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How exactly did this new member scam you by asking to email him for price and or pictures..? Unfortunately I need a little more proof that he scammed you in some way. Like failing to send you a part if you actually paid for it, etc. And a good rule of thumb is to avoid emailing, contacting, or responding to any new member who claims they have a particular part listed for sale. When in doubt, avoid it. Most times it’s a scam designed to lure you in by sending fake photos of the actual part but don’t. Then you get scammed into purchasing it and most likely get taken for your money.

So never engage in any type of sale with new members. Always do transactions with members that have a minimum 50+ post count, or that have been a member on the Forum for at least 4-6 months. We work as vigilantly as possible to keep the Forum clear of all potential scammers. But even then odd ones skip through the cracks sometimes. I’ll keep close tabs on this member. But if you see or come across anything else that looks suspicious you can PM @John1960 and myself and we’ll look into it further.
 

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I had a new member try to scam me. I have found multiple examples on other forums where he has scammed people using this email

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Thanks for bringing this to our attention. AJL719 and I spoke about this and did our own research . It took minutes for us to arrive at a conclusion.
This member was banned permanently. His IP addresses were recorded and can no longer be used on this forum.

A lot goes on behind the scenes here to keep this place safe. AJL719 and I both work constantly to keep scammers and spammers away from our community. Neither of us approved this member. He slipped in on an automatic approval.

Sometimes it takes a member to bring this to our attention so we can investigate and take the appropriate action(s). The expression that we have all heard a hundred times before also relates to these situations…… If you see something, say something. We will take it from there.
 

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I did my research just like you all did and in minutes knew he was a scammer. It almost sounds like you didn’t believe me and were accusing me of jumping the gun. He emailed me pictures of parts I wanted by finding pictures of them online. I never even got to the pay me part of the conversation.

step 1 was see how long he had been a member of this forum … answer.. 1 day

step 2 Google his email address, bam… scammer alerts from forums for all kinds of stuff not motorcycle related

step 3 he didn’t want to converse on the forums but take it offline to email

not rocket science.
 

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I did my research just like you all did and in minutes knew he was a scammer. It almost sounds like you didn’t believe me and were accusing me of jumping the gun. He emailed me pictures of parts I wanted by finding pictures of them online. I never even got to the pay me part of the conversation.

step 1 was see how long he had been a member of this forum … answer.. 1 day

step 2 Google his email address, bam… scammer alerts from forums for all kinds of stuff not motorcycle related

step 3 he didn’t want to converse on the forums but take it offline to email

not rocket science.
Slow down. It isn’t that we didn’t believe you. We simply take a permanent ban of a member as a very serious thing. We need to be 100% certain that we are doing the right thing.

AJL719 is the administrator of this site. He does not need my approval to do any bans, yet he and I confer with each other to make sure we are both on the same page. That is how seriously we take it.
 

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I did my research just like you all did and in minutes knew he was a scammer. It almost sounds like you didn’t believe me and were accusing me of jumping the gun.
It has nothing to do with not believing you. We need to know all the facts before we act. We can’t simply jump the gun and remove possible scammers based on a he said she said type of deal. Or act on pure gut instinct. Like you, we need to dig a little deeper into someone before it can be dealt with accordingly. And sometimes this process takes a little longer than others before it is.
 
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Slow down. It isn’t that we didn’t believe you. We simply take a permanent ban of a member as a very serious thing. We need to be 100% certain that we are doing the right thing.

AJL719 is the administrator of this site. He does not need my approval to do any bans, yet he and I confer with each other to make sure we are both on the same page. That is how seriously we take it.
Being a new guy mysef on this forum I was taken back by the tone of AJL719 tone. I have reread it several times and I have concluded this forum is not for me if the admin has no better social skills than this. In this day and age a little nice goes a long way. And kudos to the gent that brought this forward.
 

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Being a new guy mysef on this forum I was taken back by the tone of AJL719 tone. I have reread it several times and I have concluded this forum is not for me if the admin has no better social skills than this. In this day and age a little nice goes a long way. And kudos to the gent that brought this forward.
Dude, it’s only words, I can see both points of view on this, I’m glad thetemples brought it up, I’ve been screwed on internet transactions, the admins could of handled it with personal messages but in any case it was resolved..don’t leave the group over “feelings”..
 

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Being a new guy mysef on this forum I was taken back by the tone of AJL719 tone. I have reread it several times and I have concluded this forum is not for me if the admin has no better social skills than this. In this day and age a little nice goes a long way. And kudos to the gent that brought this forward.
Thank you for your support Wally. What I say below does not apply to you.

AJL719 and I DONATE hours every day of our time running this forum. We don’t do that to be judged, second guessed, or schooled by those that don’t appreciate our efforts. We do so because we love the sport and the product.

I am closing this thread. We are done here. Consider this a warning to those who may decided to perpetuate this subject.

It is a free country. Stay here and enjoy the place. All are welcome. Judge, criticize, play Monday morning quarterback and second guess the way we handle things and you are free to leave, or we can assist you. Your call.
 
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