. My response to the caller was that I would call the store and the person directly, obviously when I called the store the real person had absolutely no knowledge of Dennis Maller nor that they were being used in this attempted hoax (fraud).

    I am sharing this with the forum so everyone is alert and have knowledge of the extent this person is going to take advantage of the forum and buyers.
     
  13. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jan 16, 2016

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    Several good points about protecting yourself there. Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Jan 17, 2016

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    A very impatient stammer too. When I didn't answer his PM for a couple of hours, he sent me another one asking if I got the first. Usually it's the buyer who is the one in a hurry
     
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  15. blubarb

    blubarb Jan 17, 2016

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    Thanks for the heads up on this scammer. They make me want to ::puke::
     
  16. al128

    al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Jan 17, 2016

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    emphasis in quote mine:

    you might rephrase that into "attempted FRAUD"

    scamming numerous people out of 3 or 4 digits is not a hoax!!!!!
     
  17. al128

    al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Jan 17, 2016

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    of course ... time is against him ... he needs to see how much money he can grab in the shortest period of time, before word gets out .... and run!

    I am always extra cautious when people seem to be too pressing for time ...
     
  18. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Jan 17, 2016

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    Here's another one to look out for ::facepalm2::
    • Send Reply to Harrissons
    • from: Harrissons - - On August 10th, 2015 at 14:26 [​IMG]
      Hi MikiJ,
      Regarding Collectors Market WD Omega Speedmaster Moon Phase

      Hello,

      I hope this email finds you well. I have been looking at your watch and I'm interested to make purchase now. Is it still available?

      Thanks with regards.
      Mosley
      garrettchu.430 @ gmail. com
      Private Email System: To respond to Harrissons simply reply to this email message and your private email address will not be visible to the recipient.
     
  19. jguerrad

    jguerrad Jan 17, 2016

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    True, I concur with your correction.