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BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: monza66mo ()
Date: January 09, 2023 11:20PM

Not sure how to report suspicious "members" but a new member named charllyB sent this to me today at 12:28 AM: "hello are you still interested in getting this?.
you can contact Frank he has a LM Cove Castings for sale........... PM him @ frankraymond0283@gmail.com"

My apologies if charllyB is legit and just trying to be helpful. If you are a scammer, then ha ha ha! You suck!!!

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 09, 2023 11:24PM

Flat-Out, Don't ever respond to third party seller/buyer messages. hot smiley
A legit buyer/seller, will be a member here on the forum, and not need a second party to message for them.

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Date: January 10, 2023 01:50AM

Just search Google: frankraymond0283@gmail scam

and you'll find that it's trouble with a capital T.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CCF admin ~
CORSA +Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 Corsa 140 Coupe ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Convertible Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza Spyder Convertible ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 CoupeEvening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: January 10, 2023 01:56AM

[corvaircenter.com]

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
66 500 Coupe
66 Monza 4 speed
61 Monza 4 door

Detroit, Michigan

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: 110PG ()
Date: January 10, 2023 02:22AM

I got a pm from this joker last night about a part I'm looking for. Clearly a scam. I'm guessing it's a team of asshats vs one shitbag.

Joe Nelson
Western WI

66 Corsa Turbo CPE
84 380SL
69 Monza CPE (sons car)

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: January 11, 2023 06:00PM

Wow! I was approached by the same guy Charrlyb (he needs to be bounced). I hadn't seen this topic. I responded and exchanged emails with the 3rd party. When I asked him for specific information about the part including part numbers and a photo. It's crickets.

Ugh!!!!

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI


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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 11, 2023 06:13PM

Paul, when did this happen?
Send a PM to Dan Davis regard it.

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 11, 2023 07:00PM

CharllyB has been deleted

MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
...............110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: January 12, 2023 08:32AM

Thank you Matt! Can this topic be made sticky? In case other scammers make it through?

Thanks!

Enjoy the Corair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI


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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 12, 2023 06:37PM

I fell for it.
I was looking for a EM turbine and wheel and got a PM from someone I thought was familiar saying Frank has one, contact him at frankraymond0283@gmail.com.
I contacted him and yes he had one and could I send Paypal friends and family to his son weissruth283@gmail.com.
Thinking maybe Frank was an old guy who just didn't know much about computers and such I did just that yesterday.
Today when I hadn't heard anything about shipping I sent a message to Frank and got a message that it was already sent. I asked for a confirmation number.
I deleted the original PM so I can't look it up.
The amount isn't going to kill me. I've bought a lot of stuff here successfully through the years and just got complacent and stupid. A little overenthusiastic about finding a part I need to finish an engine rebuild and get it out of here.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: January 13, 2023 04:54AM

Repeat of one that has been going around.
Time to determine location , round up the Posse, and pay them both a visit.
Or maybe call Bruno and Luigi in Vegas ??
These ISP's should be easy for admins to block ??

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: January 13, 2023 04:57AM

Another thing to do is eliminate the verb wanted from any request.
Chageing it desired is a way to defeat the algorythm they are using.
Just a suggestion.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 13, 2023 05:30AM

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dryenko
Or maybe call Bruno and Luigi in Vegas ??

I know a guy from back in my drinking career!!

He is in jail right now but will be out soon. cool smiley

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: January 13, 2023 05:54AM

My cousin Guido would take care of these petty thieves.

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: January 13, 2023 10:34AM

Seems that the scammers are hungry. Been seeing lots of For Sale posts on FB that
are very vauge, gerneral in the items Eg: Parting out whole car PM with what you need. Then they respond with a price, but dont state what all of the various items in question are available. "Is the price acceptable?" etc etc..

Then doing a google reverse image search find that said "vehicle' is listed on Ebay. Clearly someone has screen captrued the images..... but who? Part seller says is in FL,but car seller says it's in Montana.

