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bridges
05-04-2011, 08:31 PM
I am currently trying to purchase a used copy of HP Tuners Pro. Today I received a PM from a member that said he had one and provided a picture of it. Well the first thing that made me suspicious was that he only wanted 380.00 for it but he wouldn’t use PayPal. Then I noticed that his post count was zero. Registered this month and then I found the picture that he used in another post by ls1tech member ATLSS.

Here is the PM I received from ls1tech transamracer.


hey man i have a like new hptuners for sale, i purchased it about 4 months ago, so it is the latest software version (2.22), i purchased it thinking i could figure it out and tune my own car but i just dont have the time to mess with it anymore and need the money more than anything right now, i paid around $660 for it new so im gonna take a huge hit on it, i see that they are going for around 350-400 used so i would take $380 o.b.o. It does have 4 credits left on it, credits are $50 a peice if u purchase them through HPTuners and i think you need 2 credits to tune an LsX. This comes with everything that it came with from hptuners, you get EVERYTHING, inscruction booklet, software, cables, tuner box, orignal box, all the paperwork its all there even the orignal baggys everything came in lol. I do not have a paypal and will not use one i figured id let you know this upfront, local pickup would be prefered or i could drive a short distance to meet you, i can ship if you need me to that isnt a problem either we would just have to figure out a way to transfer the money. LMK what you decide.
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/3767/img6902ovz.jpg







ATLSS's thread
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/lsx-parts-sale/1143403-hp-tuners-pro-ngk-afx-wideband.html


CRAGER
05-04-2011, 09:19 PM
This HAS to be Aaron Bean (scammer). One of his last IP's was VERY close to that one:

beanx
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/member.php?u=89125

He also had 4 other Usernames tagged to that IP 71.127.18.190:

cobraeater81
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/member.php?u=194928
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/negative-trader-feedback/1397342-scam-technique-watch.html

neltrim2011
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/member.php?u=192890

speedracer9237
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/member.php?u=192491

twinturboZr1
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/member.php?u=194195

Thanks for reporting this,
Craig.

01ssreda4
05-04-2011, 10:52 PM
Nice work OP......


bridges
05-05-2011, 02:49 PM
Is there anyone on ls1 tech that you can trust. I just got another one from a guy named cocacolalol. join date may 2011, 0 post. are you allowed to sell something on ls1tech with 0 post count?

SparkyJJO
05-05-2011, 04:35 PM
One forum I'm on makes the classifieds section not even visible to anyone until they have reached x number of posts. Since you have to have a certain number to post in there anyway (50 isn't it? I forget) maybe it should just be entirely hidden from people with not enough yet.

Would cut out the 0 post brand new scammers reading a FS or WTB thread in the first place.

RobRomero
05-05-2011, 04:40 PM
Damn....you didn't give him any $ did you?

bridges
05-05-2011, 05:41 PM
No. but it is amazing how many scammers in the first two days.

skimms98
05-05-2011, 06:26 PM
One forum I'm on makes the classifieds section not even visible to anyone until they have reached x number of posts. Since you have to have a certain number to post in there anyway (50 isn't it? I forget) maybe it should just be entirely hidden from people with not enough yet.

Would cut out the 0 post brand new scammers reading a FS or WTB thread in the first place.

This is how it should be. It's that way on A LOT of other car forums I'm on.

Starz T/A 17
05-05-2011, 08:21 PM
Is there anyone on ls1 tech that you can trust. I just got another one from a guy named cocacolalol. join date may 2011, 0 post. are you allowed to sell something on ls1tech with 0 post count?

Thats how its suppose to be but new members not meeting the criteria of posting in the classifieds can still look through the wanted to buy section and send PM's to memebers looking for certain items. To me your more likely to get scammed that way, but as with anything else there is only so much the mods can do to protect members, people need to ask themselves if the people there buying from looks legit. Odds are if you get a PM from someone like the OP did with a new join date and 0 posts its a scam

RobRomero
05-06-2011, 11:02 AM
Well I'm glad you didn't get taken bro.

