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Old 04-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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***DO NOT RESPOND TO E-MAILERS*** IGNORE THIS-GET SCAMMED - MIMIC accounts abound - see POST 11

For your money's sake read this.

2+2 members continue to send FIRST to NON - Marketplace Approved posters who contact them via PMs (Private Messages) or e-mail.

Scams are happening every month.

DO NOT TRADE WITH NON-APPROVED CONTACTS. EVER.

Deal only with thread-owners even though that is no guarantee either. See post 5.


If you receive trade requests from ANYBODY who is not approved, FORWARD them immediately to one or more moderators.

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Old 04-07-2011, 02:36 AM   #2
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re: SCAMMED SCAMMED SCAMMED - DECEMBER UPDATE

Well that only took 8 hours and you don't even have to log in to 2+2 to scam.
Just find a new, eager trader with his e-mail in his profile

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no one trade with illneverwinn@yahoo.com. Scammed me out of $50
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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re: SCAMMED SCAMMED SCAMMED - DECEMBER UPDATE

April 4 Neg Feedback Post:

Mimic Accounts

e-mail .. hautian1@consultant.com has reportedly scammed twice.
This is not our hautian1, a Marketplace Approved forum regular since last June.

Just a reminder to all posters that scammers can easily create e-mail, Skype, AIMs, poker accounts, etc. that mimic legit 2+2ers.

Until some form of PM or forum posted verification is made you can not know who you are dealing with off-site.


Also please be aware that there scammers lurking with new 2+2 accounts.
Once they get in a few posts and have PMs working they send out dozens, if not hundreds of PMs to other newbs hoping to find one or more willing to send first.

Then they're gone. Let's stop these guys

BEWARE and please FORWARD via PM any suspicious messages to forum moderators.

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Old 05-07-2011, 03:11 AM   #4
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re: SCAMMED SCAMMED SCAMMED - DECEMBER UPDATE

Tricky 3-Way Scam

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...ostcount=99784
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re: SCAMMED SCAMMED SCAMMED - DECEMBER UPDATE

Recently Banned Gift Card Thread Scammers


2013

Feb 7 - Newly created 2+2 accounts used only for emailing continue to be the main source of scams
serial scammer gets another $100

2012

August 8 - Same m.o. as July 22 scam - the same serial scammer with a new account e-mail scammed for $100.

July 22 - a new poster responded to an email from The Thing, another new poster and sent him a $30 code.
Scammer's email toddbillings700@yahoo.com

May 20 - double scam by scammer using mimic 2+2 account (0, O) and e-mail account (see post 3)

*** I've been negligent not updating this - will add others from earlier this year (PM me if you have links)


2011

April 13 - Kemba Walker - (LosFishos - FT) - 10-day-old 2+2 account scammed another nonMplaceApproved member msthpoker for $120

April 18 - msthpoker - (romania2012 - UB) (msthpoker FTand Stars) - nonApproved!! scams 2 different Approved!! members for $200 and $50

May 1 - letsplayheadsup - (drpcgr - Carbon) - new account scammed Marketplace Approved member who transfered $25 code first.

May 1 - andy parks - unApproved 3-monther got the same victim as above to send a $25 code.

May 7 - lemondrop304 - (lemondrop304 on Pokerstars and Cake) - a Marketplace Approved member scammed a newer member for $100.

July 25 - highstakesplay - (TheIveynator (Lock Poker)FoxwoodsKing(Carbon)) - 2 scams by the Marketplace Approved 2+2er for $80 and $50

Sept 4 - K0DYKIRLINK0 - imitation(0=O) 2+2 account and e-mail stole a $150 GDMP after emailing victim.

Sept 18 - E36Coupe - Marketplace Approved - $265 Carbon funds scam.

October 19 - Galice - Marketplace Approved - scammed $160 in PokerStars funds.

October 30 - needdiaper$ - Marketplace Approved - scammed for $200 Carbon and $400 Carbon and the cost of 2 books

December 18 - nckfor, a 4 week old account received and stole a $100 Visa Code from an Approved 2+2er.









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Old 02-23-2012, 02:06 AM   #6
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Re: SCAMMED SCAMMED SCAMMED - DECEMBER UPDATE

GIFT CARD NOTE - See this post showing the danger of trading for any Gift Card funds.
They may have been obtained through fraudulent means or they may be reversible at a later date.



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AMAZON WARNING - DO NOT TRADE

There have been numerous recent Amazon scams.

Thieves are generating active Amazon codes and trading them.

Amazon later discovers that these are stolen or duplicate codes and are invalid.

Amazon then seizes back the funds that they previously had approved for transfer. This can happen days after the transaction, presumably when the REAL purchaser of the code uses it and it is discovered that the same code was already used in a fraudulent transaction.

Amazon account to account trades are not necessarily secure either.
One of the fake codes may have been used and added to the balance of the account.

