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Folks Of Interest beware of scammer david horton

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hemi Joel, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
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    Hemi Joel
    Member
    from Minnesota

    David horton <davidhorton632@gmail.com>
    cell phone number
    817-345-7839

    He send an email claiming to have the parts listed in my wanted ad. But the email was fishy, so I insisted he send me his phone #. Searching the # on google, I found he is a reported car parts scammer.

    Be careful out there, and who you send your money to!

    I've been cautious for years about this stuff, but last year I gave my credit card # to a business selling car dolly's online. Unfortunately, they were scammers and used my CC to buy $30,000 worth of gold coins and computer parts online, with overnight delivery. They did this on a friday afternoon, to try and fly under the radar screen over the weekend. I didn't have to pay it, the poor merchants took the hit. But it was a mess to unravel, and took a lot of time and effort, plus the crooks succeeded.

    Now I am more leary than ever.
     
  2. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Moriarity
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    what is his hamb name so I can ban him
     
  3. Hemi Joel
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    Hemi Joel
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    from Minnesota

    I don't know, he responded via email. I will email him and ask
     
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  4. Moriarity
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    Moriarity
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    wasn't the first contact by pm here? how would he possibly get your email address without pming here first??
     
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  5. Hemi Joel
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    Hemi Joel
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    from Minnesota

    I placed an ad on the hamb and the ford barn seeking main bearings for a 337 lincoln. Here is the email exchange:

    On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 9:14 AM, David horton
    <davidhorton632@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hello...I have the the fully set of Lincoln 337 flathead for sale in perfect condition...where are youlocated...Thanks!!!


    FULLY set? Asks where I am located before other pertinent questions? So I got a little suspicious, so I answered vaguely about my location.

    On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, JOEL wrote: Hi, what brand are they and what is your asking price? I am located in the USA.

    On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 10:18 AM, David horton
    <davidhorton632@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hello...They are johnson set
    Am just asking for $100 shipped And mail me your complete shipping adress so I can ship with FedEx or upspu ...Thank you!!!

    "Johnson set" is the name of the picture in my ad. Hmmm... And he's ready to ship them with no talk of payment method. Hmmm.... So I replied: Please send me your phone number, we should talk on the phone before processing the order. Thank you

    He replies: Here is my cell phone number
    817-345-7839


    Now I replied:
    Thanks! What is your username on the messageboard?

    I doubt he'll respond. I'll let you know.
     
  6. Hemi Joel
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    Hemi Joel
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    from Minnesota

    Moriarity, I put my email in the ad. Perhaps that is a mistake. I am going to edit it out and request response via PM
     
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  7. Moriarity
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    Moriarity
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    again, how did he get your email without a pm exchange here first??
     
  8. Moriarity
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    Moriarity
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    yes that is a huge mistake
     
  9. Hemi Joel
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    Hemi Joel
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    from Minnesota

    Thanks for that bit of wisdom, Mor!
     
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  10. I have never post a wanted ad that I didn't have at least one guy trying to scam me.

    Be carefully, some let their excitement of getting that desired part at a sweet price they forget about common sense and get screwed out of their hard earned money, You are one of the fortunate guys that used you head instead of your desire to have the parts. HRP
     
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  11. Hemi Joel
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    Hemi Joel
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    from Minnesota

    Now it got funny!
    After I asked for his handle on the message board, silence. Then today:


    On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, David horton <davidhorton632@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hello sir....I haven't heard anything from you concerning the Lincoln flatheadAre you still interested in buying the parts...let me know


    On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, JOEL
    wrote:
    Are these turbo, or N/A?

    On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, David horton <davidhorton632@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hello....They are turbo sir
    Thank you!!!

    Alright! I finally found some TURBO main bearings for a 49 Lincoln! :):p
     
  12. Oh boy Joel, the elusive lincoln turbo bearings, what a potential score .:D:po_O Thanks for the heads up on this a@# clown.
     
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  13. BJR
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    You should ask him if he also has muffler bearings and blinker fluid for the Lincoln.
     
