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Re: What Would You Suggest?
In Response To: What Would You Suggest? ()

Well Jeff, for one thing, maybe make users sign into an account like most other boards and prevent them from posting in the sales thread until they've had say 20 posts and/or been on here for at least 3+ months. This would curb a lot of these scammers. You could also ban people by IP if they actually log in through a ISP. Of course, there are way around that but let's not make it easy for anyone. Also, some forums post the sellers IP right in the post so potential buyers could check the IP and it gives them another point of verification.

Another thing you could do is have moderator(s) actively scan the forum and place questionable thread in a "holding bin" of sorts until the seller can provide a proof photo (a picture of the watch with a specific time/date/etc. with their username and date on some sort of common background (like newspaper, a book, paperclip, toothbrush, etc...something that nearly everyone would have easy access to.). While this is not foolproof, in most cases, this will at least prove that they have the item they're trying to sell. I find that most of these scams use skimmed photos so this should cut down on most of the scams I see here.

I don't know any of the users on here so who knows who has been ripped off but again, why make it so easy for scammers?

All or some of these thing would help. I don't know how easy they'd be to implement and I'm sure there would be some growing pains but it would be help everyone in the long run.

: Well that's kind of you!! And exactly what would you suggest?

: Just for the record, do you know of anyone over the last 14 years
: who has lost even a dollar to one of these idiot scammers?

: Thanks for your support!!

: Jeff

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