Bow purchase scamContributors to this thread:
fubar racin 04-Nov-17
Habitat for Wildlife 06-Nov-17
Just wanted to make sure you all are aware of a bow scam artist...goes by the handle "sass sfsss ". Classic scam, offers to pay full price, no lower offer, even offered to pay an extra $50 so that I would hold the bow for him. He asked for my name and address, so he could send the cashier's check. I asked for his full name and address...he ignored that. Next he sends an email that his assistant "mistakenly" made out a check for too much money, and would I kindly deposit the check, and mail him a check for the overpay amount, and he would arrange for pick up. I of course, told him to go to blazes, or something like that :-) Beware, it's a jungle out there.
Got a call this week that federal charges were being filed against me by IRS. Guess I will be off to prison soon
I got the same phone IRS call
That bogus IRS call is a bad one - scares a lot of people right out of their senses, and those rat-bastidges have cashed in BIG!
tell the guy with the interest in your bow the price is up to 10,000 and I bet he says that's fine let's still do the deal
Bowhunter09: Sorry to hear about your impending incarceration. Guess you'll be selling all your outdoor gear cheap.... :)
I'm calling dibs on his truck...... ;)
From: fubar racin
I downloaded a call recorder just to show my friends me messing with the irs scammer soooo much fun but they dont call me anymore dang it.....
bford, I get something like that all the time whenever I put something for sale online. Last time the guy was going to send his moving crew with a truck and trailer to pick up...a model radio-controlled car. I told him I'd meet his moving crew in the parking lot of the supermarket and they could hand me cash. Never heard back, of course.
I had a similar scenario a few years ago. I bought a GPS on eBay. I sent a check and waited for my item. E bay told me the seller was fraudulent so I contacted the seller and told them I had stopped payment on my check. I got my item and sent a new check at the agreed on price. I will never know if the seller was bad. I will say that most of my dealings have been good.
I had one call and say his agents would come and pick up a boat. I told him they better have a real big gun.
I ran into a scam artist on Craigslist this week. Scumbags are everywhere. You gotta watch your back at all times !!!
I had one of those IRS scammers call, I played along, then I told them I worked for the FBI and was tracing there call. They immediately hung up and haven't had a call since.
If people fall for that IRS scam with the recorded message by some JA who can't even speak proper english, they probably deserve it.
Agree Dave. The IRS call was so obvious it was funny.
From: Habitat for Wildlife
We received the IRS call a couple months ago. Robin thought it was serious enough she called them back when I arrived home so they could talk to me. They actually gave her a legit number to call back. She already dialed and handed the phone to me while she explained it was the IRS. He did not answer the phone 'IRS'. I laughed and hung up.