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    Angry ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    G_Dan is possibly a scammer

    This member has aggressively private messaged me about emailing another (supposed) member to buy pens. They are very pushy when I did not respond. It feels like this person is trying to pull me off of fpgeeks to make a deal.

    Proceed with caution. My spidey sense is very tingly.

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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    "g_dan" is a newly registered member with no posts. It's worth knowing to never respond to any brand new, non-posting members who PM you about buying anything on here. The possibility of a scam is relatively high in those cases.

    The way to report someone who deliberately doesn't post, so that you can't merely press the report button, is to find them in the Members List under the Community tab, then copy the link that appears when you click on their name and paste that after pressing the Contact Us button at the bottom of the page. FYI g_dan appears near to the end of the "g" listings due to the underscore in his avatar.

    I don't remember but it may also be possible to report a PM if they make contact with you.
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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    I reported g_dan previously. On the day they joined FPG they PMed me in response to a WTB post I made months ago. Miraculously , and in broken /odd grammar they had a rare pen I was looking for. Outside contact for buying it, of course.

    Definitely a scammer.

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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    I don't remember but it may also be possible to report a PM if they make contact with you.
    Yes, you can Report a Private Message.

    1. Open the private Message.
    2. On the bottom left of the PM is a very small triangle with an exclamation point in the center. That's the report button,
    3. Click the button, and fill out the memo about why you are reporting the user.

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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    Thankyou

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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    I got a message/notification from this guy about my WTB listing. My spidey sense went off, too. Something just felt wrong. I didn't bother to respond, haven't seen anything further in my PMs, though.

    Duly reported
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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    Quote Originally Posted by TFarnon View Post
    I got a message/notification from this guy about my WTB listing. My spidey sense went off, too. Something just felt wrong. I didn't bother to respond, haven't seen anything further in my PMs, though.
    Hope you reported it.
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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    I reported him too, roughly a week ago

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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    Hi, I got one in response to my WTB, he sent me the email for a user I recognized from FPN. I did my due diligence and all is well. I am new here but use the same moniker on FPN, you can check me out there.

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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    I wish the admin would sort this out sooner rather than later.
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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    Thanks everyone for adding to the post. If we work together, we can keep this wonderful community scammer free.

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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    Quote Originally Posted by AfterMyNap View Post
    Hi, I got one in response to my WTB, he sent me the email for a user I recognized from FPN. I did my due diligence and all is well. I am new here but use the same moniker on FPN, you can check me out there.
    I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with you on this. The PM I received from g_dan was too contrived, badly mangled in terms of coherence. But the real kicker was that the day g_dan joined FPG, they referred me to an outside seller that miraculously had a pen that is extremely hard to find...and evidently had the same luck with a number of other FPG member's WTB. WAY too much coincidence here.

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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    G_Dan sent me exact same form letter to 3 different unrelated postings. Then he kept emailing me “Hello?”when I ignored him. Thankfully G_Dan is a low level moron and not the brightest crayon in the box.

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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    Quote Originally Posted by dougb1426 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AfterMyNap View Post
    Hi, I got one in response to my WTB, he sent me the email for a user I recognized from FPN. I did my due diligence and all is well. I am new here but use the same moniker on FPN, you can check me out there.
    I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with you on this. The PM I received from g_dan was too contrived, badly mangled in terms of coherence. But the real kicker was that the day g_dan joined FPG, they referred me to an outside seller that miraculously had a pen that is extremely hard to find...and evidently had the same luck with a number of other FPG member's WTB. WAY too much coincidence here.
    I'm sure I can confirm that dougb1426 is correct here.
    It's long been a very common scam tactic here on FPG for scammers to send PM's to all new or newish members, who put up WTB ads, saying they have the item and you have to email someone. Then they have your email address for the next part of the scam. My advice is: Never Reply. Unless you want to give your email address to a scammer: Never Reply!
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    Default Re: ALERT: Possible scammer G_Dan

    Quite right, I am mistaken, I checked out what the others said, my mistake. Sorry for the confusion!

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