RPM WS6
05-06-2011, 12:11 PM
One forum I'm on makes the classifieds section not even visible to anyone until they have reached x number of posts. Since you have to have a certain number to post in there anyway (50 isn't it? I forget) maybe it should just be entirely hidden from people with not enough yet.

Would cut out the 0 post brand new scammers reading a FS or WTB thread in the first place.

Not a bad idea. :nod:

Ghostintheshell
05-06-2011, 05:14 PM
Kijiji and ebay and even the autotrader is littered with these lazy idiots.

Trying to steal your hard earned money.

Its hard to believe that so many people are just too effin lazy to actually earn money. Leeches of society. Dead weight.

CRAGER
05-06-2011, 11:51 PM
One forum I'm on makes the classifieds section not even visible to anyone until they have reached x number of posts. Since you have to have a certain number to post in there anyway (50 isn't it? I forget) maybe it should just be entirely hidden from people with not enough yet.

Would cut out the 0 post brand new scammers reading a FS or WTB thread in the first place.

Not a bad idea. :nod:
Yes sir, not a bad idea at all...so be it. Registered Members (under 50 posts / 6mo) and Members Not Logged In (Visitors) will not see them. This includes the Regional and car specific Sales Sections.

~ Craig

Vitalssj
05-07-2011, 01:02 AM
Heres the story.

I put on ls1tech.com WTB section that i wanted to buy 3" cut outs. I get a response from someone saying "i have two brand new cut outs that are 3 inches". They have everything and ill give them to you for $200 dollars.

I think too good to be true! so he sends me some pictures. I ask him to give me pictures that have his name and the date on a piece of paper. He then says he will only if i absolutely need it because his camera is at his girlfriends. Of course i say yes.

I then take the original picture he sent me which was this
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o271/tx_tootall/parts%20for%20sale/DMH%20cut%20out/2011-03-31_12-44-13_662.jpg

and i google it.

I come across this...

http://www.tbssowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60554

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/texas-classifieds/1405007-brand-new-dmh-3-electric-cutout-cutout-harness-bolts-gasket-200-a.html

Now I'm a little concerned... He then says oh i cant take paypal, i refuse to deal with them. I take cash, money order or western union.... Then he sends me this.....

http://i56.tinypic.com/107pge1.gif

I told him he could keep his cut outs.... He then says "Uh ok...."

Worst Shop i have ever seen in my life. PLUS look at the cut out.... The holes are way different then the original pics lol you think they wouldn't make it so damn obvious

yep bluegoat10... post count 0, created may 6th 2011. You have been found!

badjuju342
05-07-2011, 01:14 AM
Definitely hip to the no viewing idea, it could stop a lot of headaches.

sbcregal
05-07-2011, 02:48 AM
After being a member of numerous other forums,I agree with what you guys are saying
100%. But for the guys that are habitual "lurkers", and curise the site to learn more so then post, this rule really bites..:-D. I bet this will slow down alot of traffic through the site. For the past 3 years I've been scouring the for sale section trying to gather all parts for the swap. Now when the thing is finally about 60% into the swap, the for sale section on the great "LS1Tech" is no longer viewable to me...sad baby jesus..:-(.

Edit: I would suggest that maybe the "wanted" section be available for less then 50 posts, and let those who are searching post a new thread....but that wouldn't do much to help the problem, now would it. I hate how D-bag's screw up every thing good.

RPM WS6
05-07-2011, 09:38 AM
Yes sir, not a bad idea at all...so be it. Registered Members (under 50 posts / 6mo) and Members Not Logged In (Visitors) will not see them. This includes the Regional and car specific Sales Sections.

~ Craig

An excellent update CRAGER! :nod:

But for the guys that are habitual "lurkers", and curise the site to learn more so then post, this rule really bites..:-D. I bet this will slow down alot of traffic through the site. For the past 3 years I've been scouring the for sale section trying to gather all parts for the swap.

If the "traffic" that it slows down is scammers that just want to take advantage of people through the classifieds section, then I openly welcome the slow down. We don't need those people here.

