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So i got a message from a member asking do I know a certain person as he had scammed him $220. This frustrates me more than anything as well as I'm sure many others.

Upon conversation he thought he could trust him as he had a lot of rep and was semi known on TTG which seems to be how peoples trust is gained. The user sent $220 Friends and Family and ended up losing it as the seller vanished.

In the end i had $150 in my paypal and i sent it to him because it frustrated me that much , It isn't the total amount however he will now be only at a loss of $70 which is a lot easier than trying to work hard to claw back $220.

I will not name either user as i know admin is dealing with this however i do fell this is a lesson. Lesson to be learn that no matter what you cant trust someone over the internet and unfortunately in real life this is a lesson also.


Thanks for reading my post isn't about me being generous and sending him nearly all the money as a goodwill gesture this is about being careful and think before you act.

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SubFlexTaylor
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What a legend of a human you are.. GG
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Sucks. It's a bummer with online forums.. build up a "reputation" in a community and just exit scam...

You're a good person.
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Kind of an eye opener on the SB rep system cause the kid got all his rep from AFK refreshing in there stealing gold gifts and free rep.
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I gave my life savings to a Saudi Prince who emailed me and I think it may have been a scam, too, can you please help me out?

thanks for being a kind human, I try to believe there's more people like you rather than the people like the asshole
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Thats terrible Hate seeing people abuse the system just to get a quick buck.
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He did only have 1000+ Rep and a lot of posts but still no mater what when paying for anything use something that protects both parties.
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That's really nice of you give him money that he lost, the seller will get what he deserves.
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God bless your soul man. Your such a generous guy for helping him out after a shitty situation. Sorry to hear about the user that got scammed but you can't go off of rep that's for sure. If they ain't trusted I would ask around and if you still don't feel comfortable don't do it.

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AK wroteSo i got a message from a member asking do I know a certain person as he had scammed him $220. This frustrates me more than anything as well as I'm sure many others.

Upon conversation he thought he could trust him as he had a lot of rep and was semi known on TTG which seems to be how peoples trust is gained. The user sent $220 Friends and Family and ended up losing it as the seller vanished.

In the end i had $150 in my paypal and i sent it to him because it frustrated me that much , It isn't the total amount however he will now be only at a loss of $70 which is a lot easier than trying to work hard to claw back $220.

I will not name either user as i know admin is dealing with this however i do fell this is a lesson. Lesson to be learn that no matter what you cant trust someone over the internet and unfortunately in real life this is a lesson also.


Thanks for reading my post isn't about me being generous and sending him nearly all the money as a goodwill gesture this is about being careful and think before you act.


Paying it Forward!! Not just that you felt bad and don't even question your thought of being generous. You felt it was wrong for someone to do this to someone else. Huge congrats to you for thinking of others


Keep up the good work
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