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#1156920 Sat Mar 26 2016 03:09 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
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Tiny Offline OP
I got this from another site I frequent. These people are out there so be vigilant.

There is a person infiltrating sites and responding to parts wanted postings then ripping people off. The person doesn't register, has no screen name and no posts. They just read the public postings then respond to people who are looking for parts. This person responds by email & even sends pictures of the desired part(s).

The main red flag is payment is demanded by Moneygram or bank transfer, no paypal. This person has been known to use the email address: If you receive an email from this individual don't respond.

If you want to respond to this global announcement, you have to go to the source, but a thread posted by Truly Vintage. For some reason you cannot reply to a Global thingy (thanks for the note, Tim L.) -- Peggy

Last edited by Peggy M; Sat Mar 26 2016 10:51 PM.

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Tiny #1156925 Sat Mar 26 2016 03:45 PM
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Shop Shark
If someone like this is caught, or found out -- what can be done? Can the person be arrested or anything? Does anyone know?


Tiny #1157896 Fri Apr 01 2016 03:27 AM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 95
Shop Shark
If the person(s) is using the U S Mail for any of his dealings, the Post Master General can be notified and in some cases is able to help, even to the point of prosecuting. Fraud through the USPS is a federal offense.

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Tiny #1221725 Sat Jun 17 2017 03:00 PM
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Posts: 188
Shop Shark
Most of these scams originate outside the borders of the U.S. Be alert and careful who you deal with and how you pay.

Tiny #1226461 Fri Jul 21 2017 01:10 AM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 19
New Guy
There is a guy stalking another site that is very knowledgeable about old cars, tells convincing stories and always has the part you need describing it perfectly. He has ripped off a few guys that normally would not fall for this type of scam. Has used different cities in California and asks for a Walmart money transfer. Be vigilant.

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Tiny #1229498 Thu Aug 10 2017 08:28 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 19
New Guy
Had a guy tell me he got my number from someone at s flea market, and that he had a set of six NOS 1941-46 5 lug GMC rims. Story was very convincing, started with the hurry up as he was flying out to New Mexico that very day and he insisted on shipping it via greyhound, and he could not send pictures because he had an old phone, he had no bank account or PayPal, or Facebook Venmo. I said if you really Must sell them today get them to a shipper and give me a photo of the rims in a visible shipping center of your choice with a shipping order on top, and I will call that shipper to verify and pay the shipping, and send your money anywhere you want. Enter the New York buyer, and the stubborn cousin, who is a lawyer but get this, his phone is sooooooo old he had to have it modified to work on Verizon. FULL STOP. So I guess the "New York buyer got those six and another four that he "really" wanted". This guy Brian Collar was supposedly up in Concord California and was rushing off to pay tax on inherited property in New Mexico. He used the phone number (510)320-6644, claimed to be 56, divorced, and father of two grown daughters one of which was 35. As I look at our five or six phone conversations I can see how he built up his entire story on what I suggested by each question I asked. Very fluid scam, but the big hurry up coupled with no photographic evidence of identity, or existence of ANY rims at ANY location, not to mention a drivers license in frame with the rims about to be shipped at a shipping office with paperwork legible in frame also was a huge NO GO.

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Tiny #1263984 Sat Apr 28 2018 10:36 PM
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Posts: 2,736
I continue to use this approach even though my nephew is long retired as the top executive of an international trucking company. When contacted I'd tell the "seller" that my nephew could route a truck to a pickup point near the sellers address, pay in cash, and save us both from any shipping costs. NOT ONE ever responded.

Tiny #1277101 Tue Aug 21 2018 12:52 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,003
I need 4 ea. 1 7/8 rubber wheel cylinder brake cups. The PN on the old ones is: 15295.

The wheel cylinder Casting is: Wagner FD 9572.

Brake shoe also (Al) Wagner FF 3144

If anyone has any laying around.


Ed Pruss

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Tiny #1310024 Wed May 08 2019 12:13 PM
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Posts: 43
Wrench Fetcher
Was called last night by a guy claiming to have the part I needed. Long story short, it was a scam. This is the info I got from him:

name- Daniel Bolton; phone-7752133571; email-; business name- Mindblown Industries; also Busted Spokes Enterprises.

If you do use Paypal to pay for an item, be sure to use their link "for goods or services", that is the only way to be protected if you don't get the item. Never use the "family and friends" link.

Last edited by 66rollback; Sat May 18 2019 08:55 PM.

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EdPruss #1335570 Thu Nov 28 2019 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted by EdPruss
I need 4 ea. 1 7/8 rubber wheel cylinder brake cups. The PN on the old ones is: 15295.

The wheel cylinder Casting is: Wagner FD 9572.

Brake shoe also (Al) Wagner FF 3144

If anyone has any laying around.


Ed Pruss

Ed, I have some repair kits. they are OLDE tho... the hard part will be finding them.

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Tiny #1356242 Mon Apr 20 2020 03:49 PM
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 2
Just got a call From "TJ" from out in California who built his story around what I was looking for, Not one Carter 3211s but two and when I mentioned putting that on an offenhauser intake he happened to have that too! no pictures because He had an old phone, parents both died last year, doesn't know what they are worth ect. I offered him $250 via Paypal and he backpedaled fast, he had to find out what they are worth and he'd call me back... still waiting on that call TJ

Tiny #1373711 Mon Aug 17 2020 12:56 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 211
Im embarrassed to admit that I fell for one of these scammers on a different classifieds site. Guy claimed to be from Wyoming, had a Pennsylvania phone number, and after I sent payment an Asian name. Sent me pictures of the part I needed. Paid through PayPal (friends and family) ((idiot me)). After that the phone number was no longer in service. I fought really hard through PayPal and my bank with no success in getting my money back.

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Tiny #1373725 Mon Aug 17 2020 02:46 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 849
I will admit fell for a scam hook line and sinker ,Just to stubborn to give up hoping my parts were coming . Boy was I stupid

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Tiny #1397063 Sat Feb 13 2021 08:56 AM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 200
I put some parts for sale is it ok to put my email address on the add? I did get scammed once and now I am not sure what I should and should not do.

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