How many people have been "scammed" by members here?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by i2i, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. i2i

    i2i Active Member

    I read something recently about one person who was "scammed" by a member here. I think it was via a sale on Ebay. Some things seemed odd about the joking, nearly mocking, posts that followed.
    I think there could be a "network" of several, or one person with many aliases trying to scam others.
    These people want to monopolize this site and ridicule any opposition.
    Regardless, be cautious if given advice on buying from this or any online sites.
    Some people will work extremely hard to develop a trusted persona....
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  3. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I've never had a problem dealing with members here, on this forum, but all the folks that I've dealt with have been trusted friends for many years. My advice to anyone here that wants to deal with the buy/sell area is to 'know' your seller/buyer. Otherwise you could possibly get shagged.........
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  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    You are just trying to create a fight. Grow up and act like an adult.
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  5. Chiefbullsit

    Chiefbullsit CRAZY HORSE

    Never had any problems here. These folks are top notch.
  6. Mernskeeter

    Mernskeeter Active Member

    You would be better off sticking to your other avatar to sell this paradigm to others under this member as specializing in this genre..

    I do have some faith in you..:)
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  7. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    So, again:

    If this site is full of "scammers"...

    If this site is full of people who stubbornly refuse to recognize your beaten and worn coins as valuable errors...

  8. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    I 4 1 won’t do business with U
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  9. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    There are almost 54,000 members, and I would guess maybe average of one a year is a real scammer and gets away with it, a few more are sure they didn't get the real deal agreed , or a different coin, etc. and several more who try , but leave before damage is done. Probably less scammers than in a fund raiser. Jim
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  10. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I sent one member some old Canadian coins. On the honor system.
    He sent me much more than we had agreed upon, so I sent him some very
    nice old Buffaloes to make up the difference and insisted he not send any more $.
    2 other members I sent items at no charge. Although one had a higher shipping cost on my end than I had anticipated. One member I sent something no charge, but it didn't turn out to be the variety we both hoped.
    Another member I thought was interested in something, but it seems he felt I was trying to cheat him out of a dollar, so that transaction never happened.
  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    This echoes of the deals I have done here. Last fellow I traded with threw four commemorative halves in the envelope for me. Regardless what somebody may be attempting to stir up here.... The folks on this forum are first class with their dealings.
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  12. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    5th in the Class? (Ed Wood)

    Just so long as you don't drink a '5th'........... devil.gif
  13. Histman

    Histman Too Many Coins, Not Enough Time!

    I am a member of five or six different coin sites, and this is absolutely my favorite. The knowledge level, the willingness to respond, and the variety can't be beat. I've had many transactions, mostly buying, and have had no issues whatsoever. Being on the West Coast I have had to make arrangements with a couple of East Coasters to get the current releases of US coins every year. I mail them to them, they mail them to me, no issues with postage. I could do without the "Is this a double die, doubled die, double dye, doubled dye?" questions, as well as the "Is this worth anything?" every other post, but otherwise, this site is my go-to.
  14. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I only trust me and thee, and thee only half the time.
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  15. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    Instead of being vague, post the link to the discussion you are referring to.

    Put up or....
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  16. Santinidollar

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  17. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Jim, the OP is full of it. He is one of those that I mentioned in another thread who only likes to stir up trouble and does absolutely nothing to benefit this site. edited

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  18. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Only problem I ever had was someone who on my free but you pay the postage pcgs boxes never paid anything
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  19. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    He just opened another thread with one of his “rare coins” for the “peanut gallery” to look at.
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  20. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I saw it. The only thing I can figure about this edited

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  21. Santinidollar

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