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Bad news Patrick From Freeads Scam

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Coggie, Dec 9, 2019.

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  1. Coggie

    Coggie Engaging Member

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    Just a heads up guys n gals. There is a fella on Freeads saying he is in Inverness and selling a few guns.

    I was interested in one.

    He wanted to post it to me, and was looking for payment.

    Then I did some digging. seems the gun was for sale elsewhere on the web and based in Warrington.

    Asked for his address and he has gone totally incognito.

    His freeads account started in Nov this year and his address shows the city centre in Inverness.

    Total scam.

    Beware.
     
  2. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Just as you suspected. Well copy and paste the emails and send them all to free ads and get his account blocked.
     
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    EastmidsHD Keep pullin' that trigger..

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    Do you have a link to the ad?
     
  4. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    I think the op is saying he’s removed his account / dropped off the radar , which seems a very common thing on freeads ,

    the ability for folk to list items ,remove them , list again 10minutes later , close the account , change username , open another with no paper trail is just all too appealing for those on the con .

    People moan about eBay and Amazon but at least on the whole the accounts are linked to a bank account/PayPal account & a verified address ,of course it’s not entirely always fool proof and there are plenty of chancers on there but at least they seem to make more of an effort to verify people .
     
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  5. CaptDAR

    CaptDAR Always count your shots and your adversary’s

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    When you are dealing with a Scot, buying or selling, you should always ask for a copy of their Air Weapon Certificate Police Scotland. It has address, picture and dob.
     
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    Strathrpc Keyboard Hero

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    As mentioned before, myself & Bob are willing to go see him if you've got an address.
     
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    Wild Bill Replica Airgun Enthusiast

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    Beware also that there is a fella on here from Dundee who likes to advertise his guns on here and on Freeads at the same time. :thumb: Very naughty.
     
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    Apologies. My mix u . My son does the freeads account for me and he stuck up three guns including the one I had on here. Our mix up.

    Apologies for rule breach, i am now going outside to flog myself with a birch.
     
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