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Old 22 May 2020, 08:07 AM   #1
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Steve Kipol - banned ‘member’ phishing

Got this message ..... on a watch that had been marked as sold no less.

[QUOTE=Steve.Kipol]Hello Seller,



Am interested in your watch. Please send me a direct message to sweenmachn@gmail.com for quick reply

Once again a great reason not to reply to email requests at least until a good relationship and some trust has been established.

Stay safe.


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Old 22 May 2020, 08:08 AM   #2
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Yup. same here. It shows Banned but online. Weird.
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Old 22 May 2020, 09:11 AM   #3
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Got an email from him also!

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Old 22 May 2020, 09:17 AM   #4
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Yup. same here. It shows Banned but online. Weird.


Curiously, when I do a member search using “Steve.Kipol” forum says no such member.


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Old 22 May 2020, 09:35 AM   #5
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i must have had similar pm's from 5 different accounts lately.
wth is going on ?
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Old 22 May 2020, 09:40 AM   #6
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I also received an email from him, thanks for the heads up.


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Old 22 May 2020, 10:44 AM   #7
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I also got the same message today but I knew it was another spam/scammer/evil demon clown so I didn't answer.
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Old 22 May 2020, 10:47 AM   #8
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I also got the same message today but I knew it was another spam/scammer/evil demon clown so I didn't answer.
lol well said
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Old 22 May 2020, 09:28 PM   #9
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Just got done by this guy. Password/email has been changed so hopefully safe. Believe it or not I work in tech too... eugh!

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Old 23 May 2020, 01:51 AM   #10
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I got an email as well from him that said he was buying my watch as a birthday present and that he had a link of watches that he would like to trade. I was not aware of him until I just read this. Thanks TRF.
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Old 23 May 2020, 01:58 PM   #11
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I received an email from this name today saying same; he was going to buy one of the watches I have posted for sale and asked if I was interested in one of his for a trade. Being dumb I clicked on the link.
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Old 24 May 2020, 01:51 AM   #12
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Don’t put your email addresses in the for sale or wanted to buy posts. Better to let potential buyers contact you via PM. Otherwise you might as well post on Craigslist or chronocentric.
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Old 24 May 2020, 01:56 AM   #13
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Got an email from him as well. Same birthday gift to himself message. Seemed a bit flaky on the correspondence, so I figured it was a bit suspicious, but he did manage to get my paypal address (no biggie- he can sent money if he wants!).
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Old 24 May 2020, 04:08 PM   #14
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Got an email from him as well. Same birthday gift to himself message. Seemed a bit flaky on the correspondence, so I figured it was a bit suspicious, but he did manage to get my paypal address (no biggie- he can sent money if he wants!).
You need to be careful with that too. He might "accidentally" send you money and ask you to return it to a different address. This is the old trick of using your name and address scamming someone else and have you to take the blame when the buyer never received the goods he paid "you" for.
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