(Topic ID: 269538)

Attention! Don't get scammed!

By robin

1 year ago

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    Post #111 Moderator comment on "scammy sites" axmpinballmachines Posted by ForceFlow (11 months ago)

    Post #127 New Site Feature - Address Verification Posted by robin (9 months ago)

    Post #201 Guide on identifying scam game seller websites Posted by ForceFlow (4 months ago)

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    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    For example, if something sounds scammy, ask the seller if they can provide a photo with a bag of frozen vegetables under the glass to prove ownership.

    You know how difficult it is to get good pictures let alone something as bizarre sounding as this? There are "good sellers" on this board who get bent should you happen to ask for a picture larger than 25k in size. The idea of asking for a unique shot of something and not getting a insulting answer is virtually nil.

    #15 1 year ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Oh that is good CYA right there!
    No more he said, she said / didn't say!

    I will frequently do that with pins I sell, short circuits the whole "you didn't disclose something" or "You sold me a dead pin" clause.

    Roll the tape!

    #37 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Google actually does this to confirm ownership business listings before they are allowed to be listed.

    I could give you an earful on this subject.

    Friend of mine is a locksmith who constantly has to deal with "gypsy locksmiths" with Google business listings.

    They scam the Google verification all the time and Google does not seem to mind. His complaints to them have fallen on deaf ears.

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    #95 1 year ago

    Just approached by a donating Pinside member about shipping a pin I had for sale.

    Member since March, zero forum activity. Wanted to have me ship pin to Indiana even though it is marked for local sale only. I told them not interested in shipping. They insisted "their guy would handle it" and once I said cash on the glass only they wanted to call me.

    Nothing to talk about, flagged the account to moderators. Afterwords, member deleted conversation from their inbox. There is plenty of this model for sale without shipping one half way across the U.S.

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