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#11736526 - 07/22/16 12:06 PM Possible scams
Jignpig65 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 378
Loc: Paris Texas
Has anyone heard of anyone pretending to hire a guide, with intent to use credit card for payment. Maybe suggesting that they sign up for a certain credit card service to complete transaction. Questioning because the other signals raises even more red flags.

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#11736545 - 07/22/16 12:13 PM Re: Possible scams [Re: Jignpig65]
plasma800 Offline
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Loc: Montgomery Texas
sounds like a scam to me.....

I'll be taking that payment in cash thank you, otherwise, get lost.

I think you got yourself a bum pretend client with an agenda...

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#11736550 - 07/22/16 12:16 PM Re: Possible scams [Re: Jignpig65]
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#11736695 - 07/22/16 01:21 PM Re: Possible scams [Re: Jignpig65]
Fishingking Offline
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bolt QUICKLY

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#11736774 - 07/22/16 01:59 PM Re: Possible scams [Re: Jignpig65]
Jignpig65 Offline
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Loc: Paris Texas
Glad I'm not the only one suspicious of this, trip may be legitimate, but communication was too slow to be legitimate. I mainly want to put it out there for the guides in our areas. I hate thieves.

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#11736796 - 07/22/16 02:08 PM Re: Possible scams [Re: Jignpig65]
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Are you said guide? Contact authorities and set up a sting operation. Just be sure to keep us updated.
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#11736881 - 07/22/16 02:48 PM Re: Possible scams [Re: Rhino68W]
toofy Offline
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Will you take a 3rd party post-dated out of state check? I promise it's good!! bolt


Edited by toofy (07/22/16 02:48 PM)

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#11736965 - 07/22/16 03:32 PM Re: Possible scams [Re: Rhino68W]
raveon Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
Are you said guide? Contact authorities and set up a sting operation. Just be sure to keep us updated.


^^^ This

Sounds kind of fishy ( pun intended) but then again I am the super skeptic
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#11737039 - 07/22/16 04:29 PM Re: Possible scams [Re: Rhino68W]
Canino Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
Are you said guide? Contact authorities and set up a sting operation. Just be sure to keep us updated.


A sting to do what? No one would ever show for the trip. They pay with a fake/stolen card, don't show, then ask for a refund via PayPal or credit card payment. It's all done from overseas via email and Skype. There isn't anyone to physically arrest. No law enforcement agency would waste time on it.

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#11737042 - 07/22/16 04:32 PM Re: Possible scams [Re: Canino]
Rhino68W Offline
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Originally Posted By: Canino
Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
Are you said guide? Contact authorities and set up a sting operation. Just be sure to keep us updated.


A sting to do what? No one would ever show for the trip. They pay with a fake/stolen card, don't show, then ask for a refund via PayPal or credit card payment. It's all done from overseas via email and Skype. There isn't anyone to physically arrest. No law enforcement agency would waste time on it.

Ah, I didn't know all of that.
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#11737669 - 07/23/16 04:05 AM Re: Possible scams [Re: Jignpig65]
Jignpig65 Offline
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Loc: Paris Texas
Other signals-trip is niece turning 16, party of 6 for July 23, Online search of name and occupation revealed about 20 results. Occupation being one that should have periods of no communication. All this being said, If this was a legitimate trip, I apologize for the skepticism, but my gut instincts say no apologies necessary. No, it was a trip I was asked to help out on, when my friend showed the credit service demand, I told him cash only, 5 days later still no response. So I'm fishing solo this afternoon after I earn a honest days pay.

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#11737818 - 07/23/16 08:35 AM Re: Possible scams [Re: Jignpig65]
B. Dill Offline
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Registered: 07/16/13
Posts: 637
Loc: Houston
Maybe they wanted to guide to sign up for Pay Pal so they could pay with a credit card or leave a deposit on a credit card?

It's irritating to me when a guide wants a deposit but doesn't take pay pal. Writing a check, addressing an envelope, finding a stamp and mailing it is so 1980 and people like me are subject to find someone who either takes pay pal or doesn't require a deposit. But I have no issue paying the balance with cash or check.

If you do open a pay pal account, go to paypal.com yourself and do it.... type it in the brower yourself. Don't follow a link someone sent you.


Edited by B. Dill (07/23/16 08:40 AM)

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#11737939 - 07/23/16 10:42 AM Re: Possible scams [Re: Jignpig65]
steph670 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 507
I had something like this happen...The "client" wanted all of my personal information to send payment to my house. My thought was he wanted to open a credit card in my name, you know the one he claimed is registered in another country.

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#11737946 - 07/23/16 10:50 AM Re: Possible scams [Re: Jignpig65]
BThomas Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jignpig65
Other signals-trip is niece turning 16, party of 6 for July 23, Online search of name and occupation revealed about 20 results. Occupation being one that should have periods of no communication. All this being said, If this was a legitimate trip, I apologize for the skepticism, but my gut instincts say no apologies necessary. No, it was a trip I was asked to help out on, when my friend showed the credit service demand, I told him cash only, 5 days later still no response. So I'm fishing solo this afternoon after I earn a honest days pay.


String this along, reply back and say 16 is to young. They need to be at least 21. They should wear revealing clothing must be ready and willing if fishing is slow and must be able to handle a 6 inch swimbait.

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#11738615 - 07/23/16 07:54 PM Re: Possible scams [Re: BThomas]
pacertom Offline
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Originally Posted By: BThomas
Originally Posted By: Jignpig65
Other signals-trip is niece turning 16, party of 6 for July 23, Online search of name and occupation revealed about 20 results. Occupation being one that should have periods of no communication. All this being said, If this was a legitimate trip, I apologize for the skepticism, but my gut instincts say no apologies necessary. No, it was a trip I was asked to help out on, when my friend showed the credit service demand, I told him cash only, 5 days later still no response. So I'm fishing solo this afternoon after I earn a honest days pay.


String this along, reply back and say 16 is to young. They need to be at least 21. They should wear revealing clothing must be ready and willing if fishing is slow and must be able to handle a 6 inch swimbait.


Dude...Really? May want to edit and delete this. I know you're trying to be funny but it's not in good taste IMO.
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