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The account shows 'Mike from 50 fathoms' as a reference for where they hear about Fauna, I'm sending Mike a link to this thread in case he has any insight.
 
Richard, in that thread you listed your phone number for anyone to text. I'm trying to confirm that you were actually in contact with MKGreptiles, rather than someone posing as such.
Exactly. Never put your phone # out for public viewing like that, as it's very common for scammers to harvest those numbers, pretend to be the seller, and have you send payment. This is a bigger problem on Facebook but it also does happen on forums.

Fortunately payment was sent via CC/Square invoice and not something like PayPal F&F, Zelle, Venmo, etc. where you couldn't get your money back.
 
Looks like everybody covered everything on the scammer angles. Good luck, Richard.
 
Another thing- it’s also a good idea to reverse image search photos of animals they send when you’re wanting pics of exact individuals. Had someone in another group try to pass off a baby albino tegu for sale/rehome as his own, and a quick reverse image search proved it was a series of images ripped from Google...
 
Definitely not me you contacted, nor is that my area code, but thank you all for messaging me. My monitor is sold, just hopped on today to update my ad
 
The other phone number attached to email is a 206 number which Area code is state of Washington that includes the city of Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, the islands of Mercer, Bainbridge, and Vashon, and portions of metropolitan Seattle from Des Moines to Woodway.
 
Someone obviously is posing as me? I don't have a bad reputation and know several people in the reptile community that can vouch for me. If you need to contact me directly, pm me for my personal cell# (423 area code) or email. Thank you all
 
Someone obviously is posing as me? I don't have a bad reputation and know several people in the reptile community that can vouch for me. If you need to contact me directly, pm me for my personal cell# (423 area code) or email. Thank you all

This happens frequently. Especially when prospective customers post their phone numbers openly in threads. They get texted by imposters. There are serial scammers that work that way.
 
Post's aren't deleted and it wasn't you who made mistake. So far it seems like op made the mistake and it shows in the thread.
 
Is there a way I can delete the post? Or maybe an admin can? I don't want to have a bad reputation because of a mistake I made
They're all getting deleted on Feb 2 anyway.
 
Never put your phone # out for public viewing like that, as it's very common for scammers to harvest those numbers, pretend to be the seller, and have you send payment. .

Any chance that in the classifieds there might be a sticky thread that includes this kind of valuable advice that is non-BOI because it is not specific to a certain seller?
 
I understand Rich’s reasons for wanting out of the BOI , I don’t blame him a bit , but what a shame this service won’t be around to report shit like this.

With the BOI gone in a few days these scammers will go nuts ... and they’re plenty licking their chops and drooling for Feb 2
 
Let's not go too far off topic in this thread please.
Discussion on the impact of the loss of the BOI can be taken to this thread: http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/forums/showthread.php?t=680507

Richard, I hope you did a charge back on your card. Please take head of the advise in this thread and do not publicly post your phone number in ads.

Mackenzie, the post cannot be removed or edited but I believe it's clear to readers that you were not involved.
 
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