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Little long here, but wanted to alert others to this kind of scam that happened to me last night and this morning.

 

  • I am relatively new here, and posted on these forums about some speakers and stereo equipment wanted for a relative.
  • Two nights ago I get a nice message saying he knew of a guy (Mark) that had one and to email him. See SS below

 

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  • Without thinking I write Mark and go to bed
  • Mark writes back this morning to my request for pics and information about a stellar deal!  
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So I was excited at first. 325 shipped for a gorgeous 7070. But some red flags...

  • Bitcoin? ( I know this one is possible, just rare )
  • Stermor3 (on these forums) has zero rep and joined the forums about 90 minutes before he sent me the private message
  • Agent working with UPS?
  • Price?

 

So I look up address....doesn't exist

So I do a reverse image search on the pics....google doesn't find them but says its probably a receiver....good job google

So I just key in Sansui 7070 and pull up images.. BINGO

 

I get a seller on REVERB in Prague.... https://elektro.bazos.cz/inzerat/105829602/Sansui-7070-receiver.php

 

Thought I would share.  It is a pretty piece though right?

Just wished I had used a throw-a-way email to be safer.

 

-Biscuit

 

 

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Wow, they are getting better. The red flags are there, but their English was quit good. 

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15 minutes ago, Pinball_pw said:

but their English was quit good. 

Better than yours:P

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Same dude reached out to me on a L-12 McIntosh slant leg cabinet.  His English was excellent and he addressed some technical questions very fast.  The bitcoin thing was the red flag.

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Buy local, after audition.  Means you miss out on some really great gear, also means you miss out on all scams.  Bitcoin ... really?

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29 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

Better than yours:P

Man I hate autocorrect 🙃

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4 hours ago, Biscuit said:

Agent working with UPS?

 

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Unfortunately local deals are rare. As long as you use PayPal (never friends and family) You’re covered. Paying any way other than cash or PayPal you’re asking to get taken advantage of. Scammers won’t use PayPal because they protect you. 

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Thanks to  y’all I almost fell for this. It was the bitcoin that made me suspect and now I came across this posting. I guess if it seems to good it probably is. Thanks ps. Even the same names that biscuit received and same approach.

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I have been collecting Sansui for years but I am now going to sell most of my collection. If you still want a 7070 let me know.

 

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3 hours ago, davis419b said:

I have been collecting Sansui for years but I am now going to sell most of my collection. If you still want a 7070 let me know.

 

Don

Wow. You never disappoint Don

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