In some cases it is entirely possible that the person trading isn't aware that the code they have is no good.


Amazon's initial approval of a code transfer is no longer reliable.

Trade at your own risk - an Amazon ban in this forum is likely
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:36 PM   #7
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re: SCAMMED SCAMMED SCAMMED *** July 2012 scams - see post 8

Double scam by serial scammer fatboy1

Two new posters responded to emails and were tricked into thinking the emailer was the person whose thread they posted in.



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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylan Poppy View Post
This 300zxrider is a scammer. He emailed me from the e-mail "scottatdd77@hotmail.com". Just lost $50 to him.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBLOBLAW13 View Post
I also lost $40 to him today. Unacceptable!!!
*email = bob hodges <a300zxrider@hotmail.com>
*
Almost zero chance that you guys were contacted by 300zxrider.
If you had asked the emailer to post IN THIS THREAD you would have likely found out INSTANTLY that the random emailer was not who he said he was.

These losses were totally unnecessary.

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Edit/MH: Scam was by 30Ozxrider, (not 300zxrider), = TrailerParkBoy.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:24 AM   #8
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re: SCAMMED SCAMMED SCAMMED *** July 2012 scams - see post 8

2 recent scams
Both victims had there emails in their profile.

When you receive an email sent through your profiled link it will tell you the name is of the 2+2er sending the email.

example - if I send you an email it will say
This is a message from Rainbow Warrior at Two Plus Two Poker Forums ( https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/ ). The Two Plus Two Poker Forums owners cannot accept any responsibility for the contents of the email.

Many victims ignore or miss that name even though it doesn't match the person whose thread they posted in and who they think they are trading with.

Also the name may look the same but it might be a mimic account with a 0 instead of an O or an extra letter or reversed lettering making it look like a legit poster.

for instance
30Ozxrider, scammer, was not 300zxrider, legit
director_ was not Director, legit
TheDirector also was not Director
(new) JOHNNYGXT, likely scammer, is not JohnnyGXT, legit

The scammers will also create an email account with a legit name such as legit2+2er@hotmail.com that has nothing to do with that name.

Victims have fallen for these schemes many times.

be careful with your money


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Old 08-08-2012, 08:10 PM   #9
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Re: SCAMMED SCAMMED SCAMMED *** July 2012 scams - see post 8

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...3&postcount=29

Another mimic account with no posts easily fooled someone in a hurry to give his money away.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:29 PM   #10
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Re: SCAMMED SCAMMED SCAMMED warning ***DO NOT RESPOND TO E-MAILERS***

Another new 2+2er ignored this sticky which heads off the gc forum and sent GD codes to two emailing/no posting accounts

posted today:
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POSTERS - if you respond to random emailers claiming to have a Marketplace gift card thread you are being very foolish.


recent mimic 2+2 accounts pretending via emails to be the real director

"Director"
.DIRECTOR
director_
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:09 AM   #11
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re: ***DO NOT RESPOND TO E-MAILERS*** IGNORE THIS - GET SCAMMED

Friday two new mimic accounts were set up to email scam newbs and other impatient, careless traders.

I guess changing Os and 0s or putting ' ' around a name can fool some people.

These ARE NOT who they pretend to be.
'plainestman'
'Spring83'

Previously we have had these mimic accounts that vary from legitimate accounts in some minor way:
.DIRECTOR.
"Director"
director_
30Ozxrider - an O instead of a 0
J0HNNYGXT - a 0 instead of an O
gimmed0hs - a 0 instead of an O
JEFFY0MAMA - a 0 instead of an O
PowerhaussAA - two ss instead of one s
P00000kAH78 - five 0s instead of Os
XSJAD0 - a 0 instead of an O

btw, these have all been banned
More mimic accounts are expected and they often make a few email scam attempts before getting caught and banned.

PM me or any Marketplace moderator if you are emailed by any non-posting account.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:22 PM   #12
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Re: ***DO NOT RESPOND TO E-MAILERS*** IGNORE THIS-GET SCAMMED - MIMIC accounts abound - see POS

'Director'
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Re: ***DO NOT RESPOND TO E-MAILERS*** IGNORE THIS-GET SCAMMED - MIMIC accounts abound - see POS

just banned mimics:
"PowerhausaAA"
"PowerhausAA"

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Old 01-05-2013, 04:28 AM   #14
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Re: ***DO NOT RESPOND TO E-MAILERS*** IGNORE THIS-GET SCAMMED - MIMIC accounts abound - see POS

another recently banned mimic

"kingo"
This account sent emails that read:
This is a message from "kingo" at Two Plus Two Poker Forums

It could just as easily have said *kingo* or kingo* or KING0 or kingo. or many other variations that indicate this is not the real kingo but a scammer attempting to mimic him.

Please take the time to send me via PM or my profile email the line
'This is a message from xyz at Two Plus Two Poker Forums'
from any suspicious email you receive.


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