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WTB'ers beware! Jinks7 is a Scamming P.O.S.!

Discussion in 'Want to Buy' started by Otis857, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Otis857

    Otis857 Full Access Member

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    Lesson learned the hard way! I was (still am) looking for gen 1 seat covers. I responded to a P.M. from him saying 'he knows a guy that has these' [email protected]. Also used the email name of Kelvin Mertens and an email of [email protected]. I responded , he said he had them, even sent me a picture. Said he wanted $500, which was a fair price. After sending him the money by paypal (gift), I got the delay then shakedown for $120 additional for shipping. Thats when I started to smell a rat.

    He wanted me to do a zelle or vinmo transaction, but since I didnt have either account, I held firm for payal on the initial $500. Then he lowered his "shipping amount $70, still high and again, insisting on cash app payment. I started searching FRF for past seat cover posts and there it was, the very pic this asshat sent me from a 2017 post by RZRXP1000,

    So I got scammed by a fucking forum troll! Shoulda known, the signs were there

    Lessons relearned; CHECK THE POST COUNT. INSIST ON A PIC WITH A DATE AND HIS FORUM NAME, most of all, buyer beware!
     
  2. Oldfart

    Oldfart FRF Addict

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    That really sucks. Is he banned now?
     
  3. EL Snagadore

    EL Snagadore FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry man... There are shitbags out there everywhere...
     
  4. The Car Stereo Company

    The Car Stereo Company aka nosbusa Supporting Vendor

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    well crap. that sucks. next time you should offer to pay the 3% paypal fee just in case. that way you can dispute it. unfortunately now you cant do anything about it. maybe we can find out where he lives and ______________________

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    sorry you got scammed mike. let me know if theres anything i can do to help
     
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    CoronaRaptor FRF Addict

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    God damn it, that sucks big time. What a POS!
     
  6. Otis857

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    Thanks gang. Ya it sucks balls. I can absorb the loss, $500, it's not that much. Just pisses me off that I fell for the con. I dont know how I could have the dickwad banned, he had no post count and just communicated once by PM to refer "his friend". Probably has another forum name already or moved on to another forum for awhile looking for the next sucker.

    Live & learn
     
  7. smurfslayer

    smurfslayer Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We’re hunting sasquatch77

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    You do have legal recourse. if you sent electronic payment, PayPal in particular, you can let them know you were scammed. file a complaint and talk to your local pd.

    I had a similar situation occur on a gun forum. Some university cop advertised a beretta 1201 f/s. I sent payment, and about 5 days later he sends a message that he’s ... had a change of heart and no longer wanted to sell, payment has already posted. I got no response for a couple days so I notified his ℅ - he actually was LE and a colleague locally. I indicated I’d been rooked for about $500, felony weight. I filed the report, swore the complaint and got the ball rolling.

    Our team got in touch with his, who ordered him to return the funds. i assume there was the implicit ‘or be fired and possibly incarcerated’ language but that didn’t concern me. I got a personal check within the week, and then it cleared a couple days hence. I was worried he would try to stop payment too but didn’t happen. I posted on the forum where it happened, warning others and 3 other people chimed in that similar things happened to them.

    The gun forum would not ban this guy, even though he’d done the same thing before. Or rather - the moderator did ban him, but the forum owner knew him and unbanned him.

    caveat emptor.
    Check the post history of potential sellers.
     
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    And never send money via Paypal F&F unless you they actually are friends and family. Or unless you intend it as a gift. :)
     
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    Proflyer FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Contact paypal, tell them you never received the item and say you didn't know you were sending it as a gift and if they don't reverse it, you'll dispute it with your CC or issuing bank. You can still dispute ACH transactions with your bank just the same as you would with a CC. Paypal will lock your account until you clear it up, but that's worth $500 I'd say.
     
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    Probably the most important lesson here!
     

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