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    Possible Scam

    Just a heads up for everyone. I have an ad up looking for a Fox 165x42.5 shock to which I got a response today. The PM pointed me to an email address of a guy in Texas who has one. I googles the email address and found several dodgy incidents about the seller who claims to have what you want, but seems to be a scammer.

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    So, scam is confirmed. Guy got back to me and sent me pics of a "DPX2 straight off a Trance 29" which is clearly not off a Trance 29. Sent admin the details along with some google search results showing where this guy is active on other forums trying the same scam.

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    Thanks for the heads up.

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    Post the e-mail address in question so we can all know who to avoid.

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    The email address is [email protected]. You'll get a PM from an MTBR "member" who has zero posts and who does not accept email comms from other members directing you to this guy who "has" what you are looking for. I googled that address and found a couple of other forums where people had checked up and found this guy to be suspicious. I emailed him to see what response would come and got pics of a "Trance 29" shock that were so wrong, but a good effort. Now that I have shared this, hopefully he will sod off, but more likely he'll refine his methods.

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    I got a PM from Gregge at 7:49 this morning about purchasing a Paul Components RD from a guy in Texas at that email address.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I would take all this info down to your local police station.
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    Cops won't care....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    I got a PM from Gregge at 7:49 this morning about purchasing a Paul Components RD from a guy in Texas at that email address.
    Same MO they tried with me and same user. Admin hasnít replied to my mail to ban Gregge

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcriverjunky View Post
    I would take all this info down to your local police station.
    And they would do what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcriverjunky View Post
    I would take all this info down to your local police station.
    They won't do anything. Unless this turns into a huge scheme to defraud across multiple jurisdictions, no one will really care.

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