(Topic ID: 199637)

TAF Gold Scam In Denver


By whthrs166

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I have a TAFG that I had listed on the Denver Craig's List. I was contacted via email by a individual calling themselves Phillip Gold.
    He claimed to be interested in the game and wanted detailed pics. I sent him via Drop Box a group of pics and I did not hear from him again. This happened yesterday. I got an email from a colleague this morning saying that this " phillip gold " was trying to scam him into buying the game. The reason he knew it was a scam was he recognized the pictures as the same ones I sent him on Wednesday. The guy was claiming that it was his game. That was all that he said no other details. ( I am assuming that the scammer was trying to sell the game at a bargain price to get interest then taking the money and run) I have the guys email address if any of you want it PM me. So beware of anyone claiming to be a Phillip Gold or a TAFG in Denver for sale! I am sure this kind of thing is just going to become more common place in the future.

    #2 1 year ago
    Quoted from whthrs166:

    I have a TAFG that I had listed on the Denver Craig's List. I was contacted via email by a individual calling themselves Phillip Gold.
    He claimed to be interested in the game and wanted detailed pics. I sent him via Drop Box a group of pics and I did not hear from him again. This happened yesterday. I got an email from a colleague this morning saying that this " phillip gold " was trying to scam him into buying the game. The reason he knew it was a scam was he recognized the pictures as the same ones I sent him on Wednesday. The guy was claiming that it was his game. That was all that he said no other details. ( I am assuming that the scammer was trying to sell the game at a bargain price to get interest then taking the money and run) I have the guys email address if any of you want it PM me. So beware of anyone claiming to be a Phillip Gold or a TAFG in Denver for sale! I am sure this kind of thing is just going to become more common place in the future.

    Someone should play along to get as much information as possible and then post the information. I doubt there is anyway to get the thief arrested since you might not even know where in the world they are.

    #3 1 year ago

    Could be legit - trying to short sell it. Sells it for your price + $500 before he buys it from you.

    #4 1 year ago

    Yes possibly, It was my contact that told me he was running a scam so that's all I have to go on. I really just wanted let everyone know that this could be a scam.

    #5 1 year ago

    Short selling pinball machines seems like a risky and aggravating way to make a buck.

    Sounds much more likely it's a scam.

    #6 1 year ago

    Yep and how did he get my colleague's email? Could he have acquired it through Drop Box?

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from Blackjacker:

    Could be legit - trying to short sell it. Sells it for your price + $500 before he buys it from you.

    nah. he just wanted some pics that wouldn't show up in google reverse image search.

    #8 1 year ago

    Nope, he is not legit. I put an ad on Mr. Pinball Classifieds. He contacted me with pictures from the internet. It's a total scam. He said he is in Idaho. I have a phone # and email address if anyone is interested!

    #9 1 year ago

    Since it's obviously a scam, go ahead and post the contact info so others know to avoid communication from those numbers/addresses.

    #10 1 year ago

    Too many scams!
    -Mike

    #11 1 year ago

    Here you go.

    philipgoldpin@gmail.com
    208-757-4618

    #12 1 year ago

    These guys need a nice steel toed boot in the balls.

    #13 1 year ago

    Yes they do! that's him Mr. Phillip Gold. Man I knew when I saw his name it wasn't good!

    #14 1 year ago

    That number is owned by https://go-text.me

    It looks like a service that you can sign up for and get free throw away numbers for calls and text. Definitely looks like a scam.

    #15 1 year ago

    Very Interesting! We got a fishy here!

    #16 1 year ago

    Google that phone number. He's selling bikes also using other tailored gmail accounts - cambell.autos@gmail.com

    Looks like that number is one of many consecutive number with the same area code and exchange used for scamming.

    Call the guys a few times to annoy him but that is the best you will do until he changes it to another. He's probably not even really in the United States.

    #17 1 year ago

    FYI, http://freecarrierlookup.com is a great site to see if people are using legit numbers or hiding behind free phone number services.

    #18 1 year ago

    For the future - would it be helpful it people watermark their images of machines for sale with their email? The kind of light and large watermark that can't be easily photoshoped out.

    Also as far as the term short sale - is that the most descriptive term (since in real estate it implies selling for less than borrowed) Maybe pre-flip?

    Sort of like the term ghosting can mean mean 2 different things - playfield or LED, which as a newbie I found confusing.

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from Vdrums:

    For the future - would it be helpful it people watermark their images of machines for sale with their email? The kind of light and large watermark that can't be easily photoshoped out.

    How? I just listed an expensive TOTAN in the Denver CL and would like to do this. I have very limited computer skills for this sort of thing.

    #21 1 year ago

    Names can trick you as well!! For years I dealt with a canabis Dr,who's name was Dr.Turnupseed! And he actually was legit!!

    #22 1 year ago

    They can get around watermarks by just acting like an interested party and asking for high resolution pictures. This is what Gold did to me. I just asked for his email and sent them over to him.

    #23 1 year ago

    Pinball, autos, Idaho, scam.........hmm

    #24 1 year ago

    When a scammer sends a potential mark pics with a watermark that isn't from the email address on the watermark, the buyer can always send an email to the address. If they get no response or a response saying it's not from them they wont buy. But most likely the scammer just may not use your pics.

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from hawkmoon:

    Names can trick you as well!! For years I dealt with a canabis Dr,who's name was Dr.Turnupseed! And he actually was legit!!

    Names can be misleading and sometimes raise unnecessary red flags.. My wife had a gynecologist named Dr Bush that I always thought was a little strange but was totally legit.

    Better safe than sorry these days. I feel like I have to background check everyone.

    #26 1 year ago

    It really sucks that this is happening so often. Heck Im just going to fall back to the good old phone call and conversation before I send anything.

    #27 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Looks like there are a bunch of online services:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=watermark+images

    WOW! Thank you!! I'm a hack with computers and I wheeled through that in no time! These are just some of my first attempts operating with the basics. Thank you again.

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    #28 1 year ago

    I like that ^^^^^ Thanks to forceflow for the info. mr68 I like how those pics came out. Simple and to the point.
    -Mike

    #29 1 year ago

    Now I can do that home porn my drunk ex and I did.

    #30 1 year ago

    Lol
    -Mike

    #31 1 year ago

    Looks Good Kim, I guess that where I will go with it also!

    #32 1 year ago

    There's a new add in the market from a brand new user got an taf gold right now for 4k.maybe the same guy?

    #33 1 year ago

    Ill take a look

    #34 1 year ago

    Cant find any gold machine in the market
    What number gold did you see ?

    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from whthrs166:

    Cant find any gold machine in the market
    What number gold did you see ?

    It was removed. Obvious scammer.

    #36 1 year ago

    Hmmm be nice to know which #

    #37 1 year ago
    Quoted from whthrs166:

    Hmmm be nice to know which #

    There were photos of a regular TAF, not a TAFG.

    #38 1 year ago

    Ok another scammer great....

    #39 1 year ago

    Kim are those your pictures? I can't tell.

    #40 1 year ago

    PRANK CALLER PRANK CALLER
    *hangs up*

    #41 1 year ago

    The word on street is that he has now changed his name to Jennifer.

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    #42 1 year ago

    I just received a message on fb about my want ad for a TWD topper, the profile looked fishy, only 2 pics, he misspelled Gulf of Mexico as his place of work..etc. I messaged him and he told me to contact Philipgoldpin.gmail.com Lol. What a jackass.

    #43 1 year ago

    Old Phil up to his old tricks! We need to keep people informed about this kind of stuff. I finally sold that TAFG with a good old fashioned phone call! No text, no email. She is in a better place now... at least I hope.

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