(Topic ID: 213481)

SCAM - anyone recognize these Funhouse pics?


By pinlink

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 75 days ago by calprog
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    #1 1 year ago

    Craigslist scam that I haven’t come across before.

    This guy has a Funhouse for sale and it’s only 1400!! It’s currently in Mexico and all I have to do is send an $800 deposit and he'll ship it ASAP. Once I am satisfied I can send the remainder of the balance.

    What made this scam unique is that the guy wanted to talk on the phone, and we did. He explained that he is renovating his "game house" and is selling a few machines. This is where a lot more red flags showed up. I asked him some pinball questions like what's your favorite game, favorite designer, etc. and I could tell he had no idea about pinball. He's English was terrible too, not a sign that it's a scam but still made me wonder.

    Goes by the name Perry Lawson (LOL).

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    #2 1 year ago

    There was one for sale just a day or so ago in Suffield CT—the listing is gone so I can’t check for sure, but the back box photo looks close to what I recall.

    #3 1 year ago

    If it walks like a duck and sounds like a duck.....

    Andrew

    #4 1 year ago

    Yes, those are pics of the FunHouse I listed for sale / trade here on Sunday. The person I traded it to is not named Perry Lawson and he does not reside in Mexico, lol.

    Hopefully no one gets scammed by this..

    #5 1 year ago

    OP - Tell him that Royal Rumble is your favorite game and you want a package deal. Ask him to send some pics of them together. Curious to see what they come up with.

    #6 1 year ago

    Man if they would just learn the english language they might have better luck with there scams.

    #7 1 year ago

    IMHO, anyone stupid enough to send the $800 deposit deserves to get scammed.

    #8 1 year ago

    I would definitely ask more about royal rumble

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    #9 1 year ago

    lol. just got this scammer text with a new York number. same funhouse hanging out with royal rumble.

    harass him as needed:

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    #10 1 year ago

    Wow there it is again. And my girlfriend tells me I'm a terrible photographer.

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinlink:

    I asked him some pinball questions like what's your favorite game, favorite designer, etc.

    Favorite game. Sure, I can answer that in a roundabout way. Favorite designer, though? Just like music, I listen to the songs. I don't study the title of the tracks. I couldn't tell you 90% of the song titles that I like. So i wouldn't be able to tell you who my favorite pinball designer is. I don't care enough to know that info. I just like to play.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from crlush:

    Man if they would just learn the english language they might have better luck with there scams.

    Ah, irony.

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    #13 76 days ago

    Perry Lawson is back.

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    #14 76 days ago
    Quoted from Skyemont:

    Perry Lawson is back.
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    is he on pinside? where was the listing?

    #15 76 days ago

    I’m in Tampa today. Tell him your brother can pick it up in person in the next hour lol

    #16 75 days ago
    Quoted from Nickson:

    is he on pinside? where was the listing?

    He contacted me about it.

    Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

    I’m in Tampa today. Tell him your brother can pick it up in person in the next hour lol

    I told him to F off. Lol

    #17 75 days ago

    People are such skum bags!!! Thieves!!!

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