UtahJarhead wrote:The FBI will not help until there is a victim. I had someone send me a check that was very obviously printed from a laser printer in someone's office on forged check stock. I put it in a ziplock baggie without touching it, called the FBI, and they said that unless I had actually tried to cash the check, there was no victim so they wouldn't get involved. I offered to mail them the check, etc... they had no interest.
UtahJarhead wrote:It is not legal to print checks from a printer while pretending to be a third party and not using magnetic toner for the MICR line.
I know printing checks is legal, but misrepresenting them is not.
GK_ wrote:You ever looked at used motorcycles on KSL? I haven't perused it for awhile, but there is constant scams on there. I've contacted a few of them just because I had the free time and there was always this one full dress touring harley for like 20% of book value. They wanted to use a 3rd party for payment processing and would ship it to me. Sure......
For awhile, there was at least 4-5 sportbikes a day up on there that were obvious scams. The only thing you can really do is keep flagging their ads over and over. Don't know if they have changed it, but KSL should really do something more about it as it really seemed like a certain set of ads were all from the same person with the same bad grammar etc. They'd get pulled down and just show back up a few hours later. Wouldn't surprise me if they were posting the ads from a foreign IP address. Honestly, I wouldn't mind if KSL would just ban all non-us addresses from even posting. I realize it's not 100%, but something more. I'm guessing there is very few legitimate ads from people outside the US. They could have some application process for international sellers that really wanted to do business in the KSL classifieds.
I'd say 90% of the scam ads I've seen have either a fake phone number, or a disconnected one. I don't know if anyone has ever used the publicsurplus website, but even as a buyer at minimum they make you verify your phone number by either an automated call or text message that gives you a code to validate your account. KSL should make sellers use a valid phone number at least. Even if they don't want to do it for small stuff, anything like boats, cars, trailers etc. should require it.
Speaking of, here's one right now: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad ... d=&search=
EDIT: I flagged it when posting, and it looks like it got taken down
As you may notice, the phone number is a digit short. C'mon KSL, you can't at least validate the phone number field?
here's what it was:
GK_ wrote:Right. Paypal isn't going to care if they aren't directly involved. If people kept getting their accounts taken over by logging in through a fake link then maybe. That's why I think KSL should do a lot more than they currently do.
divegeek wrote:If you think KSL is bad, try craigslist. KSL will at least take down ads when they're reported.
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