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It's not just here, I've seen a huge uptick in scammers in other forum websites as well. You post a WTB thread, and a later comes along a private message from someone who just joined the forum with zero messages, zero feedback score, showing you stock photos of an item but will not show you a real photo with a date and a forum name. I could go in and on with the b.s. hustle they spout but I believe you get the picture.
 

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We're closely monitoring this situation, haven't noticed much. Mostly because we're not allowing registrations from VPN/TOR/proxy/servers.

Should you suspect anything, let me know. In private is fine, too.
 
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There are safety stickies:


But I'm guessing because of economic woes and hardware shortages there are a whole lot more predators out there looking to capitalize.
 
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And another scammer who just joined today has found my inbox...
 

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And another scammer who just joined today has found my inbox...

I think newbs shouldn't be able to use BST threads or even reply to them until they have been active for a month and have actually replied on other threads say they reach 200 replies.
 

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Why am I not surprised that the scammers are out in force trying it on. Thanks for the heads up. This is why I don't do private trades, anywhere.

Hi @eidairaman1 great to see you back. :toast:
 
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I hope you guys aren't falling for this shit.
 

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Yeah giving out email addresses outright is a phishing attack.

This other was about had i believe.
 
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Don't let this discourage anyone from using the classifieds. There's plenty more than enough good traders here. I've had some great buys, sells, trades, and giveaways on this forum and others over the years. I much prefer to ebay, ect.
 
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The world's home of honest traders, there's nothing dodgy about that. ;)
We do have a legit nigerian member here, keep in mind. He regularly used to complain about how hard it was to get legit hardware.
 
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If i remember correctly. This particular Nigerian Merchant Prince had purchased a 1080Ti. he bought the same card i have and was asking about some of the modifications i did to my card as far as cooling goes. Very polite guy. Cant exactly remember his username but it will be in my inbox somewhere.
 
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If i remember correctly. This particular Nigerian Merchant Prince had purchased a 1080Ti. he bought the same card i have and was asking about some of the modifications i did to my card as far as cooling goes. Very polite guy. Cant exactly remember his username but it will be in my inbox somewhere.
Yeah, can't recall either. Joker avatar though... lol. I remember that.
 

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We do have a legit nigerian member here, keep in mind. He regularly used to complain about how hard it was to get legit hardware.
Of course, not everyone over there is crooked. Unfortunately, scamming people is ingrained in their culture, with the biggest scammers rising in social status. That's not my opinion either, but something I saw on a documentary a few years ago. Quite shocking, really.
 
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Of course, not everyone over there is crooked. Unfortunately, scamming people is ingrained in their culture, with the biggest scammers rising in social status. That's not my opinion either, but something I saw on a documentary a few years ago. Quite shocking, really.
Yes, it's quite sad really.
 
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Ok be really careful buying on OCN. I'm pretty sure that a whole bunch of accounts have been hijacked. There are a lot of suspicious trade threads over there that violate the site's own rules for sticky name/date, including one this morning by a supermod who is bumping his posts in violation of the rules so I bet he got hacked. I know a lot of people that trade here also trade over there so be wary as I've seen a lot of graphics cards with no stickies or heatware going for just barely too good to be true prices.
 
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Ok be really careful buying on OCN. I'm pretty sure that a whole bunch of accounts have been hijacked. There are a lot of suspicious trade threads over there that violate the site's own rules for sticky name/date, including one this morning by a supermod who is bumping his posts in violation of the rules so I bet he got hacked. I know a lot of people that trade here also trade over there so be wary as I've seen a lot of graphics cards with no stickies or heatware going for just barely too good to be true prices.
Indeed, I've just got myself an RTX3090 for $10! :laugh:
 
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