User Scam

General art-related discussion.
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TurbulentFireweed
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:09 pm

Right before Christmas last year, I was contacted by a user "Phreshies" who offered to sell me a 2012 Charlotte Phish print. I agreed and paid via PayPal, however, after trying to contact the seller multiple times they never replied. As such, I initiated the refund process through PayPal.

Just last week, the same user, offered me the same print. After emailing the Admin team, they suggested posting here to warn others to ensure they did not get snagged in this net.

Be safe out there friends, and beware of users like this...
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RiotAct
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:48 pm

Glad you got your money back, and thanks for the warning!
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1000steps wrote:Gift payments are like unprotected sex - always a bad idea with strangers... If you are gonna do it, do it with someone you trust absolutely.
tomquinn
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Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:51 pm

Thanks for posting this. The same user contacted me about my Gangs of New York ISO. I told him I had just overspent and was looking for prints under $200. He told me that if I could spend $175 and pay that day, it was mine. I told him, super nice offer, but I was going to hold out for a set in the future and he told me that was for the set.

It sounded too good to be true and so I told him if he could send me photos to show the condition, I would pay that night. He responded that he couldn't send photos and so I turned it down. I'd been kicking myself that I had possibly turned down a great offer, but it didn't pass the smell test. Thanks for letting me know I wasn't crazy!
turnJBup
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Location: California

Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:40 pm

Shitbag loser.
MooseThompson
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Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:43 pm

Dude messaged me today offering an ISO print. Thanks for the heads up.
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ldiddy
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Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:48 pm

Thanks for the heads up
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jjttdw
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Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:50 pm

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pjsteelerfan
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Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:00 am

Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:55 pm

Thanks, another added to the foes list
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HisBobness
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Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:32 pm
Location: California

Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:55 pm

Seems like a multiple offender. Can't site admins just ban this guy based on this thread alone?
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mattkardish
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Location: Paddy's Pub

Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:53 pm

lol bought from this guy last week...wish i had checked the threads before! thankfully did goods and services via paypal credit, appears he has stopped responding, so time to file a claim!
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Codeblue
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:36 pm

Luls.
RupertPupkin wrote:I live by this rule and this rule alone: people are drymounting idiots.
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mattkardish
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Location: Paddy's Pub

Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:44 pm

lol my dude just hit me up while i have an open paypal case against him asking if i wanted to buy another print...
MooseThompson
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Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:07 pm

Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:03 pm

Which Jaws print did you buy? lol
MooseThompson
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Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:21 pm

He's now asking for payment via Venmo or Cashapp only. How hard is it to shut down his profile before some noob gets ripped off?
stuckeyc
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Joined: Thu May 29, 2003 1:00 am

Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:00 pm

Trying to sell banksy box set now
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