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WTB: Good reminder on scammers and avoiding PP F&F

Most of us are well aware of this lame scam but, if this saves one person a hassle, it's worth posting. A WTB ad here for a Seiko divers bezel got me an immediate response from scammer identifying himself as Franklin Berg who sent me the first picture below. As much as I wanted it to be true, it of course wasn't. After a few questions and exchanges, he predictably would only accept Paypal via Friends & Family to (declining my offer of a regular PP payment topped up to cover his fees). At my request for a hand-written tagged photo, he sent the second picture, a humiliatingly feeble effort generated with handwriting font.

Don't pay with F&F unless you are completely sure of the seller, as you have no security fallback should the item not arrive. Thanks for looking, Bill


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