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Tim Tyler

Be Very Careful of Scams

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There seems to be a rise in fraudulent sellers on this and other online forums lately.

 

Before you send anyone funds or goods, even if they are a long-time forum member, please please please do some research and make sure they are who they say they are.

 

Any legitimate seller or buyer will be happy to provide you with real information. Scammers typically just try to make the sale quickly without answering any complicated questions. Don't rush it.

 

Call the person on the phone and talk in detail about the item and transaction details. Make sure they know what they're talking about.

 

If you receive an email that looks like it's from SteadicamForum, make sure the web links are exactly steadicamforum.com, not something similar. Scammers can make a web site that looks just like SteadicamForum but is a fake. If you log in to their fake forum, they'll have your real forum login and can hack your account. They will change your forum email address, your password, and then they will impersonate you and send out scam emails trying to attract others to click the fake login links.

 

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Use a payment method that includes fraud protection. Don't use PayPal's "Gift" option which does not offer any protection.

 

Change your forum password often.

 

Be safe.

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Good post!

I would like to add (More fro sellers): Double check your PayPal account when you receive money!!! There is a lot of fraud with wrong messages about money sent to you. They make it look like they sent you money which is unlocked after you'll sent them the tracking number of the parcel. This kind of transactions is only to get access to your PayPal account. Normally by checking your Paypal account before answering them makes it clear they didn't send anything. 

Hope you understood, my english is not the best.

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