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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by buster6972, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. buster6972
    Joined: Apr 3, 2007
    Posts: 230

    from Florida

    Just a heads up. I have received 2 emails from a purported Lieutenant Caleb Carnutt looking to purchase a car via paypal for his brother. The number they are using to text is 985-412-4018. Remember everyone that paypal has different regulations on car sales (i.e. almost none for the seller).
  2. Thanks for the heads-up.
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  3. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 4,708

    from Oregon

  4. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,573

    Black Panther
    from SoCal

    Carnutt? Classic.
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  5. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,830


    Only a Lieutenant? I'd hold out for at least a Major but preferably a Colonel.;)
  6. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,954

    The Shift Wizard

    So how is it a scam? There's nothing particularly wrong to use PayPal to receive money if that's what they want to do. Just use the usual caution and due diligence before you release the sold vehicle to the buyer. Money is money but checks are paper.
    The name wouldn't bother me. People use all kinds of made-up names for email and avatars.
  7. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,112


    I'm a carnut, I wonder if we're related?
  8. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,290

    town sedan

    Full bird?
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  9. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 2,241

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    At least he got a promotion!
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  10. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 4,582

    from Ks

    I knew his sister I think. Hazelnutt. :D
  11. Are they related to Bertha? Bertha Butt.

    Actually, I have received several E-Mails recently telling me that my Pay Pal account had some odd transactions and for me to contact the e-mail contact. I do not have Pay Pal and will only do sell or buy with cash in person or U.S. Post Office Money Orders. Bought my '55 T Bird from here last Winter, cash, and recently sold a shifter and shipped it via U.S. Post Office with money order and shipping..
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  12. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,487

    from Colorado

    Done two RV sales taking $1000 deposit via PayPal and the balance as a wire transfer.
  13. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,592

    from norcal

    Lots of email and text scams with amazon, pay pal, eBay concerning shipment, account problems etc. even CC accounts. I never open anything
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  14. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,573

    Black Panther
    from SoCal

    It would have been better if the scammers rank was Major, so he'd be known as a Major Carnutt.
  15. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,368


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