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    Default Beware of an ongoing scam!

    Today I got a message from someone here on FPGeeks saying this person had 'seen a post elsewhere' for a pen that I was looking for here through a WTB ad.
    He gave me an email address, which I responded to. The response I got looked quite fishy, with what seemed to be stock images on pens not matching what I was looking for in more than manufacturer name.

    I just saw a post on reddit warning about a very similar apparent scam, see

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Pen_Swap/com...scammer_alert/

    EDIT 1: As no crime has been confirmed, I was initially not sure if I should share all the e-mail addresses and aliases involved. In light of the overwhelming agreement that something seems to be up,
    here goes: As was mentioned below, the e-mail address is wondewomantnw@gmail.com (Teresa from Texas), and the user is Joseph.

    EDIT 2: Updated link. Thanks Chrissy!
    Last edited by aronw; February 27th, 2020 at 12:42 PM.

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    Default Re: Beware of an ongoing scam!

    I received a similar message yesterday, but when I saw the sender had made zero posts, I didn't follow up.
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    Default Re: Beware of an ongoing scam!

    FPG has been the preferred scam site of one Jason Mei. Typically, after he has been "outed," he goes back into hiding for a while. But, he always returns.........

    I understand your sensitivity about posting e-mails and aliases but please do us all a favor and look back at the previous threads which have exposed this creep and see if there are any similarities. Or, if you prefer, PM me with whatever information you can share and I'll try to help you sort it out. If it is him, he WILL scam folks before he gets exposed. Let's please not let that happen again!

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    Default Re: Beware of an ongoing scam!

    Quote Originally Posted by aronw View Post
    Today I got a message from someone here on FPGeeks saying this person had 'seen a post elsewhere' for a pen that I was looking for here through a WTB ad.
    He gave me an email address, which I responded to. The response I got looked quite fishy, with what seemed to be stock images on pens not matching what I was looking for in more than manufacturer name.

    I just saw a post on reddit warning about a very similar apparent scam, see

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Pen_Swap/co...wtb_watch_out/

    As no crime has been confirmed, I'm not sure if I should share all the e-mail addresses and aliases involved, but at the very least you have the scheme they seem to be following and some more details over at reddit.
    The reddit post linked to here has been removed but see this reddit post instead for more information.
    The PM sender on FPG with no posts is "Joseph" and the email address that he gives in the message is the same as the one in this reddit post. I was sent a message giving me the same email address that he says belongs to someone called Teresa from Texas. When I merely asked for the link to the Classified ad on here I received no reply.
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    Default Re: Beware of an ongoing scam!

    Some definite similarities to Jason Mei's scams. It would not be surprising if it was him. People are best advised to be cautious!

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