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#1 Brian

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 06:55 PM

New members joining and immediately sending offers of swords to people via pm.
Do NOT fall for it folks.
Please let me know if you get any suspicious offers from unverified members. Ask them to prove their location or give you known Nihonto community members who can vouch for them.
And DON'T trust email addresses that seem to be known. They can have an extra digit or something making them seem like a known email.

Today we have someone new with the above activity.
I am looking into it. IP address seems to go back to Nigeria, so not looking good. But please always be aware.
I'll be taking this all the way to his ISP....South Africans know how to deal with Nigerian 419 scammers ;-)


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#2 Shamsy

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:29 PM

Yes, one post and offers to source whatever I needed. Too good to be true!

A good little trick is to ask for a picture of the sword with a handwritten username in the frame. Then you can be reasonably sure they at least have the item...

Thanks Brian for keeping an eye out. As they're banned already I'll not spam you with PM.
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#3 seattle1

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 02:10 AM

Hello:

 Great advice Brian.

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#4 Vermithrax16

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:27 AM

Unreal. Will keep an eye out but Stephen will catch them for sure.


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#5 Stephen

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:31 AM

I was setting a trap but B was on it


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#6 AnAmNeSiS

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:15 AM

This sorta pisses me off that some people want to use this resource in that way.  Who ever you are, learn some chill dude! ( I have other words I want to use here but I will behave).   :fit: . . . . 


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#7 Gasam

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:15 PM

I'll be taking this all the way to his ISP....South Africans know how to deal with Nigerian 419 scammers ;-)

 

Go get those dwankies!


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#8 kusunokimasahige

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:53 AM

Be sure that if you get to know who that guy is you post a photo on the wall of shame of the 419eater site.


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#9 Greg F

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:49 AM

A shame they cant just make an honest dollar like real men. Thank you for your work Brian.

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#10 raynor

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 05:03 AM

Sorry for the late bump and not really contributing to the issue, but there is justice happening sometimes. Here is an example of a hero countering an attempted laptop scam. This starts off a little slow but it is well worth the whole read. Mild profanity and much laughter ahead.

 

Scamming the scammers


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