If you had signed up 3 years ago, then you would have long since met the 6 month requirement, even if you didn't have 50 posts. ;)

southsidecox
05-07-2011, 10:06 AM
i agree with this 100%,gonna save alot of headaches and heartaches down the road,sure youre gonna get the new guys coming in here bitchin and moaning about it but theyll just have to get over it and realize its here to protect them too later down the road

bridges
05-07-2011, 03:29 PM
I understand that I don't have alot of post either. I like to use the search button and don't use the forum as a chat service, but that's just me. I have been a member for two years and have like 10 post. I bought a used hp tuners from graham@nitrousoutlet. real nice guy. He had been burned by someone else on here before. I asked him to give me a call and we worked out a deal.

01ssreda4
05-07-2011, 05:54 PM
Yes sir, not a bad idea at all...so be it. Registered Members (under 50 posts / 6mo) and Members Not Logged In (Visitors) will not see them. This includes the Regional and car specific Sales Sections.

~ Craig

Kick ass :nod:

TonyFo
05-07-2011, 10:00 PM
Yeah this kind of sucks for guys like me that has lurked, finally decided to buy a CTS-v and join in march, Now I'm left with 4 months or 45ish posts before I can see classifieds?

bkdamoron
05-08-2011, 12:17 AM
I understand not wanting to get ripped off and all, but this seems a little harsh for the 99% of other members who aren't ripping people off and have low post counts. Hell I already have a trader rating and this is my first post. I was just trying to pm someone in the classifieds to buy a harness that I've been looking for quite a while, but now I have no way of contacting him until 4 months from now. Plus I just sent someone $650 for a cam, valvesprings, and pushrods last night. How am I supposed to communicate with him now since I can't post in the classifieds?

sleepy_z
05-08-2011, 12:28 AM
^^^This. I'd try to get to 50 posts asap.

Slow LSX
05-08-2011, 12:33 AM
Yeah thanks TECH a lot for screwing me!!!!

bkdamoron
05-08-2011, 12:36 AM
I've been a member of another forum for 8 years and I have just over 60 posts. I almost never post unless there's a reason to. So is the rule 50 posts AND 6 months or just one or the other?

RPM WS6
05-08-2011, 03:39 AM
^^^This. I'd try to get to 50 posts asap.

That's a quick way to get your post count reset, and possibly banned. We are very specific about that in the rules posted at the top of this section (FAQ sticky).

I've been a member of another forum for 8 years and I have just over 60 posts. I almost never post unless there's a reason to. So is the rule 50 posts AND 6 months or just one or the other?

Just one or the other.

All you lurkers should have signed up long ago. You might not like the rule at this moment, but once you meet the requirements this policy will protect YOU as well.

Yeah thanks TECH a lot for screwing me!!!!

Our classifieds section is provided as a free earned privilege to contributing members that meet the time/post requirements, it is not a right.

To be clear, here is our policy:

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/6882681-post3.html

For Sale Forums - Posting Problems

Every registered user on LS1tech is now required to have a minimum of 50 posts, or a minimum of 6 months membership duration before they can gain the privilege of posting a NEW THREAD or REPLY in the Classifieds sections, or post FOR SALE ad (or REPLY with selling intent) in any section of the site. Post whoring (i.e. "cool, nice car, ..., sweet.....etc) to reach 50+ posts is not allowed. Post count will be reset to zero with or without any notification. If member is caught post whoring two times they will be banned.

Unfortunately, we've had to put this restriction on our site due to so many lurking scammers popping up and taking honest money. This restriction has helped to ring out a lot of the scammers looking to make a quick buck on our site. Posting for sale items in other forums to circumvent this rule is prohibited and the posts will be deleted.

After your 50th post, it takes a period of 24 hours to update your access to the classifieds forums. DO NOT make a post requesting instant access upon making your 50th post, the system is automated. The database updates certain records on a daily basis, it is not instantaneous. Any threads regarding this will be locked/ignored.

Please do not contact us asking to circumvent this 50 post rule. The system is automated and we do not make exceptions. We feel that the classifieds forums here are a privilege to contributing members, not a free service for new members.