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      02-12-2018, 11:27 AM   #1
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I received a PM, from BN244, regarding my post searching for a MPE for my 335i.

The PM read:

" Hi, i have the 335i F30 MPE Exhaust in great condition, you can email me if you are interested...
bn244w@gmail.com "

I then emailed him with questions and here was the email I received in response, including attached photos:


" Here is my 335i MPE in good condition ..**

Not too sure about the miles on them but it was taken off my*wife's 2014 f30 as its been sold .

This exhaust**Still works greatly ...*



Asking $500 shipped. "

Obviously his grammer caused suspicion. I remembered seeing these exact photos on an eBay post - visited said post and confirmed my suspicion. The photos BN244 provided and stated were of his exhaust - were actually pulled from said eBay post (item# 282243344552)

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      02-12-2018, 04:27 PM   #2
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Looks like the dude scammed someone before, see here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1451813

Email also brings up scamming (or trying to scam people) in other forums here: http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...3450&styleid=7

That being said, people, please never pay through Western Union, MoneyGram, or anything like that. You have almost no recourse for being scammed when you pay with those methods...always use PayPal Goods & Services so that you have a leg to stand on if a dispute arises.
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      02-12-2018, 04:55 PM   #3
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How much were they trying to get? What state are they "from"?
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      02-12-2018, 08:01 PM   #4
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Hey brother. This guy scammed me for $400 with a phony b58 jb4 offer. I sent the money via PayPal family and friends and he never responded or sent me anything. PayPal wonít cover it since I didnít use goods or services. Lesson learned but thank you for taking the initiative to bring this issue up to fellow forum members. Sad that people like this exist
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      02-12-2018, 09:02 PM   #5
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Hey brother. This guy scammed me for $400 with a phony b58 jb4 offer. I sent the money via PayPal family and friends and he never responded or sent me anything. PayPal won’t cover it since I didn’t use goods or services. Lesson learned but thank you for taking the initiative to bring this issue up to fellow forum members. Sad that people like this exist
Did you at least use your credit card? Might be able to report it as fraud that way, I've had to do fraud reports for work depending on your local laws
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      02-12-2018, 09:21 PM   #6
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Did you at least use your credit card? Might be able to report it as fraud that way, I've had to do fraud reports for work depending on your local laws
I used PayPal credit. They were very rude over the phone and said they canít help me at all since it wasnít a goods and services transaction. Been a user of PayPal for 10+ years and even have a company account with them as well. Lesson learned for sure though.
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      02-12-2018, 09:22 PM   #7
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Appears to be posting several word consecutive posts in a thread to run his post count up.

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/member.php?u=361932

Use iTrader forum feedback with multiple sales!

Ask person for eBay name and check their feedback. Even send them an eBay message to confirm it’s them.

Even that isn’t a guarantee. Nurse in Dr Office ripped off my Credit Card Number to Order her kid Jordan Nike’s. She had 38 positive feedback....and 6 felony convictions.

Always use PayPal and Purchase - not Gift.

Skype or FaceTime to see actual part. Not some pic from the web.

Unfortunately it’s usually newer members or those with few posts that usually get taken.

BTW, it is Wire Fraud and you should file Police Reports.
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      02-12-2018, 09:50 PM   #8
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Yeah I should have looked more into it but I thought I was getting a good deal. Been on the Lexus forums as well since Ď09 and had no issues there with over 12 itrader ratings. Hopefully this guy will get banned
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      02-12-2018, 10:23 PM   #9
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Glad I read this I was trying to work out a deal for a set of wheels!! Seemed really shady when I talked to him. STAY AWAY
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      02-12-2018, 10:25 PM   #10
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I received a PM, from BN244, regarding my post searching for a MPE for my 335i.

The PM read:

" Hi, i have the 335i F30 MPE Exhaust in great condition, you can email me if you are interested...
bn244w@gmail.com "

I then emailed him with questions and here was the email I received in response, including attached photos:


" Here is my 335i MPE in good condition ..**

Not too sure about the miles on them but it was taken off my*wife's 2014 f30 as its been sold .

This exhaust**Still works greatly ...*



Asking $500 shipped. "

Obviously his grammer caused suspicion. I remembered seeing these exact photos on an eBay post - visited said post and confirmed my suspicion. The photos BN244 provided and stated were of his exhaust - were actually pulled from said eBay post (item# 282243344552)
Did you report the original thread/ user to the Moderators?
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      02-12-2018, 10:55 PM   #11
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Did you report the original thread/ user to the Moderators?
This ^ Ensure it's reported and if nothing happens, PM them.

Good info in the threads though. No one should fall victim to these scams.
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      02-13-2018, 12:54 AM   #12
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He responded to my WTB ad for some tires. Too fishy with the Walmart to Walmart transfer. Moderators need to ban this guy. Looks to be scanning classified ads across the forums and trying to scam people. Here's his PM and email response to my WTB ad:

Hi, i have a set of Bridgestone Potenza S001 in great condition, you can email me if you are interested...
bn244w@gmail.com

I dont have paypal, can you do a Walmart to Walmart Transfer as my wife works in a Walmart store and has an approved outlet i use often.
Also would you want it shipped to your home address or to a commercial shipment center ?

You can go to any Walmart store around you , walk to the costumer service desk and fill a Walmart to Walmart Transfer form with my details provided.

Here are the details which would be required:

NAME: Judith Pagan
CITY: Orlando
STATE: Florida
Zip Code: 32809

Kindly send a clear photo of the payment receipt showing the tracking number and all information to enable me confirm payment.
Keep me posted so i dont delay shipping


Hopefully this info when help other members from getting scam by this turd.
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      02-13-2018, 05:16 AM   #13
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Hey brother. This guy scammed me for $400 with a phony b58 jb4 offer. I sent the money via PayPal family and friends and he never responded or sent me anything. PayPal wonít cover it since I didnít use goods or services. Lesson learned but thank you for taking the initiative to bring this issue up to fellow forum members. Sad that people like this exist
NEVER send family/friends. Pay the PayPal fee.
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      02-13-2018, 06:11 AM   #14
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I used PayPal credit. They were very rude over the phone and said they can’t help me at all since it wasn’t a goods and services transaction. Been a user of PayPal for 10+ years and even have a company account with them as well. Lesson learned for sure though.
What did Paypal Show his (her) address as?
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      02-13-2018, 07:21 AM   #15
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What did Paypal Show his (her) address as?
If you send gift / F&F there is no address provided
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      02-13-2018, 08:42 AM   #16
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Looks like that?s what he does, I received a PM from him stating he had a set of coilovers and to give him an email. I ignored it, I?ve been down that road before.
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      02-13-2018, 10:46 AM   #17
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I'm glad I did a quick search on this user. I am a new member and created a thread looking for a JB4 and received the same PM. Thanks for the heads up, guys!
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      02-13-2018, 11:00 AM   #18
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@Jason can you look into the user listed in this thread?
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      02-13-2018, 11:02 AM   #19
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That's his m.o.- he scans the classifieds for WTB ads and replies to them with a contact email to avoid the PM system which can be monitor. During email conversations he will ask for payment thru Walmart to Walmart which is like Western Union. Avoid avoid like the plague.
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      02-13-2018, 11:49 AM   #20
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NEVER send family/friends. Pay the PayPal fee.
Lesson learned. Is there any way we can get this guy banned? I donít know any moderators on this forum
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      02-13-2018, 11:58 AM   #21
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Appears he is putting in turbos and e85 on his E90, and unsuspecting forum members are paying for it, based on posts in that forum.
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      02-14-2018, 11:01 AM   #22
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Checked and the user is banned. May of course get a new user name!
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