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Old 27 May 2019, 10:30 AM   #1
wgdaytona
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Sassebastian appears to be fake

"Sassebastian" appears to be fake and trying to scam me out of my PayPal info and a watch I have for sale on here. He conveniently sent me this...
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Nice to meet you and thank you for your quick answer!
I am a serious buyer with plenty of references. I can provide threads and users for your confidence.
I live in Florida, work as a Computer Engineer and now traveling because of work.
Today I am in Latin America, next month in Spain and finally back to home in US.
Of course I can provide a phone number to close our deal, since I have been looking a 38mm Zenith El Primero for a while..
I usually transfer the money via PayPal. Let me know how to proceed.
At your disposal,
Sebastian..
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No posts, new to forum, immediate offer to purchase an expensive watch. SMELLS ROTTEN, I turned him down.
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Old 27 May 2019, 12:22 PM   #2
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It does seem weird but your PayPal info is just your email address. I’m not sure how he’s scamming that info from you.
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Old 28 May 2019, 12:01 AM   #3
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Let me ask a stupid question.........why didn't you just tell the buyer that you usually accept wire transfers? Hope you didn't lose a nice sale.
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Old 28 May 2019, 10:12 AM   #4
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possibly..but...

I'm too concerned about giving out my banking routing and account number to a stranger when he seems "fishy." How are you guys closing sales fully protected? THX!
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Old 28 May 2019, 10:21 AM   #5
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I'm not sure there is such a thing as "fully protected". Plenty of threads here of established sellers getting scammed.

Doesn't look like you have the stomach to close sales here..
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Old 28 May 2019, 11:21 AM   #6
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Couldn't you have a separate bank account just for this type of transaction?
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Old 18 January 2020, 12:16 AM   #7
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Hey guys!
After a year and a bunch of deals done, I am just writing to confirm I am not a scammer :)
I completly understand your side beucase you can never be too carefull, but you need to understand that not everyone lives in the US and stays there.
I am an honest buyer and I made deals with Mark Tannenbaum, Andrew Baron, Nathan Venskytis, Travis Aeschlian, Anh Vu Le, Oscan Sarac and David Sonnier over the last year.
I have bought and sold Omegas, JLC, Rolex and other brands.
Because of my profession I travel a lot, but just want to confirm I am an honest watch collector with the same passion you have.
Thank you!
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Old 18 January 2020, 04:20 AM   #8
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Hey guys!
After a year and a bunch of deals done, I am just writing to confirm I am not a scammer :)
I completly understand your side beucase you can never be too carefull, but you need to understand that not everyone lives in the US and stays there.
I am an honest buyer and I made deals with Mark Tannenbaum, Andrew Baron, Nathan Venskytis, Travis Aeschlian, Anh Vu Le, Oscan Sarac and David Sonnier over the last year.
I have bought and sold Omegas, JLC, Rolex and other brands.
Because of my profession I travel a lot, but just want to confirm I am an honest watch collector with the same passion you have.
Thank you!
If his phone number checks out with the other sellers, I wouldnt be concerned.
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