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Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by Phil » 22 Jun 2019, 15:03

Guys,

I've had two different guys tell me about too good to be true deals being sent via the forum's email service from this Bosgarage57 guy. He's essentially emailing people who have put up 'wanted to buy' ads in the Classifieds and offering way too low prices including shipping from the US.

Very likely to be a scammer, he's been banned and deleted. Do not deal with him if more people got emails from him.

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Re: Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by BazzBass » 22 Jun 2019, 16:03

onya Phil, nice to know you have our backs covered :)
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Re: Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by deeevo » 23 Jun 2019, 07:49

He's trying it on me. I have a WTB TI Flats post. He won't talk via PM. Sends emails only with no detail about himself & not forthcoming with any detail. Won't post on threads & doesn't reply or open PMs.
He's been emailing me since Friday night & only replies in the middle of the night. I'm guessing he's overseas in a different time zone. I've only just found this thread due to another member notifying me.
Just realised I was foolish enough to give him my phone number.
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Re: Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by Phil » 23 Jun 2019, 09:32

Someone else (third person in 24 hours) just sent me an email about this guy. He mentions twice in his email that shipping to Austria is included in the price :rollno:

His IP has been banned and his account deleted so he definitely won't be able to read or answer pm's.

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Re: Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by deeevo » 23 Jun 2019, 10:12

Phil wrote:
23 Jun 2019, 09:32
Someone else (third person in 24 hours) just sent me an email about this guy. He mentions twice in his email that shipping to Austria is included in the price :rollno:

His IP has been banned and his account deleted so he definitely won't be able to read or answer pm's.
:thumbup: Thanks Phil, no mention of Austria with me, just post included.
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Re: Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by BassLine » 23 Jun 2019, 10:40

Thanks Phil, and thanks to those members who raised the alarm too. We can only act on things we’re made aware of.
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Re: Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by Miles Edgeworth » 23 Jun 2019, 12:38

Got an email from him too - thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by BazzBass » 23 Jun 2019, 13:49

just a suggestion for the time being, don't have your email in your profile coz they just click on "email this member".
we all know each other, PM each other for the time being til he gives up
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Re: Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by packrat » 23 Jun 2019, 14:42

Maybe restrictions on email for new members?

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Re: Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by Juan Lauda » 24 Jun 2019, 08:37

Thanks Phil for keeping your guard up, and fellow members for the heads up.

Good idea about removing email address from profiles. They’re not necessary here.

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Re: Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by deeevo » 24 Jun 2019, 18:29

Keep a list of scammers at the top of each classified page as a quick reference.
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Re: Bosgarage57 - scammer

Post by packrat » 24 Jun 2019, 19:19

That particular account will never be back.

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