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Kramerica
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Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:05 pm

MooseThompson wrote:
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?
How hard is it for them to create a new username, or perhaps even use an existing alt, and repeat the process? At least this way anyone with the sense to search for the username in the forum can easily find a record of their infractions.

I know it isn't a perfect solution but I don't think there is a perfect solution, other than people insisting to use a payment method that offers them buyer protection.
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jjttdw
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Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:21 pm

The guy has a wanted list...why not offer him a great deal on a print while accepting only venmo or cashapp. The rest kind of takes care of itself.
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MooseThompson
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Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:40 pm

Kramerica wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:05 pm
MooseThompson wrote:
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?
How hard is it for them to create a new username, or perhaps even use an existing alt, and repeat the process? At least this way anyone with the sense to search for the username in the forum can easily find a record of their infractions.

I know it isn't a perfect solution but I don't think there is a perfect solution, other than people insisting to use a payment method that offers them buyer protection.
Yeah, totally fair. Rather the enemy we know over the alternative.
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HenryGaleWasHere
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:36 am

stuckeyc wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:00 pm
Trying to sell banksy box set now
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zapper
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Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:49 pm

This guy just offered me a Batman 1966 Ansin variant for $100.

Many many thanks for the heads up!
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jkw3000
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Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:41 am

MooseThompson wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Kramerica wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:05 pm
MooseThompson wrote:
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?
How hard is it for them to create a new username, or perhaps even use an existing alt, and repeat the process? At least this way anyone with the sense to search for the username in the forum can easily find a record of their infractions.

I know it isn't a perfect solution but I don't think there is a perfect solution, other than people insisting to use a payment method that offers them buyer protection.
Yeah, totally fair. Rather the enemy we know over the alternative.
This was basically the convo the admins were having. We don't want people to think we're not listening here - we are, it's just not always the easiest failsafe solutions for these kinds of matters (and Kramerica basically hit the nail on the head for the discussion). At the very least, these requests will be made by a noob account, which hopefully will also be a red flag for people.
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SPAC04
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Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:53 am

He tried to sell me a GDP Rat poster for 400. Said he'd have a relative ship it as he was currently traveling
"I’m actually on the road for a family vacation. I can get a family member to send it out tomorrow."

Asked for photos and he went silent. When I asked why he was offering at lower than "market value:
"Yes just trying to make it a good deal."
So..on a family vacation BUT will has family member ship a SHRN Banksy giveaway poster from overseas a day after they were distributed...
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liptonsweettea
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Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:23 am

Same guy just offer me the print in my iso, ask for Venmo or cash app. The deal too good to be true so I paid immediately through Venmo....... just kidding.
But I did pay through paypal, guess I will file a dispute now and same some time.
Thank you to this thread
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mattkardish
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Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:08 am

Could we pin a thread of users to not deal with to the top of each major discussion board or something like that? So you flat out can't miss it...?
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cotis
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Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:59 am

liptonsweettea wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:23 am
Same guy just offer me the print in my iso, ask for Venmo or cash app. The deal too good to be true so I paid immediately through Venmo....... just kidding.
But I did pay through paypal, guess I will file a dispute now and same some time.
Thank you to this thread
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pvecchi
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Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:56 am

mattkardish wrote:
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...
Same here. Guys so spin he doesn’t even remember who he ripped off

Remember guys, it’s been said a lot, but *always* use PayPal goods and services and be sure to describe the transaction in the notes to help with any claim should you need to make one
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IronRinn
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Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:13 pm

This dude hit me up moments after I added a print to my ISO list. Asked for cost via Venmo or cash app. Never bothered to respond to him.
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michaelmillichamp
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Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:54 pm

Mark my stupid ass down as someone he duped.

Tried to do Venmo or CashApp. Told him no and PP Goods. Guess I'm fighting it.
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Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:58 pm

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michaelmillichamp
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Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:03 pm

I'm glad I can still count on you to give me fudge after I've been away from EB for like a year. <3
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