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I Was Just Trolled for an Illegal Purchse

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ADC, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. ADC

    ADC NES Member

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    Hello All,

    I was just trolled to see if I would buy a firearm illegally.
    Started as a PM here on NES.

    I hope no one is so dumb as to do that.

    Sheeeshe ....
     
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  2. new guy

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    Was it a trap, or a moron?
     
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  3. ADC

    ADC NES Member

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    I just looked at my PM's to note the sender. PM has been deleted.
    Good thing I saved the email that PM generated ...
    So, I still have the PM and the senders name.
     
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  4. new guy

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    Someone with history and/or posts on here?
     
  5. bgoum

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    Out the sender
     
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  6. Palladin

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    this
     
  7. new guy

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    I'd say out the sender if it smelled like a trap. If it was just someone who DGAF about this state's BS laws then meh.
     
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    what would make it illegal?
     
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  9. ADC

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    No idea ... Either way, "I" was not the moron.

    Just went to look for the name. Erased from my PM's
    I did save the email that PM generated.
    "Chrostopher7983" was the user. That profile is now missing.
    I looked up the phone number the "seller" was using, it is a Voip posing as a landline that takes texts.
     
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  10. jpm

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    So did they want you to do a straw purchase or what? You need to give us more details
     
  11. ADC

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    It was an offer for an out of state Glock sale to me. No mention of paperwork ..
    $242.00 delivered for a 2016 Glock
    Dumb ..
     
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  12. jpm

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    wow, scammy on so many levels
     
  13. Palladin

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    any idea why you were singled out? do you have a WTB out for a G ?
     
  14. new guy

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    Trap or scam.
     
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    You promised me you wouldn't tell anyone! [angry]
     
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  16. ADC

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    Was for a Glock 20 Gen II
    seller's number; 509 416 6841
    Claimed to be from Missouri
    Payment only through Western Union.
    Total Bologna, insert your own "Scam type"
     
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  17. mu2bdriver

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    In another forum there was a similar issue where a random user PM’ed people asking them (forum user) to buy something for them and they (scammer) would pay then back plus a commission for helping get it. These never went anywhere because the recipient noticed how bad they were Typical broken English, terrible grammar, lack of knowledge of what the presumed product was, and the general tell-tale signs of a foreign scam.
     
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    That just goes so well with your avatar...
     
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    Maybe a sideline call to ATF to "set up" the troll.
    Maybe it was a Bloomberg lacky trying to prove something that doesn't exist.
     
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    Leave her out of it!
     
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  21. ADC

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    I saved all the correspondence.

    Too much disappeared too quickly to be an amateur scammer.
     
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    I got a PM offering me a Russian bride for cheap and when Fedex came, it was a Ukrainian midget named Igor and they don't take returns.

    Good thing that hairless little bastard can cook.

    True story
     
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    Same one that several of us had received. However likely different firearms. I was offered a super killy one
     
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    Phishing scam? I got a bunch of “offers” regarding a Want to Buy posting I listed. One after the other, same format under different accounts. Something along the lines of “J. Salazar [etc.] has what you’re looking for e-mail him here...” variations upon that. Clearly BS, annoying as hell and yes potentially trying to con you/get you to commit a crime.
     
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  25. ADC

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    This is the text of the original PM;
    "Email Joseph in Missouri, He has a Case for Glock 20 Gen 2 for sale. Here's his email [email protected]
    You can thank me later!"
     
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    Same e-mail address.
     

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  27. drgrant

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    If the guy is gone on the PM system it was probably a scammer and the guy got banned. . These guys try to get people to do stupid things involving sending money out over the mail, etc.
     
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  28. Compooky

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    Gen 2 Glock made in 2016? Nothing fishy there.
     
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    i'm a shady guy, i'd have him send it to a ffl here in mass, you know, for inspection. then tell him the ffl will cut them a check if it meets approval. no western union stuff. play along, yank their chain.
     
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    I had someone contact me through armslist once who openly stated he didn’t have an LTC, but just wanted to have a gun for the house.
     
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