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    ashesnroses scam user

    Hi all,
    just another quick posting with some info on a scammer who replied to my bike ad. (I'm selling a MTB.) Here's his original email to me:

    #############
    from: ashesnroses@hotmail.com via vb03.ops.invenda.com

    Intense Spider XVP with XTR

    Interested. How about $1,100, fair enough? Send me a text on 918 981 2746.
    Thanks,
    Ruben
    #############

    I replied by email and text. "Ruben" only replied by text, never by email, so I suspect he didn't even create this email address. He said he lives in TULSA OKLAHOMA. I asked that he pay via PayPal, but he only wanted to do CASHIER'S CHECK. I'm convinced he's a scammer because:
    1) wanted to use cashier's check
    2) never able to reply to emails
    3) didn't answer phone when I tried to call to confirm that he was a legit buyer
    4) lied (in text messages) about seeing pictures I sent by email. (Said he saw additional pics I sent, but then couldn't confirm any details from them).

    Don't deal with Ruben from Tulsa Oklahoma!

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    Do you really believe "Ruben" lives in Tulsa? More likely "Ruben" lives in Nigeria.
    There's millions of these types of scams online every day. The odds of anyone here running into "Ruben" are less than zero.
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    I don't know where "ruben" lives, but he has a working Tulsa phone number. Could be a google voice number. But that's not really the point.

    I posted this (and another scam notice) in the hope that it might help other users spot scams in the classifieds here.

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    More than likely Russia, and apparently ashesnroses likes piano's too...

    https://www.pianobuyer.com/classifieds/content/scammer

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