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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 6cylindersovertexas, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. 6cylindersovertexas
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 242


    Trying to help a friend so I posted an ad for a friend. Ad was answered to my friend and monies sent to the seller by my friend. So far no item has been received.
    I have a name and phone number of the seller, a H.A.M.B. Member. Money has been sent, item has not been received. What can we do?
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  2. ring gap
    Joined: Dec 29, 2017
    Posts: 45

    ring gap

    I assume you've called the seller???? What did they say???
  3. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,954

    Kiwi 4d

    Time frame here?
    ring gap likes this.
  4. Exactly what has been stated plus did the seller receive the payment?

  5. 6cylindersovertexas
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 242


    Seller will not answer two different phone numbers I have. Both numbers go to message. Seller is a new member that just joined. Money sent approximately February 1, 2018 from local Wal-Mart to Wall-Mart in Seller's city.
  6. 33 cdan man
    Joined: Sep 15, 2016
    Posts: 134

    33 cdan man

    You are screwed!!!! Kiss the money goodbye. There are numerous thread here that deal with this same thing....the Walmart scam.
  7. 55 Ford Gasser
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 569

    55 Ford Gasser

    How many posts had that "new member" made since he joined the HAMB? Chances are that money is gone. Funds thru Walmart is one of the biggest red flags, along with being a new member. Search for Scam threads.
    lothiandon1940 likes this.
  8. I think you just bought someone lunch, beer and cigarettes plus probably more.
    partsdawg likes this.
  9. Sorry

    Lots of posts lately of scams involving Walmart and western union money transfers

    I got screwed a few years back here on the HAMB , same scenario as your . Money sent via western union and that was the last I heard from the d-bag

    Same MO as you new member , no posts etc.

    Sorry dude I would say you got bamboozeled
  10. Come on! You guys gotta get smarter than that!
  11. I'm afraid your friend is the victim of a scam,wall mart to wall mart and just joined screams scam. HRP
  12. CNC-Dude
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 943


    I listed some items recently in the classifieds and had two people contact me that had only joined the forum the same day they contacted me. Many forums have settings that don't allow newbies to send personal messages to other members until they reach a certain number of posts. Maybe the same should be done here.
  13. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,386


    Well in CN-Dude's case they may have found his add via google and joined to be ale to contact him but that question should be easy to get an answer for.

    On the other hand I have agree that the Walmart to Walmart money transfer stinks of scammer. Give me a street address that I can send a post office money order to if you are legit and don't take paypal.
  14. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    No, I don't think so. There are so many threads on this shit, that it's common knowledge that, Walmart transfer and new member, equate to scam. My friends and I have a running joke on this shit. BOHICA, baby!
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  15. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,930

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    It's hard to believe that people who are otherwise intelligent continue to fall for these scams.
    Goodbye money :rolleyes:
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  16. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,392


    wow does the wal mart money order scam alert have to be posted at the top of the front page so people will read it and stop falling for it , geesh some where a Nigerian prince sits infront of his lap top in a dark cafe rubbing his palms together , and heads off for a nearby wal mart , while thinking maybe i will sell a near mint 32 deuce coupe owned by a little old lady for $2000 , send payment by wal mart money gram , my shipper will deliver in a week guarenteed
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  17. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,257


    Sounds like it went thru the 'Wanted' section, that section is feeding grounds for the worst kind of thief: one that purposely lies to steal from you. The guy is on there right now looking for another victum, his name etc is changed but this is his feeding ground and we're easy targets.
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  18. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    No....."WE" .... are not easy targets. People who don't pay attention are easy targets.
  19. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    Does it have a title?
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  20. greyfoxxca
    Joined: Feb 9, 2018
    Posts: 2


    I appreciate that you guys are correct but please understand that we all are new at some time. I have just joined for the classifieds and technical posts. Do not post much myself. Great ideas on the board.
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  21. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,835


    There really needs to be a rule with minimum of 100 post and at least a month before a member can list something in the classifieds.
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  22. Sadly it's not Nigerians but sorry,worthless pieces of excrement that make a living ripping people off.

    The Hamb is a huge family and if you take the time to ask questions prior to making a purchase you can avoid 99 percent of the ripoff artist.

    Maybe I've been lucky but if I don't know the guy I check his profile, long time members never throw up red flags. HRP
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  23. 0nedon
    Joined: Oct 20, 2017
    Posts: 332


    I am pretty new to this site and when I first joined ( found a 36 coupe) I had big visions and not a lot of knowledge. I watched the classifieds looking for a deal-- found one and HE found me. I wont go into paticulars but Ryan dealt with it quickly. I have found most guys here are here to help any way they can, but beware the scammers are everywhere the good guys are trying to take advantage of the good members reputation and especially the newbes. Old rule" measure twice cut once". In other words think about it over nite--and even make a post before going through with the deal. I've learned to slow down and ask questions.
  24. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,385

    from Oregon

    I do not want a USPS money order or any other important paper work sitting in my mailbox when it can be in my P.O. box safe and sound until I get it .
  25. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,225


    Post a general area. Find 5-6 Hambers in the area that are nearby. Send them the address. Have them go knock on the door.

    I did this once. I got my money back real quick. (Wasn't here but a motorcycle board).

    Send them money for a case of beer.
    moparjimd60 likes this.
  26. Well. that does not work with the Walmart or Western Union scams. The scumbag could tell the seller he lives right down the street or in Buttcrack, KS but it does not matter. The pigeon gives up the cash at a Walmart or Western Union and the scumbag can pick it up anywhere in the country or the world for that matter. No questions asked.
    lothiandon1940 likes this.
  27. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,385

    from Oregon

    Great advice for all. Don't jump to fast .
  28. What was the item, I seen an Offenhauser breather that seemed fishy ?
  29. Anybody want to buy a bridge in Brooklyn???just happen to have one,,CHEEEEEEEEP..... LOL

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