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I advertised looking for sennheiser headsets, he did make contact with me on WhatsApp saying he has HMEC 26 with pictures and he is in Plettenberg Bay, the arrangement was I would pay half of the prize and other half when I receive it at postnet in Centurion, since the payment no contact further not answering calls etc.
He goes by A. Van rooyen, please be carefull of this guy.
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That I have realized now, he got my number on avcom🤷it's just to give the other members a heads up of this oak.
But he will be judged one day
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boobi wrote: Sun Sep 10, 2023 11:04 am That I have realized now, he got my number on avcom🤷it's just to give the other members a heads up of this oak.
But he will be judged one day
Well,

Not very smart on your behalf was it ?
There are many Avcommers down in that area - you could have asked someone to verify before sending him money

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Well I don't know any as I am not constant on avcom and know who is who en where they live, instead of taking me on, rather say thank you I am warning others.
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boobi wrote: Sun Sep 10, 2023 3:01 pm Well I don't know any as I am not constant on avcom and know who is who en where they live, instead of taking me on, rather say thank you I am warning others.
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boobi wrote: Sun Sep 10, 2023 3:01 pm Well I don't know any as I am not constant on avcom and know who is who en where they live, instead of taking me on, rather say thank you I am warning others.
I was not "taking you on"
Yet you seem to know exactly how to make a post to warn others ...(Which you don't know either)....therefore ...had you done the same asking for confirmation or verification of seller....someone in the area would have reacted...

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You know what, I tried making a good thing of warning people against this person, but it seems you don't think they way I do,everyone can make a mistake or trust a person, but seems you have never made a mistake so in future maybe I must ask you for assistance.
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Thank you for the warning. Unfortunately even Avcommers can be dishonest. I have bought many items on here from members. A lot of items where bought "like new" or "used twice" , but what a joke. Often i received items that either just don't work or are so used that one has to wonder if the seller meant "two uses left"... :evil: so just be aware there are many forms of scammers....those that lie about condition and those that don't even have the item. Either way you loose.
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boobi wrote: Sun Sep 10, 2023 7:57 pm You know what, I tried making a good thing of warning people against this person, but it seems you don't think they way I do,everyone can make a mistake or trust a person, but seems you have never made a mistake so in future maybe I must ask you for assistance.
You did good thing .....

And just ask - always perepared to help ....... :wink:

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Hi all,

Same guy tried to scam me. He contacted me on Avcom first with name Erasmusbk claiming to have a Microair Transponder that I was looking for. Then sent me a WhatsApp (074 621 2485) and claimed to be Neil Thomas. He sent me a few pictures of a Microair unboxed. I then asked him for a price and a video chat to confirm it was legit. The banking details he sent were edited, and the name was for Mr AN van Rooyen. He delayed the video chat until the next day (it was late, so I thought he might be in bed).

He then sent me a video the next afternoon with his voice showing a Microair Transponder. The video looked suspicious (as did the bank details), so I googled Microair, and low and behold... An Aussie YouTube review of the Microair with same video.

Screenshot attached.

I didn't know how to report this a#*hole.

Be careful.

Cheers

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......SO FOKKER - this is the kind of guy that needs to get m@ered by Werner from Klerksdorp!!
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V5 - LEO wrote: Mon Sep 11, 2023 4:30 pm ......SO FOKKER - this is the kind of guy that needs to get m@ered by Werner from Klerksdorp!!
And RotorKop from Brakpan :twisted:
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Rotor kop wrote: Mon Sep 11, 2023 6:10 pm
V5 - LEO wrote: Mon Sep 11, 2023 4:30 pm ......SO FOKKER - this is the kind of guy that needs to get m@ered by Werner from Klerksdorp!!
And RotorKop from Brakpan :twisted:
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Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk »

Gents,

I wad recently on a different forum website based in SA and saw what I think is a good idea related to the classified section.

On said forum, you are not allowed to post in the classifies untill you have made at least 50 posts across the forum.

This is the type of thing that could be developed here on avcom, maybe increase the number of posts to 100 before said .ember can post an advert.
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