(Topic ID: 249000)

Possible Scam Alert on Mr Pinball


By p1001

3 months ago



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#1 3 months ago

It's come to my attention that someone has posted a Congo for sale on Mr Pinball using my Pinside add verbatim. Be aware this ad is not mine and may be a scam.
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#2 3 months ago

i saw this ad when it was posted and said to myself, who is this guy in NYC w a Congo and I don't know him?

#3 3 months ago

I feel that the majority of Mr. pinball adds are scams.

#4 3 months ago
Quoted from jkashani:

I feel that the majority of Mr. pinball adds are scams.

I was just about to say this exact thing. I haven't bothered looking in years because of this.

#5 3 months ago
Quoted from jkashani:

I feel that the majority of Mr. pinball adds are scams.

Yep.

#6 3 months ago

Mr. Pinball is irrelevant. They don't even take scam ads down when you report them, they just add a disclaimer. That place is dead to me.

#7 3 months ago

I've completely stopped Mr Pinball since I found myself constantly emailing them because every ad I've be interested in has wound up being a scam. Half they time they don't even mark it as scam for a week or more. Most of the scams aren't even good scams, since a reverse image search will find the majority of the photos these guys are using.

#8 3 months ago
Quoted from jkashani:

I feel that the majority of Mr. pinball adds are scams.

I posted something there a while back, looking for a really obscure part (after my ad here failed to generate any leads). Within the day, I had about 10 responses of people saying they had what I wanted, and sending me their information to pay them. I asked each for pictures, and they were sending me the same photos I had already found on the internet. Total waste of time.

#9 3 months ago
Quoted from jkashani:

I feel that the majority of Mr. pinball adds are scams.

so sad!

Quoted from p1001:

It's come to my attention that someone has posted a Congo for sale on Mr Pinball using my Pinside add verbatim.

thanks for the warning!

#10 3 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Mr. Pinball is irrelevant. They don't even take scam ads down when you report them, they just add a disclaimer. That place is dead to me.

I have to agree......I haven't been to that site in prolly 4 years now. It's just scam central...….

#11 3 months ago

I thought Craigslist was always a scam until yesterday a guy posted a Williams Flash in Dayton Ohio for $250.It was only 100 miles away so why not go check it out.Super nice playfield and cabinet,good coin door,decent backglass.I brought it home,you never know.

1 week later
#12 3 months ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

i saw this ad when it was posted and said to myself, who is this guy in NYC w a Congo and I don't know him?

I saw that one too, then found p1001's ad. Wow, this seems like a common problem, and fix!

I guess you never know though. If you don't find a duplicate ad off a quick search they may be worth pursuing, if "local".

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