The truth surfaces when asking for detailed pics of the parts and then asking "are you selling the whole car? Where is it located? Why is there another ad for same on ebay in another state?

Sucks, gotta play detective these days.....

Marco
A 2nd Gen Monza Wagon, a 2nd Gen GB 8door, a 2nd Gen (61's were 1st Gen) R/s and a 62nd Gen Turbo coupe..

Hanging out with the scorpions, king snakes, road runners, coyotes and quails In the southern desert of the silver state
Mesquite NV 89024

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 14, 2023 08:53AM

This is going OT from the OP, but people are already following this thread. Some guys are now insinuating it may be the fault of the software used here. The point being, nothing is safe, so protect yours. I always thought checks and USPS was the safest way to handle things.



About a year ago Wife wife took our Real estate and quarterly IRS payments out to out mail box. About $10K worth. A little while later she noticed the box door was open and the flag still up. The box was now empty. We called the cops and they said it was the third call that morning. The crooks hit about 100 mail boxes in our township that morning and were never caught. We had to stop payment and close the account, then switch all our auto pay stuff. What a PITA. One neighbor had just mailed a check for funeral expenses and didn't know it was stolen, that turned into a real mess for her, plus legal fees. We now hand carry outgoing mail to the post office and take it inside. The local news paper said they were hitting the big USPS boxes right under the security cams that were outside at the post office.
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> I figured these were a bunch a kids about to face federal charges for being stupid. No. About two weeks later my neighbor got a post card for a local bank thanking him for opening a new savings/ATM account. He says WTF goes to the bank and cancels it. Two weeks later yet another bank. That's when we found out that the crooks had high end software that could nearly perfectly alter the check and deposit it VIA the phone. When it cleared, they would hit the ATM and remove the cash. The unsuspecting guy whos name was on the bogus account would take the IRS hit if any because it was in his SS.

Bottom line is nothing is safe anymore. Even if they catch these crooks they are back at it again within days or hours.
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J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 14, 2023 10:50AM

To blame the software, for a personal lack of common sense, is simply LUDICROUS ! ! !
A person joins the forum.
Said person sends a regular standard PM to any other member.
Other member responds without bothering to check how long said sender of PM has been around, or how many posts they have made.
And THIS is somehow the responsibility of CORSA ? ! ? ! ? ! ? eye rolling smiley eye rolling smiley eye rolling smiley
DO YOUR HOMEWORK PEOPLE ! ! !

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 14, 2023 12:58PM

Last comment.
I'll share here what I stated on the Does CORSA own the Corvair Center thread.
.
Look!
It is really simple.
The sole purpose of Corvair Center Forum, is the collection, and dissemination of information regarding our favored vehicle, The Corvair.
THAT'S IT!
Buying and Selling of parts by private parties, is simply an incidental fringe benefit shared by the collective membership.
It is NOT CORSA's responsibility to monitor, regulate, or control such activities.
Asking CORSA to do so, would be the quickest way possible to get this beneficial side activity (ie: buying & selling) totally banned on the forum.
If this is what is wanted, then let the thread roll.
If not, then we need to lick our wounds, and get on with life.
Nuff said.
Have a good week-end all.
Done here.

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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 15, 2023 06:25AM

I accept full personal responsibility for being a dumb ass and falling for fraud Frank Raymond in a PM.
I do not expect it to be Corvair Centers responsibility to keep me from being a dumb ass.
It's nice that Corvair Center deletes bad people as soon as they become aware but I'm still a dumb ass.
The first step is to admit that I've been a dumb ass so I'm on the road to recovery.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: BEWARE: Latest Scammer Private Message
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 16, 2023 07:59AM

You don't have to be a dumb ass, these folks are ruthless. We had our credit card hit a few times. The CC company suggested we put a block on I tunes and I games. What happens is the crooks make some very small transactions, buying this stuff so they can sell the card number and have proof it good. We blocked those transactions and that stopped it. We do get notified when someone attempts it, but its OK because the card has no value to the crooks.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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