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kjjstastny



Joined: 02 Jul 2001
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:47 pm    Post subject: Scammers on i kiitesurf.com Reply with quote

Have any of you kaiders out there had issues with so many people trying to sell equipment that are not legit. I've had a few people leave messages on my voicemail they sound like they're from Sudan Africa heavy heavy African accents. so tired of it has anybody else had the same issue
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madmanex



Joined: 07 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People in the Bay Area with heavy accents??!! Surely this can't be.

Implying that someone with a heavy accent can't be a legitimate seller seems a little narrow minded.

There may be scammers pretending to buy/sell equipment, but how about providing an example of the scam instead of saying accent=scam?
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isobars



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get several thousand OBVIOUS scam phone calls per year on my home phone. Virtually every such caller has a thick, often incomprehensible, African or Middle Eastern accent. Add a roomful of such callers in the boiler room and the cacophony is overwhelming. I need to answer most calls because many are from my medical providers and caller ID is useless any more. What I say or do once their true ID is revealed is a whole 'nuther story.

The same paradigm applies to fraudulent buy/sell offers. Warning: cashiers' checks are easily and very often faked. "I'll pay twice what you're asking and pay the shipping costs" ... ON A 14-YO VAN? RIIIIIGHT!

Where there's smoke there's fire, and most such scammers, phone or internet, are from those regions where scamming is untouchable by the U.S. legal system and encouraged by many such nations because of the absolutely immense revenue it brings home.
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