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Old May 2nd, 2018, 04:35 PM #1
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Exclamation Heads up on classifieds and purchase here

Just a warning that we just intercepted what was either a straight up attempt at a straw purchase, was a LE sting, or an anti or reporter looking for an opportunity to say, "Aha - I told you so".

A user that joined 2 days ago made an offer on a firearm for sale here, sealed the deal and then told the seller that his mother would be providing the identification for the purchase.

Regardless of the nature of this, whether "legitimate" illegal activity, or some sort of gotcha operation, y'all need to be on the look out.

The user has been perma-banned.
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 04:42 PM #2
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Yup that’s a no go!!!!! Glad that got fixed before any laws were broken and kudos to the seller (I’m assuming that’s how this started)
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 04:43 PM #3
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Many of us have learned to not deal with people under 50 posts, or at least be able to get a feel for them by their (<50) posts.
I too would have been VERY suspicious of someone who joined two days ago.
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 04:45 PM #4
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 04:46 PM #5
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 04:47 PM #6
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Yup thatís a no go!!!!! Glad that got fixed before any laws were broken and kudos to the seller (Iím assuming thatís how this started)
Experienced seller here, knew something was up right away and contacted us.

Nope - not tolerating even the appearance of this occurring here.
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 04:52 PM #7
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Twice this past month I have received offers to buy from the classified adds here from 0 post buyers.
One Just Joined in March. The other has been member since 2015, still zero posts and offered to buy.
I politely said that I don't post to zero/low count posters and encouraged them to post to introductions than make a few posts per week and get back to me in a few weeks.

I know many would balk at the idea but I would actually be in favor of a 10 post or some sort of minimum post count to even VIEW the classifieds.
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 04:53 PM #8
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Good catch, even with my ammo I prefer to only sell to those with 6570 posts minimum

Another forum I belong to won't even let you see the classifieds until you log in under your user name. We could do the same thing here or 50 post minimum.
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Give the Classifieds the same as Water Cooler .
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 04:58 PM #10
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Way to stay vigilant, gang! Kudos.
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