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  14. He has been trolling the want ads for some time, always using a gmail account.
     
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  15. Jeff Norwell
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    He could be anybody... trolling along,singing his song....... AND......watching this thread.
     
  16. Flathead Dave
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    Flathead Dave
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    from So. Cal.

    "Horton Hears A Who", hit me up the other day from the Model T Forum via email.
    I called him out on it.
    They think people are stupid.
     
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  17. Flathead Dave
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    Flathead Dave
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    from So. Cal.

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    Sent from my SM-G973U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  18. 49ratfink
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    49ratfink
    Member
    from California

    internet scamming like this is a great business. very hard to catch the people who do it, and as we have seen in many areas, crime is no longer against the law. they call this a crime, but there is no punishment.

    I am old enough to remember when crime and punishment were like peanut butter and jelly, you can't have one without the other. those days are long gone
     
  19. Unfortunately, they are able to learn from their scam fails and get better at scamming. So don't tell them what gave them away, just go silent. Don't tip them off. Oh, you can string them along and waste their time until they get the hint that you are not going to send money. But don't make it obvious that one particular email killed it so they can learn to sharpen their replies.
     
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  20. AngleDrive
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    Unfortunately those are the people they prey on.
     
  21. XXL__
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    Stuff's easy to find in these parts. I refilled my blinkers this morning.

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  22. Bob Lowry
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    Bob Lowry

    Hey guys, decided to have some fun with this guy. Emailed him and said I wanted to buy the corvette wheels he had listed for $200. Just need to know the width of them to make sure that they would fit. He said that they would fit for sure and just send him my address.

    Instead, I told him that I was a senior citizen and only knew how to do money orders, so he sent me his contact
    address. Different name than "David Horton", which is not a surprise. If you want to spoof this guy too, just
    email until he gets tired of the game, haha...

    Here is what he sent back:


    David horton
    6:19 AM (2 hours ago)
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    Shasta Osber
    23322 Sawmill Pass
    Spring, TX. 77373

    [​IMG]

    What a turkey...but I guess it IS Thanksgiving!






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  23. Moriarity
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    tell him small world and you live 3 blocks from there and will just drive right over
     
  24. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Don't you wish we all lived close to this dipshit
     
  25. 1971BB427
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    1971BB427
    Member
    from Oregon

  26. Either one of the residents is involved directly or indirectly (work at home scam , either forward or deposit the checks or cash them and mail the cash) or a change of address has been filed with the P.O. where all the mail to that person is automatically forwarded without the resident knowing.
     
  27. Squablow
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    I guarantee no one at that address has anything to do with this scam, and it's dangerous to suggest that. The address is meaningless, the scammer is going to ask for a Western Union or Moneygram payment, and what people don't understand is that you don't have to live at that address or even be close to it to pick up that payment. You can be in the UK or Nigeria or wherever to get the payment, if you have the payment number, the address on the payment is meaningless.

    So why do they give you an address? So you can feel like they're a real person, with a place to go if something doesn't work out. There's no possibility, like 0, that they are handing out an address that they're connected with.

    If you want to hurt these people, the best you can do is string them along from a safe email address (not your regular one) for as long as possible. Reply to them, act confused but never give in that you know what's up. Waste their time as much as possible, keep them away from actual victims, make it frustrating, not so easy, not as worth it.

    Going to one of the fake addresses they give out is a great way to get more innocent people involved.
     
  28. "They think people are stupid."
    "Unfortunately those are the people they prey on."

    Getting scammed is not a character flaw. It means that someone is personally honest and trusting.
    The main way anyone becomes smart is by getting scammed in the past. Then you get to claim you're an EXPERT.

    I'm not shaking my finger at those I quoted or anyone particular. I'm just saying....... ;)
    ..
     
  29. trollst
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    See, this is tough shit for old bastards like me, highly technical shit, gotta know so much about scamming to not be scammed. You guys are a wealth, I barely know how to use my flip phone, keep educating us please.
     

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