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If anyone receives an unsolicited offer to sell you anything, please report it to me immediately.  In the past several months we have had a scammer attempting to sell items via a third-party person.  I have deleted at least three different Guest user registrations from what I suspect is the same person (the most recent was from a “Ferrell Cohen”).

Again, if you receive an offer to sell you something, immediately report it directly to me. Forward the PM to me with the suspect User name.

I am creating a list of the known aliases of what I believe to be the same thief;

Baker Matthew

Ferrell Cohen

They use the name “Andy” as the person who has the item for sale with this email address:  [email protected]

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Get a rope…

I call myself a collector as it sounds better than hoarder

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Bert-

Does this mean you aren’t interested in the smoking’ deal on those once-fired primers?Wink
Stay after them, thanks!

 

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Get a rope…

That is reserved for horse thieves.  Lead poisoning is more appropriateYell

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Scamming is a huge industry. If we ever figure out how to catch them we’re going to need lots of lead.

 

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Bert H. said
If anyone receives an unsolicited offer to sell you anything, please report it to me immediately.  In the past several months we have had a scammer attempting to sell items via a third-party person.  I have deleted at least three different Guest user registrations from what I suspect is the same person (the most recent was from a “Ferrell Cohen”).

Again, if you receive an offer to sell you something, immediately report it directly to me. Forward the PM to me with the suspect User name.

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Hi Bert,

I just forwarded you a PM from Ferrell Cohen.

Thanks,

Don

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Unfortunately, this news reached me too late and I have already been cheated by the bastard. The first time on the Internet, by the way.

 

Stefan 

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Got a couple coming to you Bert. Involves Ferrrin and adds a personal address of a member. When responding to that personal address, they seemed surprised I had the address, disclosed they were a member, then offered an 1886 barrel I had posted as a WTB. Will send personal email address of that member to you, all in a private message to you. I have his offer and pictures of barrel he wants to sell. I’m sensitive to disclosing a private email address of a member involved in this, but will do so to you

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Got a couple coming to you Bert. Involves Ferrrin and adds a personal address of a member. When responding to that personal address, they seemed surprised I had the address, disclosed they were a member, then offered an 1886 barrel I had posted as a WTB. Will send personal email address of that member to you, all in a private message to you. I have his offer and pictures of barrel he wants to sell. I’m sensitive to disclosing a private email address of a member involved in this, but will do so to you

Bill

  

Bill,

Please do send the information & messages to me!

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The same problem has surfaced among luxury or rare vintage watch collectors. As in valuable Rolex or Patek 

watches, know your buyer or seller.  It does start getting personal when fraudulent individuals start hijacking member emails

and IDs including WACA membership data. The FBI does keep track of these incidents, and in some cases have worked to get 

funds recovered for victims of  the scam.

 

If WACA members would like, I can provide the individual FBI site location to them on a restricted basis. I am a former DOJ Special Agent.  Enough interest

from the government might just work to discourage these examples of low life.

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Excellent plan, 450 Fuller. We have other LE types around here and may be able to help make a meaningful impression on these scammers with a bit of technical and enforcement effort from your friends with the FBI. One problem is I believe some lurk here as guests. 

 

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TXGunNut said
Excellent plan, 450 Fuller. We have other LE types around here and may be able to help make a meaningful impression on these scammers with a bit of technical and enforcement effort from your friends with the FBI. One problem is I believe some lurk here as guests. 

 

Mike

  

Mike,

All of the scammers register as Guests (so that they can access the PM feature).  I will be working with our WACA website software guru to change the access rights for Guests (to make them more restrictive).

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So can We list the names of scammers here in order to warn others ?

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Henry Mero said
So can We list the names of scammers here in order to warn others ?

  

Henry,

I would prefer that you send the information to me for a brief investigation, then I will post that name if appropriate to do so.

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