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Scam alert

Post by Pablito » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:26 pm

A guy logged here as "gear101" using email: mlimited@outlook.com tried to offer me Lunt LS50F filter. He sent me pics. I found them via google. He used pics from here: http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/de ... _id=798360
What made me laught is that he said the filter is a year and 6 month old :)

He didn't use any name, just said he is from Spain (yeah, sure...)

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Post by swisswalter » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:40 pm

Hi Pawel

thank you very much for the alert. I hope Stephen gets rid of that gear101
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Re: Scam alert

Post by LorenzoM » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:14 pm

He contacted also me to sell a Coronado BF15, I have writted was interested but i have not received any answer yet!

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Re: Scam alert

Post by axlefoley » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:21 pm

Yeah I got 2 emails from him answering 2 wanted adds I placed saying he had the items I wanted.
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Re: Scam alert

Post by marktownley » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:07 pm

I've banned this user from the forum. Thanks for bringing to our attention guys :)
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Post by swisswalter » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:57 am

Thanks Mark
Only stardust in the wind, some fine and some less fine scopes, filters and adapters as well. Switzerland 47 N, 9 E, in the heart of EUROPE :)

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Post by Valery » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:52 am

Hah! Me too! I received the offer for CaK PST! But then no answer with promised photos and details.

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Re: Scam alert

Post by jacquesfrr » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:52 pm

Me too. I received an offer for a Lunt 80 with pictures. He mailed me an identity card (David Martin from Ireland), but couldn't mail me an invoice or a closeup pic with serial number.
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Re: Scam alert

Post by marktownley » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:15 pm

Thanks for all this input folks - if we're talking about this sort of thing on a regular basis then between us we can be aware of it and flush it out of the hobby.
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Re: Scam alert

Post by Valery » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:38 am

marktownley wrote:Thanks for all this input folks - if we're talking about this sort of thing on a regular basis then between us we can be aware of it and flush it out of the hobby.
Is this possible that this part of forum can be visited only by members with a certain history of posts number and/or time being registered here?
So, a scam newcamers can't look and post here. ???
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Re: Scam alert

Post by Montana » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:37 am

That is how it is done on Stargazers Lounge, I think you have to have 500 posts before you can see the classified now.

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Re: Scam alert

Post by Valery » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:24 pm

Montana wrote:That is how it is done on Stargazers Lounge, I think you have to have 500 posts before you can see the classified now.

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:)) No problem, I will try to gazer 500 posts. About 80 posts remains.
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Re: Scam alert

Post by andyg » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:16 pm

Personally I think 500 is far too many.
50 posts should be enough to get the feel of a person, and some people just read without posting much so a high limit alienates the keen quiet person ...

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Re: Scam alert

Post by solarchat » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:38 pm

The original purpose of the shop and swap forum was for people to give away their unused gear for outreach purposes to others or to swap what they had for someone else's used gear to better enable people to share resources for solar astronomy outreach.


If it gets to be some sort of scam artist hangout then we'll just drop it all together.
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