Help for people that can't decide scam or not
Ok, lots of posts regarding scam activity. Like it or not every online activity has problems, GunBroker.com is no different, it is up to you to defend yourself.
Here are a few red flags:
1. A non rated seller that just joined in the last week.
2. Underpriced item, normally they have a buy it now slightly under the going rate.
3. Paypal...just don't. Edit- Add Zelle, Venmo or any other quick electronic payment service to that. They all have clauses in the user agreement that it is not to be used for gun transactions. You have zero recourse when you get scammed and on top of that they will lock your account.
4. The word "kindly", have any of you seen a scam communication that doesn't have that word? Must be commonly taught English in other countries but not used as often in our country.
5. Very few pictures.
6. Gunbroker warning on the auction asking if you've seen that exact item listed elsewhere, I believe that comes on after someone reports it.
7. No reliable communication other than text/email.
8. Multiple listings with wildly different backgrounds.
While none of these alone are major alarms but normally scam listings have most or sometimes all.
Sorry if this discussion is not allowed, feel free to delete but man, forums seem overrun with people that can't seem to figure it out on their own.