Worthless scammers on Armslist...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Addicted2gunz, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Addicted2gunz

    Addicted2gunz Undecided on whether or not I'm indecisive... Supporting Addict

    Jul 14, 2018
    So I've had variations of the same scam on Armslist several times. They will say they're sending a check and need my name, address, and phone number - but you never get a check. Obviously they are going to try to use the info to somehow scam you.

    I usually just ignore them and block them, but for some reason today I felt fiesty. I'm so sick of the losers... He was emailing back immediately every time, until I asked for HIS number so I could call. He then went silent... So I sent this lol

    Yea, that's what I thought.

    Here's a little scamming 101 lesson for ya on the things you did wrong:

    1) You have a fake name on your email.

    2) You write in broken English.

    3)You asked if I will ship, my add clearly says $625 shipped to your FFL

    4) You ask if there's anything wrong with it. The ad clearly says its in excellent condition and has nothing wrong with it.

    5) You then say you have an FFL to "secure it" for you. Who the f**k even says that?!?

    6) You then ask my shipping fee. Again, the price clearly says shipped AND we went over this in my first email reply.

    7) You then jump right to "I will be sending certified funds. I need your name, address, and phone number". Really? You need my phone number? For what exactly? As soon as I ask for your number so I can call you to set up payment and get your FFL info, you suddenly stop emailing... Funny how that works!

    Why don't you get a real f**king job and stop try to scam people for a living - you're too stupid for that line of work. I just turned your a** in.
     
  2. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Why tell the scammers what they are doing wrong? Some might be smart enough to learn from their mistakes
     
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  3. Addicted2gunz

    Addicted2gunz Undecided on whether or not I'm indecisive... Supporting Addict

    Jul 14, 2018
    True, but I just wasn't in the mood this morning...
     
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  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    You forgot a couple of things . . . . . . .

    1. BTW, you probably didn't know this, but I work for the [Postal Fraud Division / FBI Consumer Fraud Division / National Security Agency] and by responding to my e-mails, we have your IP address. We will be having one of our local field agents stop by for a little visit.
    2. Through our investigations thus far, we also know [who your employer is / what penitentiary you are writing from] and we will be in contact with [your employer / the facility's IT department] so we can subpoena the PC's and/or phones you have been posting from for additional evidence.
    3. Thank you for responding and assisting us in our investigation.
     
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  5. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    I don’t do business with scamlist.
    Never have, never will!
     
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  6. Addicted2gunz

    Addicted2gunz Undecided on whether or not I'm indecisive... Supporting Addict

    Jul 14, 2018
    Oh man, that reply would have been awesome Zoid!
     
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  7. Addicted2gunz

    Addicted2gunz Undecided on whether or not I'm indecisive... Supporting Addict

    Jul 14, 2018
    I have actually done quite a few deals on there, but only face to face transactions so far.
     
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  8. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    I just bought a DW Valor from a guy through Armslist. However, it was a FTF sale. I had him meet me at a local gun shop, and told him that I would not commit to buying until I had a chance to visually inspect the gun in-person.

    I don't think I would trust anyone on Armslist to ship me a gun after I had paid them. As you said, there are a lot of scammers on there. Unlike GunBroker, there really isn't a mechanism for separating out the reputable sellers from the less reputable ones.
     
  9. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    760
    Jul 6, 2018
    Of course, it's tough not to imagine five minutes of unmonitored "quality time" for tune up purposes. ah, the good ol' days BC (Before Cameras).
     
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  10. B_RAD

    B_RAD You serious, Clark?

    Jan 15, 2012
    This! You helped them! Don't do that!
     
  11. Ohio

    Ohio I like this place !

    559
    Mar 22, 2018
    I’ve had good luck buying and selling locally on Armslist. I always specify FTF, must have Ohio CCW and do a “sales receipt”. Had a few scammers, easily recognized, and do what VETLAG 72 does....say send me your phone number and we can discuss the deal.....they always disappear.

    My favorite was a local seller with a 1911, his add stated “ lightly used, few IDPA matches, holster included” all the details. Out of curiosity I Googled the description and found the EXACT ad, photos, description and all from another 1911 forum from 3 years prior. The guy who was selling locally used the exact same ad, photos, everything from the 3 years old ad. The old ad was from somewhere in Missouri.

    I called the guy out, accused him of being a low life, etc, pointed out he was using the same 3 year old ad. Didn’t get an immediate response but a few weeks later he did contact me again to see if I was still interested in his 1911. Dumb a$$!
     
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  12. Stogies

    Stogies One more please!

    Aug 22, 2015
    You went to a whole lotta effort to try and "piss" off someone who doesn't give a damn
     
  13. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    That venue is one I would never consider using----cannot believe it is even still around.
     
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  14. barmandr

    barmandr SHEEPLE HERDER Supporting Addict

    Oct 11, 2011
    I would have responded with "I will be sending certified funds. I need your name, address, and phone number and will have the FFL secure the firearm".
     
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  15. Addicted2gunz

    Addicted2gunz Undecided on whether or not I'm indecisive... Supporting Addict

    Jul 14, 2018
    My intent was for me to blow off steam and it worked. I don't care if he cares or not, I feel better having vented.
     
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  16. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    Sometimes ya gotta vent!!
     
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