I posted in the WTB section about wanted a Denon AVR X6200W. I'm going to lay out the story, but it sounds exactly like one I found on here a year ago. Just wanted to share just in case it helps someone.
I guy posted a receiver for sale. I responded to his post and sent him a PM.
I got a PM from a member unrelated to the original thread saying he has a line on one, his friend in Texas has one available, possibly the X6200W & an X7200W. He asked for my email address so he could email me. His email address is: [email protected]
. The name on his email was Robbie Wright. Here's the original message from member "D_fors":
I have a lead on a Denon AVR-X6200W you are looking for. Email Robbie in Texas. He has them for sale.
Email is [email protected]
I said yes and sent him my email address via PM
I got an email from a guy saying he has the X6200W available for a great price. He was referred to me by his buddy with the [email protected]
email address. The name said "Howard" but the email address didn't have the "D" in Howard so was a little suspiciious. I asked for pictures and he sent me rather generic looking pictures, but I wasn't too concerned at that point. No details but it was the correct unit. I asked him to call me so I can ask some specific questions. I didn't get a phone call but I got several text messages. I called the number and never got a response, it was a Google phone number. Might as well have been one of those untraceable throw away phones from the late 90's and early 200's.
I said I liked it and how much for it. He said $645 shipped and that he wanted payment via Walmart. That was a HUGE red flag!!
I actually thought I found a another one so I was out of contact for a few days.
Got another email from [email protected]
and a couple texts from 304-278-0543 asking if I was still interested or if I wanted the nicer X7200W instead.
I said I'm interested in the X6200W and asked him to call me so we could discuss some specifics.
He sent me an email with new and revised payment instructions, see below:
Below is the secretary bank information needed to make payment.
Bank Name : Wells Fargo
Bank address: 3020 Champion Dr, Barboursville, West Virginia 25504
Account Name : Rosita Davis
Account # : 7062508390
Amount to send: $645(price shipped)
Holders Address: P.O Box 815 Coal City, WV 25823
Please include a copy of Bank receipt once payment is transferred. I'll ship once we get a hold of the payment.
I told the guy "Howard" that I would only pay via Paypal. He called me and he definitely didn't sound like Howard. He wasn't Nigerian/African, he was from a different part of the scumverse. I hung up the phone. That number again was/is (304) 278-0543.
At this point I laughed and felt bad that someone would think I was that stupid. I then looked up the original member who PM'd me (D_fors) and realized he had no post anywhere and had just joined the forum. So some guy "D_fors" thinks I'm that stupid. he can PM me about his imaginary friend who send me some stock photos, probably taken from the auction site, about a receiver. His friend wants me to pay him through Walmart, then changes his mind and wants me to pay him by depositing money directly into a bank account, with a woman's name who doesn't have the same last name, and the address given is a USPS PO Box.
All I can say is I'm thankful for SO MANY red flags! Hope this helps if somebody tries to scam you guys. PM me if anybody wants screenshots of the emails.